Change – Collaborative Consultation

Gone are the days of command and control. Change doesn’t happen by simply telling (ordering) people to do something differently or to work in a different way – ‘Just do it’ is not an effective approach to organisational change and transformation. With businesses facing increasing and continuous change/uncertainty, our ability as Leaders, to navigate theContinue reading “Change – Collaborative Consultation”

Mind the gap

The problem  “UK productivity is still behind most other G7 countries, therefore developing a more proficient workforce is a high priority for the UK Government. This has become more pressing in the wake of COVID-19, where it’s more important now, more than ever, for organisations to maximise productivity to aid the economic recovery from theContinue reading “Mind the gap”

I’m a ‘difficult’ woman

#choosetochallenge / #difficultwomen To celebrate International Women’s Day I wanted to share my story and my journey to C-Suite! The title of this blog is taken from the wonderful book Difficult Women by Helen Lewis, which was given to me by a friend and colleague, for taking the plunge into being a founder and businessContinue reading “I’m a ‘difficult’ woman”

Opening the can of worms

I am enjoying my learning journey with Allyship. I strongly believe creating Allyship within organisations is one of the transformative changes for the 21st Century Organisation. However, this can only happen if we start to get more comfortable with having uncomfortable conversations. In my career I have typically worked in male dominated industries and, moreContinue reading “Opening the can of worms”

‘Saving Face’ the silent killer of team performance

I came across the concept of team psychological safety over a year ago. It’s something that really resonated with me, mainly from my own experience of being a team member,  leading my own team and more recently in my work with teams. As I get stuck into my research on team coaching for my MAContinue reading “‘Saving Face’ the silent killer of team performance”

Why invest in coaching?

One of the key questions I have been asked is ‘Why would an organisation or individual invest in coaching at this time?’ Being in the middle of a pandemic, where we have entered into a recession and businesses are struggling to stay afloat, some are closing, reducing headcount and cutting costs – it’s a validContinue reading “Why invest in coaching?”

Getting back to basics: What’s the offer?

What is Coaching? Coaching is a conversation with a purpose. It’s a conversation that is led by you and covers what is useful for you to talk through. A coach will ask open questions to develop your thinking, listen and allow space for silence so you can process your thoughts/feelings, they will help you lookContinue reading “Getting back to basics: What’s the offer?”

Change – how you react when the warm bath turns cold…

I was thinking about reactions to change the other day. To help my reflection I used a metaphor of being in the bath (one of my favourite things to do) and how this relates to my experience of change – it’s a strange metaphor to use, but stick with me!! I feel it drew outContinue reading “Change – how you react when the warm bath turns cold…”

Resilience

Being in HR, in a leadership role and “putting myself out there” – my resilience is tested fairly frequently. I have needed to strengthen and develop my resilience reserves to face the many and varied challenges that come my way. It’s tricky being a female in senior positions in business, especially if you are workingContinue reading “Resilience”