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Destination Love – Rachael Lloyd, love coach

written January 28, 2022 by Nicky Torode

                          You’ll hear passion and expertise in abundance in this podcast with Rachael Lloyd, a dating and relationship coach who helps smart successful women master their dating skills and find loving relationships.


Ch-ch-changes!

written January 24, 2022 by Nicky Torode

  Nothing like a foot tapping song to kick off the Start the Week Write journaling workshop on Changes! In fact, nothing like reading the lyrics to an old fave and realise how I’d been singing the wrong words ALL this time! In one hour


Journaling to uncover your values – from personal to business

written January 21, 2022 by Nicky Torode

I was excited to deliver a webinar for the Small Business Research and Enterprise Centre this week on the juicy topic of journaling to uncover your values and to guide your business development. I shared creative exploratory journaling prompts to elicit values which opened up


Start the Year Well

written January 17, 2022 by Nicky Torode

  In last week’s Start the Week Write journaling group we reflected on our first journal entry from last January! We saw how we’d stayed true, focused and also where priorities had shifted. Reflecting on journal entries – and coming to the old journal with


Journaling to spark creativity – with song writers and performers

written December 5, 2021 by Nicky Torode

It was a real joy on Friday meeting song writers and performers at my Journaling for Creativity workshop, arranged in partnership with BAPAM and the Royal College of Music. Through a variety of imaginative prompts using images, a poem, lists and a recipe we tuned


Why I’ve never……Ten Excuses

written November 30, 2021 by Nicky Torode

  In our Start the Week Write journaling group yesterday we took inspiration from Brian Bilston’s poem Why I’ve Never Read War and Peace: Ten Excuses. My invitation to fellow journal-writers was to think of the notion of adventures delayed and what we’ve been telling ourselves


Rosehip+Rye….culinary delights from the Near East

written November 8, 2021 by Nicky Torode

  I had the mouth-watering pleasure of talking to Karina Baldry today, co-founder of the appetising culinary business, Rosehip+Rye – bringing soul food from the Near East to the UK. Find out about how passion, a partner and a touch of story is the perfect


Have you tried journaling yet?

written October 27, 2021 by Nicky Torode

Have you tried journaling yet? You don’t need much time! Inspiration is all around and within! Always something helpful comes out in the flow; often that thing that you need right now! Get in touch for an individual session or join Start the Week Write


Memories & Treasures

written October 18, 2021 by Nicky Torode

  Start the Week Write group took bags of inspiration from one of the bric n brac shops in Hastings Old Town today. We journalled from treasure that caught our eye which took us back into precious memories as well as provided us with aspirations


Intakes of Breath

written October 11, 2021 by Nicky Torode

In Start the Week Write today we tuned into and explored our values. From knowing the red flags when our values are being trampled on to seeing our values reflected in our fingerprints and footprints! For our journalling task during the week, we’re taking 5


Olya – helping you grow with journaling

written October 6, 2021 by Nicky Torode

It was an absolute delight to chat to Olya Garanina today, a personal coach who is spreading her love of journaling as a tool for greater growth. She supports clients with journaling educational materials, one-to-one coaching and journaling exercises. Your journal, Olya says, helps you


Journalling in Coaching

written September 26, 2021 by Nicky Torode

My article on how to introduce journalling prompts for clients open to pause/write during the session came out in Coaching Perspectives, the magazine of Association for Coaching, July edition.


Journalling to find your purpose

written September 22, 2021 by Nicky Torode

I had great delight running a journalling workshop today for the Small Business Research and Enterprise Centre on the juicy topic of purpose – finding, or refining your life purpose and how it aligns with your business purpose. The participants journalled and shared such rich words


Perspective

written September 20, 2021 by Nicky Torode

  In Start the Week Write today our journalling group enjoyed getting perspective from up on the West Hill in Hastings.  Stepping back, having a helicopter view can open your eyes, start fresh conversations, diminish the intensity of the concern when seen from a new


Back to school with vacation spirit

written by Nicky Torode

  In our Team Coaching Flourish Fridays in early September the team shared their favourite holiday photo as well as one which had resonance for them for the ‘getting back to work’ mentality. It was a fun way to reflect on what nourishes us and how it


A Sense of Place

written July 10, 2021 by Nicky Torode

It was invigorating being outdoors for our Start the Week Write journalling session this week. We sat in the magical St Leonard’s Gardens and wrote about the sense of place. We took inspiration from the lily-covered pond and read the poem, The Pond.  Start the


Journaling in coaching – for clients and coaches

written July 1, 2021 by Nicky Torode

Here’s my latest article in the Association for Coaching‘s international magazine on how journaling can support coaching clients to go deeper in their exploration of their goals, belief systems, values, motivations and derailers. Easy exercises to offer clients (if they wish) during or post session.


Career Journaling – Wellcome Sanger’s Institute’s online conference

written June 7, 2021 by Nicky Torode

I thoroughly enjoyed running a session on career journaling for the staff at Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge at the end of May. Through creative writing prompts and a poem, participants explored the shape of their career and recalled a peak moment in their work which


BAPAM Returning to Work writing for wellbeing workshop

written May 18, 2021 by Nicky Torode

  It was a pleasure to facilitate a journaling workshop for performing artists at the BAPAM community drop in today. We explored our attitudes and emotions about returning to work and not knowing what might be next. We wrote empowering statements using re: words –


City Business Library workshop Finding Your Voice

written April 28, 2021 by Nicky Torode

I was delighted to facilitate another journalling workshop on Finding Your Voice for the City Business Library yesterday. For me, it’s less about finding it – as it isn’t actually lost – just muffled, buried. I offered participants a range of journalling exercises to uncover