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New Year, New Season, New YOU!

New Year, New Season, New YOU!

NO, THE SAME YOU, BUT WITH A HAPPIER, MORE SATISFIED LIFE. I don’t care for the concept of ‘a new you’, as we are all fabulous anyway in our own way. For me, a much more appealing thought is ‘I am great anyway; life is good but I would like to improve further. I don’t […]

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Achieve a Mindset for Success

Achieve a Mindset for Success

How to change your mindset for success? What springs to your mind when you think of success? Perhaps it’s wealth, ranking, having a dispensable income so that you can purchase your dream car or home and jet-setting across the world for both work and pleasure. Or perhaps success means having a close circle of family and friends, a career promotion, a cosy home, taking a few holidays a year, or simply the fact that you go to sleep and wake up feeling content with your life and yourself? When thinking of success, many people assume that it is given […]

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When life gives you lemons… coaching with a message

When life gives you lemons… coaching with a message

I didn’t always want to be a life coach and I certainly didn’t want to shine a light on me or my life, thank you very much. I had at one point been very happy to be plodding along, not making any real ripples in life. But life has a habit of giving you a […]

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Make FEELING GOOD the number one priority in your life

Make FEELING GOOD the number one priority in your life

How to make happiness a priority We experience life through emotions. You could be surrounded by the most luxurious things. Live in the most astonishing place – if you don’t feel good inside all the beauty in the world does not matter to you. Or when you have reached some long aspired goal or fallen […]

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Selling with ease

Selling with ease

Selling with ease Over the past 20+ years I’ve worked with a lot of coaches and consultants to help them create 6-figure businesses, as well as multiple 6-figure and 7-figure businesses. What I’ve learnt is that the reason why some coaches are more successful at selling than others is what I call ‘The Shift’. The […]

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Do you compare yourself to others

Do you compare yourself to others

There’s a famous quote – “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Comparing yourself to others. When was the last time you compared yourself with someone else?  How did it make you feel about yourself… about them? It’s actually completely normal to wonder how we compare to other people. In psychological terms, this drive is part of our basic desire to understand ourselves and our place in the social world. When we lived as part of […]

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How to find free PR opportunities

How to find free PR opportunities

How to find free PR opportunities for your business It’s what every business owner dreams off – a mention in the press. Online, print, radio or TV – it doesn’t really matter. It’s just fabulous to know that all your hard work has paid off and you’ve finally been recognised as an expert in your […]

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How to make your website work for you

How to make your website work for you

Creating a website is one of the most exciting parts of starting a coaching business. It’s nice to get the chance to be creative, choosing a nice font and colour scheme, writing your slogan, developing your personal brand. However, if you want your website to bring in clients for you (and why wouldn’t you?), the […]

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Kick the bucket list and start living!

Kick the bucket list and start living!

A couple of days ago, a friend and I were talking about Istanbul, a vibrant cosmopolitan city I was lucky enough to visit for a conference where I gave a talk at one of the Universities. My friend had never visited and said it was on his bucket list. Bucket list. As in a list […]

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Marketing tips for owners

Marketing tips for owners

I was very lucky to attend the Pure Coaching Life Coaching Course back in 2014. The principles and insight learnt there, I still use when running my business today. The course was hugely insightful and being guided by both Carole Ann and Lou Hamilton was hugely enlightening. Although I’m not traditionally a coach, I find myself asking coaching questions and applying coaching logic constantly. I couldn’t run my business without it. I’m Karen Campbell and I run my own marketing, branding and events company; Karen Campbell Marketing and I work with a number of clients on their marketing strategies to bring their brands to life to their target audiences in line with their commercial goals and visions. I made the leap to run my own business full-time only eight months ago having worked […]

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How to set your intentions for the day

How to set your intentions for the day

Ever have those days where you look back and can’t pinpoint one significant thing you did or that happened? Often this realisation comes when someone innocently asks “so what did you do today?” or “what have you been up to?” It dawns that you were so on auto-pilot you can’t even remember what you had […]

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Postponing your personal growth

Postponing your personal growth

Even when we know how important it is to make time for personal growth and development,  it’s easy to let it slip in our schedules. The hustle and bustle of life and work mean that maximising our mindset and boosting our skills and capabilities often takes a back-seat. You find yourself thinking “I’m definitely going to spend some time finishing that book or watching that training series on You Tube, working on my thoughts or researching the right coach for me this week”. But then, you take a look at your to-do list and your calendar, and all that learning drop to the bottom of the pile. After all, you have a business to run, a job to hold down, family and friends and life to, you know, live. But here’s the thing, when you don’t make learning and growing a priority, you’re not making your potential future a priority. So here are 6 tips on how to focus […]

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What lays between “What if” and “Let’s do it!”

