Jane

About Jane Adshead-Grant

Jane is an Award Winning Accredited Executive Mentor Coach helping you to progress your career by developing your leadership and communication skills further. Her coaching is underpinned with a Post Grad Diploma in Psychological Coaching and NLP. She is an accredited, coach, facilitator and teacher of the Thinking EnvironmentÂŽ, with over 3,000 hours coaching individuals and teams. Previously she spent 15 years in the Corporate Environment navigating her career from Secretary to HR Director.

7 Simple Steps to Develop your Executive Presence

A common theme that emerges with my coaching clients is how to develop more executive presence. The kind of presence someone creates as they enter a room, take their seat at the table and begin to communicate effectively with those around them. Do you remember a time when you met someone in a leadership position [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|Category of Personal Leadership, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Leadership effectiveness|Comments Off on 7 Simple Steps to Develop your Executive Presence

How to Develop a Courageous Mindset

In my last post, I shared with you the kind of courageous mindset successful leaders have. I shared the benefits of having a 'growth mindset' as opposed to a 'fixed mindset' and how this will serve you in developing a courageous mindset. One stellar example for showing a courageous mindset is author, screenwriter, and producer, [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|courage mindset, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Leadership effectiveness, Professional development|Comments Off on How to Develop a Courageous Mindset

The Courageous Mindset All Leaders Should Aim For

“You will fail more from timidity, procrastination, and carefulness.” These are some of the powerful words from one of the world’s most highly respected keynote speakers and authors on human potential, Margie Warrell. Warrell is also a writer for Forbes and founder of Global Courage. Part of her leadership coaching focuses on seizing opportunities, expanding [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|communication, courage mindset, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Leadership effectiveness, Professional development|Comments Off on The Courageous Mindset All Leaders Should Aim For

Are you in transition? If so, don’t forget the past!

We all experience transitions in our lives when we need to ‘let go’ and ‘move on’.  This is not an easy thing to do. Sometimes the transition is created from own decision, for example, the decision to change jobs. Other times, it arrives through the decision of another.  Whatever the circumstance, we are likely to [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Career Change, change, compassion, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Professional development|Comments Off on Are you in transition? If so, don’t forget the past!

Making the Leap from Friend to Team Leader

  Whether you believe leaders are born or whether they are made, leaders need to persuade and influence others towards achieving a common goal. Here in the UK we have recently seen the art of persuasion through the Brexit campaign and more recently in the contest for the Conversative Party leadership and future Prime Minister. [...]

By | July 10th, 2016|Career Change, Category of Personal Leadership, change, compassion, Leadership effectiveness, Professional development|Comments Off on Making the Leap from Friend to Team Leader

How to Avoid the Common Problems of Poor Decision Making as a Team Leader

  Being a leader in any field is tough. Top leaders know that when they make a decision, it’s not just about the immediate action and reaction that matters but also the long-term effects that can ripple through a team and cause confusion and chaos. Unfortunately, being the one who has to make the decision [...]

Don’t let poor communication bring you down!

Earlier this year, Entrepreneur Magazine came out with an article saying that the fastest way to be tagged as a bad manager is to have poor communications skills. There are many ways to show you have a problem with communications. Have you ever found yourself saying (or thinking) these words: “Just listen and follow.” “It’s [...]

Taking hold of the reins: two aspects of change

Charles Darwin, the geologist behind the theory of evolution once said, “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who are best at adapting to change.” As a leader, you have to see change and adaptability to change as a two-pronged situation: one from the point of view of [...]

An unconventional way to develop your leadership brand

Previously I have written about practical ways of being a more effective communicator. Today I hone in on an unconventional way of developing your personal leadership brand. I want to start by acknowledging one of my clients, Steven (I have changed the name for confidentiality).  Steven sought greater clarity on what he wanted to achieve in this chapter of his work and life. [...]

5 Important and Universal Leadership Facts

Leadership today is a complex process.  It is no longer enough to set a compelling vision and hope that your team will follow you. In my experience effective leadership is: getting others to perform at the best letting them know their key qualities and the value of their contribution helping them grow personally and professionally. Drs [...]