Emotional Intelligence is not for wusses

So many clients have questioned me when I suggested that emotional intelligence (EI) coaching and training will definitely impact positively on their professional competence and business results. They look at me questioning whether I really and truly realise the pressure they are under from stakeholders, customers, suppliers, agencies, and colleagues to over-deliver day after day … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence is not for wusses

THE POWER OF TEAM SPIRIT…what we can learn from sport

  I am fascinated by Leicester City’s success in the English premiership soccer league and before you scroll away from this, please hold on, I am not a soccer fan, but still, I really wanted to know why they are top of the league in the face of extremely stiff competition and coming from a … Continue reading THE POWER OF TEAM SPIRIT…what we can learn from sport

Assertiveness can be grown……

A lack of assertive ability and skill, hold many people back from living their lives the way they want to; it is often at the heart of disengaged and demotivated people at work. A key component of EQ (emotional intelligence), assertiveness has often come up in many of my coaching and training sessions hidden in a diverse … Continue reading Assertiveness can be grown……

Why SMARTER goals always win the day

I was never a fan of goal-setting.  I studiously avoided writing out goals for my annual performance plan and when it came to that time of year for review, usually the dreaded first few days of January, I just said to myself, well I know what I want to do and that’s enough.  Sometimes it … Continue reading Why SMARTER goals always win the day

Celebrate, celebrate and embrace those highs

Looking to our brains, for a change, research from neuroscience reveals the simple secrets on how to be motivated and to foster an environment where motivation can thrive. At the very heart of motivation is our human instinct to avoid pain/threat and seek out reward/pleasure and David Rock’s SCARF model is an easily-remembered acronym to help … Continue reading Celebrate, celebrate and embrace those highs

BRAIN POWER, motivate yourself and others to be fulfilled

  From studies in neuroscience, scientists have learned that human beings are wired to seek reward/pleasure and avoid threat/pain.  Analysis of brain patterns have shown that when we are physically threatened or in physical pain, the same parts of the brain are affected as when we feel a social threat such as rejection by others … Continue reading BRAIN POWER, motivate yourself and others to be fulfilled