What lays between “What if” and “Let’s do it!”

FEAR. That’s what. Fear paralyzes us, stops us from doing what we most want to do. It is the voice telling you “you can’t, you shouldn’t, you won’t”. Fear is the difference between those with regrets and those with experiences. Do you want to learn how to overcome fear of failure in life? Well, here are some tips […]

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How to blog like a pro (and why it matters)

How to blog like a pro (and why it matters)

If you run your own business, you may be wondering if it’s worth starting a blog. The answer is simple – yes, it is. In fact, it should be a vital part of your marketing strategy. Life coach and journalist Julie Brown tells us why and gives handy advice on blogging for success. Why should I […]

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How To Become More Resilient

How To Become More Resilient

How To Become More Resilient Growing up within a family business, surrounded by chaos, resilience is in my blood. Whether horse riding and falling at a hurdle, or landing in a heap of snow whilst skiing, I was lucky enough to participate in some serious resilience-building sports as a child. Get back on the horse’was not just […]

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Scared of rejection and setbacks?

Scared of rejection and setbacks?

Are you scared of rejection and setbacks? 6 top tips to help you combat low confidence, setbacks and rejection.  How many of us experience a fear of rejection? I would guess that most, if not all of us have experienced this at one time or another. In a world of social media, ‘likes’, and splashing our lives across media platforms, it may feel like we are all part of one giant and inescapable PR scoop focused on the idea of being ‘liked’, accepted or followed. Of course, this can also happen in […]

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It’s an Inside Job

It’s an Inside Job

Our thoughts don’t create reality. They create our perception of reality. Let me give you an example. A group of people can be at the same event, experience the same entertainment and nibble on the same canapes. Yet, not one person will have the same experience as another. Our thoughts are the paintbrush of our […]

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Secrets of a marketer

Secrets of a marketer

The knot of dread in your stomach. The sweaty palms. The blank piece of paper, wondering where to start. Any of these sound familiar? Whether it’s a presentation to a room full of people or filming a YouTube video, having to talk to a live (or virtual) audience can strike fear into even the most […]

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Trust your Tribe

Trust your Tribe

How often do you stop and think that you are an animal? Daily, once in a while or maybe never? In the scheme of things and the hundreds of thousands of years that have gone by in the past, modern man is a fairly recent descendant from our monkey ancestors. And, it is only over […]

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Your ego aint your amigo

Your ego aint your amigo

Life is incredibly busy for the average person these days and it’s no doubt that from time to time this leads to feelings of overwhelm and indecision. If your thought patterns are like those of a great number of us, when feeling stuck, you may find yourself saying “I don’t know what I want any more”. Actually, you do know, but you’ve most likely become trapped in a repetitive way of thinking that only serves to reinforce all your fears and puts you in a state where you’ve […]

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Sanctuary and Springboard

Sanctuary and Springboard

By Sarah Swain Hallway decor inspiration tips: your life’s best gateway At a time when there are so many people in the world displaced by war and famine, the concept of home can be a poignant one. We don’t need to be imperilled by imminent threat to feel that pull to return to a place […]

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Dawn of the Dread

Dawn of the Dread

It may sound like the latest Netflix Zombie Horror Boxset but the “Dawn of the Dread” could be something you have a starring role in. You open your eyes and as you wake you see the sunrise and then comes the dawning of the dread day ahead. The great American writer Ann Tyler said “we […]

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8 SIMPLE WAYS TO AVOID FEELING BURNT OUT

8 SIMPLE WAYS TO AVOID FEELING BURNT OUT

How to stop feeling burnt out In today’s life, we never really get a chance to switch off and recharge ourselves with all the distractions around us. But if we don’t relax every now and then, we run the risk of feeling increasingly more tired, stressed, and irritated. But don’t worry – there are plenty […]

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What’s the view like from your high horse?

What’s the view like from your high horse?

