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    COACHd – your weekly coaching update | January 20, 2023 – resistance to change

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    Friday, January 20, 2023


    Hi Simon,


    Welcome to this weeks Get COACHd on Friday.

    I recall a conversation with another coach about a year ago as we were pulling out of the pandemic (for the first time). They commented that they are just ‘changed out’ and needed some stability. According to a Gartner survey, 74% of employees were willing to support organizational change in 2016; today, only 38% say the same. This pendulum shift in resistance to change also seems to be reflected in new leadership requirements

    1.     Role Model Behaviour being to enable safe expression at work

    2.    To understand life needs and demands from an employees perspective and

    3.    Tailored and focused individualized performance expectations

    They also report an increased in work friction as hybrid working beds in, and a higher attrition rate associated with work friction.

    Who said being a leader was an easy one?

    On a personal front, we know the impact.

    Working with people in a hybrid way removes some of the softer telltales that give away indicators of friction – thereby reducing the ability of remedial or corrective behaviours.

    Our friends in HR are battling with understanding the always changing work patterns associated with

    • Shifting skill requirement
    • Talent Scarcity
    • Increased attrition or turnover (think about the publicity surrounding the great resignation).
    • Shift in employer – employee requirements

    What do I take from this?

    Optimistically. the opportunity for coaching is abundant.

    We need to beat the coaching drum loud and encourage our friends to hear about the vibe and output that coaching can provide.

    Who can you evangelise too today?


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    The next Co Coaching on 20th February is an afternoon thinking, and practising using constellations. Numbers limited to 12 attendees.

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    FREE Webinar – 27th January : 13:00

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    We often forget about how much time we spend on non-revenue activities, and important development and supervision activities. 

    January sees the free webinar dipping into “How much we should charge for our coaching?“. I will share some research, and help you to decide how much you should be charging for your services. 

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    You will also have a space for your ongoing supervision in a group format. Certainly when I started out – I had more questions than answers and having a group of people that I would trust to bounce thoughts, insecurities and plans off was useful.

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