During this week’s webcast on When To Coach At Work, one senior leader said ‘I really want to grow my coaching approach. Where do I start?

It’s a good question.

The model below shows the journey of developing your coaching capability. Have a look at the left-hand column of the…


Early in my leadership career, I was known as the expert. I was one of the first few employees in an Australian startup for a global company. I had a very small team. …


Right now I’m hearing that leaders are finding it all a bit challenging. Constant change, lockdowns, online meetings, less connection, extreme busyness. For some fatigue is becoming burnout. Teams are less engaged and feeling demotivated. Productivity and performance are plateauing or declining. It all seems a bit endless. And yet…


I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little surprised that we are heading towards the end of the year already. Like many, I’m still in lockdown. …


I think if I hear one more executive tell me that they’re really, really busy right now, I’m going to scream ‘you’re giving your power away!’ What I find once I’ve started asking a few questions of them is that their busy-ness is actually a choice they’re making. …


I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little bit housebound at the moment. I guess lockdown can do that to you. And what I’ve noticed for myself is that this is having an impact on my thinking and approach.

I’m feeling enclosed…and so is my thinking.

I’m looking…


I was on a Qantas flight travelling home to Sydney after a big holiday in the US. Three weeks of New York, skiing in Utah, and generally having a good time. It was well into the flight on the way to Sydney. The middle of the night, probably 3:00 AM…


Hands up if your leadership offsite has been postponed?

Or maybe it’s your strategy and planning day?

During a recent webcast one of the participants shared with me that in their organisation the leadership team offsite had been delayed 5 times so far this year. …


Are you wondering how to go ahead with a successful strategic event right now? Not sure whether it’s the right time? Unclear how to make it useful and ensure it delivers the outcomes you need?

‘I know I need to get my team together but I’m not sure how.’

‘I’m…


This week I’ve spent a few days sharpening the saw. Exploring the latest online learning and facilitation techniques with some of the world’s best.

One key thing I was reminded of is the importance of changing state to optimise learning. Changing your own state as the leader or facilitator and…

Stacey Ashley

Stacey Ashley is a High-Performance Leadership and Coaching expert. She has helped 1000’s to develop their leadership competence, confidence & credibility.

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