Coaching is the hot topic of the moment, again, or is it always? What do you think of coaching? I’ve noticed a change over the years, it is gaining increasing respect and recognition. Interviews I’ve seen on Bloomberg with highly recognised business “growth guru” Verne Harnish, (who’s recent book, Scalability, is on order for me […]
As a facilitator, it’s generally my own instinct which guides me from one stage to another in a presentation/workshop/strategy day. I have a full run-sheet which is a 5-minute breakdown of the 4-hour program but sometimes I need to go “off piste” depending on responses and the mood of the room.
This month I’ve been working in Brisbane, Berry (NSW) and Sydney. We have commenced work with three new clients including chairing an advisory board, running two strategy days and are half way through management programs for five new senior managers in transition. As well as this, I hosted a lunch at Pier One for the […]
It was Mother’s Day recently and I, like others, work with a lot of parents. I love being a mum. The above photo is from a wonderful day spent with my boys surfing. Amongst other things, I help people to manage the balance between their personal and professional lives. I see “masks” and internal conflict.
I’m training for Coast Trek, well, I’m training and I’m in a Coast Trek team but 60km is not my goal. I understand this sounds confusing, so I’ll elucidate. Coast Trek is a 60km hike from Manly to Bondi on the 16th March, around the harbour, up and over numerous stairs, along a few beaches […]
Happy New Year! Each year I review Aide de MD’s business plan, strategy and areas of development, there’s always an opportunity to use learnings from the previous year to refine and improve. I’ve condensed our mission statement down to one phrase: “To guide and support independent growth for businesses through clever, sustainable infrastructure.”
Why do I use LinkedIn and what’s the purpose for me? As a consultant working with CEOs, MDs and their teams it’s important for me to keep up with market trends, business principles and global financial impacts. I use LinkedIn as a central information point for local knowledge, not a sales tool.
Each time I introduce myself, (and I’ve been to some excellent work events recently), I say that I’ve been consulting for 11 years. I do understand that my successful consulting business grew organically through experiences I’d gained in employment, travel and relationships.
“We’ve launched, bought, started up … a new branch, division, product, so exciting but can we...
Interestingly, an article I read this month states that the two main reasons for business failure ar...