Posts by jane | Coach in the City

A beginner’s mind

Feb 2, 2019 | No Comments

In essence this means being open to new possibilities and seeing situations through fresh eyes, as if we had never experienced them before. By doing this is it allows us to look at things as they truly are, as opposed to what we think they are or evaluate them to be. On any given day, […]

Christmas or New Year?

Dec 30, 2018 | No Comments

Personally I’m more mulled wine and mince pies, than Aude lang syne, preferring the mayhem of family gatherings over the weight of expectation associated with welcoming in a new year. Festive feasting, over existential angst and extortionate pricing. Like all times of transition, the ending of one year and the beginning of a new one […]

T’is the season…. for 70% effort

Dec 19, 2017 | No Comments

This month I’ve mostly been coaching tired people.  Rushing from pillar to post, busy closing out the year at work, making preparations for the perfect Christmas at home, maxed out by social commitments and crumbling under the weight of expectations they layer on themselves.   Trying to be all things to all people is a recipe […]

How are you Valuing Your Talent?

Oct 29, 2017 | No Comments

As usual, many of my coaching conversations this month have been about change –  focussing on the actions clients need to take to realise their full potential and improve their performance. One of the ways I enable others to do this, is to help them to understand and measure the impact of their actions on […]

A model for Dealing with Difficult People – Stage 3

Sep 26, 2017 | No Comments

  You find them difficult.  You’ve tried ignoring them, but they just won’t go away.  Infact you’ve noticed that Difficult Person is becoming even more prickly than usual.  So what do you do? Stages 1 & 2 of our Dealing with Difficult People model explain the importance of first observing and understanding what might be […]

Have a Holiday… everyday.

Aug 31, 2017 | No Comments

  When I set up my own company I took the decision that August would be my Non-working month.  A time to hit the reset button, relax and re-energise with my family.  And I love it – just take a look at one of the beautiful sunrises I enjoyed on the beach last week at […]

A model for Dealing With Difficult People – Stage 2 Assess Your Choices

Jul 23, 2017 | No Comments

The fun you can have with a weed! Childhood memories of  country walks flood my mind whenever I see one of these little beauties.  Folding the stem to make a trigger.  Aim.  Firing at my sister’s head.  And with any luck woodland warfare would ensue if I successfully hit my target!    But sometimes we want […]

Choose Your Intention

Jun 28, 2017 | No Comments

Can you guess from this photo what it’s going to be?   This afternoon, I’m co-presenting a session at Lloyds learning week to approximately 200 Insurance professionals.  Nicky and I are sharing our “Notice – Assess – Engage” model on How to deal with difficult people which includes a variety of strategies, tools and techniques […]

Broaden & Brighten Your Perspective

May 8, 2017 | No Comments

Last week I was in Mery-Sur-Oise, Paris delivering a strategic thinking development session for a new client.  It was without doubt an idyllic choice of venue – an ancient Chateaux, set in the middle of manicured lawns & walled gardens. Sunshine glistening off the surface of a tree lined lake, tempting me to take my […]

Embrace Diversity

Mar 20, 2017 | No Comments

In all its forms…  And this week it will mostly be Russian, as I’m off to Moscow tomorrow to work with the Russian leadership team of a global pharmaceutical company!   As I print my flight tickets, I notice I have none of the anxieties that accompanied my first visit last November.  Will I understand the transport signs? (No) – […]