Julia Pitt, MA is a trained Personal Development Coach, certified NLP Practitioner, writer and public speaker. Qualifying through the Coaching Academy in London, England, Julia uses coaching methodology and tools to help her clients achieve their true potential, break through barriers to success and fulfillment and attain the goals they set for themselves. Dedicated to Bermuda's success and putting her passion into action, Julia writes her column in the Royal Gazette offering the fundamentals of coaching in weekly installments. Her hope is to provide an opportunity for readers to increase self-awareness and insight into human behaviour and by achieving individual goals, so collectively improve ourselves, our relationships, how we relate to our surroundings and ultimately, have a positive effect on the community. Julia also volunteers with the 'Coaching for Success' sidearm of the Mirrors Program, which brings coaching to Bermuda's youth.
Sep 20, 2017 8:00 am
The term ‘bad news’ denotes that it’s not likely to be met with jubilation, but if we’re the ones giving it we can learn to navigate those difficult conversations with respect and understanding, and hopefully minimise the fallout.
Sep 13, 2017 8:00 am
When I got kicked out of clown school in Paris, (yes, you read that right. How I ended up in clown school in the first place is a whole other story.
Suffice to say, always read the small print, particularly if it’s in a foreign language.
Sep 6, 2017 8:00 am
Few things make me squirm more than having to deliver bad news. It’s a task that, in the past, I have done anything to avoid. The prospect of letting someone down, giving negative feedback, or even worse, letting them go, filled me with such...
Aug 30, 2017 8:09 am
Sweet talk. When we want something, it’s easy to reach for the butter and spread it on thick.
Often, we don’t actually ask for what we want. Instead, we pussyfoot around it, leaving hints and clues to what we’re after, hoping the other...
Aug 23, 2017 8:00 am
In a conversation recently I was told I was being aggressive. “Emphatic” is the word I would have used, but in truth it was more a spat than a chat so, being caught up in the heat of the moment, perhaps I’m not the best judge.
I’m a firm...
Aug 16, 2017 8:00 am
Love is … Do you remember that comic strip? It reminds me of childhood birthday cards. It appeared in the papers, just a single frame: a little naked girl and boy with a different one-line phrase about what love is. “Love is … the way to grow.”...
Aug 9, 2017 8:00 am
Every so often I’ll hear something that completely changes the way I think. Or poses a question I’d never stopped to ask. Or offers an insight I didn’t realise was missing.
Of course, this happens way more frequently when I go on one of my...
Jul 26, 2017 8:00 am
I have a friend who apologises for being her. The telephone rings. “Hello?” I say. “Hello Julia, it’s just Suzy…”
She says it every time she calls, “it’s just Suzy”, as if to say, “I hate to disappoint but, before you get excited, it’s only...
Jul 19, 2017 8:00 am
How important is our past? Does it define us? Are we who we are because of it? Despite it? Or is our past just history — what’s done is done, cannot be changed and today is a new day to choose what we will do with?
Imagine for a moment that...
Jul 11, 2017 8:00 am
For a moment last week, much to my surprise, I thought I’d be taking home two stray kittens. Returning to my car in an empty lot I spotted said young cats rubbing heads together and looking utterly adorable. What were they doing there, far from...
Jul 4, 2017 8:00 am
On Friday, my nine-year-old asked: “Where are you going mummy?”
“To work,” I said.
“But why? It’s the summer holidays!”
When I explained that once you finish school most people no longer get two months off every summer, not to...
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