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  1. Why managers should know coaching skills too

    Why managers should know coaching skills too
    As a trainer and coach, I am very fortunate enough to meet some fantastic people.  Brilliant people who are keen to learn skills and techniques to be a better manager.  We deliver numerous management development programmes and a key to the programme are essential management skills that focus on motivation and effective communication skills.  Sometimes this involves difficult and challenging behaviour, and of...
  2. 10 ways to banish the fears of public speaking

    10 ways to banish the fears of public speaking
    Many people fear to speak in public.  I always remember reading an article that stated a study that more people feared public speaking over death! Added to this, it is rare to find this skill being taught in any school; you're just told to stand up in front of everyone and read aloud.  This can be a very negative experience...
  3. Flippin Fantastic

    Flippin Fantastic
    One of the most common problems I see people having on our Train the Trainer courses are still very focused on PowerPoint as their primary visual aid.  As we have written many times before, PowerPoint is an aid to you for learning to happen, but so is a Flip Chart, so why then do so few people use it? - it is...
  4. New Year – New Change Day 31

    New Year – New Change Day 31
    It is over, well done, what a journey but remember this is just the beginning. You are amazing, you have great skills, believe it. You will have a great value system and you will have great strengths. Ok, your last task; this is your chance to take yourself forward. Sit down for a few minutes and write where you want...
  5. New Year – New Change Day 30

    New Year – New Change Day 30
    I do hope you wrote a journal, sounds corny, but hey it works and in life, we only have one, make the most of it. Be you, do you want to be proactive or reactive? Nothing in life comes to you, you have to go get it, and change it. Life is a journey, choose your direction, don’t let it...
  6. New Year – New Change Day 29

    New Year – New Change Day 29
    Pat yourself on the back, it is OK to feel emotional. This is the time to feel gratitude towards yourself and others, say "Thank you", this creates such a positive feeling about yourself. Always pat yourself on the back, say “Well done”, this is great to keep moving forward and write what that experience feels like and where you are...
  7. New Year – New Change Day 28

    New Year – New Change Day 28
    We are really moving forward. Write down two areas that are strengths and two areas that you would like to improve on further. Balance out your thinking. Expectations are so different from realism. The problem is limitations get in the way of expectations and people aim way too high sometimes. E.g. I am going to lose 3 stone in two...
  8. New Year – New Change Day 27

    New Year – New Change Day 27
    You are amazing, yes, amazing you better believe you are. I would like you to look back at your journal, are there any changes, what are they and both why and how you made the changes. Have a continuous reflection on yourself. I did this myself and I changed so much, I never believed this would happen, almost ignorant to...
  9. New Year – New Change Day 26

    New Year – New Change Day 26
    I can’t believe where we are together. We are working together for a better place for you. Life is about you and one else; the problem is no one has probably ever said that. You do as you have been told. Yes, change it, be different. What is really going on for you? Write one thing that is changing or...
  10. New Year – New Change Day 25

    New Year – New Change Day 25
    Look back at the last three weeks, is there any changes and what are they? What is beneficial to you, what do you want to change further? Life is fantastic you are on a journey, stay with it, life is changing for the better. Hard as it may be, it is tremendous to move in this direction. Claire Moody is...