5 Simple Steps for a Personal Year in Review

If your year didn’t turn out as well as you hoped it would, it’s time for honest reflection and make time for your personal “year in review”.

At this time of year many people end up disappointed and perhaps disillusioned as to where it went wrong.

But rather than looking back with regret you owe it to yourself to look back with curiousity to actively seek the lessons that you can take into your next 12 months.

In this podcast, Paul and Chris give practical steps to make sure you review with the right attitude, mindset and desire to learn, and outline these 5 perspectives to investigate from.


Whether you set specific goals at the start of the year or not, the quality of your actions are constantly influenced by the amount of clarity you current have on how to achieve what you want. On reflection, we often discover that we weren’t nearly as clear as we thought we were – or needed to be – in order to get what we hoped for.


To what extent did you have the certainty and confidence to take the steps that were needed to achieve your outcomes, or to overcome the barriers in your way? Listen to Paul and Chris discuss the factors that shape your confidence as it relates to Continue reading

Why Would You Have a Coach and a Mentor?

The terms “Coach” and “Mentor” are often used interchangeably. But what really is the difference, and would you ever need to have a coach and a mentor at the same time?

During this podcast Paul asks Sam about her recent experience with a writing mentor. After a successful personal challenge last year, Sam wrote 30,000 words for her first book in just 30 days! But Sam had her confidence knocked with some poorly delivered feedback, so she has now engaged a writing coach to help her take her writing and the book to the next level.

Mentors tend to be focused on a very specific area where as coaching is more fluid, it frequently changes direction and moves with the client.

Mentors often to have extensive experience in a specific field whereas Coaches guide the client to rely on their own experiences instead.

Mentors will set tasks for the client, but Coaches help the client set their own but ensure they are appropriate and SMART!


Have you had experience with both Mentors and Coaches? Why not share your experiences with the rest of the ActionPodcast listeners? Post a comment below or on our Facebook page.


What are mentors? How are they different from coaches? How do you get one? What will they do for you?

All these questions and more are answered in this podcast with Chris and Paul.

So what is coaching?

Life Coaching is still a relatively new profession especially here in the UK. In this episode Gina and Paul discuss some of the differences between coaching, counseling and mentoring.