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Spheres of Control Inventory

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 by

The Spheres of Control inventory, or SOC-3, measures the degree to which people perceive control over three spheres of life – personal achievement, interpersonal relations and social & political institutions. Someone might be high in personal control but low in interpersonal and socio-political control, for example.  Any other combination is possible, although Personal Control is

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David C M Carter

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 by

Those who truly aspire to succeed in this world understand a mentor’s value. A great mentor is the difference between success and significance.

The purpose of life is being and becoming the very best version of ourselves.

By working with me, my clients get breakthroughs they didn’t realise were achievable, as you’ll see by reading the testimonials section of this website.

I only ever mentor a maximum of 10 clients at any one time. Given the intensity of the relationships with my clients, and because there is so much riding on their success, I focus a lot of attention on just a small number of clients, guaranteeing a highly successful outcome.


As a service to users we are creating a series of posts we are calling “Directory Digest” to summarize recent additions to our Mentors and Coaches Directory.  Click here to search for, and find, full listings. Within the Directory the Lens Categories shown for each listing can be searched according to the personal capabilities upon

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The Big Five Personality Traits

Friday, 27 March 2015 by

In psychology, the Big Five personality traits are five broad domains or dimensions of personality that are used to describe human personality. The theory based on the Big Five factors is called the five-factor model (FFM). The five factors are openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Acronyms commonly used to refer to the five traits


Introducing the Lens In researching the literature relating to developing one’s personal capabilities in order to achieve the most one can in life we realized there was a need to distill the mass of information down into essential elements. The idea being to help bring clarity to how to appreciate where one is now,


Mentors vs Coaches

Monday, 05 January 2015 by

Comparing approaches Rather than the well-worn path of starting with dictionary definitions or my version of a comparison table, my approach is one of personal reflection. What does it mean to me? One way I think of the difference is that mentoring is ‘à la carte’ vs coaching’s ‘buffet’ in these respects. Mentoring is more