Leap of Faith

Would you like to appear live on BBC Radio Newcastle..? We had to pinch ourselves at being asked that question, but when Donna and I were given the opportunity, we didn’t hang about. “Yes please!” was our answer - because the more people we can reach to spread the word - to do all you can to be the best version of you and start living the life of your dreams, the better…

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To Hull and Back

Last week it was Easter Holidays, so it was a great opportunity to have some time out and do something different with Kaleb. The journey took me somewhere mentally and emotionally that I wasn’t expecting…

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I’ll Be Happy When…

Do you find yourself saying this? We all do it, don’t we! I’ll be happy when it’s the weekend, I’ll be happy when I get that pay rise, I’ll be happy when the kids are a bit more independent, I’ll be happy when I have some savings in the bank...find out why we think this is one of the most dangerous mindsets you can have!

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Firewalkers

Now this may sound a little out there but since I was a little girl I always wanted to do a firewalk..!  So when the opportunity came up from a presentation skills course we were on to attend an event where there was potentially going to be a firewalk, Cheryl and I couldn't say no…

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My Top 5 Parenting Mistakes To Avoid

Today Hollie was modelling in London. Hollie is my daughter. She’s 21 now, but she’s still my only baby. She’s never really been that far before without family so it was a weird sensation. I was so proud of her for doing it but equally, I was a little anxious for her as this was a big thing for her!

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Wonder Women

International Women’s Day for us is a fantastic chance to celebrate women! And we never miss a chance to celebrate women here at NIYT HQ. We are different. That’s a good thing, let’s just celebrate the beauty of that! So it’s time to take a load off, grab your decaf-non-fat-non-fun latte and have five minutes with us. It’s time to celebrate!

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Do you know who you are?

Who am I? It’s a pretty straight forward question and surely we all know the answer to that...yet increasingly what we see when we are coaching and doing podcasts with incredible people, this isn’t the case. Somewhere along the journey, as we are wearing all of the masks and running just to keep up...we forget which mask is really us.

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Your Number One Relationship

Our relationships form such a big part of how we see ourselves and we put an awful lot into them. How are yours working out for you?  Do the relationships in your life fulfil and sustain you and give you what you need? Chances are if the answer is no, then it could be time for you to take a look inside...

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Are you ‘Shoulding’ all over yourself?

How often do you want to do something for yourself, but you feel guilty so you ignore your initial instinct and do another email or tidy the dishes instead of reading the magazine you had your eye on?  Well, take five minutes now (guilt free on us!) to read why we believe, it’s time to put yourself first!

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How to be yourself at work

How often have you been told to ‘just be yourself’?  Dozens of people have said that to us over the years.  Going to a networking event? Just be yourself. Job interview? Just be yourself. Going on a date? Just be yourself.  You’ve probably heard it dozens of times! The trouble is, it doesn’t always feel like good advice…

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Easy Steps to Mindful Living

Mindfulness has been a bit of a buzzword for a while now, hasn’t it? But it’s a lot more than a trend. Done properly, it’s a way of being in the world and moving through life that can dramatically boost your sense of wellbeing! It’s all about being focused on the present, learning to flow with the Universe, and learning to accept life and others just as they are. Here’s some easy steps how to introduce it into your life…

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My 7 Big Leadership Learnings

‘Leadership’ is a tricky concept and one that can be hard to wrap your head around when you first step into your first (or second!) leadership role.  Surely you need to put on a mask, know all of the answers and kick lots of butt to be a successful Leader..? Well through here are my key learnings (from my many mistakes!) from over twenty years of leading teams…

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Are You A Rebellious Child?

Whether you’re trying to stick to some new health, spending or relationship goals - the likelihood is that at some point you hit the point where you self-sabotage and rebel against the new ‘rules’ that you put into place.  How do you prevent that..? Start with your mindset...

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New Year, Same Old Story?

We often get asked, “How do I stick to New Year’s Resolutions?” and I think people are often surprised by our response, “Don’t set them in the first place!”.  Like crash diets, they might work for a week or a month, but it’s usually not a long term fix, here’s why…

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What a Difference a Year Makes

We believe and always coach others to really celebrate and recognise the events in life - big or small. So, before we go diving headlong into a brand-spanking New Year, we wanted to take a reflective look at the year we are still in and just take a moment to breathe in and appreciate some of the things that have happened this year...fancy joining us?

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Our Favourite Christmas Traditions

This week we wanted to have a little fun and share with you some of our favourite Christmas traditions - so here’s the rundown of our top 5 family traditions that we look forward to every year. But it’s us so as usual, you will get the warts and all version!


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Christmas Survival Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it? For many people it can be filled with stress, family conflicts, money worries, over-indulgence and feeling overwhelmed by the need to make everyone happy.  Here are our key strategies on how to make sure you don’t just survive, but thrive during the festive season…

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The Baby Journey

I spent most of my life absolutely 100% certain that I didn’t want to have a baby. I was totally obsessed with my job - I was in a senior leadership role, I travelled a lot and I worked crazy hours...and I loved it! Then it all changed...

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

We often think that maybe we were living in the USA in a former incarnation because we both love a lot of American traditions and Thanksgiving is certainly one of them! What better reason then, for us to take the chance and reflect upon the things we have to be thankful for...

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