Late last year I was delighted to start delivering an innovative talent development programme for a multinational technology company here in Ireland. This initiative was to prepare their workforce for digital transformation in the near future, which would demand new technical skills but also social capital skills, including communication, critical thinking, team working and emotional … Continue reading Transformation gone viral #covid19
I'm starting a Leader Coaching programme with a new client in January and after our initial conversation I said I'd give her some questions to consider about what she wants to get from her programme, areas she wants to build, develop or change in relation to her work, performance and impact ... Here are the … Continue reading 2020 Questions for Impact
What's your #2020vision for yourself and your team ? It's that time of year again, to reflect and take stock of what’s been happening through the year and start to turn attention to our plans for 2020. The particular year – twenty-twenty- got me thinking about vision and looking at the big picture – for … Continue reading #2020vision for your Team
I always loved those “join-the-dots” books as a child – even when they weren’t numbered – you just had to work them out for yourself, so anything could emerge! Just like working with teams really. I’ve recently had the privilege to work with a talented brand designer Aisling Griffin, at TreetopStudio.ie – and the new … Continue reading joining the dots #realize10years
Do you have a judging habit? One of the biggest things I’ve learned since completing my coach training and working with clients is being aware of judgement – whether of ourselves or others, and how it can often get in our way. We think of using our judgement as being a positive thing – we … Continue reading How ‘good’ is your judgement? #realize10years
Image by nattanan23 on Pixabay As it’s International Women’s Day on 8th March, I thought it would be worth exploring this topic, as one of my ten “themes” during my tenth year working in professional coaching. Many of my colleagues and coaching clients, and particularly business women I know tend to put themselves last when it … Continue reading Investing in You #iwd2019 #realize10years
The story got me thinking about another of my “top ten” themes… getting our ducks in a row. We often waste so much time waiting… waiting in line, waiting for an answer… for the right time, to feel ready.
The 10 Year Challenge has recently been the subject of many memes and online gags – but for most of us in business today, making it to ten years is a significant achievement and worthy of celebration! If anyone had told me 11 years ago that I’d have my own business, I’d have laughed in … Continue reading Ten Years to Realize – My Ten Year Challenge!
So I was having a “bad” day. So what, I hear you say – we all have them! And “bad” is relative…it doesn’t happen me too often, so it feels somewhat unfamiliar to me – usually I have a pretty positive and resilient mindset. I was experiencing a lot of sadness, frustration and regret, and … Continue reading The rainbow of emotions
Many of us are not great at giving or receiving feedback and there can be a fear of causing conflict. What's the impact of this on your project or team?