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My thoughts on executive coaching

3 October 2022



HIGH-PERFORMING TEAMS

How do teams work to their best ability?







This month I am exploring High Performing Teams in more detail and using two examples to help bring the theory to life...READ MORE

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COLLABORATION AND
MANAGING CONFLICT

Both are crucial to leadership success.

Whether working with teams or individuals, how to encourage greater collaboration and manage conflict are two regular coaching topics...READ MORE





SELF-AWARENESS
AND SELF-REFLECTION

Improve your self-awareness and know yourself better.

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that I recently said I would be looking at self-awareness, self-reflection and emotional intelligence...READ MORE





SELF-BELIEF
AND CONFIDENCE

How coaching can help build both.

Self-belief can be defined as confidence in oneself and one’s ability, while Confidence when referring to oneself is feeling sure...READ MORE





RETURNING FROM MATERNITY COACHING

How coaching can benefit women returning to the workplace.

The last time I was directly involved in a pregnancy was when I was born. So, I am holding my hand up to having no life experience of pregnancy...READ MORE





DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

How can leadership coaching improve both?

This month, as I thought about Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and its relationship with coaching, I realised I have yet to...READ MORE





SELF-LIMITING BELIEFS AND IMPOSTER SYNDROME

Getting to grips with holding yourself back.

I recall someone once telling me there are four perspectives in a relationship between two people...READ MORE





COMMON HABITS THAT HOLD PEOPLE BACK

What are they and how can we best tackle them?

Habits are often described as second nature: “That which has been turned into a habitual practice will be done with little or no conscious effort”...READ MORE





HYBRID
WORKING

To be or not to be (in the office),
that is the question.

I remember working with UK local authorities a few years ago, which were faced with budget challenges and the need to make savings...READ MORE





MY COACHING
TOPICS FOR 2022

What will yours be?


Last month I looked back at 2021 and this month I am looking forward to 2022 and thinking about what hot coaching topics I want to explore...READ MORE




REFLECTING
ON 2021

It's been quite a year.


One of the things I like about writing my blogs is that they prompt me, in January, to think about which topics I plan to cover in the year ahead...READ MORE 




DEVELOPING YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE

Authentic leadership matters.






If you think of the most inspirational leader you have ever worked for or known, what was it that they did that drew you to them...READ MORE 




WHAT IS
RESILIENCE?

And how to build it.






The definition of resilience is that it is:

  1. The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
  2. The ability of a substance or object to spring back...READ MORE




PREPARING FOR
SUCCESS IN
A NEW ROLE

Because preparation is everything.






Congratulations, you just landed that big new role that you always wanted! Now, what are you going to do to make a success of it...READ MORE



TINKER,
TAILOR,
SOLDIER,
SPY

Career planning.






Whilst I haven’t worked any of the roles in this blog’s title (except for Spy, which I’m not allowed to talk about), I have been a lifeguard...READ MORE




FINDING
YOUR
PURPOSE

The challenges and
benefits of doing so.






This month, I’m moving back to more classic coaching territory, with one of the coaching challenges that often comes up for clients, which is...READ MORE


TEAM
COACHING

How to make the whole
greater than the sum
of its parts.












In my blogs to date, I have focused mainly on 1 to 1 coaching, but this month I am looking at team coaching. Many of the core coaching skills...READ MORE


£200 IN A
BROWN
ENVELOPE:
YES OR NO?

Why business ethics matter.









This month I am looking at another of my 2021 hot coaching topics, which is business ethics. The Institute of Business Ethics, IBE, describes business ethics as...READ MORE






MOVING FROM
OPERATIONAL
TO STRATEGIC
THINKING

How to make the move.

This month, I am looking at the third of my predicted hot coaching objectives for 2021, with which we are back on more familiar territory, looking at the...READ MORE

ONE FOR
THE PLANET

The Climate Change challenge.









I remember as a child having a 'Stop the bloody Whaling' poster on my bedroom wall and avidly watching anything that featured one of the two...READ MORE


CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
AND
SUSTAINABILITY

What have we learnt from living through the pandemic?









This month I’m looking forward and thinking about one of my hot coaching topic predictions for 2021, which is Corporate responsibility and sustainability...READ MORE







MY GUESS AS TO 2021'S HOT COACHING CONVERSATIONS

It's going to be an interesting year.

I finished 2020 with a look back over the year that had passed, as well as reflecting on the issue of trust and how it had fared during the Covid-19 pandemic...READ MORE


DO YOU STILL
TRUST ME?
DO I STILL
TRUST YOU?

2020 has been a challenge.









December is a good month to consider the year that has passed, so I thought I would take this opportunity to reflect on my first blog post...READ MORE






FROM COWS TO COACHING

What you learn in life shapes you.






This month I am looking at how my career influences my coaching. To start with, my professional journey has been quite varied. I started working for Unilever...READ MORE





QUESTIONING

Because the right questions matter.








This month I am looking at the use of Questioning in coaching, the fifth and final skill that the Academy of Executive Coaches identified as the five hottest skills...READ MORE








MEASURING SUCCESS

What I do and why I do it.

According to Peter Drucker (pictured), a key player in modern business management, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it”...READ MORE




PRESENCE

Focus on the client.











This month I examine the fourth of the five skills that the Academy of Executive Coaching see as the key coaching skills, which is the importance of Coach...READ MORE


CREATIVE
TECHNIQUES

Imagine & solve.











In previous blog posts, I have looked at two of the five skills that the Academy of Executive Coaching see as key to good coaching (listening and facilitation)...READ MORE




FACILITATION

It's background and value today.



In my April blog, I looked at the key coaching skill of Listening and this month I am looking at another key coaching skill, which is Facilitation...READ MORE



CHOOSING
THE RIGHT
EXECUTIVE
COACH

How to achieve
a successful relationship.



If you have never engaged the services of a business or executive coach before, it can be a little bewildering knowing what to look for or to ask of...READ MORE



ACTIVE
LISTENING

And why it matters.




In my blog posts to date, I have looked at what executive coaching is, how my life experiences shaped me as a coach and the benefits you can expect...READ MORE


HOW COACHING CAN HELP US THROUGH COVID-19

Navigating and supporting others through the 'new normal'.



I recently took part in a webinar hosted by WBECs, with David Peterson and David Goldsmith, on how coaching can help through the COVID-19 crisis...READ MORE


WHAT DO
CLIENTS
GET FROM
COACHING?

Five skills & examples.




In this month’s blog, I focus on what the client gets from the coaching experience and, in doing so, I hope to be able to help you visualise what a coaching...READ MORE


MY JOURNEY

Experiences & lessons.




As an Executive Coach, I am often asked about by my background and values, and why I got into coaching in the first place. So, I thought it would be...READ MORE


JUST WHAT IS
EXECUTIVE COACHING?

An introduction to this professional discipline.


As I consider my developing coaching practice and the conversations I have had with people about executive coaching, I recognise that there are...READ MORE


THE IMPORTANCE OF TRUST

My reflections as an Executive Coach on this vital topic.


Whilst reflecting on my developing coaching practice, I started to think of the key principles that belong to all client/coach relationships. One of the most...READ MORE