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What is Coaching and How Will it Benefit Me - leadership coach in Chesterfield

What is Coaching and How Will it Benefit Me?

A Definition of Coaching – the INTERNATIONAL COACHING FEDERATION (ICF) – defines coaching as “Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.” In the work context coaching is often used As a…

The Power of Yet - Embracing A Growth Mindset - leadership coach in Chesterfield

The Power of Yet – Embracing A Growth Mindset

Embracing a growth mindset The belief that intelligence and abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work, gives a strategic advantage in today’s fast-paced world. Coined by psychologist Dr. Carole Dweck in her research with children, this mindset fosters resilience, persistence, and adaptability. Dweck’s research contrasts a growth mindset with a fixed mindset, where…

develop your team without spending any money - leadership coach in Chesterfield

15 Ideas to Develop Your Team Without Spending ANY Money!

Developing a strong team doesn’t always require a hefty budget. There are many things you can do every day in your business that will stretch and develop your team and create a culture of continuous improvement with simply the intention, a little bit of thought and time and a dash of creativity. Here are 15…

Tips for holding a great 121 - leadership coach in Chesterfield

Tips for holding a great 121

My clients often ask me what makes for a great 121 (one-on-one) followed by how to have them. My personal view is that having a great 121 meeting with a team member involves effective communication, active listening, and a focus on achieving specific goals and outcomes. They should be done regularly and consistently with the…

empowering your teams - leadership coach in Chesterfield

My 5 Key “Go To” Principles to Empowering My Team

In my last blog “Empowering Your success”, I wrote about what empowerment means to me and the benefits I believe an empowering approach brings to the leader and the team. In this article I thought I’d share 5 of the strategies I have used to empower the many teams I have led over the years.…

5 Misconceptions About Communication in Small Business

Effective communication is the backbone of any thriving business. Without it, you’re just asking for a heap of trouble. Communication is fundamental to building trust and relationships and building motivated and engaged teams who will go over and beyond to deliver exceptional results. It can be argued that the lack of effective communication causes more…

The Paradox of Insightful Curiosity (Opinions) - leadership coaching Chesterfield

The Paradox of Insightful Curiosity (Opinions)

Having strong views and opinions as a business owner is often seen as a valued and positive trait. It demonstrates conviction and confidence in your values and opinions and aids decision making. It is about being Certain. Equally, being able to seek the views and opinions of others, to consult and include is also seen a…

Frameworks for giving effective feedback - Leadership coaching Chesterfield

Feedback Frameworks – For Giving Effective Feedback

Why is feedback important? Whether we admit it or not, we all need regular feedback on goals, direction & performance in fact 65% of employees say they want more feedback . Specifically the type of feedback desired is the type that will develop skills and stretch, grow and aid personal development. In my last article I spoke…

10 tips for new leaders Leadership coaching Chesterfield

Congratulations On Leading Your First Team! 10 Tips To Help You Get Off To A Great Start

From my own personal experience and from working with many new leaders, I know that stepping into a leadership role for the first time or even leading a new team, can feel scary or even intimidating and at times overwhelming. If not done well it can cause unnecessary stress and frustrations for both you and…

6 Essentials for your Coaching Toolkit Leadership coaching Chesterfield

6 Essentials for your Coaching Toolkit

What should be in your Coaching Toolkit? Your coaching toolkit should ideally consist of various resources, techniques, tools and skills that you can draw upon to support your coachee or your team effectively. Ideally it should not be a static thing but a versatile and adaptable toolkit which equips you with the resources needed to…