What can we learn from gold medal winners?

12th August 2021By Trevor SmithBulletins

It’s been exciting watching the Olympic coverage these last few weeks – just the tonic we needed after the challenges of the last 18 months. But now the games are over, I wonder – what can we learn from the world’s elite athletes and, in particular, the gold medal winners? The question on my mind … Read More

How to Create Psychological Safety for Others

24th June 2021By Trevor SmithBulletins

Have you ever wondered why sometimes people just don’t behave the way you expect them to?! Here are a few examples to illustrate what I mean: You’ve just delivered a rabble-rousing motivational team talk – yet nothing much happens afterwards. You write a stunning proposal for a client who verbally agrees to proceed  – but … Read More

Allow yourself scheduled worry time

25th February 2021By Trevor SmithBulletins

Vaccines may be in short supply, but there is no shortage of things to worry about these days! Whether it’s concern for loved ones, work pressures, money or a host of other issues, worrying is to some extent a natural part of being human. Our brain goes into overdrive while it tries to problem-solve… and … Read More

How to Have a Good Conversation

7th July 2020By Trevor SmithBulletins

How good is your ‘conversational competence’? This might sound like a strange question to ask, but is there any 21st century skill more important than being able to sustain an engaging, coherent and confident conversation? Nothing beats a good face-to-face conversation for making a deep and meaningful connection.  But much of today’s communication is based on being … Read More

Grey Hair Is Back In Fashion

15th May 2020By Trevor SmithBulletins

Based purely on age alone, the chances are that anyone under the age of 32 has not experienced a GENUINE business recession in their working lifetime. For example, just before Hong Kong went into lockdown mode in January I was invited to run a team coaching session for a group of professionals at their regular … Read More

Unlocking the potential of young leaders

16th July 2019By Trevor SmithBulletins

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 SmithBulletins

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 SmithBulletins

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 SmithBulletins

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 SmithBulletins

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