We are always delighted to share links from our positive friends at Qualitymind. With possible easing of Lockdown rules around the corner and things looking to change, now is the time to to become your own pilot for the journey ahead.
Cliff Jerred 👏
We have know Qualitymind for a good few years now and can thoroughly recommend his life coaching skills. These recent VLog’s are short and hit the right note.
Have a look at his page and get in touch with Cliff for inspiration and motivation 👍

Whether a one off session or a series of sessions, As The No nonsense Coach, I’ll help you look at

Operating as usual


The days are short, prices are rising, wherever we look the world is demising.

In December we have hope, when it can be difficult to cope.
In December we have trees adorned in decoration, yet put on a smile of adoration.
In December we hope for a better year ahead and let aspirational thoughts fill our head

Let’s do what we can to be the best we can be, kind to all, how good would that be?


Human Flowerpotting for 24hrs - what’s not to like? 🌻


We can’t erase trauma, however, we can reduce the impact it has on us through coaching. Taking control rather than it controlling you provides immediate lightening of that burden.

Here’s a waterfall, unrelated but what a lovely picture!


We can’t erase trauma, however, we can reduce the impact it has on us through coaching. Taking control rather than it controlling you provides immediate lightening of that burden.

Here’s a waterfall, unrelated but what a lovely picture!


A fantastic opportunity to facilitate
a new initiative which is being run in a group setting, immediate feedback is always good and here’s a snapshot from some of the participants…

“The session was a good way to view how everyone works and give a fresh perspective on the job and coming to work”

“I found the session very useful. It helped me from a management perspective, to understand how different people operate and then how to manage different characters”

It reinforced that I wasn’t the only one dealing with these conversations and feelings.

Discussing common difficulties with colleagues and bouncing ideas and comments off each other gave me a different perspective of these situations , and opened new ways of dealing with them”

“The biggest takeaway for me was realising life isn’t a rehearsal . It’s not selfish to look after your own happiness”

“It helped me focus on the positives in life and not to dwell on the negatives. To know that everyone is different and to look to the future.
A space to offload and reflect”

“The untangled session was really useful to wind down after work and dedicate some time to do something for myself and my mental health.

It was really comforting as some people shared their own experiences & ways of thinking, a lot of which I could also personally relate to. Was super helpful to learn some new perspectives and also some techniques without the pressure of feeling like I had to divulge my personal experiences. “


Show you love by listening not just hearing.


This is truly amazing - what a mind blowing figure - thank you to all involved for making this an incredible success.
In such difficult times for people it just goes to show what can be achieved.

Pleased to say that an amazing figure of £32,000 has been raised for the Forgotten Veterans UK charity by the Portsmouth Remembers group. A final thanks to all those that walked the walk, the organisers, the business sponsors, staff at the charity and of course the magnificent community of Portsmouth. The bottom line is to increase awareness for the charity and enable the funds to help the lives of armed forces veterans who find themselves in vulnerable situations…. Of this we should be proud.


A lot of the issues in life would not exist if people talked to each other rather than talking about each other.

Are you having problem confirming conversations or problem solving conversations?




This morning whilst driving on a beautiful country lane on the way to a meeting I saw a child cycling furiously, blazer flapping in the breeze - I thought, I bet he hates cycling to school but one day he might return to that lane to reminisce about his “good old days” cycling to school along that beautiful lane. Enjoy the moment, be present and celebrate the mundane as well as the big events. What will you centre on today?


Why eggs?

The egg, an ancient symbol of new life, has been associated with pagan festivals celebrating spring. From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus' emergence from the tomb and resurrection.
Whatever your stance or belief, grasp this time of new life to start living and stop procrastinating! Do it, do it now. If not now, when? If not you, who? You’re the CEO of your life. 😀🐣


This edited photo was a gift from a client while I was typing some notes. Just a simple kind action shared is literally worth 1000 words. What will you do today to brighten someone else’s day?


Selfless commitment to others. ♥️


I’m quietly enjoying seeing the sun rise before the day starts to unfold. What are the highlights of the day you're looking forward to?


Extract from a client note received today…. “…lots to work on in life but I'm in the frame of mind at the moment where I'm putting myself ahead of others just for a change.
Amazing to meet you "mind guru"... I'll certainly be back…… “


Great conversations create greater opportunities. A delight to have had an engaging and possibility inducing meeting.


