How to deal with different coping styles

When Carolyn Parse Rizzo from Interval Coaching talked about coping styles on the FIGT (Families in Global Transition) facebook group, I thought about what coping styles my family and I have. We may all experience that family members, friends, colleagues etc. are dealing with the current COVID19 situation, or any kind of difficult and unforeseeable […]

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Why comfort zone and stretching zone can be (almost) one

Where do comfort zone and stretching zone start and end, what should we know about them? – I have shared my thoughts about this in my workshops and talks, and at the FIGT2016 conference. When talking about growing, growth mindset, resilience etc. people often tend to generalize about these zones, which leads to some misunderstandings […]

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How much otherness can we take?

Many of us get a clearer sense of self when we live abroad, or when we travel regularly and dive into different cultures. But how much otherness can we take? The concept of  ‘otherness’ is central to sociological analyses of how majority and minority identities are constructed. In one society, the representation of different groups […]

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What colour has your mindset: blue or green?

My coaching clients know that the main focus of my coaching is on communication, on the way we talk to others and to ourselves. Why? Because the way we talk to ourselves – our inner talk or internal monologue – reveals a lot about how we perceive ourselves and the way we react to the […]

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Understanding Teenagers…

    Understanding Teenagers   We all develop our very own patterns of communication with one another and every family uses verbal and non-verbal habits to express themselves. It is very easy to get stuck in unhealthy patterns of communication. Especially when our children become teenagers, many of us feel like they don’t know their […]

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