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”

Team Building – what it really looks like!

Most of us will have experienced forced fun ‘team building’ activities – which typically tend to look like this (with lots of mandated high fives) … In my experience I don’ think I have genuinely come across anyone who really enjoys these activities with work colleagues – it is normally a bit cringe! I haveContinue reading “Team Building – what it really looks like!”

The journey has started…

The 1 September 2020 marked an important day for DBKT Coaching. We officially launched and what a way to launch, with an amazing team coaching session with a fantastic team and organisation. Before I tell you all about it, in true DBKT spirit, I want to be completely honest with how this is all workingContinue reading “The journey has started…”

The Future of Work

My daughter tells me when she is older she is not doing what I do. She doesn’t know what she is going to do, but she knows she is not working Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm, under the control of a boss – she finds the whole concept bizarre. She also finds HR completely weird, whyContinue reading “The Future of Work”

Allyship

I haven’t posted in a while as I haven’t known what to say that would be useful for people, in a world where we have a deadly virus and the senseless killing of George Floyd. Trying to make sense of the world, and the people within it, has been difficult. Furthermore, fear of the sayingContinue reading “Allyship”