Are you and your team always crystal clear about the difference between accountability, responsibility and authority? Who or what's holding you …More
Why might you be looking at an Executive Life Coaching website?
Maybe you already have a measure of personal and business success but want to raise your game to play at another level? To be invited into rooms or roles you aspire to?
Perhaps you have reached a fork in your road and can't see the (right) way forward with clarity?
Or could it be that you are bored and know you need a stretch?
We all get to these junctions from time to time.
Problem is that most then leave them there.
A smaller group of self-starters creates the wherewithal to act on them.
And it's a much smaller subgroup of those that actually reaches out to engage a coach to help hold them accountable to then win through.
And now you're wondering which one you belong to, aren't you?
Go on, why not contact me for that exploratory conversation and - let's talk coaching... so that you can find out.
Are you so busy doing that you have lost sight of your vision, or even never known where you are going? How much more could you achieve with real …More
What are your Key Performance Indicators? Whether employee, leader or contractor, are you ensuring your and your people's performance is being managed …More
Edification. When you tell the person you are speaking with about someone else, can they look forward to meeting them because you have "talked them …More
Trust and Respect
How consistently do your deeds and behaviour prove you “walk the walk” and that you deserve trust and respect? As a person? As a parent? As an …More
How well are you managing agendas? And those you answer to in supporting you to implement the agendas and expectations that they set in the first …More
How good are you at “I don’t know”?
Faced with an "I don't know" situation, is your fear of being found out preventing you from learning what will prevent you from being found out? If …More
So when you face a challenge….
When you are facing a challenge, do you focus on the obstacle or can you be inspired by what you’re about to learn now? If you prefer to listen …More
How do you measure what balance you have across work, life, health and wealth? When do you know whether you are or you aren’t in balance? Are you …More
Power over ourselves and others
How do you go about exercising power - your power? How do you use your power? How often have you abused your power over someone else? How do you feel …More
When last have you defined or refined your values? You know, the filters by which you judge good & bad, right & wrong? Are you truly living in …More
Are You Thriving or Surviving?
You've worked consistently hard over decades, right? Are you now where you wanted to be? With other words, are you truly Thriving or (just) …More
Front Bench or Opposition?
Are you more constructive or destructive? If it isn’t your idea, do you criticize or “find the catch” or do you prefer to add perspectives that might …More
Are you part of the Problem or Solution?
Problem or Solution? Do you need to be a problem solving hero, or can you step back and operationalize so the problem can’t happen again? If you …More
Character and Charisma
Does the character and charisma in your personality enable you to inspire, influence, enthuse and motivate with care and an attitude of “fun and …More
Dancing until it rains
Perseverance. To get what you want, are you just willed to “dance in the rain” or are you prepared to keep dancing until it rains? If you prefer …More
Mindfulness: Pleasure only in Leisure?
How great is your mindfulness about your experiencing pleasure any and all the time, or is that only possible when you are in a leisure …More
Choice or Chance?
Choice or chance? Are you leaving your destiny to chance, or pro-acting what will raise the possibilities of these choices to be better supported by …More
Can you Meditate?
How often do you allow yourself to find a quiet space where you can reflect and visualize deep down into who you are and what you want most? Can you …More
The Blue Honda
Does “the harder I practice, the luckier I get” work for you? If self-talk becomes your self-fulfilling prophecy – does yours invoke the Law of …More
Career Control – Are You In Or Out?
Who is actually in control of your career - your boss or the company or you? Really? Career control - isn't it strange how often we leave that to …More
Gratitude. Are you able to use your “what I’m grateful for” list to inspire you to raise your game even more or through tough times when you may be …More
We are who we hang out with, aren't we? If I asked you to “show me the friends you keep”, what might they tell me about “who you are”? Aren't friends …More
Healthy wealthy and wise - how well are you balanced across these 3 key attributes in your life's work? Are you in, out or on top? Gesundheit! …More
The Trust Triangle
Do you embrace the trust triangle with a track record of consistently delivering what you promised, every time, over time? Are you impeccable with …More
Can You Go From Good To Great Without Humility?
How might adding more humility into your leadership style add to your success? What do you think you can learn from leaders that have gone from "good …More
How do you keep your outcomes free of nasty surprises? And how well can you plan a surprise to really drive an uncommon outcome? A Great …More
How versatile is your influencing and communication? How many different techniques including drip feeding are you willing to try to achieve better …More
How would you like to strongly leverage the benefits of using silence into most of your interactions, presentations and negotiations? Shhh, it’s no …More
Humour and Laughter
Is humour and laughter your best medicine, or do you still need to get over yourself? Do people call you for a laugh, or have they stopped calling …More
Coaching Or Mentoring? What’s The Difference?
