Coaching with Katie

How coaching transformed two leaders lives

I’ve recently finished coaching two totally delightful third sector leaders. Liz is Head of Policy and Advocacy at Traidcraft. Claire is Head of Brand and Creative at Diabetes UK. Both are sparky, dynamic, thoughtful women who have responded to coaching with real commitment and energy. Both say it has changed their life. I will miss […]

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Have no passport. Will travel.

I’m a secondary school governor as well as a coach and trainer. One of my clients volunteers for another fabulous charity. Another leader is a Director in a social enterprise. A third mentors young people. Through experiences like these, senior leaders in our sector are enhancing their ability to shine in their roles. What about […]

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Resilience is in your hands

Ten Steps To Resilience

Lots of my one-to-one coaching clients have been asking for help to build their resilience. One wants help bouncing back after personal criticism of her work knocked her sideways. Another starts each day already feeling depleted from the many challenges she faces. She thinks she should be tougher. A third knows there are rocky times […]

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Leaders Who Brunch

So, at last, it’s happening. Leaders Who Brunch is opening its doors.  I’ve been dreaming about setting up this group for, literally, years because I know how much it’s needed. And finally, here it is. Leaders Who Brunch is a short, regular, morning meet-up for non-profit leaders just like you – when we’ll get together […]

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Could motivation be the missing ingredient?

Sometimes it’s tough to motivate the people you manage, isn’t it? You know why it’s important that a project is completed in a timely way, but not everyone gets it. Others can be sluggish and unfocused. You sometimes feel it would be easier to just do it yourself. I know how difficult it is. This was the problem that a non-profit […]

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Live mindfully at work

In my recent blogs I shared my ideas for how you can bring the first four of the ‘ways of wellbeing’ into your non-profit organisation. These are: Connect with others Keep learning new things Move Give The fifth pillar, as identified by research from the New Economics Foundation (NEF), is Take Notice. This is definitely one […]

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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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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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