Resources and Insight

Find a wealth of resources here, from a check list to help you prepare to give feedback at work to articles to help you think differently about your work relationships and how you can navigate your work (and non-work!) life.

How to work at Home when you’re Not Alone

The question on many peoples' lips right now is: How am I supposed to home school, hold down a job and stay sane..... indefinitely? Anyone? I’m not an expert on this, but as I write I’ve been in isolation for a full 3 days now with my civil servant partner and our 5...

Resilience Resources Round Up

In the first few days of 2020 I was pulling together a resilience workshop and around me the news headlines were beckoning an apocalyptic start to the decade: conflict, bush fires and excessive coverage of a couple who had seemed resilient to the demands of their...

Is 2019 the year for a mindset shift?

Many of my clients are achievers. They enjoy being good at stuff and being in control of their lives. They may be known at work as the person who will deliver on complex projects. They might be the person who drafts the last minute board paper or the one the CEO calls...

This is my dance space, this is your dance space

What does coaching have in common with classic 80s movies? There are some amazing lessons in 80s  teen movies: not just 'don't judge a book by its cover' (Breakfast Club) or  'be true to yourself and not try to be something you’re not '(Some Kind of Wonderful).  The...

Does your team need an email charter

Many of my leadership coaching clients cite email overwhelm as a key source of their stress. Not only that, but in an organisational culture which equates being on top of your emails with effectiveness, it can impair their ability to focus on what really matters. I...

Leading third sector teams in 2018

This spring I was asked to write a blog for Third Sector Cafe, a fantastic organisation in Sheffield who supports organisations in the region with workshops and networking. We were discussing running a workshop on tools we might use to help us adapt our leadership...

Five exercises which will transform your career

Are you feeling stuck? Do you need a change? Have you ended up in a job, or organisation, which isn't right for you? Maybe you got the job of your dreams, but five years on you’re ready for something new. I've been talking to clients about career issues, whether in...