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How to Resolve Team Conflict

Team conflict

You are a leader managing a team of people. You have become aware that there is conflict between some of your team members. You wonder how you can resolve the team conflict. You see it as a difficult conversation. You…

Overcoming the loneliness of Leadership

Loneliness

Leading teams can be a lonely job. You have fewer people to turn to when things get tough. Who in the organization, after all, has had to sign off on the types of decisions that you must make each day?…

A career conversation with your Manager

Career conversation

Why wait until your annual review to review your career goals with your manager. When done right, career conversations are a series of conversations designed to help you address your career development needs. A Career Conversation is a valuable platform to…

How to fix a work relationship gone sour

Relationship gone sour

Sometimes you get stuck with someone at work. It may be with your colleague, threatened by your skills, or with a superior unwilling to acknowledge your good ideas, or with a subordinate who undermines you. Whatever is happening, this could…

11 reasons to start Virtual Coaching

Virtual coaching

Atul Gawande, a surgeon and public health researcher who practises general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has studied how we can improve in the face of complexity with a surgeon’s precision. He shares what he’s found to…

Master the Language of Change

Language of change

Do you speak the language of change? Language shapes thought and thought shapes actions. What if the language that you use makes it harder to bring about the difference that you want to see? Tony Robbins states that according to…

Take Work Home and Feel Overwhelmed

You need solutions

After a long day at work, you find yourself taking work home and so taking out pressure from work on family members and friends. And if you’re not careful, you allow your work pressure to become home pressure, at the…

How do you deal with toxic people? Part 2

Toxic people

‘People inspire you or drain you. Pick them wisely’? (Hans F. Hansen) As an Executive coach, I have observed that many of my clients who are leaders navigating changes, are dealing with what they perceive as toxic people. Some people…

Discover the Good in You

Good in you

Reminding you about Linkedin’s statistics In February 2018, there are 530 million users on linkedin: are you one of them? There were 10 billion of endorsements on Linkedin in October 2016. How many endorsements and recommendations do you have? Linkedin…

Executive Coaching can Help You

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When I am asked what Executive Coaching is, my response is simple: it’s the process of closing the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. You may want to be a more effective leader, a…

How Can We Make You More Successful?

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A potential client recently asked me how he would benefit from working with an Executive Coach. By asking me this question, he made me reflect on the positive outcomes of Executive Coaching. I realised that other people might well want…

12 Reasons to hire an Executive Coach Part 3

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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says the best advice he ever got was to get a coach. Bill Gates emphatically says everyone should have a coach. You get results – At the heart of coaching is a creative and thought-provoking…

Would you like to be happier now?

Happier

Life is too short to be unhappy. Time is precious. If you want to be HAPPY, start with HOPE. If you have ever faced adversity, a crisis, or a loss, you know that HOPE is what helped you through. It…

What would you do if you were not afraid?

Fear

As Sheryl Sandberg points out, ‘fear is at the root of so many of the barriers that women face’. As an International Education Specialist and as an Executive Coach, I ask women leaders: ‘what would you do if you were…

What is your stairway to success?

Stairway to success

I am an Executive Coach. Everyday I have the privilege of sharing my path with truly amazing people, both in terms of business professionals, entrepreneurs and human beings. Working together is always a reciprocal, natural and absolute commitment. You are?…

Silence is golden

Silence is golden

The most important and challenging skill in coaching and yet the least explored is silence. What is silence? According to the Oxford Dictionary, silence is defined as ‘the complete absence of sound’. A 2011 World Health Organization report called noise…

Feeling boxed-in?

Feeling boxed in

Innovation doesn’t just happen. Just asking for innovation is not enough. It is not fair either! In addition to curiosity, creativity and the skills of developing and implementing, innovation requires above all space, space to challenge and question, space to…

What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful

What makes you vulnerable

As an Executive and Organizational Coach, I also have my own Executive Coach. She is called Linley Rose and lives in New Zealand. She is amazing! Back in 2011, we had a conversation around my perceived weakness. I felt vulnerable…

Say Thank you

Say thank you

How did you feel when your colleague, your first line manager, your boss congratulated you, said thank you to you? What do people thank you for most often? Today as I am writing my blog, the current world population sits…

Shine Bright like a Diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

What if I said to you ‘Shine bright like a diamond’?How would it make you feel? ‘What would this mean to you? ‘To shine bright like a diamond’ is an attitude, a philosophy, a state of mind. It is also…

Keep the balance

Keep the balance

You have 200 things to do by tomorrow. Mounting expectations, stakeholders are unhappy, back to back meetings, red flagged up emails, and the phone won’t stop ringing. Your body is running on adrenaline, trying to do a marathon at a…

Listen with your eyes and open the future

Open the future

  The legendary management consultant Peter Drucker once said that ‘the most important thing in communication is to hear what isn?t being said’. This has always resonated with me as a Leader and as an Executive and Organizational Coach. Today…

Choose the right pair of glasses

You are what you see

  The job of an optician is to ask clients questions, do an eye test to see what the client needs. An optician wants to ensure that clients can see. I sometimes think that I am a bit like an…

Navigating the VUCA world

Navigating the VUCA world

Not everyone is familiar with the concept of VUCA but virtually everyone is working within an environment or culture of VUCA, or volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. The abbreviation and concept were brought about by the US Military in the…

The Power of your Visual Board

The power of your visual board

  On the ICF Linkedin group discussion, I was recently asked if I would share how I use vision board with my clients. A visual board create a sacred space that displays what YOU want and actually brings it to…

4 Reasons to Continue to Send Letters

Send letters

I have been looking forward to booking my seat to the upcoming Letters Live show in London this October. It is not like anything I have ever seen before. So on the 7th October began my introduction to Letters Live…