Where Do You Go To Gain Clarity?

detective-day-dreaming-2Angela recently asked me to share my workspace. I am Sheryl Andrews – The Strength and Solution Detective – author of “Manage Your Critic – From Overwhelm to Clarity in 7 Steps”

My role is to ask questions that focus my client’s attention on the solution they want and give them evidence based feedback that reminds them of their strengths and existing strategies that work for them. Many of my retreats are run from my home providing a safe haven for my clients to take time out for half a day or whole days once a month. Space away from their home and their normal work space giving them the opportunity to take the weight off their shoulders and giving them a new perspective both physically and emotionally. A space where they only have to think about their own needs and wants whilst focusing on their business without distraction. 

Each space has a different meaning for each client and reflects different emotions and feelings and the clients are encouraged to find a space that knows something about their ideas, thoughts and plans.

indoor-outdoorThere is the indoor-outdoor area that provides them with a comfortable space to work outside all year around if they so choose.




power-group-may-2015We have the workshop room where we meet for group discussions. This is also the space where I meet with my collaborative partners and where I spend my time when I want to be creative and map out my plans.



kitchen-hubnWe have the kitchen for breakouts and time to connect and give the mind a rest and refuel the body. We have the living room which provides a fresh clear space to stretch your thoughts



power-group-april-2015-3We have the stairs – yes some clients work on the stairs as it often represents a sense of being caught between two levels.  And upstairs we have the office that also has a bed if our clients want comfort, time to snuggle or simply time to lie down and process information. This also doubles as my office for accounting and writing at which time it is often not as clutter free and tranquil instead, it is the hub of activity.

spain_nAnd I travel with my clients taking them on retreat and my favourite one is our annual writing retreat in Spain with book mentor Karen Williams once a year. And when I am on holiday I take the opportunity to use the new space to space to inspire my writing.


I hope this inspires you to consider where can you find clarity? Please do share below your favourite space for clarity.


About the Author – Sheryl Andrews – The Strength and Solution Detective

detective-day-dreaming-2Sheryl Andrews, Founder of Step by Step Listening, is well known for her fast speaking and her passion to make things happen. But what many of you may not know is that in private behind closed doors she was also no stranger to lapses in self belief and an overwhelming sense of not being good enough.

That was until she learned the importance of being heard and asking for support. In her book she describes the step by step journey she took to learn how to manage her critic turning her overwhelm into clarity in 7 steps.

Sheryl now runs retreats that encourage you to really listen to what you need to work, learn and live at your best with others and the confidence to ask for those needs to be met.


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