Archives: January 2019

  1. coaching blog - are you still actively moving forward with your resolutions?

    coaching blog - are you still actively moving forward with your resolutions?
    Four weeks on from the New Year, how many of you are sticking with the changes you have decided to do.  If so how have you done it? Have you been making notes, maybe reviewing for 5 mins at the end of the day and then have you been looking at those changes at the end of the week? Has this...
  2. training blog - what makes a great trainer so good?

    training blog - what makes a great trainer so good?
    Many attributes make a trainer great, but if someone asked me what were the key things that make a great trainer, what would they be? I’ve been fortunate to have seen many great trainers that have acted as an inspiration to me as I was learning my trade.  I got thinking about them all, the way they taught and the things...
  3. management blog - new day, new week, new goals

    management blog - new day, new week, new goals
    As many people know I am a massive fan of having goals.  I believe goals are dreams with deadlines and I believe you can achieve anything you want if you put your mind to it.  I find goals give me a structure and I think the best things I have ever achieved are the things I have set as goals. I have...
  4. coaching blog - why managers need coaching skills

    coaching blog - why managers need coaching skills
    I felt I wanted to write a blog on why it is essential that managers need coaching skills to encourage their staff.  First of all, I continuously hear managers tell me how they coach their staff and then witness quite the opposite. The problem is people don’t fully understand what coaching skills are.  Furthermore, they don't understand the boundaries between coaching...
  5. training blog - the importance of frequent breaks

    training blog - the importance of frequent breaks
    When watching many trainers, quite often I see people getting so caught up in the moment they lose track of their audience and the level of engagement.  Many factors make up a great training session but too often, one of the essential human needs is forgotten about in the quest to get everything covered in the time frame: I’ve often talked...
  6. management blog - solving large problems

    management blog - solving large problems
    As a manager, we are going to be involved in dealing with problems.  It goes with the territory. Additionally, our lives are going to be inundated with problems as we go along, this is just a fact of life.  How we deal with these problems is the most important thing especially when we deal with what we believe to be significant problems...
  7. coaching blog - what would make a huge difference in your life if you went to work on it

    coaching blog - what would make a huge difference in your life if you went to work on it
    Have you ever thought to yourself what do I want to change, really change, then actually address it? The biggest failure with a lot of people is holding yourself back, this then means never really working in an area you want to change, just accepting things as they are. Sometimes little changes make significant progress over time rather than one...
  8. training blog - four sure ways your body language will expose your nerves

    training blog - four sure ways your body language will expose your nerves
    One of the most crucial things to get right when you deliver training is your body language, as we are all experts at showing nerves to others through our body language but how exactly? There are many subtle ways that your audience will read your nerves instantly but some they will notice more than others.  The good news is that if...
  9. management blog – planning and actions

    management blog – planning and actions
    As a manager, one of the key essentials is the ability to get things done and focus on continuous improvement.   Being able to do this will not only make you a more effective manager but getting things done will improve motivation and help you succeed in life.  Getting things done is a fantastic trait to have! As we start a new year...

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