What’s Your Networking Mindset?

Photo by Angelo Pantazis on Unsplash I really love going to events and meeting people. In fact in the past couple of weeks I have been out and about bumping into old acquaintances and making new contacts and I have found myself really enjoying it. But it hasn’t always been like that. There was a […]

5 Tips To Help You Become More Courageous At Work

Photo by Oliver Cole on Unsplash Courage is a vital leadership quality. Courageous leaders make the difficult decisions when nobody else will, and command the respect of their teams by driving ahead with complex changes.   It isn’t easy to show courage because it means that you have to continually try to do things in different […]

Effective Listening For Leaders

Photo by Malte Wingen on Unsplash How would you rate your listening out of 10? As coaches we spend much of our time listening and yet I know personally there is still room for improvement. At home with two boys and my husband there are frequent moments when quality listening is abandoned – in fact […]

How To Set Clear Expectations

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash You invested time and money recruiting a new staff member and now it’s coming up to the end of the probationary period. You are feeling frustrated because they are not performing as you want them to and you feel let down. You really want this to work and the […]

Empower Your Team To Be Their Best

Photo by Vincent van Zalinge on Unsplash Are you ready to have a more positive impact on those you lead? Would you like to be the one who empowers others to be their best? When good leaders are effectively empowering their team, their lives are easier and their team is happier. When teams are empowered, […]

The Power Of Giving An “A”

Photo by Rochelle Nicole on Unsplash Michaelangelo said that in sculpting his masterpiece “David” he was merely chipping away from the marble everything that was not David. In other words, you need only to remove the excess stone to reveal the work of art within. Having just returned from Italy, I love this analogy. So […]

Happy New Year

Photo by Fikri Rasyid on Unsplash So how is it so far? Have you made a number of New Year resolutions? I find that executive coaching clients fall into two camps at this time of year. Either you have made a number of resolutions and are working out how to implement them or you have […]

3 Tips To Get Your Business Strategy Started

Photo by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash So you have just started your new job and you are both excited and terrified at the same time. You have been longing for the chance to stamp your mark on something to create something new and now you have your chance. You have a date in the diary […]

Does My Bum Look Big In This…? Perhaps It’s The COIN In My Pocket!

Photo by André François McKenzie on Unsplash We have all done it right? Rather than give an honest reply to the question “does my bum look big in this?” We duck the issue. We say “yes you look lovely” – a blatant lie, “yes it’s fine”- sitting on the fence or “what about those trousers […]