This book is about Happiness pure and simple. For many though these days happiness is a concept rather than a reality. Or it might be that happiness as such comes in fits and starts. Or maybe when you are happy, you feel guilty for some reason. If there is any part of you that has experienced the feeling that...Read more
I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Patricia Hirsch on her 'Design Your Life' radio show. My topic was about the importance of leaders understanding what really makes them tick. In other words, what is that they really value? How do they 'live' those values each day? What happens when their personal values are...Read more
What do you do when suddenly your whole world changes? That world might be a project you are working on, or a situation in the workplace, or maybe personal life pursuits. And what if the change that appears is irrevocable, permanent and prevents you from pursuing your dream? What do you do? Do you walk away...Read more
A book that applies a groundbreaking new way of thinking to an ancient truth. NLP is the study of how successful people use their brains to achieve the results they do. It provides tools for working out how successful people achieve their results then tools for leaning how to do that yourself....Read more
This is a book full of strategies for overcoming distraction, regaining focus and working smarter. This book is written for workplace situations and offers research about the brains functions, limitations, and capacities. It teaches us how we can direct our own brain chemistry in order to achieve fulfillment and success. David Rock is expert at taking...Read more
A stress management programme that is practical and simple to apply. A very powerful approach not just for leaders but anyone wanting to get more clarity of thought, calmness and back in control of their wild mind. ...Read more
How is it that even if you do plan and prioritise your day, and you think you stick to it, you still don’t seem to nail that big issue you have to think through, you still have that niggling problem that you started with in the morning? It might be about a product or service that...Read more
How does coaching work...Read more
Today leaders need to know how to ‘lead’ themselves through their own life and their daily responsibilities as leader at work. We have a frighteningly fast pace of change and innovation, changing expectations, demands and concerns for staff and their well being and development, not to mention new ways of communicating, selling, distributing to make a...Read more
What is it that people who lead by inspiration do so differently to those who lead through position? It might just be that those who inspire do so by 'being' who they are. That is, their message and beliefs create a connection between humans.I was pondering the other day on those leaders we...
In my work as a coach, often with leaders in corporations or private companies, I see in their eyes a look of panic. A look of being trapped, or of waiting for the rescue vehicle to arrive and 'fix' their lives. The rescue that is going to get them out of their extremely busy, and...Read more
I have two key strategies for this. One is not to have a winter, avoid it completely, deny its existence on the planet - just go somewhere hot for 6 months, works a treat and it’s something I have done a number of times by living in Thailand, Florida and to an extent Australia. However,...Read more
Setting and getting goals is exciting, inspiring and challenging - well at least I hope they are for you. And the 'journey to the goals' so often is such a rich experience on it's own. That is great - but what about when you finally achieve that big big goal? You're on a real high,...Read more
Gai Foskett is a Results Certified Coach accredited by Results Coaching Systems The Results Coaching Systems is a leading global coach training organisation and a leading human performance organisation with operations in more than 15 countries. Since 1998, Results Coaching Systems have run over 150 wide scale organizational interventions, and trained over 10,000 executive, personal and...Read more
A large Australasian financial services organisation decided to train a group of sales managers to be internal coaches. The training was over a period of 12 weeks consisting of three face-to-face training days, and 8 x 1 hour teleclasses. The programme commenced in September 2003. This is the final article in this series on coaching. Just...Read more
Managers today have more pressure than ever to get results from their teams, and yet often they are promoted through job specific expertise: they know how to get the job done, but they may not have the people and management skills to match. In the workplace, managers that truly have effective coaching skills produce significantly...Read more
Coaching specialist Gai Foskett sets out to debunk the many myths surrounding coaching in the workplace. Over the next few issues she will delve into various areas of the subject:Read more
- Internal vs external coaches — what would suit your organisation best?
- Robust coaching models — when deciding on a coaching company or a coach, it’s important to clarify...
One of the challenges faced when employing external coaches is knowing what questions to ask. Coaching as a profession is still developing, and consequently there are few universally reliable credentials. Six major factors should be considered when looking to employ an external coach to work with your managers, staff and leaders. Experience - how long has the...Read more