The biggest challenge in relationships is managing our world view of what it should be like. We all have a view based on our experiences, values and context. And these thoughts impact how we feel and how we act on them, just like everyone else. And sometimes there’s agreement and sometimes there isn’t.
Before we decide to let go, we usually experience some signals that show us it’s time. We are either rushed off our feet and are forced to re-prioritise our activities. Our desk is overtaken by papers and ‘stuff’ so we can’t find what we’re looking for. We no longer feel good in the company of particular people. Or, we no longer feel good about what we’re doing or particular activities we used to enjoy. Those signals can be ignored or acted upon.
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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