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Practising Self-Care

In a recent coaching session, my client ‘Michael’ explained that he was feeling extremely stressed; there was too much going on; a number of changes were being made in his business area which he was having difficulty accepting etc etc.  The net result was that he was at the point of ‘checking out’ – starting… Read more


The “Super-Doer” Working Mum

Recently in many of my conversations with ‘professional mums’,  a common theme was raised about being bogged down by the doing and not feeling in control. They felt there was just so much to do, that small tasks were falling through the cracks and they were paying the consequence of taking on too much at… Read more


Time and place

My mum used to say to me ‘There is a time and a place for everything’. This was her way of telling me I’d chosen the wrong time or place for whatever I’d just done. But she didn’t always tell me when the right time and place was (if any) so I was left guessing… Read more


Are you a corporate athlete?

At the beginning of this year I invited people to ask me questions about leadership. Today I’m answering Phill’s question: Question: “Hi Suzi, I have come from a (professional) sporting background and have now moved into a corporate occupation which involves a portion of coaching to help team members achieve their targets and goals. What… Read more


Choosing the Appropriate Leadership Style

Leadership tools and models may come and go but there are a few ‘old faithfuls’ that hang around and still make sense when I share them with participants on our development programmes or in 1-1 coaching. One of these is the Situational Leadership Model originally created by Hersey and Blanchard.  Most of you will be… Read more