Author Archives: Genevieve Matthews

Leadership Challenges

Today want to share a really personal experience supporting a young leader through a challenging period. It’s in-house, at home and it was a challenging time. This young man is Henry. He’s just turned 13. Last cricket season he captained the U11’s to win in the 2nd Division of Manly Warringah Rep cricket. It was…

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Managing Your Mindset

Leadership Lessons from Barty and Nadal. Wow what a couple of weeks of tennis! Extraordinary viewing. Whether you’re into tennis or not, there has been so much to learn from watching these professional athletes in action. Their ability to overcome challenges, dig deep, fight back, stay calm, maintain or regain their composure, to be strategic,…

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Keeping your Zen On!

At the moment, it’s all pretty stressful! Whether you’re in iso, back to work ‘as if it’s business as normal’, maybe you’re remote and back on teams/zoom or perhaps you’ve been doing the January juggle with kids and work – it’s full on. No matter what the ‘current scenario’ looks like for you; your self-care…

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Planning for Success

Anyone else love this time of year and getting the planning tools out and into action? Whilst most of us have best intentions of doing it at the end of the year in preparation for the new year, you’re certainly not alone, if you haven’t got the plan for ’22 all sorted yet. Particular as…

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Motivation for the New Year

    P.S Whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways I can help you develop and work on your business leadership capabilities: Download a free copy of The Leadership Maximiser Tool, a detailed Productivity and Performance Experience Lead with clarity and confidence. Minimise overwhelm and indecision. Be organised and focused to lead a flourishing team…

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Beating the Back to Work Blues

Coming back to work after any holiday is always tough. I love my work, my clients and team yet honestly, I still get those holiday blues. So thought these tips might be helpful to get you back in the zone, focused and ready for work. First things first am a big fan of the brain…

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New Year – Fresh Start

    P.S Whenever you’re ready… here are 4 ways I can help you develop and work on your business leadership capabilities: Download a free copy of The Leadership Maximiser Tool, a detailed Productivity and Performance Experience Lead with clarity and confidence. Minimise overwhelm and indecision. Be organised and focused to lead a flourishing team…

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Fact or Feeling

Is it Fact or Feeling?

Ever find yourself getting caught up rehashing a situation from work, its 3am and it’s still playing out in your head? Or getting worked up over something in the middle of the day, that distracts you from the to-do list, taking action etc. My client Lisa used to have it happen quite a bit. Till…

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Limping or Limboing

Limping or Limboing? Wrapping up 2021

So it’s a funny time of year, some businesses amping up for the festive season, some industries work through and others begin the wind down where everything stops and everyone takes a break. Some of us are feeling smashed and exhausted after a huge 12 months, others revitalised and refreshed…and some of us, probably not…

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Sharing the Big Wins

One of my fave things ever about being a coach, is cheering on the sidelines and watching the big wins. Seeing clients overcome challenges, dig deep, make progress, 3 steps forward and 5 steps back some days, then reap the rewards as the hard work, dedication and persistence pays off. It takes time. It’s not…

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Retaining, Training or Harnessing Talent

There are a lot of conversations about the mass resignation happening in the US. Will Australia face it too? Has it started already? Some businesses and industries are struggling to find people and fill roles. Some businesses are slicing and dicing to be leaner and meaner than ever before, regardless of longevity, loyalty and commitment…

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Going Back to Basics

A recent learning to share. We got a dog through Covid and I’ve hurt my shoulder/arm with excessive ball/stick throwing. 🙁 Not something I’d have thought would be an issue, however exacerbated with all the mouse and repetitive tech usage, sitting at a computer. So yes a pain, discomfort, however like with everything, there is…

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Do you have a PQ Powered Culture?

Did you know only 20% of teams ever achieve 80% of their potential? Is your team one of the 20% of High Performers or one of the 80% that achieve less? A bit less or perhaps a lot less. Many business leaders share their numbers with us. How well the business is doing (or not).…

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Dealing with the Overload

Whether it’s in person or still remote, many people are saying ‘Enough is Enough’. The pace is frenetic, the intensity enormous and the demands too much. Nervous systems are overloaded, it’s creating debilitating anxiety and extreme fatigue. The impact of stress on our body and brain is enormous and affects the way we sleep, eat,…

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Aligning Individual Capability to Business Needs

What a business needs at any given point in time can vary, however did you know there are specific phases of growth a business will go through? And do you know it is possible to get specific data on the Individual capability and know how individuals, a team or department and/or whole business team will…

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Know when to Stop and Take Stock

How often do you stop and take stock with how you, the team and business are tracking? In the last 18 months with so much going on, it’s been pretty easy to get VERY caught up in the day to day. Dealing with the urgent priorities. We get very used to that pattern of behaviour…

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How to shift Micro Habits

Do you know some of the micro habits that are helpful or harmful in your world? Whether it’s around health, finance, relationships, leadership… etc. Our micro habits can make or break the way in which we are able to thrive. They can impact our self-care, connection, our ability to be assertive, plan and organise, creative…

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Avoidance is doing Immense Damage

So the irony of this blog, is it sat in my DRAFT box for over a week. I started writing it several times over, the page has been sitting blank with thoughts swirling around, then I parked it and left it because… well I didn’t really know what to say exactly, precisely… wasn’t sure it…

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Working on Development Areas

Working on Development Areas

Do you have a system for working out how to improve certain skills? If we needed help with xl – we can do an xl course. If we wanted to learn to play tennis – we could join a tennis group. If we wanted to get better at parenting, we could read the plethora of…

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Top 4 Lessons from Life in Lockdown

No one is super human. We’re all human. In our house a few weeks ago blood was drawn. Just a quick momentary brain snap between both kids which resulted in an inch long fingernail scratch across a child’s face. It was so quick and happened in an instant. As I sat very calmly talking through…

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