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Own It!

Own It!

Can you believe it?  We are now on the final stretch of 2020. It’s been a strange old year.  At times - during lockdown, it felt like time had stood still and yet here we are – with less than 90 days remaining to year end.   September it seems, just passed in a...

Happy? – The Choice Is Yours

Happy? – The Choice Is Yours

Now – last time, we talked about HAPPINESS and it’s such an important topic, I think perhaps we should continue with the conversation.  I want to remind you that happiness is a choice and every single day you can choose to be happy …. or not.  You can choose to let...

Choose Happy

Choose Happy

I had nearly six hours on the train on my way back to the South of France, and found myself thinking about how much has changed in a year.     And it struck me that, despite our differences and our unique characteristics, most of us want the same thing....

Showing Up For Your Dreams

Showing Up For Your Dreams

I want to continue the conversation about CERTAINTY that we started last time - specifically in regard to the vision you hold for your life.   Certainty is the highest form of showing up for your dreams and your purpose.   Certainty gives us an added spark...

Cultivating Certainty

Cultivating Certainty

I want to talk about creating CERTAINTY - specifically in regard to your vision.   Certainty is a skillset that every legend and icon has developed.   And you can too.   Certainty gives us an added spark and burst of enthusiasm – which makes us...

Your Time to Shine

Your Time to Shine

There's something important that I would like to share with you this week.   Something that has come up for me personally, and often comes up in my work with Clients. And that is, fear of JUDGEMENT.   My Clients are reluctant to start living the life of...

Heading to the Seaside

Heading to the Seaside

Greetings from Marseilles ☀️     How wonderful to be with you once again.     In all honesty, my decision to come to Marseilles was somewhat ‘random’. I had already been in Annecy for a number of weeks, and as lockdown restrictions were finally...

The Magic of Travel

The Magic of Travel

As I write, the world is only just beginning to emerge from the various restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.    It’s been more than 100 days but at last, families are being reunited, shops and restaurants are permitted to re-open and just...

It’s Not Always Easy

It’s Not Always Easy

I had settled down on a long flight from London to LA and I was watching the movie Invictus – when I first heard the words     “I am the master of my fate,I am the captain of my soul”The movie is based on the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined...

Do It Now

Do It Now

Recently, whilst enjoying an early morning walk and taking in this view of Lake Annecy, it struck me...   It’s been a year 💎   It’s been a year - almost to the day, since I made the decision to activate a plan that had been in by ❤️ for a while.   For...

Don’t Be A Martyr

Don’t Be A Martyr

Man…… I love you!   Those are not words I utter very often 😂 and most certainly not on first meeting someone.  But I did on this particular day….     I was in the petrol station.  It was around 7.30pm on a cold, wintry evening and I was on my way home...

Let It Go

Let It Go

Today I’m going to tell you a story.   It’s a story about a young man who once worked in my team.   This young man was one of the smartest, most capable individuals that I have ever worked with, but he came to the office each day and he gave about 60% of...

Cows Are Lying Down

Cows Are Lying Down

As I mentioned previously, the best thing that we can all do right now is to prioritise FEELING GOOD.  We have been in lockdown for a number of weeks now, so I hope that consciously making time to focus on your needs is helping you deal with those low moments.During...

To Live and to Love

To Live and to Love

This morning as I sit down to write, I am hearing the news that our Prime minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care – fighting his own personal battle with Corona-virus.   These surely are unprecedented times and if this news teaches us anything, it is that...

Prioritise Feeling Good

Prioritise Feeling Good

Well let’s be honest, the excitement of Annecy didn’t last very long.   Soon after you finished reading my last update, Covid-19 acquired a chilling grip on the nation and to varying degrees, we are all now in isolation.   In France (where I remain) we have...

Bienvenue à Annecy

Bienvenue à Annecy

I am thrilled to inform you that this blog comes to you from Annecy, a beautiful alpine town in southeastern France. Last month, whilst staying with my friend in Geneva, I took a day-trip to Annecy and as soon as I arrived, knew that I had to return for a longer stay....

Time to Stretch

Time to Stretch

Many of my Clients tell me that they feel ‘stuck'. How about you?  Are you feeling stuck?   Do you feel like all the excitement has been drained from your life? Maybe you have come to believe that you are not as confident today as you once were?   Is there...

