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What Stops a Courageous Conversation?

We all know we need to have them, we all know they are valuable, we know that sooner rather than later is a better approach, yet everyday we avoid and put off having courageous conversations. Most people I talk to dislike being the bearer of bad news and so avoid giving people feedback, primarily due… Read more

Diversity is not just about colour!

I was recently involved in a Global Women’s forum on Resilience and it reminded me of the importance of taking time out from our BAU to think more broadly about our work environments and (more so) our wider lives. When you take the time to stop and look around, you might be amazed at the… Read more

Stop the Cycle of Average Leadership

As executive coaches we are in the delightful and unique position of working with inspirational leaders on a regular basis.  We are also in the unique position of working with some great leaders, some good leaders, some poor leaders, and some very unaware leaders. Sometimes the difference is a consequence of the leader not being… Read more

Stop Apologising

Women in leadership, women on boards, gender balance in management, all seem very topical at the moment, or perhaps just reflective of the environment I am currently operating in? There is certainly more discussion on the topic and recently I have been asked more and more about the challenges of career progression for professional mothers… Read more

The Value of Exercise

  As I sit at my kitchen table on a Sunday afternoon planning work for the coming week, my mind is swirling with the upcoming week’s activities – I’ve nearly finished making the class costumes for my daughters end of term performance, the house is a mess, there is washing to sort out, and of… Read more