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What Makes a Good Coaching Relationship?

What Makes a Good Coaching Relationship?

WHAT HAVE I LEARNT ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL COACHING RELATIONSHIP? The professional or executive coaching relationship is not the same as selling a pair of shoes or a car or even a house. It is not a ‘sell, get the money and move on’ transactional type relationship. The coaching relationship is one where once the sale […]

Ready-Set-Go-Show for Effective Training

Ready-Set-Go-Show for Effective Training

In the early part of my career, I worked as National Training Manager for two retail companies. During this time, I became increasingly concerned that training (as widely implemented) had critical deficiencies and was not nearly as effective as it could and should have been. These deficiencies included (a) participants who were ill-prepared to learn […]

Six Reasons Why L&D Needs Financial Acumen

Six Reasons Why L&D Needs Financial Acumen

As an ‘old-hand’ at consulting, I’ve been fortunate to work with a large number of L&D managers and team members, both in Australia and overseas. Along the way, I’ve personally experienced the significant benefits of financial know-how and I’ve seen many L&D clients and colleagues disadvantaged by their lack of it. Stephen Covey put it […]

Are you a Trainer or Facilitator, or Both?

Are you a Trainer or Facilitator, or Both?

As you read this article, think about how the terms ‘trainer’ and ‘facilitator’ are used in your organisation. What do these words mean to you?  I have read and heard it said that “facilitation is about process whereas training is about content,” and that “a trainer is a content expert, while a facilitator is a […]

Selling and Telling your Company Story

Selling and Telling your Company Story

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?   “It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind   Every company has a story because every company started for a reason. It had […]

5 strategies to overcome public speaking nerves

5 strategies to overcome public speaking nerves

No need to avoid presenting any longer You have been asked to present at your next industry conference. Woohoo!! Or maybe not. The thought of standing in front of 400 people is terrifying and the self-talk starts in your head. I have no idea how to put together a presentation, what was I thinking? No […]

Preparing for Effective Tool Box Meetings

Preparing for Effective Tool Box Meetings

No-one is born with engaging meeting, training or presenting skills. Unfortunately, many employees find themselves standing in front of a room full of their work colleagues at the morning toolbox meeting feeling nervous, inadequate and poorly equipped to handle the disengaged audience in front of them. There is an art, science and skill to running […]

Agile and Dancing Chickens

Agile and Dancing Chickens

5 Hot Tips for Business Agility Success Getting a team trained in Agile is relatively quick and easy, learning how to make it work in your business, requires experience and expertise. These 5 Hot Tips have been learnt through many years of flearning (failing + learning). Prepare Firm Foundations – ensure your business is setup […]

Why Good Writing Matters to Business Success

Why Good Writing Matters to Business Success

Everybody writes, but not everybody writes with confidence. Spend any time on the internet and it’s obvious writing isn’t considered a core skill in many businesses. Let’s not even think about social media and how the English language is being mangled, a lot of it unintentionally. But here’s the thing: we’re living in an era […]

Five Keys to Creating Flexible Teams

Five Keys to Creating Flexible Teams

How to create strong Fluid Teams through Team Development Training The recent pandemic has created fast-changing major global disruptions impacting business on a global scale – possibly even more than the historical events of 9/11 and the GFC. Large-scale social, technological, environmental, political, economic, and legal changes have created an imperative that organisations are more […]

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