WORKWELL BLOG

TODAY’S WORKERS WANT COACHES, NOT BOSSES

TODAY’S WORKERS WANT COACHES, NOT BOSSES

I love it when a compelling piece of research confirms what we intuitively know to be true.  Modern day workers are primarily motivated by personal and professional development and increasingly want to work with managers who coach, not bosses who tell. Last week...

FEEDBACK IS A GIFT

FEEDBACK IS A GIFT

When it comes to feedback – we need to radically change the way we approach it and start seeing feedback for what it is – a gift. Unfortunately, feedback is more like a dirty word because many of us have made the mistake of confusing it with praise or criticism. Don’t...

Celebrating rebrand with Whitepaper

Celebrating rebrand with Whitepaper

Four years ago, November 2015, almost to the day – Clinton and I moved our little family to Byron Bay and started operating workwellgroup with a mission to deliver life changing learning experiences. It’s been a wonderful little business. We started out with an open...

Find your support crew

Find your support crew

With bushfires raging and a state of emergency declared across NSW, it’s times like these that we realise and appreciate the importance and value of support. Support is the fuel that sustains our capacity to meet life’s challenges, and not break from them. On Tuesday...

GO KICK SOME BUTT – IT FEELS GOOD!

GO KICK SOME BUTT – IT FEELS GOOD!

If you’re like me, then there is no better feeling than finishing your day with a real sense of achievement. It’s like a drug. Better, because there are no negative side effects – just a smile on your face and a smugness to your swagger. All humans thrive on...

No freedom without boundaries

No freedom without boundaries

Until recently, it hasn't been cool for Australians to celebrate Halloween. I don't know when the switch happened, but when I was growing up, if you'd knock on someone's door on the 31st October asking for sweets, the best you could hope for was a stick of liquorice,...

START BY ASKING, AND BUILD ON IT

START BY ASKING, AND BUILD ON IT

A participant in a coaching workshop I was running recently asked me what they could do when confronted with a team member who clearly had a major skill gap in the area they were trying to coach them on. When we’ve truly reached the edge of someone’s understanding –...

The Golden Rule Of Coaching – Ask Vs Tell

The Golden Rule Of Coaching – Ask Vs Tell

In my experience in helping Leaders lead – it’s the listening, not the telling that is most revealing. Asking questions are the means by which to activate intelligence and empower others to discover their own solutions. As humans - we are far more likely to do...

Why start with WHY?

Why start with WHY?

What, how, why? Three little words. Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle*....the magic formula for inspiring energy, motivation and performance in teams. Sinek says: "Every organisation knows what they do. These are products they sell or services they offer." "Some...

DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP!

DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP!

Nothing, literally nothing, compares to the hardest and most important job in the world – raising children. And it’s not just parents who understand this – aunties, uncles, teachers, nannies, cousins, friends – all experience their fair share. As a mother of two...