Exploring The Stages Of Team Development

We are all part of a wide variety of different teams. At work we often have our “home” team, but we are also often members of many other teams as well. If you expand this beyond work, we are also part of our “family” team, “friendship” teams and many others such as sports teams or other…

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Leading Someone Through Mental Health Challenges

As leaders, it can feel overwhelming when people in the team are experiencing mental health challenges. We might feel the need to fix it, to do the right thing, and yet knowing what the right thing is can be tricky. In this blog we explore some useful skills required when leading someone through mental health…

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Managing Stress and Overwhelm

Through different periods of our lives, we all experience overwhelm to some extent. It can last for a few minutes or can be a more frequent feeling you associate with. In coaching sessions, I notice people become more equipped to identify the sources of overwhelm and take steps to manage it. In this blog, we…

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Exploring Different Leadership Styles

It is true that deploying a range of styles as a leader is vital to your impact and crucial to the development of your team. Matching your leadership style to each person and the situation is a great first step in developing your approach.  In this blog we will explore four key leadership styles and provide…

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How do I build the confidence to lead?

“Be yourself: everyone else is taken” The quote from Oscar Wilde resonates with me, as we are often looking to shape ourselves to fit in to a particular work environment, or situation that we think needs a particular trait. As a coach the topic of confidence comes up frequently in client conversations and increasingly the…

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Setting 2024 Intentions

As we start a new year, it is the time that most of us start to think about our plans for the year ahead and what we want to achieve both personally and professionally. In our latest blog we will explore four different ways to identify your goals and ways to keep them alive beyond…

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The Year in Review – 2023 Coaching Reflections

As the year draws to a close, I am taking some time to reflect on some of the key themes that have emerged both for me and my clients. Taking a moment to pause has always been important to me before I enter a new year, as it provides valuable insights about personal growth, development,…

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Performance Management – Creating A Learning Culture

As I reflect on my client conversations this month, the topic of creating a learning culture and using the performance management process as an enabler of this dialogue, has come up a lot. This approach is about finding moments every day to have a new insight or doing something that stretches and develops us. In…

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Building Communication Skills for High Performing Teams

I have been working with people this month on communicating with impact and exploring what the crucial skills are to communicate effectively with others. Whether that is to our teams, our line manager, our peers or at home with key relationships, there is a set of communication skills we can learn, to be even more…

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Intention Setting this Autumn

As we enter the final quarter of the year, now is a great time to pause and reflect on our progress. It is often a time for performance review check in’s and intention setting at work as well. In this blogs we will explore strategies to reviewing our goals, performance and intentions.  What have you…

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