June 14, 2014

Ever Dare to be Different? Go on, Give it a Try!

There have been a lot of raised eyebrows this week at the appointment of a female coach by Britain’s number one tennis player, Andy Murray. It would appear he is the first leading player to do so and when asked what his peer group thought of his appointment he declared, […]
June 6, 2014

Feeling the Pressure? It Adds to our Performance!

  Performance is important in business; and to a person’s career. So, continuously I seek to engage in activities that will improve my performance, in some shape or form. And to that end I’ve completed numerous Psychometric Profiles over the years. As a result, I recognise my personality type. In addition, […]
May 31, 2014

What Are You Waiting For? The Time is Never ‘Just Right’!

Every time a team member comes up with a fresh idea to move the business forward, I’ll treat it seriously and take time to consider it. What would you do? A typical response is to think: Great idea! I’ll do something with that when… • I have the time to do […]
May 24, 2014

Want The Organisation to be Successful? It’s ALL in the Behaviours!

Working with a Client Organisation recently, I had the opportunity to chat with the Chief Executive Officer of the American parent company. Here’s a highly experienced businessman who now takes on new acquisitions for a living, as well as responsibility for their turnaround. Every month, if not more regularly than […]
May 8, 2014

Do you go for Instant or Delayed Gratification? Find the Middle Ground!

Whilst attending a day of training I fell in love with the facilitator’s shoes. They were striking and quirky. I knew I had to have a pair of my own. The facilitator gave me the name of the manufacturers. And I felt a sense of gratification; as if the footwear […]
May 3, 2014

Doing What Comes Naturally? You Need to Spell it Out!

Receiving a welcome call from a client, I was surprised when she asked me to clarify a few things in terms of my methodology – how I do what I do. It turns out she had revisited the Robertson Fox website which hadn’t supplied her with all the information needed […]
April 26, 2014

5 Top Tips for Developing Win-Win Relationships

Manchester United has been all over the news this week with the public sacking of the football club’s manager, David Moyes. Even if you’re not a sports fan it has been hard to miss. Listening to the many view points about where it’s all gone wrong – from the Media, […]
April 18, 2014

Deconstructing or Building up? Great Coaches can do both!

Have you heard the story about the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow? As part of the opening ceremony there was a plan to demolish 6 tower blocks, live on TV, in front of a world-wide audience. The decision was planned both as commemoration of a part of Glasgow’s social history […]
April 12, 2014

Balance, what Balance? I’m a Workaholic!

Working with numerous clients across a variety of industries over the years, it strikes me that most, if not all are looking for some kind of work / life balance. It’s easy to assume that means working fewer hours and spending more time with the family; and maybe that’s true […]
April 5, 2014

Do you overcomplicate? Learn to Simplify

A common theme amongst current clients is the sense that there’s always more work to be done than there are hours available and that too much stuff ends up in the ‘urgent and important’ box more often than they would like. One client went so far as to say that […]
March 29, 2014

Goals are for Setting and Forgetting

Given that I coach for a living, you might expect me to be passionate about goal setting and I am; just not the kind of goal setting that limits opportunities. You know the kind I mean: where you set your sights on something and remain so focused on the destination […]
March 28, 2014

Chris Clarke’s Story – Leadership Team Development (2014)

“As I was told she would, Robyn engages with her clients. She doesn’t deliver a spoon fed course, but makes it interactive and tailored to their needs.” In one way I’m disappointed that we didn’t go through the manual, because I’m intrigued as to what the handouts are.  On the […]
March 14, 2014

I’ve Started so I’ll Finish!

Have you ever bought a book on someone else’s recommend, only to find it wasn’t the great read you’d been told it would be? Even worse, did you force yourself to read that book from cover to cover because you convinced yourself it might get better? Or maybe you really […]
March 7, 2014

Perceived a Putdown? Look for the Compliment!

It took me quite a while to learn how to accept compliments gracefully. My instinctive response would go something like this: “Oh, this old thing, I’ve had it about 20 years” or “No need to thank me, it was nothing” or “Don’t mention it. Anyone could have done that” In […]
February 28, 2014

Practice what you Preach!

Like the Cobbler with no shoes, I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of imparting pearls of wisdom to others and ignoring our own advice. Well, today I’m making a point of practising what I preach and keeping this communication succinct! Here are five principles that if followed will get the […]