Professional Development Plans

Professional Self-Flagellation!

Professional Development Plans: Sometimes pushing harder doesn’t get you any further than pausing, or even surrendering. Progress is enhanced by replenishing in the long run. Whilst I recognise I am stating the flipping obvious it doesn’t feel like a solution in my moments of frustration. I’m not very good at playing the long game. I […]

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Professional Identity

Excellent Leadership Development

Leadership Development with Rebecca Hartnell My Leadership Development mentor tells me there are as many different leadership styles as there are different leaders. When leadership development is done well, this is exactly how it should be! Leadership development is about recognising the gifts that each and every person brings to the crucible. We all have […]

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Employment Definition

Employment Definition: Believe it or not, there are as many definitions of employment as there are employers and employees. The important thing to focus on is, that in professional collaborations, you really understand each other’s definitions of the work involved. My husband has a saying (warning – swear alert): ” Assumption is the mother of all fuck-ups”. […]

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Strengthening Business Relationships 

Making Reparation can strengthen a business relationship. Whatever your industry sector or role, whatever your actual work involves, most of us need to relate to other humans. Wherever there are human relationships, there is always the possibility of misunderstanding by one or other of the people involved. Misunderstandings easily rupture an existing relationship. When I […]

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Bizarre Blog Alert

  Walking along with a colleague this morning, when her 6 month old became bored and aggravated, I handed her my keys to play with as they had caught her eye. Immediately my companion shrieked with laughter, exclaiming ‘you have an even bigger set of keys than me!!!!’ Looking at the small person holding them […]

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Rebecca Hartnell, Career Coach, Bristol

Hold The Line

Sustainable change requires a rigorous attitude. What I am noticing is that whilst it is can be easy to put a boundary in place in a professional environment, and sustain it, It is sometimes easier to abandon such a boundary in our personal lives. Because we care, because we want to believe the best of […]

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Rebecca Hartnell, Career Coach, Bristol

Let’s Skip to the Good Bit!

Spending time with fellow coaches is really nourishing for me, both as a coach and as a human. I don’t meet with these colleagues in order to exclusively discuss techniques or my business, but, because we are inevitably as curious about the human condition we inevitably stray into the territory of exploring the intricacies of coaching […]

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