How can an Executive Coach help me?

One of the most important aspects of becoming a successful leader is getting to know who you are and learning to appreciate your strengths. Over the last half-century, there have been more than 1000 studies completed to define the characteristics of great leaders. Thankfully, they have all failed to find the silver bullet. There is…

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How Executive Coaching Works; Attending to Our Clients

As Executive Coaches, we’re here to help individuals, teams, and organisations perform better in our increasingly blended world. We provide a challenging yet creative space to achieve personal insight and support the achievement of a client’s personal or professional potential. Things are changing in coaching: We live in a changing world with the rapid blending…

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Networking for Executive Coaches at Three Degrees of Separation

The world is vast compared to our immediate social network, and the question of how closely we are connected has fascinated mathematicians and anthropologists for decades. In 1929, the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy set out a theory that said we are only separated by six degrees, meaning that there are only five people in the…

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The Rise of the Therapeutic Coach

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the services of coaches have been in demand more than ever. The crisis has caused widespread disruption to the workplace (CIPD, 2020) and increased pressure on the lives of many working professionals (WHO, 2020). Moreover, over the last eighteen months, coaches have been reporting a greater demand for…

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What is the difference between a Coach, Counsellor and Mentor?

Coaching, mentoring, and counselling all sit under the umbrella of talking therapies. They work because the client is free to speak about topics they may otherwise not get a chance to discuss. The coach, mentor or counsellor listens attentively, and clients often describe this as cathartic in our fast pace of life where we are…

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Does Sibling Order Effect Your Leadership Style as an Adult?

Over the last 100 years, we’ve all been fascinated by the idea that our sibling birth order has a significant effect on our personalities as adults. Birth order differences have been popularised by the psychology articles found in magazines like Time, The Huffington Post and ABC Online. These are not academic journals, so there is…

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Business Transformation – How to be successful

I’ve been working in the transformation consulting industry for the last 25 years, and I like to think that I’ve accrued a few nuggets of wisdom along the way. So here is one for you. Top-down change programmes rarely deliver the hoped-for benefits. Why?  Because the direction generated at the top of an organisation doesn’t…

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How Much Should I Pay for Business Coaching Sessions?

The question of how much you should pay for coaching sessions is an interesting one, especially as the industry grows and morphs. So, before I talk about actual cash numbers, it might be helpful to understand a bit more about this fascinating newcomer to the business services industry. The origins of business coaching have roots…

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What makes a great executive coach?

Over the years, I’ve become interested in that one question that vexes executive coaches and potential clients alike. “What makes a genuinely great executive coach”? As a practitioner myself, I’m always working on my skills, developing my approach, and learning new ways of bringing clarity to a situation. I’m constantly fascinated by how to get…

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