When someone specifically says “thank you, You have a real gift of perception, I can’t believe how much we’ve achieved in 2 days” such a humbling experience to receive this feedback, everyone deserves to be listened to. ♥️ #lightbulbmoment


Hello, it’s me, Cliff. Sometimes just a cheery “hello” in your own style can make someone smile. Never underestimate the impact you have on others. I was minded of this when some of my “Cliffisms” were brought to my attention this week. What I see as a cheery “hello” brings a smile to others, that is joyous to know. What will you do today to make someone smile?


Engage with yourself and others in problem-solving conversations not in problem-confirming ones. Our self talk and talk with others ensures whether you choose whether you can or you can’t do anything. Whichever you believe, you are right.


On this Valentine’s Day, self love is not selfish. Learning to love yourself provides the opportunity to love others. On this Valentine’s Day, remind yourself to love yourself and celebrate your uniqueness.


Competition with others?

Do you only see the good and positive aspects in others but only focus on your perceived negatives in yourself?

Ask Yourself -
Am I comparing like for like?
What are the good things about me?

Focus on a more balanced and helpful way of looking at yourself and celebrate your gorgeousness.
We’re all our own worst critics! Ease up on yourself.


How’s yours? Am I only noticing the bad stuff?
Am I filtering out the positives?
Am I wearing those "gloomy specs'?
What would be more realistic?


Paranoia is very real to some of my clients, taking time to identify what is Mind Reading and what is reality can be very powerful.
Assuming we know what others are thinking (usually about us)then asking yourself, Am I assuming I know what others are
What, if any is the evidence?
Are those my own thoughts, not theirs? Is there another, different way of looking
at it? What am I basing that thought on? Paranoia is absolutely real and can be absolutely terrifying, however, adopting some simple but effective strategies, through coaching, can really lighten the load.


Robert Brault quote

“Often, what seems like an impossible climb is just a staircase without the steps drawn in”.


I’ve just received this written note from a brilliant client who has worked so hard to implement behavioural change strategies (anonymised for privacy).

“I was introduced and started my Therapy with Cliff, Life coach. 
I have had chronic anxiety and depression for 57 years of my life.

I found that my anxiety was exassabated by my time in military service.

The moment I started my therapy with Cliff Life coach, I realised that this therapy was so much different from any previous therapy that I had received in the past. Cliff saw me as a person and not just another client. He really took a interest in me.

Things in my life started to change just after a couple of therapy sessions…….”


So delighted to share this latest review - “Thank you so much for our chat recently. I hadn’t realised how much stress I was carrying. The meeting with my client not only went well but didn’t even cover the stuff I was worried. Afterwards I had the space to reflect more on some of the stuff you’d said and it really landed with me. I’d spent a few months last year also worrying about my relationship with this client and I realised how much unnecessary anxiety had been impacting my life and mental health. Your chat has given me a new way of looking at things which will allow me to close down similar fears when they no doubt arise again in the future. I wanted to say a proper thank you because it feels like a transformational change. “


Such a simple but powerful message. 💚


This is what it’s all about. Client feedback testimonials make my heart sing but knowing people are growing, developing and are energised with renewed focus is such a buzz.

“I have been working with Quality Mind since October 2021

It has taught me how to re-align my sights and given me methods of how to compartmentalise my thoughts and actions. It’s has given me a whole new language to learn with regards to how I approach conversations and people. Mostly it has given me a platform to springboard and achieve exactly what I want from life and relationships.

I can honestly say working with Quality Mind in such a short space of time has opened my mind to who I am what I can do and what I can achieve from my life.

I cannot thank Cliff enough for what we have achieved already and I look forward to the future knowing I have the tools now to help me move forward with my life.



I rather liked this, create your own memories and happiness will become a natural byproduct.


Some people make things happen

Some people watch things happen

Some people wonder what happened, which one are you?

Call me today to start taking control.

07711 342599


Make 2022 the best year yet, for you. Not anyone else, do it for you. Make good choices. Think consequences and live your future in the present.


Writing yourself a letter can be a very powerful tool. Overcoming fear, emptying your head of the washing machine syndrome and allowing you to feel lighter is a simple yet effective strategy


Whatever your traditions are at this time of year, if they are important to you, continue with them. Routine when Covid is desperately trying to derail us is even more important! going


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