With Love From Geneva

With Love From Geneva

Happy Valentines! Sent to you with love from Geneva. In a week that is very much focused on couples, I find myself thinking about what it means to be yourself. And by that, I’m not talking about being alone, being by yourself – I am talking about BEING yourself.You...

Beating Those January Blues

Beating Those January Blues

We have already reached that time of year where many have (apparently) fallen off the wagon and given up on their new year’s resolutions.   But not you – right?  Because you are committed to change.   The thing is, January can be a tough month.   For...

Life Sucks!

Life Sucks!

With the start of each new year, we are inundated with articles, posts, and motivational hints about how to make this our BEST YEAR EVER!   And yes - I am very guilty of this myself. I love both creating and consuming this kind of stuff and do so like it’s going...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Hello and Happy new year!   Cheers 🍸 to the start of another fabulous year.  It is great to be back here with you.   Are you all set for 2020?   I’ve seen a lot of posts over the last 2 weeks about New Years’ resolutions and goal setting for 2020.  Now...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to stop by for one last time in 2019 to wish you a truly magical Christmas and a wonderful year ahead. I hope you are enjoying your Christmas day.   I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for all of your support...

Its Christmas

Its Christmas

Well hello!   Are you all set for Santa?   I love Christmas time, and being in London this year has been pretty special.   Honestly, I have never seen this city look more beautiful and I am excited to spend some time exploring with my friend during the...

Sparkle Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

Sparkle Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

Some months ago, I made a decision…..     … to remove the SPARKLE from my Business.     In a moment of apparent madness, I felt that perhaps the (often serious) corporate types that I tend to attract as clients, might be turned off.   That the...

I’m A Celebrity

I’m A Celebrity

I am feeling good.   Lighter. Emotionally lighter that is.     You see, I have been doing some great work with my Personal Coach, letting go of things I have been holding on to for a number of years, and making big plans for the future.   It feels so good...

Travel – It’s Good For The Soul

Travel – It’s Good For The Soul

I have recently returned from a week-long stay in New York feeling inspired and energized. And I have been reflecting on the magic of TRAVEL and why it inspires me so; why it is that I feel so happy when I’m travelling and why I have made an executive decision to make...

Master or Victim?

Master or Victim?

“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul” I recall the very first time I heard those words.  I was on a long flight from London to LA and I was watching the movie Invictus - the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain...

Do What You Love

Do What You Love

Greetings from Geneva, Switzerland. How are you?  Have you been spending 15 minutes per day working on your big goal like we discussed last time?  Your life-plan? Perhaps you are so caught up in the ‘busy-ness’ of life that you have forgotten how to dream?  Well let's...

15 Minute Miracle

15 Minute Miracle

Mwah!   That’s for you!  From me.  A big kiss from the vibrant (and currently very sunny) city of London.   As I write this, I am enjoying my 2nd week in London.  But as you read it, I will have moved on and will be discovering the delights of Geneva,...

Lifestyle by Design

Lifestyle by Design

Wow! What a whirlwind it’s been since the last time I wrote you.   I have now sold my home in Glasgow and all of my furniture, put my personal belongings into storage and temporarily relocated to London.Yikes!  Kind of stressful but still…….. so exciting!  ...

Switching Channels

Switching Channels

AWARENESS is the first step to change.   If you want to make changes to your life, the first thing you must do is to become aware of your thoughts.    Once you become aware of them, you can start to assess whether they are helping or hurting you in achieving all...

Sisters Are Doing It To Themselves

Sisters Are Doing It To Themselves

There is so much going on around me at the moment and as I stand on the outside looking in, I become more and more aware of the incredible power that lies in Mastering your Mindset.   In taking control of your thoughts. In understanding - your thoughts drive...

Moving On

Moving On

The first half of 2019 has been somewhat challenging as both of my parents have been quite poorly.  They are doing much better right now – and so I am back and ready for a more exciting second half of the year. And I have some news. I am making some big changes… the...

When Bridget Wears Prada

When Bridget Wears Prada

How are you?   All good?Can you imagine someone asking you this question?   How the f%#k do you ever hold down a big job like that? So rude! But honestly, if I had a pound for every friend who ever asked me that question, I could easily have retired at 40! Lol!  ...

Don’t Be A Bell Jar

Don’t Be A Bell Jar

I hadn’t long since returned to Scotland after my first 10-year stretch living and working in London when I signed up to participate in a motivational event in Glasgow called Mindstore for Life.  At the Event, hosted by Motivational guru Jack Black, attendees were...

