What I Learned From My Driving Coach

Ever had an “Advanced Driving Experience”? Basically, it’s where a driving instructor –  from the passenger’s seat – teaches you techniques which you then practice on a race track. Courtesy of a birthday present, I was recently on the track and keen to advance my skills. But before turning the key I found myself being… Continue reading What I Learned From My Driving Coach

4 Ways to Get Control of the Unexpected

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][blockquote background=”F4F5F4″]The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed. – Eminem[/blockquote][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So profound! But don’t you find it true – personal disruption can come out of nowhere: an illness in the family, change affecting your business, new challenges in your job, etc. Then what… Continue reading 4 Ways to Get Control of the Unexpected

4 Key Parts to a Successful CEO’s Support Network

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Your role as CEO comes with a lot of expectations. You not only have expectations for yourself, but there are multiple stakeholders – shareholders, boards, employees, customers, regulators, your leadership team, others – who all have their own demands. Some of these conveniently overlap. Often they are at best additional ones and at worst conflicting… Continue reading 4 Key Parts to a Successful CEO’s Support Network

Good Manager. Bad Manager. What Have You Learned?

You’ve probably had both good managers and bad managers in your career. But have you used your experience to become a better manager yourself? I was reflecting on this question recently and made a list of the attributes I’ve seen both in good and bad managers. Specifically, I’m talking about my direct managers – MDs,… Continue reading Good Manager. Bad Manager. What Have You Learned?

Get The Most Out Of Your Executive Coaching

  You’ve decided – you’ll use that executive coach your company offered. But how do you make sure your time and effort pays off? What can you do to ensure the experience helps you? 1. Be Active For coaching it’s true – you’ll only get out what you put in. For true results you’ll need… Continue reading Get The Most Out Of Your Executive Coaching

Practicing The Art Of Influence

Is your manager standing in the way of your next key investment? Are you frustrated that your team doesn’t follow your instructions? Is your spouse arguing over the what vacation to take next, and she/he just won’t see reason?   Every day we try to convince others to do things our way, agree to our decisions,… Continue reading Practicing The Art Of Influence

HR: Stop Talking And Start Leading

The HR professional as coach and coachee By Gavin Pommernelle and Cindy Becker Key Takeways Coaching skills are vital for HR professionals Skilled coaches got there by investing in their own learning Coaching develops deep, long-term business relationships If you are like me, you’ve been frustrated about the limited traction we – HR professionals  –… Continue reading HR: Stop Talking And Start Leading

Take Control Of Your Priorities – Make It Stick This Time!

How stressed are you at work? Are you keeping up with all your family demands? Yes, it’s time to look at prioritization and time management – again. I hear it daily from friends, clients and family members. You know you’ll feel so much better when you get control of your priorities but you also know… Continue reading Take Control Of Your Priorities – Make It Stick This Time!

Coaching Executives From A Distance

  You are looking for executive coaching to help you in a thought-provoking and creative process to maximise your personal and professional potential. However, your preferred coach is based in a different location and you cannot meet face-to-face. The relationship with a coach is often seen as very personal and many executives believe that if they are not able… Continue reading Coaching Executives From A Distance

Why Coaching Works

Uncertain about the benefits of executive coaching? Do you want to improve your own Performance, Management Skills or Team Performance? How about your Self Confidence and Communication Skills? These are some of the benefits of coaching that other people, including my clients, have experienced.   Why Coaching Works infographic