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Sue Stockdale
Inspiring business people to step out of their comfort zone
Interests: business, adventure, motivation, inspiration, women's enterprise, stepping out your comfort zone
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Posted Apr 13, 2012 at From Armchair to Action
I have been avidly watching the latest Danish thriller, Borgen, which has recently been airing on BBC4. Borgen, which means Parliament in Danish, has all the elements of drama, intrigue and political tensions that TV viewers may be used to,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at From Armchair to Action
Have a look at what it was like to ski across the Greenland Icecap Greenland Expedition. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2012 at From Armchair to Action
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My partner is involved in motorsport and everytime he gets ready to go off to a race he has to move his racecar into the trailer. I am sometimes around to help him do this, and I always notice that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
I was listening to a radio programme last night where a river pilot was talking about the way he knows if the economy is in recession. His indicator was the number of steps he has to climb to get onboard... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
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Imagine the scenario. Your desk is so full of work that it looks like the leaning tower of Pisa, it’s 5.00pm and your boss asks you to photocopy a long report to be sent in the post today. You then... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
It always great to learn from other successful people and to be able to do it over a weekend is even better. In a few weeks time, one of my friends Stephanie Hale is hosting The Millionaire Bootcamp for Women... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
Just took part in a Twitterview with 1230KISS which was lots of fun. How to summarise your responses in 140 characters or less! Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
Women’s enterprise: the ‘secret weapon’ for recovery of UK economy? Already female-led businesses contribute more than £75 billion to the economy - and their role in growing the economy, and creating and sustaining new jobs, is crucial to recovery and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
Less is more. Yesterday I reviewed my notes after a coaching session with a client and I had written down only 12 words. And yet those words were able to remind me of the entire session and the important points.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
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Earlier this year I wrote in my blog about a woman with great perserverance, who had been really keen for me to speak in her organisation and whilst she got no support internally, we eventually made it happen as I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
Its out of the Armchair and into action here after almost four weeks of travel. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
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Yesterday I attended the Hot Coaching Topics conference in Bristol and really enjoyed it. Around 30 or so coaches, from quite diverse specialisms, debated the issues that they perceived to be the hot topics of the moment. One of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
When you leave for work in the morning, do you always wear the same perfume or aftershave? Is it synonomous with you? Earlier this year, I was in a leading hotel chain for a conference and the first thing I... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
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Last year I spoke at a women's event about told my inspiring story of skiing across the Greenland Ice Cap (one of the worlds most hostile environments) and how a team of four of us managed to achieve this in... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
As social media plays a bigger role in our work and our lives, its worthwhile to give some thought to how you are seen by others when you engage in this world. Here's how I like to be treated, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
Last week I had a problem with my car and it was out of action for almost a week. This caused me to have to change my diary and move business commitments which I really would prefer not to do.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
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Just recently I have had a spate of coaching clients who have been talking to me about how they find it hard to concentrate at work on any particular project for a length of time because of email. Is this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
Enjoying this week in SE Asia on business. Meerings in Hong Kong today and then onto Brisbane. Its nice to see the sun. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
I was thinking about how I get inspired recently and here is what I came up with. Mindset = must be open to ideas, not full of to do lists and pressures... Activity = looking at an ordinary event in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at From Armchair to Action
I am onboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean for Christmas, whilst doing some of my adventure lectures. Its interesting to observe family life on the ship over the festive period. Decorated doors, signs for Santa to stop by as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at From Armchair to Action
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I was having a conversation recently about the power and influence of language, as books like Words that Change Minds by Shelle Rose Charvet help you to understand how language and the words that people use will give you a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2010 at From Armchair to Action
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After attending the Association for Coaching event that I blogged about last week, I have been inspired to redefine my brand as a coach. I told a friend of mine and she instantly said "that seems like you do three... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at From Armchair to Action
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Last night I attended a great session arranged by the Association for Coaching, where Katherine Tulpa, Chief Executive and Co-Founder talked about mapping the landscape of coaching. One of the key trends that she mentioned (and that organisations increasingly want)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2010 at From Armchair to Action
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I recently moved house and was delighted when I realised that the cottage I was moving into had an Aga cooker. It has been a whole new experience learning to cook on the Aga and I am really enjoying it.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at From Armchair to Action