Category Archives: Coaching

Feedback on Blind Spots: A Gift that Hurts

It has been a long time since I last shared my thoughts with you. The reason I decided to write now is because I had an encounter that made me feel uncomfortable. I am a huge advocate of getting feedback … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Understand, Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

A  few months ago a friend of mine asked me to have a look at the statements from her private pension fund because it was not clear what the returns and the charges for the service were. I reviewed the … Continue reading

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The Most-Read Articles of 2013

While 2012 was the year that b4iapply focused on helping undergraduates improve their education and career choices, in 2013 the articles were targeted to successful managers who either want to advance their career further or consider making a change. The … Continue reading

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How to Find the Right Coach – Interview with Sir John Whitmore

Korina Karampela talks to Sir John Whitmore – author of the best-selling book ‘Coaching for Performance’ and Executive Chairman for Performance Consultants– about the value of coaching for professional advancement and how to find the right coach. How can coaching … Continue reading

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How to Reinvent Yourself for a Successful Career Change

Meet George – He is in his late 30s. He has been in his current position for almost four years. He was very enthusiastic about his job during the first couple of years. He doesn’t feel challenged anymore. At the … Continue reading

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The Power of Resilience

Everybody’s career has ups and downs. Not everybody though deals with adversity the same way. Some manage to bounce back from disappointments, they re-frame the experience to get the benefits and learnings it brought and they move on. Whereas, others are … Continue reading

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Small Words With Big Impact

Language is powerful. Just as any tool, it can work to our advantage, or it can have negative effects. We frequently use some small words without realizing the big impact they have (not always the desired one though) on other … Continue reading

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