January 26

You Don’t Need to Learn How to Close the Sale

In many of the conversations that I have had over the years with Sales Directors and Sales Managers they have asked me to train their sales people to close the sale and I have said “No”. “Why not?” is often their reply and I say that it is like helping someone to plan a marriage.

January 13

Daffodils in December – Environmental Changes and Flexibility

On one of my walks during the Christmas break – between the downpours and sometimes during them! – I noticed a tree bursting into blossom, the bobbing yellow heads of daffodils and the vibrant green growth on weeping willows. This is what I would expect to see in April rather than December. The weather experts.

September 2

What is it like to work with a professional coach?

Do you ever wonder what it is like to work with a professional coach? This is what one of my clients wrote about her experience: Prior to commencing my coaching sessions with Jacqueline we talked on the telephone to help me to decide whether I could work with her. My first session was then very.

July 29

Switching Off

  A full quarter of all sorts of people say they think about work-related issues in their leisure time, including holidays, weekends and extended breaks. This is not about work-life balance as much as work-life boundaries. It is about not letting work issues dominate outside work, during leisure activities.  Mark Cropley, health psychologist at Surrey.

June 1

Wellbeing and Resilience Breath of Fresh Air

The weather had been particularly wet and blustery during the week leading up to our Spring Breath of Fresh Air® and I was checking the weather forecast regularly, as if that would have made any difference! The afternoon was sunny and bright and there was an air of anticipation and excitement as we all gathered.

April 20

Stand Up for Wellbeing and Productivity

How long do you sit at your desk for during the day? Perhaps it is 6 or 7 hours or even more. Then add to that the time you sit while commuting, in meetings, while eating and while watching television in the evening or playing computer games.   You may have seen recent reports in.

February 20

Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life

When working with my coaching and training clients we often explore how what they think affects how they behave. How, for example, their self-confidence stems from the thoughts that they have about themselves and how that affects their behaviour. How we think affects how we behave. Our thoughts, our brain, drives what we do, what.

November 13

It’s Not What You Say But The Way That You Say It

  Do you: • want to be heard more? • want to be more assertive? • want to make more impact? • want to be taken more seriously? Good communication skills underpin a lot of the training and coaching that I do whether I am developing customer service, presentation or leadership skills. Understanding the impact.

August 6

Confused About Coaching?

Are you confused about coaching, wondering who engages a coach, what they talk about and how working with a coach could benefit you and your team? I have written this article to help lift this fog of confusion and highlight some of the key reasons why business people work with coaches and some of the.

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