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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…