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Extrovert versus introvert

I was interested to read The Economist article: Shhhh! Companies would benefit from helping introverts to thrive It challenges what so many of us see as the most effective, or even better personality type: namely, the bigger the personality the better the outcome. I am someone who is seen by many as an extrovert, I do see myself as one too, but over time I have come to realise that I am well and truly on the introvert/extrovert spectrum. I…

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Violence against women reaches record high.

This morning my news-feed from theguardian.com revealed the terrible truth on my phone, as breakfast TV reported the insanity of our world where children die unnecessarily and women are still victims of violence. I just couldn’t let this pass by and not comment. If you are following my blogs you will know I am embarking on a new venture, namely coaching. But I like many who are coached, have often come from difficult beginnings that affect how they operate in…

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Realise your goals and change your path: a coaching experience.

I write today as I have changed my tagline having started this blogging and coaching challenge. So how do you realise your goal and I mine, how do we change our paths? I like to read and be challenged. A recent article by Molly Cain in Forbes.com inspired some of the following and confirmed the way coaching works for me: Creating a vision board: A great way to inspire in a coaching session. Look at where you want to go and find…

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Beating shame.

Do you have hopes and dreams? Do you want to live life to the full? Do you want to achieve and deal with the stuck places in your life? Coaching, once only available to the few is now accessible to all. Life coaching, business coaching, executive coaching are close relatives to therapy. Coaching borrows many of its techniques and knowledge about how we operate in the world from therapy and makes it future and outcome focused. Solution focused, it draws…

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Alcohol: a depressant to lighten and soothe…?

It is one of the hardest drugs to kick once you are hooked. It is a depressant. However it is advertised as something that will give you an edge; it makes you sexy, strong and brave. It makes you feel alive and that nothing is impossible. It is highly addictive to some, and it is legal. The sound of ice tumbling into a glass and liquid pouring down and over it can trip up the most resolute of character. So…

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Forbes says stress kills.

FORBES FACT OF THE DAY Workplace stress may contribute up to $190 billion in health-care expenses and over 120,000 deaths each year. 12 10 2015 The pressure to succeed is immense in the world today. Striving to provide for the family. Climbing the corporate ladder. Male or female. Young or old. The drive to be at the top, to compete, to be the best, can result in a high price. According to Forbes, stress kills. It is responsible for millions…

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About Susie Flashman Jarvis

One part of blogging is to write about myself. That in itself is a challenge, not because I don’t know myself but rather, I need to think about what I want you to know.

As a coach or a therapist the general rule of thumb is, don’t disclose things about yourself unless it is useful for the client. However, I believe in congruence and I believe that someone is more likely to be themselves if they experience authenticity in another.

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