THE KNOWING DOING GAP

Reading time: 5 minutesThinking time: take as long as you wish 'Just do it doesn't exist', something I tell my coaching clients on a very regular basis. You could say this is definitely one of my favourite quotes. There is a huge and important difference between knowing what to do, and actually doing it. Think… Continue reading THE KNOWING DOING GAP

LITTLE FISH, BIG FISH. COACHEN VOORBIJ HET EGO

Leestijd: 2 minuten   Bij het afsluiten van een coaching call een paar dagen terug zegt mijn klant plots: “Ik ben onder de indruk van het palmares aan mensen dat je gecoacht hebt, top level leiders in bedrijven met duizenden mensen, dan voel ik me in verhouding toch maar een hele kleine vis”. Ik weet… Continue reading LITTLE FISH, BIG FISH. COACHEN VOORBIJ HET EGO

HOW TO DEAL WITH A CEO’S SHORT SPAN OF ATTENTION (3 TIPS)

Reading time: 3 minutes   I’ve heard it many times before: “My CEO has a, well let’s say, short span of attention. I need to move quickly, if not I am too late and don’t reach my goal. Or worse, I get to be set aside as being not competent enough. Not strong enough. Not… Continue reading HOW TO DEAL WITH A CEO’S SHORT SPAN OF ATTENTION (3 TIPS)

THE WHEEL OF BUSINESS AND LIFE, UPW LONDON 2018

Reading time: 8 minutes   May, a month of Holidays, snipp days, short weeks, the first hot summer days. Challenging times when it comes to balancing work and life, in whatever direction your balance may tend to weigh. Are you the one working too much? Or the one lacking focus? The one stressing out? As… Continue reading THE WHEEL OF BUSINESS AND LIFE, UPW LONDON 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS? NO THANKS

Reading time: 3 minutes As an executive Coach, I see a lot of executives struggling with this thing called Organizational Politics. When discussing it, more than once a negative association comes up with the term. People are wondering not only if they are ‘suited’ but even more if they are ‘willing’ to be engaged in… Continue reading ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS? NO THANKS

THE POWER OF AN OBJECTIVE SOUNDBOARD

Reading time: 3 minutes In corporate world we constantly need to do more with less. Work smarter, not harder. Raise efficiency levels month after month. Never enough. Focus on sales. Attract and retain employees. Deliver results. When working with executives at middle-management level, the biggest frustration I encounter is when circle of influence and circle… Continue reading THE POWER OF AN OBJECTIVE SOUNDBOARD

THE REAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT OF EXECUTIVE COACHING

Reading time: 6 minutes Executive Coaching. Used to identify and solve management issues. Invoked when preparing a high potential mid-level manager for transition to C-level. Or an objective external soundboard as a tool for self-reflection. It’s all about enhancing maximum performance. But how to measure return on investment? Solving management issues When personal issues are… Continue reading THE REAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT OF EXECUTIVE COACHING

WHAT TOP EXECUTIVES CAN LEARN FROM KIDS

Reading time: 3 minutes If you have read my September blog, you know I believe that Executive Coaching is not about working to perfection. It is all about reaching maximum performance based on your very own typical qualities and personality. If not, chances are that in your search for perfection you start losing yourself and… Continue reading WHAT TOP EXECUTIVES CAN LEARN FROM KIDS

COACHING A SUCCESSFUL CEO

Reading time: 2 minutes Recently a reputable CEO asked me “I am very aware of the fact that, from time to time, I am a challenge to work with. But I reached the top in what I do, so why would I want to change my behaviour?” When looking at CEO’s all over the world,… Continue reading COACHING A SUCCESSFUL CEO

WHY YOU SHOULD NOT HIRE AN EXECUTIVE COACH

Reading time: 4 minutes Having a (personal) (executive) Coach nowadays is more popular than ever. Where executive Coaches in the past were mainly employed in situations where “issues needed to be solved”, today there is the general benefit of having a personal executive Coach. An objective sounding board in a world where there are more… Continue reading WHY YOU SHOULD NOT HIRE AN EXECUTIVE COACH