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Jane Daly's Worklife podcast - Ann James: Unlived

PUBLISHED: 23/09/2020

Ann James MA MSc, Executive Fellow, Henley Business School, Coach & Coach Supervisor, Member, Association for Coaching, Approved Tutor, International Coach Federation

In this episode Jane talk to Ann James about the importance of focusing on what's 'Unlived'

In Ann's own words...

I started my career in the events and broadcast sectors, did ok, and decided at the ripe old age of 30 that corporate life and me were not going to get along. I asked myself what I might be really scared of doing - which was walking away and setting up on my own. That’s exactly what I did. Every year, I ask myself that same question, and find something - even a tiny something - that I think I can’t do, then have a go.

In the almost 30 years since, I have largely followed my nose; the scent trail brought me to coaching, nudging others to take a chance, make a change, have a go.

I have a private coaching, personal development and coach development practice, and I train coaches at the world-renowned Henley Business School, which runs the only global, triple-accredited coach programme of its kind. 

Around my 50th birthday, I read a book that pointed my nose in a new direction, leading me to American writer - and now film-maker - Joan Anderson. Since getting into the habit of attending her Cape Cod retreats, I have been hosting my Sea Change ® getaways on the Suffolk coast for groups of women who have reached that point in life where they feel the urge to sniff the air and take stock.  

We often surprise ourselves.

If you are looking for be inspired more by what's 'Unlived', Ann recommends: 

  • Joan Anderson and Nancy Kline as inspirations, role models and mentors – have a look at what they have done and who they are!
  • Sniffing the air (what is outlived in one’s life and what is unloved?)
  • Surprising oneself (the importance of having a go)

If you would like to find out more about Ann's work click here 

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