Entries by Sian Rowsell

Free resources

I thought it might be helpful to share some of my free resources – articles/interviews/videos that have been published on other sites over the last year. In these, I cover career development tips, my lived experience of being a woman in STEM and experiencing the dreaded imposter phenomenon, time management, and how to get a […]

I don’t know who I am any more!

Facing redundancy “I’ve been here working here for 35 years, but now I feel like a YTS trainee again!” “The last few years have been tough – I can’t remember who I was before.” – these are just some of the things I’ve heard from people feeling very fragile as their lives are turned upside […]

What’s the thing behind the thing..?

…behind the thing..? It’s fascinating working with my clients and finding out what is really holding them back. Often it’s not the thing or issue that they first mention. Through coaching we figure out what actually needs to be addressed. What’s the thing behind the thing..? (With credit to Brad Burton Now What? 2016.) Digging […]

If you don’t ask…

…you won’t get! I love it when my clients get the contract/job/promotion or other outcome they are looking for! It’s been wonderful this week to open up my email or look at my text messages and hear from people excited to share their progress! They’ve been asking for what they want – and getting it! […]

Cards on the Table Macclesfield!

Personal development just got personal! Last month I attended a personal development day with a difference. Setting off at 4:30am(!), I drove for 4 hours down to Somerset to attend a 1-day event. I did this because I had heard great things about the Cards on the Table events presented by Brad Burton and wanted […]

How many coaching sessions do I need?

People often ask me ‘how many coaching sessions do I need?’ The answer is that it depends… Depending on your goals (and everything else you’ve got going on) you may want coaching for a couple of months or for up to a year.  You may want sessions every week / 2 weeks / 3 weeks… […]

Do you have your stories ready?

Being prepared Quite a few of my clients are preparing for interview, others are looking to market their business through networking – in both cases, it’s a good idea to have your stories ready. Stories are very powerful, they trigger emotions in the listener/reader and are easy to remember. In order to make best use […]

What happens in a coaching session?

What does a typical coaching session involve? Tomorrow I’m having a couple of phone calls with prospective clients to see if I’m the right coach for them and they’re the right client for me. One of the things we’ll cover is what happens in a coaching session. Different coaches offer different types of coaching. It […]

Stop comparing yourself to others!

5 years and still a beginner We’ve just returned from our annual family ski trip. For the last few years we’ve been going to the same ski resort in Italy, using the same ski rental. As I replied to the question about my skiing ability as we collected our skis, the guy in the ski […]

Finding a good coach.

Are you a stalker? If you are looking for someone to work with, how do you figure out if they’re the right person for you? If you’re looking for a personal trainer, a music teacher or a coach, do you check them out online before giving them a call? I certainly do! Perhaps it’s part […]

I’m so busy! So, so busy!

I’m so busy – I haven’t had time to stop and think! Several of my clients have said to me this year, I’m so busy! I haven’t had time to stop and think about what I want to achieve or what my goals are for 2019! I came back to work at the start of […]

New Year, New You?

Or New Year, Best You?? Happy New Year! How are you approaching 2019? Is it New Year, New You? Or New Year, Best You?? What are your hopes, your goals, your plans for 2019? Building on your successes At this time of year we’re bombarded with messages along the lines of New Year, New You […]