End of year-itis!

The Christmas / Holiday Season / End of Year celebrations are starting to appear on calendars!  This is often spoken of as a great time to reflect on the year that was, and to plan for the year ahead.  Decorations start to appear, social calendars become a little 'podgier' (as ...


This week my friend Suellen Hughes: The Chief Kick-Starter at Transforme posted an excellent blogpost about resilience.  I believe that perseverance can often be a helpful brother (or sister) to resilience. Margaret Wheatley, (of the 'Leadership and the New Science' fame) has written a new book called 'Perseverance'.  Here is a ...

Walk Beside Me

    In a survey I conducted, one of the questions I asked was: If you had someone to 'walk beside you' at work, in your career, as you develop professionally, what is the most important thing that person could either say to you, do with you or for you? I received some really ...

Let’s Get Clear: Therapy, Mentoring, Consulting, Coaching

    The Distinction Between Therapy, Mentoring, Consulting and Coaching: So what’s the difference between coaching, mentoring, consulting and therapy?  Presented here with permission from Choice Magazine, this is one of the best summaries I have found that helps clarify the differences.   Therapy Mentoring Consulting Coaching Deals mostly with a person’s past and trauma, and seeks healing Deals mostly ...

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I hope you enjoy checking out the whole site. With respect to this blog, I have set it up to provide a range of support, tips, learning, insights, ideas, bragging, announcing, complaining, highlighting, recommending (and any other verbs) targeting three distinct groups: 1.  First-time and/or inexperienced managers 2.  Senior managers & executives who ...

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It was a pleasure to work with Sally Foley-Lewis on a project where Sally organised over 120 attendees for a training seminar with four speakers. Sally’s approach was professional, supportive, friendly and informative before, during and after the event. Sally ran the seminar and her approach as a MC was of the highest of standards.

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Sally was the MC and presented at a skills forum where I was also presenting. Sally’s engagement with the participants was a delight to watch and equally to experience. The content of her session was high quality and demanded attention. Her humour and warmth made her presentation very memorable.

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