Unlocking the potential of young leaders

16th July 2019By Trevor SmithArticles, Coaching, Success

Young leaders often report being on a ‘performance treadmill’ with little time to step back and reflect. They usually approach their careers from a technical perspective with less time spent on developing the soft skills needed to flourish at higher level. Therefore, Executive Coaching assignments often centre around carving out time for reflection, increasing self-awareness … Read More

The Worst Excuses for Calling in Sick

31st May 2019By Trevor SmithArticles, Success

I recently read an article that made me laugh out loud! It featured some of the worst excuses the British used for calling in sick and included such gems as: “I had a bad dream and needed the day to recover” “I thought it was Saturday today” “My partner threw the TV remote at me last night and … Read More

Achieve Your New Personal Best in 2019

14th January 2019By Trevor SmithArticles, Success

Strategies to Kick Start Your Year It’s that time of year when most of us are gazing into 2019 wondering how we are going to achieve our personal goals, business targets and KPI’s. So rather than simply wish you a “Happy New Year” I wanted to add value by giving ideas to help create momentum … Read More

Trevor Smith introduces The Orchard Partnership

14th June 2018By Trevor SmithVideos

The Orchard Partnership’s founder, Trevor Smith talks about his motivation for setting up his executive coaching practice in Hong Kong. Trevor outlines his business experience and qualifications and briefly introduces the executive coaching, training and facilitation services on offer.

First Impressions REALLY DO Count

8th May 2018By Trevor SmithCommunication

First impressions REALLY do count. To prove the point, just cast your mind back to the last time you met someone for the first time. It probably took you just a few seconds to decide whether you trust the other person …….most likely based on pure ‘gut feeling’. And other people do exactly the same … Read More

The secret weapon of winter Olympians

21st February 2018By Trevor SmithCoaching

Here’s a question for you. Would you enter the Winter Olympics without the support of a coach? Almost all of the world’s leading sports people employ coaches to help lift their game. But when it comes to business, our first thought can often be “Why do I need a Coach – what’s wrong?” The answer … Read More