You don’t have to be one of those “gals” who had love affairs with ponies and gymkhanas when the rest of us were drooling over David Bowie and stealing yellow eye shadow from Woolworths to have an equine leaning. Every one of us has been able to saddle up quicker than the Lone Ranger on […]

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Knock Yourself Out – Let’s Celebrate You!

Knock Yourself Out – Let’s Celebrate You!

You don’t have to know the offside rule or even pretend to, to understand the universal experience of moving the goalposts. We get what we want, or achieve what we want, and then we want more or want to do more and be even better at it. Enough is never enough it’s a drought. To extend […]

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The To Don’t List Matrix

The To Don’t List Matrix

How to make your “To-do List” a “I Want To-Do List”? Some days, if not every day, the number one on your To-Do List should be “Don’t Do a To-Do List.” If you have a vendetta against someone, of course, you could always have a “Do To” list but I wouldn’t recommend it. But as […]

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Patience is a Super Power

Patience is a Super Power

Are we there yet? If not why not? Feeling a bit car sick and jet-lagged yet you haven’t moved from the discomfort of your holding spot. Why is it taking so long? The “it” is the life that happens between now and the things you want to happen. Can you jump this queue or push […]

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5 ways you’re making your own life hard

5 ways you’re making your own life hard

For the majority of us, life isn’t easy as pie. Long work hours, family drama, and stressful situations are just some of the factors we may have to deal with each day. But it’s not all external – we can be our own worst enemy when it comes to what’s causing us stress! A lot […]

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The 5 Tips for Real Sustainable Change

The 5 Tips for Real Sustainable Change

Please tell me you didn’t do that “dry” January thing? In the greyest most dismal month of the year, why would you deprive yourself and for what? Sure we are all feeling toxic and large and a sort of “what came over me?” hovers around our waistlines and bank accounts. But hard measures rarely pay […]

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Guru to go

Guru to go

Who is your self help guru du jour? Are you, quite literally, hot foot from a £5000 Robbins firewalking challenge in Oz? Has it stood you in good stead to deal with the drudgery of every day; the killer commute, psycho boss, stubborn waist wadge? Have you tried Oprah and Deepak’s meditation for a more abundant […]

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The Wrong Life Insurance

The Wrong Life Insurance

How’s your pension plan shaping up? No, I don’t mean that tedious financial putting away for a life in a nursing home where you can gum down your vegan shepherd’s pie in delirious comfort. But the pension plan of regrets you are currently unconsciously paying in to can be reviewed when your youth has slipped […]

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The Trick to Gaining Confidence

The Trick to Gaining Confidence

What does confidence mean to you? Whenever someone says, “No worries,” I want to stop everything, sit them down and ask “Really? None whatsoever? Mortgage? Global warming? The fact that you’ve got a bit of spinach between your teeth? How did you come by this surfeit of confidence, and can I have some too, please?” Most […]

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Overthinkers Anon – Reflections as Deflection

Overthinkers Anon – Reflections as Deflection

As a life coach one of my roles is to help people clean up their language. A sort of DynoRod for the psyche to clear out those nasty blockages that keep us stuck.  As coaches we get our clients to drop their “oughts” and “shoulds” which are verbal sticks used to chide our consciousnesses.“I ought to […]

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Don’t Assume

Don’t Assume

Please don’t make assumptions. If you don’t know, don’t guess. Be curious instead.Assumptions are a sort of predicted text of the psyche. Inevitably wide of the mark and often toe-curlingly embarrassing.It’s where our brains go to make sense of the unknown, create judgement and ultimately putting our noggins in the position of being right even when we […]

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How to manage the “How”

How to manage the “How”

So my question to you this week – is the scariest thing in your life YOU at the moment? Do you, like me, regularly scare yourself witless? No I don’t just mean the face worse than death that is the horror of the morning mirror nor when you step on the scales of injustice and it’s gone […]

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5 ways to get over a break up (with the help from celebs)

5 ways to get over a break up (with the help from celebs)

Curled up in your PJs (which you’ve spent the last 5 days in), watching re-runs of Judge Judy whilst tucking into a whole tub of Ben and Jerry’s, does this sound familiar? Wish you could get over that ex in a more sophisticated and productive way? Coach Carol Ann Rice from the Real Coaching Company […]

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Are you indecisive?

Are you indecisive?

