Category Archives: Coaching

When Personalities Collide

So many business leaders say to me ‘Our team is so different. We have such different personalities!” Yes, we’re all very different, however, there are certainly also similarities. And whilst it is never about a cookie cutter one-size fits all, once you get a feel for the similarities and differences, it actually makes life much…

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Different Learning Styles

  Have you ever stopped to consider how you best learn? Recently undertaking an 8 week pottery course, really shone a new light onto this very topic for me. Whilst I’m used to it in the business sense, this course was a classic reminder of how we are all different. Of the 5 in our…

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Team Culture under Pressure

  Rain, rain, go away and come again another day! Depending on where you are in the world, you may or may not have experienced, yet again another ‘rain’ event. It’s testing our metal here in Sydney, as everything is very wet and very soggy. This morning despite the torrential downpour, girls and parents hit…

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Specific Steps to Success

With the end of June around the corner, it’s the ideal time for checking in and asking “Are we set for success for 22/23?”. Whilst things had been very challenging through and with Covid, Matty and her team had been able to get things back on track and refocused particular across the last 8 months.…

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Adjusting Perspective

How well are you able to adjust your perspective? Are you able to put yourself into the other person’s shoes and see things through their eyes? Do you shift your viewpoint depending on what others say or can you flex your perspective on any given day? Or do you sit firmly entrenched with your own…

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Creative Juices flowing Again

Hi there, I’m back! Did you miss my blogs? A lovely client of mine called me out the other day and said “I haven’t seen any of your blogs pop up on my feed lately”. Whilst I could have used the FB algorithms as an excuse, I didn’t. I fessed up and said. ‘Mmm, I…

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Bravery at the Front

“She must be fearless” my brother James said. “Actually she’s not” I replied. On Anzac Day, Lucy my 11-year-old rose early, the alarm ringing at 5.45 am. She’d been up for half the night, nerves taking hold. Each year for the last few years, she’s committed to playing The Last Post at 6 am and…

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Two Great Fundamentals in Business

There are two absolutely fundamental requirements that I LOVE and ADORE in business. Both the Customer Journey and the Employee Experience. Both go hand in hand for ensuring engagement, retention, productivity and satisfaction. They’re also terrific for at the very least identifying the gaps and opportunities, which may still be a work-in-progress (possibly constantly) or…

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Nature or Nurture

There is nothing like school holidays and the juggle of working life and motherhood to test one’s mental. It’s when I’m both at my best and my worst. All of my best traits can shine through and all of my worst too. And by worst I mean ugly. When I’m stressed, I get mean, snappy,…

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Taking Power Breaks

Taking Power Breaks

Lots of people are anxious, stressed, stressed out and some at the complete burnout phase. Running on empty with the extremely intense experiences we’ve been living through personally and professionally these last couple of years. Whilst there is a lot to diagnosis and solutions, here is a quick technique that can be highly effective with…

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Ready to Present

Ready to Present

Getting ready this week for a Customer Service training for a team in-house. Thought you might like a few ideas for getting ready to present whether it’s a 1-1 meeting, team meeting, workshop, board meeting etc. Do you ever find yourself stressed out and anxious about having to present? Or perhaps a little under the…

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Getting to Goal

What does it take to get to goal? What does it mean for you to get to goal? In Weightwatcher’s world – it’s about hitting the number that you’d stated you wanted to get to at the beginning of the program. Back in Sept. I put a number into the app, wrote some reasons why…

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Positively Patient

Like many after 2 years of avoiding it, Covid entered the house in March. We all got it. Hit heavy and hard. So many lessons from the journey around patience and perseverance. Also a timely reminder about one’s own mortality and putting the oxygen mask on self first. Whilst many have experienced mild even no…

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Reflecting on the Quarter

It’s hard to believe that we’re about to finish Quarter 1 for 2022. How fast has that flown! Well it was fast here. Between juggling school holidays, weeks of rain and then Covid, feels like we’ve barely got the year started, then an office neighbour and I were laughing this morning about Ground Hog Day…

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For or Against

Best session ever with a client today. Reflecting on the growth, learnings and improvements made across the last 7 months. As well as a great summary document, we could see the data measuring the growth and momentum achieved. Do you ever stop and take stop of where you’re at and how far you’ve come as…

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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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