Category Archives: Coaching

Presentation: Create Your Master Dream List

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“Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams. Live the Life You’ve Imagined”

– Henry David Thoreau

To create change in your life the first thing to do is dream!

Dream of your future. Imagine your life as you feel it ought to be lived.

Why? Because dreams shape goals! Goals drive us forward.

In goal-setting, the reason why most people are generally unsuccessful or fall short is because they do not know where to begin. The use of a Master Dream List not only develops your Plan of Action, it also generates the re-birth of your natural creativity. It re-schools your imagination and inventiveness. You give yourself permission to write down any wish, want, or desire regardless of how ridiculous it may seem. The secret is to let yourself go.

Then you can categorise and organise your dreams into development sections: physical, social, mental, spiritual, financial and family life.

For this fun workshop, bring with you a pen and plenty of paper.

Presentation: Essential Skills To Fuel Change

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We’ve all been trained on how to give feedback. However, for feedback to fuel change we need to learn how to receive feedback. We either take feedback as a personal attack or set feedback aside too quickly.  This is a defence mechanism to protect ourselves, however, neither approach is productive. Some people even react badly to positive feedback.

If someone feels that receiving feedback is painful, there is reluctance to give feedback. Too often feedback is given as “S#!t” sandwich. This doesn’t work. Either the person ignores the good stuff and focuses entirely on the bad, or visa versa.

Without information about our behaviour and how it impacts others, needs are unmet and conflict grows. As a workplace mediator, many of the conflicts Nancy deals have their roots in this fear of feedback.

In this interactive session, you will learn how to

  • receive feedback in a constructive way
  • respond to criticism
  • provide feedback that helps people change

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”

Bill Gates

Presentation: How To Manage Your Inner Tortoise

Inner TortoiseHow to manage yourselves (and others) who default to tortoise mode when unwanted change or conflict is on the horizon.

In my previous ChangeCamp session on managing your emotions in conflict, most of the tools were for managing anger.

This year, I’ll concentrate on tools to help you manage fearful and anxious reactions to conflict.

So instead of going from beast to Buddha, I’ll be talking about how to stick your neck out.

This session covers how to over your fear of conflict, learning how to say what you need, saying no nicely and sticking to it. (And still like yourself!)

“We can say what we need to say. We can gently, but assertively, speak our mind. We do not need to be judgmental, tactless, blaming or cruel when we speak our truths.” ― Melody Beattie

NB: You don’t need to have attended the previous ChangeCamp session to go to this presentation

Presentation: Impostor Syndrome

Let’s start with – YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!

Do you:

  • Struggle to take ownership of your success, feeling like a fraud?
  • Think you’re not worthy of your success?
  • Attribute success to luck or other forces outside your control, rather than your own effort, dedication, and intelligence?
  • Think people won’t pay what you should really charge so you price lower?

All these things Beverly has experienced, and more! She will take you through her story, lightbulb moments and give you the ideas to help you:

  • map your self sabotaging behaviour
  • identify your drivers;
  • define your own success; and
  • turn your drivers into Impostor Invaders!

Presentation: Using Narrative In Coaching

Story telling is part of what it means to be human. We are natural story tellers, passing on important lessons through folklore and story since ancient times. In modern times, the best novels and films are narratives that reveal meaning to us that shifts our perspective. In our organisations and cultures, the most inspirational leaders communicate a vision that is a compelling story of how the future can be.

Our life stories are constructed as we remember and connect events in a way that makes sense of our experiences. Inwardly, this emerging narrative becomes our sense of self. Outwardly, we present ourselves to the world in narrative too, acting in ways that fit the story.

In narrative coaching, we are seeking not to understand the facts of events, but the unique way in which each individual experiences them. Everyone brings their own individual story and narrative coaching is a respectful, person-centred approach that can help people uncover and understand their own narrative. Through doing so, we can recognise that there can be alternative stories. Both for ourselves and for our organisations. We can re-construct our narratives and realise that we have the power to be the authors of our own life story.

Join this practical workshop to explore the use of narrative in support of change.