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”

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”

Dealing with Change

‘It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change’  Darwin Many of us find change really uncomfortable, even change for the good can be incredibly daunting. Change and how to deal with it, comes up a lot in my studies (MA in CoachingContinue reading “Dealing with Change”

There is no failure, only feedback!

I love feedback – don’t get me wrong it can hurt like hell, strike you right in the gut and it can play on your mind for days… but I love it all the same, because it’s an opportunity to learn. When I hear those words ‘Kathryn, are you open to some feedback?’, which IContinue reading “There is no failure, only feedback!”

Action Learning

Tell me more about this Action Learning you speak of…. So unfortunately action learning has a massive stigma in the UK. When you talk about action learning the majority of people roll their eyes and sigh (I used to do it too!). This is because we call sooo many things action learning, but they aren’tContinue reading “Action Learning”