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...
Category Archives: Coaching
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
Gai Foskett knows first-hand how useful it can be to get an outside perspective on a career, a life, and that dream goal. BUSINESS and personal coach Gai Foskett left behind the trappings of a senior management job for a life focused on helping others to follow their own dreams. She describes her decision to give up...Read more
Feel the fear and do it anyway – how many times have you heard that ol’ chestnut! And what on earth does it mean…..really?...Read more
There are some key factors to look for in a coach Qualification and Certification Not all people who call themselves a coach are certified by an accredited professional school, nor are they even true coaches for that matter. Certification is very important, because coaching is a profession that requires very specific skills, conduct...Read more
Case Study: John, 39 is a senior executive head of a large division in a multi-national company. John’s main challenge was to pursue and achieve his corporate goals and maintain a fun and healthy life balance. He was very concerned that his health and fitness were not what it could be, and also, with 4 children he...Read more
I wonder what has come up for you since you have been reflecting on that little voice....prod, prod, prod.... If you have been keeping some kind of journal what patterns of thought are showing? What impact is having those thoughts having on you? On your teams? On your family or friends? I said in the last blog...Read more
Have you ever been in a position where everything is going along well, really well – business is good, family is great BUT you just know that there is something not right for you? A feeling of ‘so what?’ – or ‘but what’s next?’ – it’s not a feeling that is particularly disturbing or depressing;...Read more
What is executive coaching? The term executive coach is used commonly now. In fact, coaching itself has become mainstream for corporate, non profit organisations and businesses in general. But what does that label actually mean- “executive coaching.” Generally this type is coaching is aimed at senior levels of management up to and including CEO and in some...Read more
The credential, Master Certified Coach, MCC is the highest global credential available in the coaching profession as defined by the International Coach Federation (ICF). The process to achieve MCC is rigorous, testing and thorough. For all credentials there is a requirement to continue a set number of further coach specific and personal development training each year to maintain their credential....Read more
Harness your brain to be creative and solve problems! Gai holds a Master Practitioner Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming. To achieve this level of mastery required over 300 hours of NLP training and completion of written exams. What is NLP? Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John...Read more
Spreading the coaching story. An accomplished public speaker with a great message: People can change their own lives! Each year Gai has a number of speaking engagements where she talks about the success of coaching people to achieve their goals. It is an inspiring story. It is an opportunity for people to listen and have some fun as...Read more