Navigating Living Longer

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Self indulgence or esssential preparation?

Do you suffer from the deep seated puritanical strictures that we so often put on ourselves?  If so, you are not alone… EML coach clients going through some of the biggest changes in their lives at a time when all the certainties we once knew no longer hold true, and yet some clients feel that […]

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Our biggest challenge – Cognitive Bias

  In a rapidly changing world trusting your ‘instincts’ may not always be the best option. While I normally put great store by ‘human instinct’ I am increasingly aware that it is also my biggest challenge.  When coaching clients we find a comfortable spot and spend time talking through what’s important to them.  We make […]

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Learning from history

As a rule the human race is not great at learning from history.  We often are reluctant to learn from others – either because we don’t want to or we wait until it’s too late.  Speak to any doctor, they spend half their day telling patients to look after their health and the other half […]

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Give them credit…

When discussing living longer with teaching staff I sometimes encounter a defensive response along the lines – ‘I’m not comfortable with the idea of telling our students that they are going to have to work longer – they won’t understand’ to which my answer is ‘Give them credit…’ I work with many people making the […]

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Challenging times

With the prospect of a Sixth From College Careers Day looming I’ve been thinking about the challenges facing our school leavers and how to prepare them for a life that we know will be significantly different to that experienced by their parents and grandparents.  I use the word ‘different’ because it will not necessarily be better […]

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Building an on-line profile

If you’re like me you will know that the on-line world is an increasingly important part of life today and that you really should embrace it – and I will – ‘one day’. The trouble is that there is always something more important to do (almost anything seems more important!) but ‘that day’ is probably […]

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It’s happening…

In my last blog I suggest that those currently in their 20s will experience a different ‘life structure’ compared to earlier generations.   They face the prospect of a 70 year working life during which they can expect multiple careers with a range of employers.  The ‘old values’ of staying with one company and showing […]

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Taking that first step….

When starting something new one of the hardest parts is taking that first step – and when it comes to planning  life beyond ‘retirement’ many people are simply ‘lost’. There is a deep seated reason behind their bewilderment and facing up to that is the first task.  Many people have a fixed view on what […]

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