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How to get the most out of my online licensed training programme

How to get the most out of my Online Licensed Training Programme

Are you a Talent Development Specialist who is considering buying my ONLINE LICENSED TRAINING programme on ‘Managing Difficult Conversations’ but not sure whether it’s right for your organisation? If so you probably have a lot of questions to ask me. What kind of results can we expect when we buy the online LICENSED training programme […]

Difficult conversations with a black man

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“I have a concern because we live in a racist society and within institutionally racist institutions, that minority communities have a difficult challenge to be able to live their lives” says?Rotimi Akinsete. “How can I do better as a human? How can I do better as a woman? How can I do better as a […]

How to role model the change you want to see


In February 2002, Donald Rumsfeld, the then US Secretary of State for Defence, said something that is now a common saying: ?There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also […]

How to be the perfect empathetic leader

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Today I publish my 50th episode of my podcast Leading The Coaching Change. I am delighted to have a special guest @Mahmood Reza, director of Pro Active Resolutions, an accountant, business & tax advisor of over 30 years. He walks the talk! EVALUATE ELEVATE ACCELERATE Do something courageous everyday to unlock new possibilities In December […]

What are the symptoms of a difficult conversation?

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What are the symptoms of a difficult conversation? If you’ve been worrying about your next remote difficult conversation or maybe if you’ve been thinking of delaying it or not having it at all because you’re dreading it and don’t know how to handle it remotely, Well, I have REALLY good news for you. Listen to […]

Role model the change you want to see NOW

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If you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed right now, you’re not alone. Many people are feeling this way with what’s happening around the world. At the moment, things feel fragmented and disrupted – and I’m seeing a lot of the individuals and organisations that I work with, facing different challenges to ‘normal’… But this difficult time […]

Support your remote teams with courageous conversations

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It should not take a global pandemic to shift to remote working Why shifting to remote teams demands new collaboration skills? Before the coronavirus outbreak, we knew that according to a recent estimate from Gallup, 22% of Americans work from home and nearly 50% are involved with remote or virtual teamwork. In the UK, only […]

Courageous Conversations around negotiation styles

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Have you ever felt like you’re in a ‘no-win’ situation? For me, it was the day that I interviewed for a job that I didn’t *really* want? but that I *did* need. I’d hated my job for two years and was finally at the end of my tether. I’d decided that I needed to move […]

Courageous Conversations around negotiation

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Are you a leader who likes to ‘win’ at work? You enjoy getting the results that you’re working towards? Then you’ll know that it doesn’t *always* come easy and that sometimes you have to negotiate to get the outcome you want. That’s why you’re going to love today’s episode where I’m going to show you; […]

Courageous Conversations around leadership and loneliness

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I loved being a leader until this happened! If I told you that I have a track record of leading change with over 20 years + experience in leadership managing a £15-million budget in the public sector. Would you believe me? Would you think ‘do I care’? or ‘so what’? Yeah you are right, ‘so […]

Courageous Conversations about career conversations

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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 raise such issues within the context of your immediate and long-term prospects. On this […]

Courageous Conversations around resolving team conflict

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How to resolve 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 can fix a work relation gone sour. On this episode […]

Courageous Conversations around saying thank you

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What do people thank you for most often? How do you feel when your colleague(s), your line manager, your boss congratulate you, say thank you to you? On this episode of the Leading The Coaching Change, you’ll hear * How practising workplace gratitude can transform relationships * What routines and daily habits you can develop […]

Courageous Conversations around the language of change

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Do you speak the language of change when you are driving change? What if the language that you use makes it harder to bring about the difference that you want to see? As an Executive Coach who helps Leaders manage change effectively and as part of the Leadership training programmes that I deliver, I often […]

Courageous Conversations around marketing

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Jennifer McDonald-Nethercott is a marketing Expert who is getting small businesses in front of more customers through marketing campaigns, social media, email, content and websites. She has worked in Marketing for over 18 years. “This is not what I want to do anymore. The only way I can do this is to be in charge […]

Courageous Conversations around maternity transition

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Emma Waltham helps organisations support women returning to work after maternity through coaching, consultancy and training. She has a first class degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Leicester. She is a certified Coach from Cambridge University. What an impressive background! “I think I’ve been a bit naive about […]

Courageous Conversations around goals

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In my coaching practice, I often find that my clients want to talk about their goals. They may be clear about what they want to achieve but they do not know how they will achieve those goals. You might have reviewed and reflected on what has gone well for you in 2019, what you have […]

