thoughts & notes

November 21, 2019

For the first time in a long time I took a morning off to plan and reflect. I have been noticing recently that clients often say they do not have enough time to stop and think about their leadership. A common piece of feedback after a coaching session has been that the...

September 19, 2019

As a coach we are trained to be client centric, park what’s going on for us at the door and be present for the client and really listen. Recently this has been more challenging, as personal family circumstances have made me acutely aware of my limiting beliefs and how...

July 24, 2019

I am often asked by clients to explain what to expect from coaching and the difference between executive, leadership and careers coaching services.

This month I thought I would try and demystify my work by describing the types of coaching on offer and translating how th...

May 21, 2019

This month I acquired my Professional Coach (PCC) accreditation with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I have previously been working at the Associate Coach level, but in my passing my PCC accreditation, I became only the 437th member of a select group of IC...

April 23, 2019

Since leaving my internal coaching role to run my own business I have been keen to test my skills and keep learning. Today, I am thrilled to announce that I have completed my toughest test yet and graduated from the Academy of Executive Coaching's Advanced programme. 1...

March 13, 2019

Learning to be uncomfortable is an art. This month it has struck me that to be at my best coaching leaders who are also learning to be comfortable in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain Complex and Ambiguous) it would serve me well to get used to being uncomfortable. As an a...

January 22, 2019

The New Year brings opportunities and challenges for everyone. Why not make this the year where you gift yourself time to learn how to develop, learn how to nurture the opportunities and face into the challenges?  One way to do this is to work with a coach who can offe...

November 29, 2018

Coaching offers client's insights into what shows up for others. A coach can offer feedback about what behaviour and patterns they are noticing from their experience of being with a client. This insight can help a client start to see where they might be stuck with othe...

October 31, 2018

Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, it is interesting to see how the younger generation embrace the traditions old and new each year into a blend of a day that ultimately endorses some time to think about life and death.

It reminds me that at times the biggest break...

September 26, 2018

How to measure the effectiveness of a coaching is a tough question as how do you measure a behaviour change? Coaching is deeply personal for the coachee and the work starts when we explore where the client is stuck. The coaching relationship and the work between client...

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