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Written By Steve Crabb

My blog offers tips and advice you just can’t get anywhere else.

Regularly updated, Steve’s blog has been well received by many of his students over the years and helped many of them with continued development.

The topics covered are inspired by his encounters with students, training scenarios and the day-to-day interactions that he’s witnessed and drawn a lesson or observation from.

If you are inspired by what you read or maybe lead to ask questions that the blog doesn’t answer to your satisfaction – please do get in touch and let us know your comments and questions.

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Changing the world one cup of coffee at a time

Changing the world one cup of coffee at a time

Changing the world one cup of coffee at a time The other day I had an unexpected and pleasant surprise when I walked into my local coffee shop The Rosa Cafe for a moments peace and quiet and some space to have a coffee and do my morning crossword. The owner Ahmed was...

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Blog Archive

It’s all about your mindset

It’s all about your mindset In Triathlon sports there is an “in joke” which goes – “Triathlon is 80% mentality and 20% mental” I guess you have to be hitting the wall to really appreciate the humor. Life and business are all affected by your mentality or mindset. How...

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For people who are stressed and don’t know where to start

If you are over worked, over whelmed, stressed out, run down or anxious and don’t know what to do about it then you are not the first to feel like this. The first place most people look for support is Google, do a search and most of the sites you find are resource...

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Launch of The Wellbeing Formula facebook group

For those moments in life when you need more than a stripy hat, a video of a kitten or a meme.. We have moved from the industrial age into the information age with the robotic age fast becoming a reality on the not too distant horizon. With change there is often...

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New book launch and the life long lessons learnt.

The second edition of Business Coaching and Mentoring for Dummies was published today in the USA. The commissioning and writing of the book and the journey it took Marie Taylor (my co-author) and myself on, is an example of four powerful insights and life long lessons...

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The only stress-busting tip you will ever need

Do a Google search for stress management or stress-busting tips and most of the pages returned are for information websites from health organizations with variations on the themes “top 7 tips to manage stress” or “5 ways to reduce stress”. It all sounds useful, but...

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Why emotional stress is what you think it is

One of my favourite quotes comes from Rudyard Kipling’s poem “IF”. “If you can keep your head while all around you are losing theirs, maybe you don’t really understand what’s going on”. Okay, not exactly Mr Kipling’s words but my variation and sometimes it’s good not...

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Work Place Stress and Management Deniability

Work Place Stress and Management Deniability If you ever find yourself in an accident with a crowd of people around you take charge. Point to one person in the group and instruct them to phone the emergency services. When one or more people gather, there is a...

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Secrets to Growing a Business Part 4 – A Duty of Care

A Duty of Care "Make a mistake and it’s a learning experience, make a mistake that costs you a lot of money and it’s a painful learning experience." In 1993 I made a mistake that was a painful learning experience costing in excess of £150,000 in just over 2 months....

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Stress Management – These Challenging and Uncertain Times

Challenging and Uncertain Times! In the past year the media have been riddled with provocative doom mongering phrases such as “In these challenging times” or “in these times of uncertainty”. I don’t recall a time in the history of Planet Earth where there were no...

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Secrets to Growing a Business Part 3 – Getting Clarity

Clarity of Mind And Clarity of Purpose In the previous blogs on Secrets To Growing a Business; in Part 1, I discussed the importance of having a business plan, which identifies where you are now and why you do what you do. In Part 2 I discussed the importance of...

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Stress Management and Physiology

Stress Management and Physiology In the 1980’s the study of mind-body medicine became a legitimate discipline following the release of Candace Perts book “Molecules of Emotion” where she released her findings on how neuropeptides and immune system cytokines act as the...

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Secrets to Growing a Business Part 2 – Valuing What You Offer

Valuing What You Offer Every week I receive emails asking “I have visited your website and am interested in coaching and would like to know your rates?” Another common question is “Why are your rates not shown on your website?” Since the Internet became an everyday...

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The Real Cost Of Stress In Education

The Real Cost Of Stress In Education Workplace stress in education is well documented and researched; there is a sound business case for addressing it. Sound not just in terms of how stress impairs performance (of both teachers and pupils), sound in terms of the...

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Why Workplace Stress Statistics Haven’t Improved in 10 Years

 Why Workplace Stress Statistics Haven’t Improved in 10 Years A definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. It’s time for a new perception about work related stress, a new approach to dealing with it and a little...

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Why Ignoring Stress Is Like Being Captain Of The Titanic

Why Ignoring Stress Is Like Being Captain Of The Titanic Consider this, stress is a killer. You may be thinking that statement is over exaggerating the problem of stress. However having coached 1000’s of people who have resorted to external coping mechanism such as...

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NLP Business Training And Why It Means Better Business

NLP Business Training And Why It Means Better Business In 2005 I was asked by a Housing Association to put together a training programme for their training staff. They wanted something different and for it to be based around NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and for...

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Coaching is a journey from A to B without the handbrake on

Coaching is a journey from A to B without the handbrake on People look for coaching for many reasons; the reasons do fall neatly into two categories. Firstly, there is remedial coaching: This is coaching to sort things out or fix things for example; overcoming a fear,...

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Coaching an Olympic winning mindset to the average person

Coaching an Olympic winning mindset to the average person Twelve years ago before lottery funding changed the face of competitive sports in Great Britain, sporting individuals were left to find coaching help and pay for it out of their own pockets or out of hard to...

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Book Launch Update

Book Launch Update Its finally happened the book “Business Coaching & Mentoring for Dummies” is now officially available on Amazon in the UK and the USA. It’s taken over a year from the moment I was first asked by my co-author Marie Taylor if I would like to co-write...

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Valuing Keeping Your Agreements

Valuing Keeping Your Agreements Back in the mid 1980’s I was at a party, it was business related and a very close business associate of mine was celebrating 40 years of age; the pub hall was half empty, there were lots of family but very few business friends. Half the...

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Why It’s Smart To Be Dumb

Why It’s Smart To Be Dumb Anyone considering entering into a coaching programme first must decide whether you are willing to be right or willing to be smart. Being smart means listening to learn and not listening to see you if you agree. Being smart means being...

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Changing the world one cup of coffee at a time

Changing the world one cup of coffee at a time The other day I had an unexpected and pleasant surprise when I walked into my local coffee shop The Rosa Cafe for a moments peace and quiet and some space to have a coffee and do my morning crossword. The owner Ahmed was...

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