Which Animal Fits You?

Which Animal Fits You?

I like being in the natural world and watching wildlife. Behaviour (human and animal) fascinates me. We can sometimes use animal characteristics to understand human behaviour. Here are four animals – and their behaviours – that illuminate our understanding of...
How to Set MOTIVATING Goals

How to Set MOTIVATING Goals

Happy New Year! I hope 2024 has started well for you. Do you make resolutions and set new goals for the new year? If so, do they motivate and excite you? January in the UK is a great time to pause, to slow down along with the season, and take stock – reflect on the...
Best Practice for Better Working Lives

Best Practice for Better Working Lives

I wrote Motivation: The Ultimate Guide to Leading Your Team to share best practice on how we can create workplaces where people can meet their core needs for freedom, competence and belonging. The importance of this cannot be over-stated: “a prerequisite for a healthy...
What’s Really Going On?

What’s Really Going On?

In previous blogs, I have discussed the barriers to coaching, how to overcome them, and how to coach using the GROW model. In this blog, I look at the topics that clients typically present and discuss what may really be going on. What to Coach? We tend to coach the...
Personality and Innovation

Personality and Innovation

This week I talked to a group of international Masters’ students at the University of Chester, about leading change in their organisations. Whatever you are changing, there are some common factors related to personality that underlie the type of change people prefer....
The Motivation Equation: MC = P x C x A

The Motivation Equation: MC = P x C x A

I recently talked about Leading Behaviour Change to two organisations – UK for Good and Cheshire Wildlife Trust, both organisations that are trying to influence behaviour change in their many stakeholders. We discussed how to motivate people to change their...