Making Changes Happen This Year with SMART Goal Setting – Why and How?

By |January 18th, 2016|

Give yourself the gift of ‘Me-Time’ this festive season

By |December 23rd, 2015|

Managerial leadership – Is it easy or harder than riding a horse?

By |November 11th, 2015|

Coaching brings daily interaction with people and quality conversation. Clients often share their observations and reflections. Great learnings are achieved from noticing and reflecting providing a continuous source of new insights. Having been granted permission to share clients’ insights, below are the observations of differing manager leadership styles in an organisation undergoing change, cleverly articulated […]

Mindfulness and self-care for a fragile profession

By |July 28th, 2015|

There is a growing awareness of the increasing demands and challenges facing veterinary professionals in practice today. Many external (environmental) and internal (personal) factors contribute to perceived stress and anxiety levels experienced daily, leaving the profession a little fragile. Stressors in veterinary practice include long work hours, lack of control over workload, emergencies, unexpected deaths, […]

Notice what you are noticing

By |June 22nd, 2015|

As part of our work with clients, we often encourage them to ‘notice what you are noticing’ about yourself and others and we have conversations about this. This encourages the development of self-awareness (what am I feeling about what I am noticing and why) and leads nicely into self-regulation (what can I do with or […]

The Art of Effective Delegation

By |March 25th, 2015|

Practice managers and clinical leaders are time poor and struggle to delegate. You will often get advice that “you need to delegate more”. While you may agree with this advice, when it comes to actually delegating, the ‘buts’ in your thinking get in the way of effective delegation…

Good idea, but I don’t have enough time…….Good […]

Coaching adds value in an ever-changing veterinary industry

By |February 24th, 2015|

While it is common in many other industries to have an internal coach hired to support and maximise the development and performance of a team and its leader(s), this concept is relatively new to the veterinary industry. It seems strange (given how well recognised the stressors and risk factors for veterinary professionals are) that the […]