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Turning Leadership On Its Head

Can you imagine a workplace where you are listened to; where your thoughts and ideas are pro-actively sought? Can you imagine a workplace where you feel appreciated for your gifts and are encouraged to continually find and improve, not only your talents, but also the systems and processes with which you work? Can you imagine [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|communication, compassion, courage mindset, Leadership effectiveness, Listening|Comments Off on Turning Leadership On Its Head

7 Ways to Overcome Procrastination at Work

  Do you find yourself procrastinating at work? You know when you put off the thing that you know you need to do, but will find something easier or more pleasurable to do instead? If so, you're not alone. In fact, according to Psychology Today, everyone procrastinates sometimes, but 20 percent of people chronically avoid difficult [...]

By | July 1st, 2017|Career management, commitment, Leadership effectiveness, Professional development|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Overcome Procrastination at Work

How to Manage Your Boss after Getting Promoted

  Congratulations! You just landed the promotion you dreamed of and worked hard for. You successfully influenced your boss and the leadership team with your vision and how you add value to the business. Now you are leading a team, inspiring them with your vision and creating an environment for high performance.   The challenge [...]

By | June 2nd, 2017|Career Change, Career management, communication, Leadership effectiveness, Professional development|Comments Off on How to Manage Your Boss after Getting Promoted

My Top Ten Favourite Quotes on Learning

Investing in your ongoing personal and professional development is essential for growth both in your life and your career.  In my experience, adopting a mindset of learning has been both enriching and rewarding.   Without investing in learning, I wouldn't be the person I am today. The Mum am I today. The coach I am [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Career management, change, commitment, curiosity, Executive coaching, Leadership effectiveness, Quotes|Comments Off on My Top Ten Favourite Quotes on Learning

5 Reasons Why Team Leaders Get Overlooked for Promotion

  Getting overlooked for promotion and watching others progress around you can be soul destroying. It can leave you feeling disheartened and for some, with a bruised ego. Another year of hard slog lies ahead and you are unsure of what to do now to progress your career. The lifestyle you aspire to appears even [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Career management, Leadership coaching, Leadership effectiveness, Listening, Professional development|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Team Leaders Get Overlooked for Promotion

Do you have mentor? Discover three benefits of having one . . .

  “A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” Bob Proctor Navigating your professional career can be challenging.  You may encounter difficult colleagues you need to persuade. A stretch assignment. An underperforming team to engage and deliver results. A [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Career Change, Career management, communication, Leadership effectiveness, Listening|Comments Off on Do you have mentor? Discover three benefits of having one . . .

A-Z: 26 ways to Improve your Communication Skills

How effective is your communication? In my experience, taking time out to reflect on what worked well and what I could improve for on for next time has helped me continue to refine my communication skills. Learning from others has also been a key enabler for me. And so last year I set up a [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|Executive coaching, Leadership effectiveness, Professional development|Comments Off on A-Z: 26 ways to Improve your Communication Skills

Never forgot those who matter most to you and your business

Receiving an award for Best Executive Coaching, South East England was a proud moment for me this week and it would not have been possible without YOU. Thank you. I believe it is important to never forget those who matter most to you and your business and so I made this short video on my Facebook [...]

By | January 28th, 2017|Career management, Category of Personal Leadership, communication, Executive coaching, Professional development|Comments Off on Never forgot those who matter most to you and your business

Overcoming the Obstacles of Gaining Clarity at Work

I turned the corner onto the familiar well-trodden path, the fields either side obscured by the tall hedge grow. Although this time it was different. To my delight, the fields were visible.  The owners of the field had pruned the hedge grow. I offered a silent ‘thank you’ and was grateful for the view in [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|clarity, communication, courage mindset, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Leadership effectiveness|Comments Off on Overcoming the Obstacles of Gaining Clarity at Work

3 Proven Steps to successfully influence others

Whether we realise it or not, we are influencing others all the time.  Whether because we want them to do something, behave in a different way or to think for themselves. How well do you think you influence others? In my experience, often the reason individuals feel they have not been as successful as they [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|communication, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Leadership effectiveness, Professional development|Comments Off on 3 Proven Steps to successfully influence others