The Secrets from a Coach series offers practical learning based on current realities. A brand-new episode is published every Friday lunchtime.
The Secrets from a Coach series offers practical learning based on current realities. A brand-new episode is published every Friday lunchtime.

Secrets from a Coach podcast share their Summer Sizzlers

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The Secrets from a Coach podcast team have had a busy summer. The duo consist of wellness coach Debbie Green (Wishfish) and TEDx speaker Laura Thomson-Staveley (Phenomenal Training).

They’ve looked at ways to succeed as a manager (July), tapped into advice from special guests around summer self-care (August) and have delved into performance management (September).

‘The summer months are a great opportunity to rest, reset and renew ready for the autumn months ahead,’ says Debbie Green, wellness coach and podcast host.  

‘As managers it’s important to regularly check in and look at our approach – and as employees there are always better ways to connect with our managers.’

‘All the while, it’s important to make the most of the summer so check out the wellness tips from our special guests too.’

July saw the team look at ‘The Management Frontier’ where they tackled an array of topics for a manager’s skillset, from handling internal promotion and the challenges of change, to starting out fresh and unlocking the benefits of neurodivergence.

The podcast is an ideal listen for anyone who is stepping out into new frontiers or is considering whether to go for a promotion to manager.

The Secrets from a Coach team shares simple ways to set a 90 day plan and how to level up your reputation if it is creating a shadow.

They also look at some of the tricky areas which managers need to circumnavigate in the workplace, such as the challenges of change, the topic of under-performance or correctly approaching a team member who you’ve noticed showing a change.

Dialling up Emotional Intelligence

The team shares simple ways to dial up emotional intelligence so you can set the scene for a ‘lean and clean performance conversation.’ They also explain a talking approach to allow you to check-in on someone in a caring (and not a scary) way.  

The team believes that motivation is the essence that underpins engagement levels. In other words, an employee wanting to stay in that organisation and deliver their best.

Debs and Lau hear from managers who are starting out and wanting simple advice for structuring a performance-related conversation in a motivating way through to leaders who’re looking to ‘leverage the power of a coaching style’ in their workplace.

They share tips for understanding and planning for the impact of change on teams, keeping people safe along the ups and downs and ‘putting your own seatbelt on as the manager.’

They explain how communication, visibility and transparency from managers is how people place their trust in seeing the change through to the end.

Debs and Lau focused on mind-health during August put into practice advice and guidance around self-care and wellbeing.

Each week they’ve been joined by a special guest who shares their very own go-to top tips for sizzling up your mind-health and wellbeing.

Topics included one on connecting with people who give you positive energy and ‘lift you up’ while helping you to recognise those who drain your energy levels (radiators and drains).

Connecting with people around you

The Secrets from a Coach note how it’s important to feel connections with the people around you. They also provide excellent thoughts around using music to provide you with inspiration to ‘help with a challenging or emotional situation.’

They note how music can help you tap into more positive feelings to help create a positive response from your body.

September saw the team focus on ‘performance management’ in the workplace which often has negative connotations for staff members.

Working with managers, leaders and employees over the last 20 years, the Secrets from a Coach team knows that performance management is always a hot topic. In September, they explore the different elements that enable us to perform at our best.

With guest interviews about maximising performance potential, Lau and Debs explore what you need to do to prepare for a performance conversation as both a manager and employee.

They share top tips on giving great feedback and how to manage performance fairly and consistently. 

So, tune in and explore ways to dust off the murkiness surrounding it and instead bring a breath of fresh air into ‘performance management.’

Lasting a snackable 30 minutes, making it ideal for the commute, lunch break or even a well-deserved break for self-care and development, Secrets from a Coach offers practical learning based on current realities.

A brand-new episode is published every Friday lunchtime, focusing on positive actions to help you thrive and maximise your potential in the ever-evolving workplace.

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