Wanting to raise your life or business or career game? What's right just for you? Coaching or Mentoring? What’s the difference? Or might you need …More
How strong is your need for significance and how much of it can you fulfill through belonging? Could this be a weakness or one of your inspiring …More
Self awareness – how do you spell your “I (k)no(w)”?
Whats coming out of your eyes? A self awareness that "you know that you know", or a doubtful "I think I (k)no(w)"? What's it going to take to change …More
If you aren’t, how would you like to be one of those people that seem to “stand out” over the others in the room due to your presence? You can, you …More
How aware are you of your own personality traits? And the personality types of others around you? To leverage them so as to better relate to more …More
Crafting Personal Breakthroughs
What's still holding you back from playing at that level you aspire to? What personal breakthroughs do you yearn for to catapult you to that elusive …More
What is your purpose?
When the dog’s in the hunt there’s no time for fleas, right? Isn’t it amazing the fleas we can come up with when we‘re lacking purpose? What is your …More
Planning in scenarios
Scenario Planning: Worst case scenario? And the best possible outcome? Do you really think either extreme's likely to happen? So let's plan the likely …More
An Extraordinary Life
Continuing as you are now, and looking back at age 90, what will you feel – satisfaction or regret? You know what’s required to make it an …More
Your Networking Approach: Self Assured or Self Conscious?
Going into a networking event, is your most prevalent feeling excitement, expectation, ambivalence or fear? Are you more self assured or more self …More
Can you allow yourself to see things the way “they” are (differently), or are you stuck in seeing them the way “you” are? Do you permit new …More
When you get "goosebumps", do you recognize what your intuition is trying to tell you that is important right now? Or does your running treadmill …More
Momentum, the power residing in a moving object, kept so through inertia – fuelled by doing. Is your doing strong enough to maintain and grow your …More
Sabbatical Or Burnout?
Is your treadmill burning your candle at both ends, heading for burnout, wondering where your life’s going, or do you know where you are on your …More
Who is on your team?
Are you building your team around you to be the best they can be in what they do for their success, so that you can be the best in what you do for …More
If I asked your friends about your authenticity, what might they say? Would they have to think about it or would they respond straight out about how …More
Pro-active, Positive and Responsible
Pro-active, Positive and Responsible – it's all about having a positive thinking attitude? You are in control. Or are you? Positive Thinking I …More
Appetite and Capacity
Are you consistently biting off more than you can chew? Wondering how you and your capacity management ability are ever going to catch up or get …More
Finding the Edge
Finding the edge: where are you at with finding yours? You know, finding "that" edge that allows you to always be the best you can be? What does …More
Managing expectations. How often do you think unfulfilled expectations are the root of anger, frustration and disappointment for you and those around …More
Self Confidence And The “Committee Of They”
How concerned are you about “what others might think of you”? Do you allow the "Committee of They" to control or influence you and your self …More
Self Sabotage By The Voice In Your Head
What power do you grant “the little voice in your head” to self sabotage you achieving your goals? Or do you speak over it and drive what you really …More
Last Gasp Chance On Your 2014 Goals?
So here we are early February 2014. If I asked you where you were at in terms of your goals for what you really want to achieve this year, what might …More
Performance Management Trilogy
Have you ever wanted to read or listen to an executive life coaches' view about Performance Management in one convenient place? Well, this blog post …More
Leading A Great Performance Review
As a leader, are you leaving leadership performance management to chance, or are you pro-actively driving it? Are your performance reviews a chore, …More
“Blitzing” Your Own Performance Review
How many times have you come out of your performance review and felt you had been “rolled”? Can you honestly say that you had invested in the best …More
How can any form of managed performance to expected (personal or organizational) outcomes be achieved if you don’t have a system or a process that …More
When Do You Let The Mongrel In You Come Out?
When are you driven or willing enough to let “the mongrel in you” come out? What needs to happen for that to eventuate? Is it when you are confronted? …More
Do you give a …?
How much are you really caring about your people? In your leadership role or business, how well are you empowering your people to doing what it takes …More
Are you selling or do they buy?
Is your selling made easy enough for them to want to buy from you? Or are you so busy selling that you get in the way of your client being able to …More
How strongly do you think that your being curious affects the manner in which you connect with them when you are talking to or influencing other …More
Whose journey is it?
