13 Mar
Should I do an ILM course
ILM – could it be the course for me?

ILM courses focus on delivering practical, proven skills and expertise directly into the workplace. All learning is pertinent to the person studying. There are all sorts of professional courses and qualifications out there. One online search and you will be presented with hundreds of options, nearly all of which promise to bolster your job prospects...

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08 Feb
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Showing compassion in the workplace

“Compassion; a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for the suffering of others and a wish to help them.” – Cambridge Dictionary Since COVID, there has been a greater demand for kindness and understanding in the workplace. Changes to working patterns, team dynamics and people’s evolving personal circumstances in the wake of a pandemic have...

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23 Jan
Are You Listening?

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking” – Bernard M. Baruch Listening is a skill that most of us believe we possess. We likely believe we are good, even effective listeners. We nod in the right places and might be able to recall exactly what someone...

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23 Dec
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Twist, or Stick: Should you make changes in 2023?

  The date itself should be arbitrary. Thinking purely rationally, January 1st is no better than any other calendar date to embark on change. Yet, the new year consistently inspires us to at least entertain making a resolution. Part of this is what psychologists refer to as the ‘Fresh-Start effect’; the idea that people are...

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05 Jun
coaching & Mentoring, ILM Course & Training provider,
What is Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)?

Neuro Linguistic Programming, or NLP, has been in our awareness since the 1970s when Richard Bandler and John Grinder first started looking into the use of language in development and modelling what successful people do in various therapeutic roles. Since then, there have been many contributors to NLP that have broadened the ability of a...

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02 Mar
Meet the Trainer: Sally Strazzanti

Over the last 16 years, I have trained hundreds of people at different levels on coaching and mentoring programs, from introduction to coaching programs through to level 7 Masters module programmes. Before working in leadership development and coaching and mentoring, I worked in the health service in human resource management and organisational development. I have...

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22 Feb
CASE STUDY: Kathryn reflects on the ILM 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

As a director in the housing sector, Kathryn had already been coaching and mentoring in an unofficial capacity for the previous 6 years. She knew she wanted to do more coaching when she left the corporate world. Kathryn took part in the ILM 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring in 2019, just before lockdown...

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09 Feb
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Are we talking or simply connecting?

We are more connected than ever, but the reality is we rarely speak to one another. With the variety of channels now at our disposal, it’s easy to lose track of what we have said to who, when and on what platform; if it’s not email, it’s text, messenger, or even WhatsApp. You’ve then got...

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24 Jan
Are coachijng & mentoing the same?
Are coaching and mentoring the same?

If you are considering an ILM Training Course you may be wondering whether coaching and mentoring are the same? Then this guide is for you. Both coaching and mentoring exist for a similar purpose: assisting people in growing and developing to attain their full potential. Both approaches allow one to take responsibility for their personal...

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13 Jan
blue monday
It’s the most miserable day of the year.

Yes, that’s right, today is the day when being a misery guts is common practice, but what is it about the third Monday in January that makes us feel so blue, and how can we install some much-needed positivity on this cold January day. Maybe it’s the wintery weather, perhaps it’s the Christmas debt, or...

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