Coaching marathon – how it went

Wow! What a week. That was some marathon!

My Learning at Work week was absolutely buzzing as I coached dozens of committed and hard-working third sector staff in my marathon ‘speed coaching’ sessions.  It’s amazing what you can achieve in 25 – 40 minutes if both coach and client are focused – which I can tell you, we were.

Here’s some of the feedback I got from staff at The Back Up Trust and One World Action, just two of the organisations which took part.

“The session provided me with simple ideas and steps to having more confidence and self-belief.”

“It helped me be aware of the big picture of the current state of my life, to organise priorities and to focus in on actions and deadlines – thank you very much.”

“I brought a big issue that I wanted to change. I found it very useful to have it nailed down.”

And because all the best learning is two-way, I also learned a lot about the very smartest way to produce results in a short space of time.

I was very struck also by the similar issues which people needed help with. These are the top three issues affecting the people I coached:

1. How to be super confident in meetings and presentations

2. How to make get your career moving

3. Work/life balance & time management

From my on-going work with clients I know these are big issues for the sector – the clients I’m working with are already making breakthroughs in these areas. I’m available for one-to-one coaching for third sector staff and managers, and my newsletter, Stay sane in the charity sector will be covering these topics regularly.

I’ll definitely be doing a coaching marathon again, so sign up to my newsletter by using the form on the right, for news of future events and those tips on handling life in the third sector.




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