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  • How often have you come away from a course or read an article and said “I’m going to change!” and after a few days your enthusiasm has dimmed and you give up?  As a coach for the last 30 years I have been trying to find ways to help people change.  Here is a quick digest of some of the techniques my coachees have found helpful. 7,7,7, For instance, if you are trying to lose ...

  • In a previous blog  I have written about ‘The Problem of Presence for Female Leaders’ where I highlight specific challenges women encounter in their leadership, specifically conveying a presence that encourages others to want to follow them. In this blog, I want to take a slightly different tact and reframe the issue somewhat.  While acknowledging that the issues which present ...

  • Wendy Robinson  Principal Consultant, Head of R&D at Taylor Clarke and Head of AoEC Ireland I’ve been running a series of CPD Workshops for Executive Coaches in the first few months of this year. One of the topics we worked on was entitled: Coaching Leaders through Midlife Transition. This attracted a lot of interest, and all of the coaches – a wide diversity from Scotland ...

  • Dates 21/22 September 2017 with a one day follow up 16th November 2017 Venue 4 Fitzroy Place, Glasgow, G3 7RH Price £749 + VAT     Book now   A 3 day programme for service department professionals The Programme's core principles are: Your right to be in the room Balancing technical expertise with relationship Building a practical 7 step consul ...

  • 1 Day Workshop - Presence & Impact 31st August 2017, 9.30-4.30 Book now   We are running a stand-alone one day workshop on Presence & Impact for female leaders. You will benefit by: Deepening your self-awareness of your 'presence' as a female leader; who you are and how you come across to others Gaining confidence and self-belief to create the impact you want D ...

  • By Wendy Robinson, Consultant and Coach. As a coaching supervisor, I’m always fascinated by coaches’ reactions to supervision.  I decided a while ago to dig deeper into this. I contacted coaches I had trained in the past, and invited them to a short telephone discussion, so we could openly and honestly discuss questions such as: Have you found yourself a coaching supervisor ...

  • 1 Day Workshop - Asking for what you want: Negotiating and Influencing for women leaders.  13th June 2017, 9.30-4.30, Lorne Hotel, Glasgow We are running a stand-alone one day workshop on negotiation and influencing for female leaders. Further details to be confirmed. Aimed at: Women in a senior management, leadership or professional advisor roles, within organisations or ru ...

  • Through our work with senior leaders and managers in a variety of high hazard sectors on safety leadership programmes, we’ve identified there are 3 approaches to leaders holding safety conversations: Safety conversations for Discovery - here the leader starts by creating rapport, listens and works with the employee’s agenda to discover areas of concern that they, the leader, ...

  • I’ve been running a series of CPD Workshops for Executive Coaches in the first few months of this year.  One of the topics we worked on was entitled: Coaching Leaders through Midlife Transition.  This attracted a lot of interest, and all of the coaches – a wide diversity from Scotland and N Ireland – were hungry for information on this topic! Let me share with you some of what ...

  • by Sarah Ballantyne, Principal Consultant Scottish Government recently announced a new commission on the gender pay gap.  In the UK in 2016 the pay gap counting both full time and part-time work is 18%.  For every £100 men earn, women earn £82.  Progress is being made, but it’s still going to take until 2060 to reach parity.  What’s at play here? Undoubtedly many factors; wom ...

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