Adding Value Through People


Decisions, decisions, decisions – how to improve your decision making skills

Decisions…..decision making is one area that crops up time and time again during my coaching sessions with clients.READ MORE…

Top 10 Tips for Recruitment

Top 10 Tips for Recruitment
10 Top Tips to Recruiting the Right People for Your Business

Recruitment for many businesses can seem like an absolute minefield and for a small business knowing where to start with recruitment is yet another problem to be solved. The top tips below set out all the important considerations for recruitment to help you on your way.READ MORE…

Boost Your Career

Boost Your Career – Developing A Strategy

To boost your career you need to develop a strategy and in Dan Schawbel’s words “Building a career is like mining for gold. You have to keep chipping away until you discover what you’re meant to do.”READ MORE…


Procrastinator – Moi?

Procrastinator or simply putting off doing the inevitable? So what’s the difference? Actually, there is no difference! Do you find yourself finding every reason under the sun to put off doing important tasks? Yes? If so, you may be a procrastinator however, if it’s any consolation you are not alone. We all procrastinate to some degree however; if you procrastinate so much it may be preventing you from realising your true potential and thwarting your ambition. READ MORE…

Self-Sabotage – Stop Undermining Yourself
How to recognise it and beat it

Self-sabotage is one of the biggest debilitators anyone can face, yet all too often we don’t recognise that this is precisely what we are doing to ourselves and consequently it continues to undermine our efforts and successes. Yet you can beat self-sabotage if you first recognise that this is what you do.READ MORE…

First Impression

First Impression – How To Make It Count

First impression – it is often said that people make their mind up about you in three seconds, yes three seconds! In that time, brief as it is, they will form a first impression of you; they will judge you on your appearance, body language, demeanour, tone of voice, your dress and your mannerisms.READ MORE…

Time Management

Time Management – The Pomodoro Technique

Time management can often prove tricky for some, and yet using the Pomodoro Technique can really help you to manage your time effectively. So, are you one of those people who has endless energy on some days but not on others? Do you find at times you feel as though you can conquer the world, and consequently fly through jobs, tasks etc., yet at other times, no matter how hard you work, you seem to achieve very little?


Absence Management

Absence Management: Planning Your Return

Absence management if managed well can lead to the successful return of individuals to the workplace. We have to accept that life can throw all of us some curved balls from time to time: sickness, caring responsibilities, maternity leave, sabbaticals, study leave etc. Often we cannot change what has happened but we can choose how we respond to it.


Selling Yourself

Selling Yourself – Crafting An Elevator Pitch
How to sell yourself in three minutes or less

Selling yourself, also known as an Elevator Pitch or Elevator Statement is a short statement, which sums you up to others. Ideally, it should be no more than three minutes in length, and should only focus on your professional self, rather than your personal life. It takes time to perfect it, however, it is worth it and can be used at job interviews, networking events and so on.


Learning Styles

So, how do you learn best?

Learning styles, what are they? Learning styles are more commonly know as an individual’s unique approach to learning based on strengths, weaknesses, and preferences. As children we were able to grasp concepts quickly; we would try things out and not be afraid of failure, and; we would ask lots and lots of questions. However, as we get older our inhibitions creep in and we become less willing to step outside of our comfort zone.