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Being a business coach is a dream job. The click you have with your coachee is indescribable. The things you share, the actions you agree on, the progress you make. The intimacy is almost like a marriage. One of the most impressive times I felt and saw the impact of a great coach was back…

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Business

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

Too often we hear of the accountant whose books don’t balance, the builder with an unfinished house and,… uh hum… the business coach without a clear and documented plan. Here is my confession, I’ve taken far to long building my plan. And it has cost me dearly! WINNING THE WAR AND LOSING THE BATTLE My…

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Life

Coaching Through COVID and Beyond

It happened so fast. One minute it seemed that I was gearing up for a year of speaking events (and going to great gigs!) And the next everything changed. Within 48hrs of New Zealand going to Level 2, all of my regular retreats were cancelled and one of my VIP clients had stopped their coaching…

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Life

Creating a Sense of Safety in Your Remote Conversations

I belong to a community that gathers online once a week to help each other make short promotional videos. I don’t know these people outside of our gatherings, but I can tell you who I would trust to work with and who I would avoid. Although I learned to coach remotely a long time ago,…

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Business

COVID VUCA!

HEALTHY THINKING IN A CRAZY WORLD In 1989 the Berlin Wall came tumbling down and our World changed. Journalist Thomas Friedman said that the fall of the wall marked the end of the Cold War and changed our metaphors. If the Cold War had been a sport, it would have been the sport of Sumo…

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Business

Negotiation Skills: Art or Science

We learn how to negotiate from a very early age. We ‘negotiate’ corners around a table when we’re first walking, working out how much latitude we have. We negotiate with our parents and siblings, trying to get what we want to meet our needs (with little or no regard to theirs in the early stages).…

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Life

Trust, Purpose, Anxiety, Identity

“It was my first day on the job. I stood by the window, waiting for my first coaching client to arrive. I felt nervous, quite unsure of what to expect, but also mixed with a little excitement. I was unsure of how I would relate to my new client group. Would I understand their views…

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Business

A Wake Up Call for Business

Recently Bill Gates said that the one question he didn’t ask himself when he was with Microsoft, but one he asks himself now is “How are my business relationships? Are they growing and how am I nurturing them?” But even now, he still hasn’t got it right. Firstly, there is no such thing as a…

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Leading the Lost in Love

Welcome to the New World We are no longer observing the romantic interest that develops in a Hollywood blockbuster when boy meets girls during a global virus outbreak –we are living it. Save the zombie apocalypse, it’s safe to say we never thought that as humans and coaches we would have to lead people throughout…

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Life

Coaching in the Time of COVID-19

What they don’t Teach you in Coaching School Drought, floods and even bushfires feel like a distant memory with Covid-19 emerging here in late January and the subsequent lockdowns across Australia and New Zealand in late March, this year. We have been lucky here in Australasia, benefitting from the knowledge of what has happened elsewhere…

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Stress Free

How to Thrive Under Pressure in Unprecedented Times.

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