So new, it doesn’t exist yet – Part 1

Dear Reader… Don’t be put off by the opening paragraph if you hate exercising and feel uncomfortable being physically active! This blog is to you, with love and understanding from me… Being physically active has always been an important part of my life. Climbing trees, learning to swim and riding my bike through puddles, are all fond childhood memories. It …

The Secret of Success

Coaching modalities are often based around goal-setting. Those goals are usually tangible targets such as a new car or a dream holiday. Or they might be about getting a promotion, or earning more money. How about losing weight or building a toned physique? My coaching philosophy isn’t about tangible targets, although that’s usually the starting point for the client. Let …

Breaking the cycle – Part 1 – Insight & Realisation

Five years ago, I attended a small conference for primary school teachers, which had children’s well-being as its theme. A number of school colleagues shared interventions, that had been put in place in their schools, in an attempt to address the rise in mental ill-health amongst children. We heard that children, some as young as seven, were exhibiting signs of …

The view from the top of the hill

Someone asked me the other day what sort of coach I was. I think they were expecting me to say I had a particular specialism – careers or relationships perhaps. However, I don’t consider myself as having a niche as such, so the question got me thinking. How should I describe what I do? Well, to start with, I work …

Dream – Explore – Discover

The eagle-eyed visitors to this website may have noticed the Liz Taplin Coaching strap line (on the blue banner along the bottom of each page): Dream – Explore – Discover. And I’m confident there will be one or two readers who will immediately want to say ‘Liz got it wrong – it should be Explore. Dream. Discover’! Well, they would …