For anyone starting out on their mindfulness journey, I encourage you to stick at it for at least a couple of months to start realizing some of the many benefits. For some it may not take so long. To start practicing mindfulness, all you need is yourself and your breath.
It was very instructive. If you have any doubt as to whether you or your mind is in charge, I suggest you embark on a 30-day challenge of your choosing. You will learn who really is in charge when you’re not paying attention.
Martine Barclay is the founder of Interconnected Development, a specialised coaching and mindfulness training practice, that supports working professionals throughout the career lifecycle. With deep professional services experience and over twenty years in talent development, particularly with lawyers, Martine adopts a development approach to her coaching.
Clients work with Martine on a range of career related issues. They include increasing leadership capacity, managing time and stress, positioning themselves for promotion, and, when they are in career crisis looking for direction.
Martine specialises in stress reduction as it is always a factor when things aren’t working as well as they could. It affects how you intepret situations, respond to them and manage your energy amongst other things. Martine's gentle, direct approach coupled with her curious nature has earned her a reputation of truly getting to know what matters most to her coaching clients and how to skillfully move them forward.
Martine has worked in a number of leading professional services firms like Goldman Sachs JBWere, King & Wood Mallesons, Norton Rose, KPMG and Credit Suisse and developed their practitioners and future leaders. Her coaching clients come from a range of professional services and have gone on to run successful practices. Some now hold leadership positions in their firm.
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