Like you, we have quite a few areas of interest, so we post everything under one or more of these main labels: Personal Development, Business Development (startup and marketing), Intelligence (emotional, spiritual, etc.), News, Fun, Newsletter (chat about things we've emailed). Enjoy, and keep in touch!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Coaching is what you need for Just in Time Training

Just in Time Training seems to be the "in thing." This is about receiving training in short blocks just when you need it. People recognise that if they go on a training course and do not make use of what they learn immediately, they forget it.

Coaching, including that which we deliver, uses as its raw material the fresh challenges that the client faces. It helps clients to learn from their experience and to grow in the skill of learning from their experience, so coaching is great for embedding training.

It is worth remembering that coaching can also be used to develop other new skills, Just In Time, without taking any further time away from work and in a completely bespoke way. You choose what you want to learn and apply the training to your actual situation, in a way that is not constrained by the content and context of any fixed course materials.

You just need to make sure that your coach has a sufficient skill base in the relevant area, and we'd be happy to talk to you about that!

Just in Time Training: contact us to find out more about all Business Coaching from Finding True North.

Monday, 13 June 2011

New video resources

I've recorded some six minute videos to answer common questions. You can share these with people who may be looking for support in their work.
You can see all of them on Youtube too.

How to choose a coach, mentor, or business adviser

How about starting a business?

Richard on the radio tonight

With the Swindon Coaching Team I shall be a guest on Mind Your Own Business on Swindon Radio 105.5 tonight (Monday 13th June) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
We'll be chatting about how things are changing for our clients in the current economic climate, and giving some top tips. You can listen on the Internet (click on "listen live").

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Coaching at Bible Society today

I enjoyed organising more coaching at Bible Society in Swindon today, and delivering coaching with the Swindon Coaching Team there again.

We are providing pithy half-hour coaching sessions to employees. For convenience these sessions are held during and after the lunch period and there is no cost to those taking part. The coaching helps staff to deal with work or personal matters in this way which is of benefit to them and will also increase their enjoyment and effectiveness in the workplace!

More about business coaching from the Finding True North web site.
Life Coaching in Swindon from the Swindon Coaching Team.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

BNI Three Peaks Challenge

I'm impressed by the achievement of some of the members of my BNI breakfast group in Melksham in climbing the UK's three highest peaks in 24 hours. Maybe this should be their next challenge:

London boy breaks Seven Summits record with Everest climb.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Interesting article from the Harvard Business Review

Tony Schwartz, in The Only Way to Get Important Things Done, writes interestingly of how the key to getting more things done is not to think about things more, but to increase the number of operations we can perform without thinking about them by doing them "automatically" by creating routines or rituals. Interesting!