Choice is supposed to give us freedom yet for some people it seems to have blindsided them with confusion, stress and unlimited options. In a world of ever increasing options and possibilities, do you or someone you know, struggle to make and commit to a decision. Here are 10 questions to ask yourself to determine […]

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Career Unicorns

Career Unicorns

When the mists fall and the hearth side calls for tales of myth and legend you huddle up and shiver in your shawl or glaze over with awed wonderment. There is a fabulous beast of legend that has us shaking our heads in disbelief and yearning and a desire to surrender to the enchantment of such […]

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Mood Manipulation or how to go from floor to soar

Mood Manipulation or how to go from floor to soar

You know how it is – some days are better than others.  You slowly open your eyes and as you wake you see the dawn and then comes the dawning.  Is it a good day? Is there dread? A low level unplaceable fear or a zing that makes you want to leap out of bed, high […]

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10 reasons to give up the day job and become a coach

10 reasons to give up the day job and become a coach

Never give up your day dream, it’s not too late to pack up the day job and find your real passion and purpose. Like you I have endured the psycho bosses, annoying colleagues who book out the prime holiday rota spaces 3 years in advance and the sort of dull routine that makes death by […]

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The Future Now

The Future Now

How’s your year shaping up so far? Are your dreams perfectly unfolding before you like Cleopatra unravelling herself from a coiled carpet to impress Mark Anthony? Is your true life calling resonating like a Tarzan yell in your psyche as you (“yesss!”),at last, have found your meaning and purpose in life? Do you feel you […]

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The Real Secret to Boundless Bliss

The Real Secret to Boundless Bliss

Are you coming to the end of yourself? You know – tired of doing, saying and seeing the same old things? A bit bored and frustrated at being the same old thing? Just like that frown line that shows up in the mirror each day it’s not going to get any better, you know? Unless, that is, you start doing […]

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How To Forgive

How To Forgive

You can now sleep easily. Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have cleared up their differences and are friends again. Phew! Not exactly world changing news but the fact that Katy Perry wanted to build a bridge, after years of feuding with Taylor Swift, and sent (literally), an olive branch wreath and the gesture was gratefully received […]

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Welcome to the Pure Coaching Magazine

Welcome to the Pure Coaching Magazine

You are reading this because you want more out of life. You are interested in discovering insights, tools and techniques to help give you great satisfaction in life, to learn how to overcome emotional obstacles that hinder success and to live your life at your full personal and professional potential.So I am delighted to bring you […]

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When Dreams Turn Toxic

When Dreams Turn Toxic

Have you ever held on to a big dream so much it’s turned to plutonium in your mind? What was once a delightful vision to work towards goes from a joyful horn of plenty to a poisoned chalice always out of arm’s reach. Sometimes we want something so badly it turns toxic. We obsess for the […]

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Welcome to the Flitterati

Welcome to the Flitterati

Do you ever feel love-bombed by choice? The agonizing daily decision-making dilemmas from choosing from menus to which of the 26 varieties of mayonnaise to choose from.  It’s a wonder there aren’t more folk curled up in a foetal position on the floor of the deli aisle. The world of infinite possibilities are but a mouse click […]

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Resilience – Super Glue of the Psyche

Resilience – Super Glue of the Psyche

You know you’re having one of those months when the crow’s feet have turned into vulture’s claws, the weirdo on the bus moves away from you when you sit down and the Big Issue salesmen toss a pound in your direction when they see you coming. Oh don’t. Me too. A month that would make Stephen […]

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Commit Or Coast – It’s Your Life

Commit Or Coast – It’s Your Life

Darwin failed to spot the missing link in evolution. If he had studied teenagers he would’ve discovered that they are adaptable species that have been designed to annoy and bother us since their creation in the 1950s (Elvis unleashed them) and have done a sterling job ever since. Operating in that no-mum’s land hovering between childhood […]

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The Issue of People with Issues

The Issue of People with Issues

“Hell is other people” once quipped philosopher Jean Paul Sartre and some of us might like to high five this right-on hipster and cry “Hell? Yeah! You’ve met my family then!?” If you have someone in your circle, familial or social, who makes the idea of slamming your foot in the car door a less […]

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Why You Can’t Get Clarity

Why You Can’t Get Clarity

So go on, here’s a little brain teaser for your day. Out of all the human issues I have encountered as a life coach for the past 16 years what do you think are the two most common areas of concern that people bring to their coach? This is what I have discovered after coaching […]

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