YANNICK’S BLOG

Nuggets What I’ve (always) struggled with – Of pruning and hoarding What’s really helping me out – Yannick Jacob, Father/Science Detective! What a piece of shit taught me about responsibility – Sarte vs. Projectile poo What I’ve learned about my mind – Presence, distractions

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What I’ll be telling my kids  –  It’s not ALL about relationships What will follow me for decades  – How language shapes our minds What organisations can do to waste the power of WHY – Playing the purpose game What made me lose my shit – We

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Oh my, what a summer it’s been! I do a lot of “checking-in” as part of a dozen monthly supervision groups and a clear theme has been emerging across most of them: Stretch! It seems that part of what the pandemic caused

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  There are two special events I wanted to make you aware of coming up in June and July. If you know someone who you think would benefit from learning about the existential coaching landscape, I’d really appreciate you passing

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I’m late. Well not that anybody notices or necessarily even cares about how regularly these Nuggets find their way into the inboxes of the world, but it did matter to me. I had made a promise that every last Friday of

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I want to start these nuggets with a pie chart. Because every March since 2005 I’ve been thinking about the day my friend Max showed it to me and until just now I could never find it again. Okay well,

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I hope you’re well! The 2nd waves are easing off in most places and I can feel both, a sense of collective hope as some countries have made great progress with their vaccine rollouts, and also a real lockdown fatigue as

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What a turbulent start to the new year it’s been! I hope you and your loved ones are doing/being okay in all this. I’ve arguably had much less time to think lately, but whenever I became still, my thoughts included those

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The prospect of being able to gain and maintain consciousness during a dream has always fascinated me. I’ve heard stories about flying, threesomes, having tea with childhood nightmare monsters and, more recently, the therapeutic possibilities of lucid dreaming as it

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What a trip this has been! And what a trip it still is! Yes, 2020 is officially over! John Oliver blew it up actually. But that’s the thing with time. It’s just a concept that helps us get together and even the

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First of all: whether you’re celebrating Christmas or not, whether you were able to spend this time with family and loved ones or you were shielding (them), from the bottom of my heart I wish that you’ve had some time

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Feels like it was last week! Feels like ages ago! That’s been the responses I got a lot recently – often both at the same time, actually – when checking in with my monthly supervision groups. 2020 really warped our

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Riding the wave. That’s what I’ve found myself saying lately when people asked me how I am. And the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. I’m not talking CoViD-19 here, though it’s obviously very much on my

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Oh boy did I need a break! I learned a few times in my life that I can stretch myself quite considerably, especially when working on projects that excite me (more on that below), but I do notice the subtle

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I’ve just realized that my laptop refused to switch over from UK to French time. That means you’re gonna have to jump straight in without a considered, witty and inspiring intro, which I usually write at the end. Our AirBnB

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You know I’m one for limited promotion. I do care about getting people to go that one step deeper with their thinking. That’s why for some time I’ve been “Talking about Coaching” in the form of my podcast (both solo and together with

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A lot has happened this month so I’ve got a few chunky nuggets for you. And since in comparison with the world it seems odd to tell you about the exciting stuff that’s been brewing in my kitchen I want

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“My doors are (almost) always open and I’d love to hear from you.” This has been the signature to these nuggets since I started writing them some 2 years ago. While I still absolutely LOVE to hear from you (and

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In the summer of 2018 I presented my approach to coaching at the 20th Conference of the International Network of Personal Meaning (INPM) in Vancouver. Based on my talk I wrote this paper which was recently published in the INTERNATIONAL

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For June’s Coaching Lab we’ll get to observe a live coaching demo with London Life Coach Nick Hatter followed by a debrief and discussion together with the Nick and his client, and a chance to practice and experiment in triads in breakout rooms

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Last time I wrote to you felt like 1989 (a number which, just like Douglas Adams’s 42, just popped into my mind btw). What I’m saying is that time feels distorted. I mean it’s always distorted when you think about it

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Holy. Shit. Every Corona-week feels like a dog year to me these days. Despite all the uncertainty, anxiety and panic that’s generally floating around, it also made me think a lot. Despite being generally awful times characterized by lots of

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Being back. Feeling forward. There’s something special about coming home. It’s a place you know. A place of relative certainty. Somewhere we (are supposed to) feel safe. Right now I have mixed feelings about being back, back from our honeymoon in Japan.

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In November 2017 Tim Ferriss’s then-new book Tribe of Mentors was published, a wonderful collection of practical life advice a whole range of top performers in their respective fields. For some reason I never got an invitation. But hey, I forgive

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