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

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

Think again before you press ‘Send’

26th July 2017By Trevor SmithCommunication

Whatever did we do before email? It was only 20 years ago that email services were first made available to the public and even then they were only used by a minority of people. It was not until 2004 that Google launched its Gmail service which helped popularise the use of email as a day-to-day … Read More

What can we learn from movie trailers?

14th June 2017By Trevor SmithCommunication, Sales

Movies are big business generating worldwide box office revenue in excess of US$38 billon. However, for every blockbuster success there are a dozen that will struggle to break even or lose money. One of the things that can drive success at the box office is a high quality trailer that grips and excites an audience … Read More

How to make a big impact in your new job

16th May 2017By Trevor SmithCareer Change

Congratulations! You’ve landed your dream new job, but now what? Before you dive into your new role there are some simple but effective techniques to help your maximise your chances of success and avoid the potential banana skins. Before You Start In your mind at least, the day you start your new role should be … Read More