Useful Links, Articles and Book Recommendations
Below are links to some articles and books that may be of interest - just click on the links to view.
Midlife and 'midlife crisis'
You’re only as middle-aged as you feel | Middle age | The Guardian
Forget regret! How to have a happy life – according to the world’s leading expert | Health & wellbeing | The Guardian
7 Signs Of An Existential Crisis + How To Come Out Of It Stronger | mindbodygreen
Psychiatrist reveals changing your life every ten years helps you gain 'influence' | Daily Mail Online
Who am I, how can I understand myself & live authentically? (happiful.com)
A new start after 60: ‘I became a psychotherapist at 69 and found my calling’ | Life and style | The Guardian
Midlife career change doesn’t have to be a crisis: Time to debunk 4 career change myths - The Economic Times (indiatimes.com)
Life After Sport (transition)
Life after rugby: as game feels pinch, players face demanding transition | Premiership | The Guardian
Shaunagh Brown column: 'It's scary when retirement thoughts creep in' - BBC Sport
DANNY MURPHY: I needed therapy to escape depression. Everyone should know what can happen to them | Daily Mail Online
Retirement in sport: What happens when it's all over? - BBC Sport
How to help athletes adapt to life after sport (theconversation.com)
Changing lives in sport | Switch The Play
LAPS: Life After Professional Sport: For elite athletes and sports pros
Leaders Need Professional Coaching Now More Than Ever - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COACHING FEDERATION (hbr.org)
Benefits of Coaching: Purpose, Clarity, and Passion in Daily Life (betterup.com)
Here are some exercises that you might wish to try yourself to help identify where you are currently and where you'd like to be in the future. They do not take the place of a 'real' coaching session (you would expect me to say that!) however, they can be helpful as a starting point in identifying where you would like your life to change and steps to take.
If you would like to talk through these exercises, or what they have brought up for you once you have done them, please get in touch.
Wheel of Life
The Wheel of Life is an effective tool used in coaching and personal development that allows people to 'check-in' on their life and their current goals. It is used as a simple yet powerful diagnostic and assessment device that provides clarity and allows you to evaluate the different areas of your life.
For guidance on the wheel click here
To access a template click here
Further further information on the Wheel of Life click here
Be, Do, Have
This activity provides you with an opportunity to explore everything that you want to be, do or have. This will help you to set short, medium and long-term goals with actions to achieve them.
Click here for guidance on how to undertake this exercise - good luck!
Use these 49 questions below to help you move forward on an area of your life that is important to you. Answer them as fully and as honestly as you can, and you will reap the rewards!
Access the questions here