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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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Should I stay or should I go? 11 ways to know

Happy in your job? Or starting to get itchy feet? Here are some questions to help you decide what to do… It’s tough to make such a major decision, I know. You’re doing OK at your job. You get on well with the people and you like your team (mostly!). You’re comfortable there. And hey, […]

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Love your third sector work space

Slides between floors, anyone? Giant red bean-bags? See-through walls? Spending huge amounts of money on getting a workplace perfect isn’t really an option for the charities I work with, especially where they may just have a few rented rooms. But research shows that an energising working environment can improve people’s mood and boost productivity. I […]

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The perfect job: does it exist?

I seem to be coaching lots of overwhelmed third sector people this summer. Our sessions focus on handling crazy workloads, getting out of the office at a reasonable time and coping with the pressure of never-ending demands and last minute deadlines. I feel for my clients. I really do And if the above paragraph describes what […]

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How to get a promotion: three actions you must take to get on

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to step into a more senior role in your organisation? Do you feel sure you’ve got exceptional leadership skills? Are you doing a great job in your current role? And yet…there’s no sign of a promotion? It’s frustrating, isn’t it? I know how hard it is to get a promotion in the third sector. […]

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love your career

When your career needs some love

Is it time to move on at work? I know it might be hard to admit. You like your job. You like your colleagues. The work you do is important. But you’ve been in the same role for a while, and it’s clear you need a new challenge. If you’re honest, you’re feeling a bit stuck. […]

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