Nadine Powrie Consultancy | Executive & Leadership Coaching

Be the light

Museum of the future

In the video you can see me in Dubai’s Museum of the Future. I’m in the ‘HEAL Institute’ section which is focused on reconnecting with our senses. You walk, sit or lie on a touch-pad style carpet where light swirls around you in response to your movement. It got me thinking about how we feel. […]

Putting yourself on the spot

Putting yourself on the spot

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”- Brené Brown The truth is that there have been many occasions when frankly I thought, I didn’t know how I was going to manage to do this LinkedIn live last week. The thing is I am committed to doing my LinkedIn Live every Thursday at […]

How to use the power of hope in conversations

The power of hope in conversations

Do you know this Airline Pilot Maxim: Do we want pessimism in the cockpit? (Hope Theory: Rainbows in the Mind, C.R. Snyder, 2002) “Do we really want the pessimistic pilot, filled with anxiety, tension, worry, sadness, rejection, anger, self-criticalness, and profound uncertainty, to be at the controls when our jet is landing in a thunderstorm?” […]

Imposter Syndrome

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<< Courageous Conversations around Imposter Syndrome>> Clare Josa is a leadership and Mentor trainer and who is the author of  Ditching the Imposter Syndrome book due to be published on 30th September. ‘I don’t do sticky plasters or band aids’ ‘People have to get the right headspace to create change’ ‘A lot of people when […]

Courageous conversations around Storytelling

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Kay Fabella, who is is a storyteller and communications strategist. She helps entrepreneurs around the world develop their brand and marketing strategy to meaningfully?connect with clients  and meet their business goals. She is a world-recognized author, speaker, and trainer. A Los Angeles native, she’s built her dream business from Spain to train her clients from […]

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 are blissfully unaware of the negative impact they have around them. What makes them behave […]

What would you do if you were not afraid?


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 not afraid?’. I take them on a powerful journey. I support and challenge them. What […]

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? You have a name and valuable interpersonal skills. In business, an entrepreneur, a leader for […]

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 experiment and explore. According to a 2015 PwC survey, over a thousand CEOs listed curiosity […]

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 as I was driven to always want more and be the best like most executives […]

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 a journey and the destination is a happy place for sure. The Oxford dictionary defines […]

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 sprint pace all the time. Is this the impact of the VUCA world? You feel […]

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 optician. I can make you see differently! I am an Executive and Organizational Coach. I […]

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 aftermath the break-up of the Soviet Union, when the world was suddenly much more Volatile, […]

What would you do if life gave you a new opportunity?

New beginning

What would you do if life gave you an opportunity for a new beginning, for a change? On the night of 7th May 2015, Ed Balls thought there was a chance he would wake up the next morning as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer. Instead, he woke up without a job. I wanted to […]