Turn off your mobile – Get space to think!

“I gave myself some great space to think today”. My coaching client happily realised that he’d completely ignored his mobile phone for our entire coaching session.  This felt like a real achievement for him, being in a job where he believed he should be constantly available and online.  I got the feeling that this was […]

Removing your blockers to career progression!

Progressing your career can be easier said than done. It requires commitment and clarity.  Keeping up with your workload, watching over your continued development and being fully prepared for promotion opportunities as they arise can take their toll.  It’s not impossible though! Here’s how one of my coaching clients took charge of her career and proactively managed […]

The 6 C’s of Finding the Right Coach

It’s a new year and a great time to start making positive changes to your organisation or your career. But if you’re finding it hard to successfully achieve the change you want, then bringing in a helping hand from someone independent might be just what you need. Partnering up with a coach will certainly kick start […]

How Christmas Can Get You Clearer Career Goals

Reaching your next career goal might be right at the top of your Christmas list this year.  So how do you plan to make your Christmas wish come true over the festive period? Completely switching off from all things work-related over Christmas won’t harm will it!?? Be warned….unless you’re expecting a Christmas miracle, you’re career goals […]

How to Fight the Curse of the Overthinker

A period of ‘overthinking’ quite often precedes my conversations with potential coaching clients.  It’s rarely been an impulsive decision.  Coaching is something many clients have been considering for some time but have reached the point where something must change. People often justify overthinking, as the time they need to assess their situation.  They want to […]

Career coaching during September

I started my coaching business after being made redundant from a large pharmaceutical company. I’ve spoken about this before (Coping with redundancy blog) but redundancy was really a big deal for me and it threatened to impact my life in a major way.  At times like that, I’m really not the sort of person who makes quick […]

5 Strategies to Take the ‘Negative’ Out of Feedback

Coaching sessions often throw out interesting patterns with different coachees facing the same challenges or expressing their experiences in a strikingly similar way.  Most recently, I’ve been hearing a number of my coaching clients reflecting on some feedback they’ve received at work.  What was interesting was that each person was fixated on what they considered […]

Five Lessons in REAL leadership

There’s an expectation that organisational leaders today must be adept at dealing with constant high pressure whilst having a strong capability to make sharp decisions. Their success in delivering to these expectations has potential implications for the future success of their business.  It’s clear that more traditional styles of leadership, which dominated businesses of 15 […]

Better leadership by doing less

Better Leadership By Doing Less

Too much work and too little time!  It’s a problem shared by many of us at some point in our working lives.  There will always be those who regularly profess their busyness, as a means of proving their own importance (see my previous blog on workload boasting).  However, for many people in leadership positions it’s an […]