The smallest steps lead to the biggest changes

So It's Tough Out There, Is It?


An uplifting, inspirational parable that explores the true meaning of holistic business practise. Through the medium of story-telling, this book describes how to create sustainable success in the dog-eat-dog business environment. Set in a city software office, the story demonstrates the important relationship that exists between the personal well-being of employees and the well-being of the company.


A typical morning in the office of Straight-Talking Finance Ltd is shaken up by the arrival of a mysterious man calling himself the Coach. Selected members of staff are taken through a process that transforms the way they view their lives and the way they perform at work.


"The deepest and most lasting change comes from within. SITOT,II? brilliantly touches the reader in a way that is unique. If you're looking to deal with what might seem like overload or you are not working at your full potential, read the book. It will change your life." Lawrence Bloom, Deputy Chairman Omni WorldView Ltd

Modern business ideas can be hard for people to understand - leave alone adopt. This book makes it easy to see how New thinking can apply to any business." Omaid Hiwaizi, Partner, Crayon Direct Advertising.
"While reading Barry's book I was running some staff assessments and in one particular session played the coach's role to question or rather to get the individual to question what it is they want/desire/would like to change about themselves either within and outside the company. This particular individual spends a lot of time trying to play the role he feels he should be playing rather than being himself. I was delighted that within a few days he was more motivated and is now not only being more productive but enjoying being himself within the work environment." Andrew Gilbert, London Estate Agent

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Press Release 

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

Helen Keller

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Barry & Winnie Durdant-Hollamby have been coaching people through crises and processes of change for nearly 20 years. Specialising in relationship work and personal transformation, they have applied their methodologies in both individual and organisational settings.  

AVAILABLE VIA 1-1 in their consulting room in East Sussex, or across the world via EMAIL or PHONE. SEE 'COACHING SESSIONS' in SHOP (above) for more details.


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