Courageous Conversations around change

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Dr Phyl Hughes is a Business Psychologist at H2Pro. She is a coach, working with a range of mid to top layer leaders in the UK. Her USP as a coach is at the meeting point of you-your strategy-your organisation. She asks if this is the strategic direction of your firm, what do your leadership […]

Courageous Conversations with Jenny Plant

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Jenny Plant is helping creative agencies retain clients and increase lifetime customer value. Her approach includes in-house workshops with monthly accountability coaching to help them implement the learnings, online courses. I love when Jenny Plant tells me “I’m a perpetual learner. I don’t think I’m ever going to know enough.” – “So there’s a multitude […]

Courageous Conversations Around Nutrition

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Chardet Durbin is a certified nutrition specialist and personal trainer. “When you get deeper into the mindset of what?motivates people to want these changes in these transformations, that’s when you start?to have some really challenging and emotional conversations with people,?especially working with women, because there’s like a whole lot of expectations.” “When they don’t get […]

Courageous Conversations around change

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Tina McDonald is a Leadership Performance Facilitator and does a lot in youth career coaching. Tina has a no nonsense attitude to development, she believes the best way for businesses to thrive is to invest in the skill you already have. ‘Some people get promoted or cover for somebody and they end up stuck in […]

Courageous Conversations around female business leaders

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Gemma Stow helps female introvert leaders to have more impact and presence by increasing their confidence around self promotion. She supports them to step out of the shadows and into their spotlight. I love how Gemma describes herself ‘Hey I?m Gemma a proud and fierce introvert.’ Her motto resonates well with me ‘Do what you […]

Courageous Conversations around technology

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Alessia Pandolfi is a tech expert and online business strategist who rescues online coaches from tech-disasters so they can grow their biz ‘Technology isn’t an obstacle to your business growth; it’s actually there to support it.’ ‘It happened sometimes that I came across people who were so stubbornly focused on one or two tools they […]

Courageous Conversations around menopause

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Julie Dennis is a menopause trainer and works with organisations across the UK to introduce menopause as an inclusive topic, educate managers and improve the experience of women working through menopause. In this podcast, we talk about: – getting the conversations started (and that can be really difficult) – asking for help in the workplace […]

Courageous Conversations around fertility

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Sarah Banks is a qualified Life Coach working in the field of fertility, supporting patients in coping with TTC and fertility treatment. She also works with fertility professionals to enhance their patient experience by helping them create a strong emotional support service. She runs online and face to face support groups, regularly supporting over 1000 […]

12 Reasons to hire an Executive Coach Part 2

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You’re thinking of hiring an Executive Coach? Great news as you’re not alone! 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 process that supports […]

How to Resolve Team Conflict Part 2

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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 can fix a work relation gone sour. Fixing a relationship takes serious effort but it […]

Difficult conversations with Colleagues

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Are you finding it hard to handle difficult conversations with colleagues that you line manage? Having a difficult conversation does not always mean that we are dealing with difficult people. In many instances, it will be colleagues we like, we respect and who mean a lot to us as part of our teams. Equally, not […]

5 Questions on Difficult Conversations

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Are you struggling with difficult conversations? Here are 5 questions you’ve always wanted the answer for… #1: Am I the only one to constantly feel that all I do is deal with conflict work? #2:How do I prepare for a difficult conversation that I am scheduled to have next week? #3: Why do I always […]

Six ways to prepare for a difficult conversation

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No I am not a robot and no I am not Alexa! What I can do is give you a framework that can help you prepare those difficult conversations. Yes research shows that if you have a positive mindset and if you focus on developing better relationships as opposed to focusing on getting what you […]

What are the top 4 Ingredients for the best training?

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#1 Nadine Powrie on Role Plays A lot of people tell me that they don’t really like role plays. It puts them off. I get that. I was a Modern Languages teacher earlier on in my career. I would spend hours designing role plays for my students to practise their speaking and listening skills. They […]

Answers for difficult conversations

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Are you struggling with ‘difficult conversations’? 5 questions you’ve always wanted the answer for on difficult conversations #1: Am I the only one to constantly feel that all I do is deal with conflict at work? The answer is no. You are not. Did you know that in a study of employees from nine countries, […]

How to handle a difficult conversation Part 3

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This week, I am exploring what is a difficult conversation and how perceptions and assumptions are sometimes in the way for us to remain neutral, objective and fearless. You are not the only one. 29% of UK employees reported at least one case of isolated dispute or incident of conflict last year and 28% reported […]