Wellbeing on a shoestring – more top tips

I’ve had a lot of lovely feedback following my recent blog about supporting your non-profit teams to wellbeing.  It seems to have struck a chord with my coaching clients and other leaders looking to make the world a better place and help their people thrive. Just yesterday I was talking to a senior leader in an NGO. […]

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Wellbeing on a shoestring: My top tips

  I am so incredibly proud of my coaching clients. Many are senior leaders from small, non-profit organisations and few have extra funds sitting around for apparent ‘non-essentials’. It would be so easy for them to neglect their people, to just get their heads down, get the job done and expect others to do the […]

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Game, Set & Match – Six Ways Non-profit Leaders Are Like Tennis Stars

At this time of year, my office (a laptop and a phone, basically) shifts to where I can hear the lovely summer sound of racket on ball, polite clapping and excited roars. Yep, it’s Wimbledon! My absolute favourite time of the year. Tennis analogies fill my brain. Tennis terms scatter about my copy. I just […]

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four phrases to avoid conflict

Conflict at Work: Four Foolproof Phrases to Avoid it

There are now 68 million refugees and displaced people in the world. My teenage daughters and I heard this shocking statistic the other day from a UN spokesperson in a breakfast interview as we headed off to school, exams and coaching.  It stopped us in our tracks. What the interviewee said next was scary. “The […]

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meltdown at work

Is it ever ok to have a meltdown at work?

So, you had to disappear into your office last week, shut the door before anyone clocked you and have a big cry. I know how you feel! It’s rough being a leader when everyone expects you to deliver the goods, however you’re feeling. It may be that the buck simply stops with you, and sometimes […]

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Lunch is for heroes

Lunch is for heroes

  It’s 1 o’clock. Lunchtime! You know you need a break, something to eat, a stretch. But you’re presenting at a big meeting in an hour, 20 emails from this morning are still unopened, and your to-do list is, well, out of control. What to do? This is a dilemma I see a lot in […]

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Three Ways To Create Breathing Space

Are you super busy? I bet you are! Most of my nonprofit coaching clients are too. Each day brings new demands, crises and challenges which need to be dealt with. I know for many of them, it’s a struggle to peek above the parapet, breathe and see the bigger picture. Thinking clearly and strategically, such […]

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Let’s Talk About Happy

I coached two very different third sector leaders this week. One is stressed out, overworking and overwhelmed. She’s up at the crack of dawn to get into the office, missing her yoga and fun nights out because she’s exhausted and falling out a lot with colleagues. Needless to say, she’s not happy at work at […]

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When doing it wrong is doing it right

My 12 year old daughter and I have just painted her room. She’s been asking to lose the bright green and pink walls she’s had since she was six for a good year, I reckon. At the weekend we did it. She gave the walls a speedy wipe. We whizzed a quick brush around the […]

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How to create change that sticks

Five ways to create change that sticks

Did you make any New Year resolutions this year? How are they going? How is that intention to get up an hour earlier working out? Or your plan to exercise more? Or your commitment to reading around an area of work you’re not confident about? Not so good? Maybe you made a brilliant start and […]

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