Coaching is training or development in which a person called a coach supports a learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal.

Coaching 202 – Understanding the three kinds of Professional Coaching

In Coaching 101, I provided an introduction to Professional Coaching, explaining what it is and how it helps people. In brief: Coaching is training or development in which a person called a coach supports a learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal. Coaching is something that parents, teachers, tutors, managers, consultants and board […]

Coaching 101

Coaching 101 – An introduction to Professional Coaching

Coaching is training or development in which a person called a coach supports a learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal. Coaching is something that parents, teachers, tutors, managers, consultants and board members do day-to-day when they invest time in improving other people’s performance. There are a couple fundamental differences between coaching and […]

Do You Suffer from a Lack of Focus?

You would not be the first executive I have diagnosed with Executive Attention Deficit Disorder (EADD) – a condition I coined for the negative cumulative effect of having to constantly make important decisions that periodically affects executives and entrepreneurs alike. You may recognise some of the following feelings associated with a loss of focus; frustration, […]

Asking Forgiveness

Are you an unnatural leader? In the previous blog we talked about recognizing the face of an unnatural leader. We may all have a certain vision of what they look like, but if you look in the mirror, you will see one there as well. We ALL have the ability to become unnatural leaders. The […]

Behind the Busy Myth

When you ask someone how they are, you’ll automatically receive one of two default responses (in the Australian context, at least): “Not bad.” “Busy.” The problem with these standard responses is that they are engrained in our culture and are both unconscious and inaccurate. The Story I recently had a situation with the company secretary […]

Managing Your Default Settings

It’s reassuring to know that when I turn on my PC each morning, it automatically runs its start-up scripts in the background; consistently loading my default settings for optimal performance. As people get older, they don’t necessarily wake up this way each morning. Several years ago, it occurred to me that I could design my […]

Managing Boundaries

Many executives and entrepreneurs struggle to manage their boundaries. The most common complaint I hear from them (and their life partners) is “I find it really hard to switch off from my work / business”. If you are working excessive hours, neglecting your health and well being or struggling to get a good night’s sleep, […]

Transformational Changes for the Four Habitats

For any organism to survive and thrive, its rate of adapting has to be equal to, or greater than, the rate of change in its environment – i.e. A ≥ C. This applies regardless of whether that organism is a single-celled bacteria, and individual person or a multinational corporation. Sometimes people have come with a […]