Has it ever dawned on you that the wrong person might be owning responsibility? Without clarity on whose journey is it, who is deprived of the …More
How well does your small talk unfreeze or put people at ease ahead of a business conversation? Or are you one of those intense people that “have to …More
How well are you able to apply posturing for strengthening your presence, enhancing your position and influence in meetings, presentations or …More
You know how important our names are to us, don’t you? How good are you at remembering other people’s names? Skill or struggle? What if it were …More
Inspiration, passion and obsession
Would people call you an inspiration? Or are you bored or boring? When do you inspire with your charisma and passion or when might you go “over the …More
If I asked about your awareness, how awake, alert, aware and connected would you say you are right now to what’s going on with, in, on and around …More
What prevails: urgency and chaos or focus on what matters? How well can you filter the urgent out from the important in your life and work right …More
Are you really connecting?
Are you genuinely connecting with those you are speaking with? How strongly can they feel your interest, empathy and engagement? And how you make them …More
Do you have the complacency of a thermometer that just measures the temperature or are you a thermostat that turns up the heat on what really …More
Do your leadership attitudes serve those you lead, or do you prefer to have them serve you instead? Is it all about you or more about empowering …More
Values, ethics, integrity and compliance
How often have you been in a situation where you knew the boundaries of your business integrity and compliance thereto (your “price”) was being …More
Pulling the right levers
What interests or agendas do most of your decisions and actions serve: self interest of your own career, those of your unit, your company, your …More
What you want to know about Networking (a sixology)
Networking is a massive topic in today's business world, one that any business professional avoids at their personal peril. I have been a …More
Expanding your Network with Linked-In
Love to have a tool to help you drive the measure of effective reach and depth of your personal business network? Interested in how I use Linked-In …More
How well does your external networking strategy support your visibility and value proposition for your organisation so as to always keep you …More
How effectively do you promote your ongoing visibility across your own organization so that what you do and stand for is apparent to those that …More
Networking or not working?
What real business value does the quality of your personal network add to your reputation, your career, your business, and your stakeholders? Is this …More
(How) Are you leading?
Do your leadership styles make things happen or do you just let them happen? Does your team know what you are shooting for and what their part is in …More
Watch your language
How well do you watch your language? Does it give away the inner view of your self-worth? Is it indicative of your current station or already reflect …More
Putting yourself first
How good are you at putting yourself first? How healthy is your sense of self worth? Is it too low, too high or what would make it "just …More
Abundance and scarcity – what are you thinking?
Some think we are “born” into a either Ford or Holden family. Which do you think you were born into – abundance or scarcity thinking? Or is it a …More
What’s in it for me?
Does your What’s In It For Me (WIIFM) reflect only what matters to you or can you also see others WIIFM? Are you aware of its power as an influencing …More
Interested or Interesting?
Are you interested or interesting or boring? What makes us “interesting” to others? Could being interested in others have something to do with …More
Hitting the ground running
Changing roles or companies, were you seen to be hitting the ground running? How well prepared were you? Did you really know what you “had bought …More
Racialism. Intolerance. Preconception. Bias. Superiority. Inferiority. Stereotype. Would you own up to some prejudice, or are you “squeaky …More
Do you keep re-inventing yourself? You know, keeping your skills and your value relevant? Are you still “green and growing” or are you “ripe and …More
To know and not to do, is not to know
Knowing and Doing. Do you acquire knowledge to look and sound impressive, even to mask inadequacies? Or is what you're actually doing with it that …More
Walk a mile – see a mile
Do you need to walk a mile to see a mile? How many ducks need to be in the row before you start walking? What are you afraid of? What are you still …More
Leaping over your shadow
When will you be ready for leaping over your shadow? What are you allowing to get in the way of what you really want? Deep down you already know you …More
Is life drifting away week by week, heading towards Friday - anyway? What’s got to change for you to be taking control and leading it to where it …More
When I speak about coping - mainly in a work related productivity sense, that is our ability to "get on top", "stay on top" and "ahead of the rest" I …More
When I speak about goals, I often refer to my goals trilogy, which deals with this often complex but actually very simple topic across three headings …More
6 Degrees of Separation
Nothing happens in business until a sale is made. Whether front or back office, how well are you leveraging the 4 or 6 degrees of separation from your …More
Taken for granted?
How often are you taken for granted in your relationships or work? How guilty are you of taking others for granted? Easy to feel. Harder to fix, isn’t …More
Are you an Authority?
Are you sweating minor stuff, drifting through each day or majoring on what really matters, firmly on your planned way to being an authority in your …More
Arrogance, Aggression & Assertiveness
Have you been labelled with arrogance, aggression & assertiveness? How submissive are you? Can you “elegantly” get what you want? Can you …More
What if you could convert all your bad habits into good ones, and then stick to them? Would that make a difference? What’s stopping you? Habits …More
Smile – it suits you!
Are you aware of the power of your smile? Do you use it to its greatest effect? If not, why not? What will it take to use it in your favour? …More
Notice how tribes have their own membership behaviour codes? How tribal influence can cut across organizational structures? Do they work for or …More