Boxes Bubble Wrap and Tears

Boxes Bubble Wrap and Tears

This week, I decided to open up and share a little bit more of my story with you. Specifically, WHY I decided to leave behind the comfort & security of my career in Corporateto start over in a new life – doing what I love. But in order to tell you this story, I...

Better Than I Spy

Better Than I Spy

Greetings from a beautiful sunny Scotland.   Don’t you just love winter sun? It certainly feels that spring is on its way here… though I don’t want to get too carried away because this is Scotland after all.  And everything could change tomorrow. No wait… everything...

Living with Courage

Living with Courage

I don’t know whether you are in a relationship or not, but as it is Valentine’s Day today, it seems to me like the perfect moment to recommit to YOU and to living your life with COURAGE. But what does that even mean? When I share my story, people often respond with...

Which Would You Rather?

Which Would You Rather?

2019 has got off to a great start and I am feeling GOOD.  I am feeling really GOOD. I made some decisions about my Business at the start of the year and I have to be honest, I am enjoying it so much more right now.  Why? Because I have given myself permission to be...

Do What You Love & Love What You Do

Do What You Love & Love What You Do

And a very Happy New Year to you.   I am declaring 2019 a super successful year for us both.  Are you in?   Listen up…   I will only be gone 3 months …..   Those were my words.   Delivered with conviction.  For I absolutely 100% believed them...

What Do You Value?

What Do You Value?

How are you? Feeling good?  Excited for Christmas?   Or crazy busy, overwhelmed by all that still has to be completed before you can relax?  Well I very much hope that you will be taking a break over the next few weeks – a chance to regroup and recuperate as we say...

Regrets of the Dying

Regrets of the Dying

As we race towards the end of another year, I wanted to share with you, something I have been reading this week. Now it’s not a very uplifting conversation and for some, may even feel a little uncomfortable.   But please understand, I choose to share with you not...

Time For A Stock Take

Time For A Stock Take

Well, can you believe it?  There are now less than 6 full weeks to the end of the year. Yikes!  Time flies when you are having fun eh! Are you having fun?  Earlier this week I met a friend for coffee and having both worked in the corporate arena for many years, we...

Discomfort Paves The Way

Discomfort Paves The Way

One of the reasons why so many of us feel ‘stuck’ in life is that we are also stuck in our ‘comfort zones’ and we have elected not to experience discomfort. But the more we allow ourselves to feel uncomfortable, the more we choose to put ourselves out there, to try...

A Time To Reflect

A Time To Reflect

In my former/Corporate life, I don’t think I ever slowed down enough to notice the changing seasons – other than how ‘dark’ it was when I left for work and when I arrived home.  In fact, outside of work – I didn’t notice much at all.   Probably like most people in my...

Know Your Priorities

Know Your Priorities

Well this is it!  We are now in the final quarter of 2018.   Have you achieved all that you planned to at the start of the year? As we march through the final weeks of the year, I recommend that you go back to your old notebook and take another look at what you...

Change the Soundtrack

Change the Soundtrack

We each have between 50,000 and 70,000 thoughts per day. That’s a LOT of thinking.   And then of course, every day, hundreds of different things happen – to us and all around us.  Between our work life, our personal lives, and what is going on in the outside...

Cry Baby

Cry Baby

So how did you get on last week?   Have you been giving lots of thought to the areas where you have been using AGE as a barrier to living your life your way?   I hope that you have experienced some kind of breakthrough this week and are now making plans for...

Love The Age You Are

Love The Age You Are

AGE   It’s such a ‘thing’.   People (and women in particular) seem to get really hung up on it. In my work as a Transformational Life Coach, I see this frequently – particularly once a woman reaches her forties – it seems that age becomes a real barrier, and...

Facing My Fears

Facing My Fears

Are you stuck in a rut?   Do you feel like all the excitement has been drained out of your life?   Perhaps you feel that you are not as confident as you once were? Is there something that you would really love to try, but you are a bit scared of how it might...

Linda Thomson, Lifestyle & Success Coach B&W

About Me

Linda Thomson is an international Lifestyle & Success Coach.

She coaches and mentors highly driven, talented, and capable women who have already achieved a level of success in their Corporate careers but often at the expense of other areas of their life.

Her clients come because they find themselves at a cross-roads and are keen to explore the possibilities of an exciting new vision – a career change, relocation, a new business venture or an amazing new passion project.

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