Elisabeth Goodman

When work can be something we love to do

By Elisabeth Goodman, 15th May 2022 These last two to three years, during which I undertook my formal coaching qualification, and ramped up the amount of work I have been doing in this area, have been amongst the most enjoyable of my professional life. I learnt, in a recent article by Marcus Buckingham1, that this …

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Difference is all there is. Opening our minds to disagreement.

By Elisabeth Goodman, 20th March 2022 Why this blog It’s been quite a while since I’ve written a blog. This has been partly due to hitting a really busy period with my one-to-one and group coaching. It’s also because I’m immersed in writing a book and all the reflection that goes with it. This isn’t …

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Making your life’s purpose a reality – one raindrop at a time

By Elisabeth Goodman, 22nd November 2021 I’m passionate about helping people to realise that they can have choice in what they do, and to discover or re-discover the resources to enable them to exercise that choice. For me it’s about getting clarity about what gives you meaning in your life, and then exploring and opening …

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What if we treated our colleagues as we treat our most valued customers?

By Elisabeth Goodman, 28th September 2021 We have a module on communication skills that we include in RiverRhee’s management training courses, and also as part of our Effective Influencing and Communication course. Delegates often tell us that they would like more scenarios to learn from, so I decided to include a bit of a role …

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Relating an organisation’s “change power” to employee engagement

By Elisabeth Goodman, 12th September 2021 It’s been a while since I’ve blogged on anything other than coaching skills and Neurodiversity, as these are the areas I am most focused on at the moment. However it feels good to revisit a topic that has also been area of focus for me over the years, and …

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Neurodiversity in the workplace: my pledge for anticipatory inclusion

By Elisabeth Goodman, 13th August 2021 I am an Advocate for Neurodiversity. This comes from my experience as a parent, and as a Trustee for 5 years of the Red Balloon Learner Centre who support young people who are “missing from school”, some of which will have been as a result of their Neurodiversity. It …

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Beyond situational coaching: being deliberate in how we foster deliberation

By Elisabeth Goodman, Sunday 18th July 2021 My blog on practising situational coaching has been one of my most widely read posts, with about 8,500 hits in 2020-2021 so far! I wrote it for managers who coach, but I suspect that many professional coaches and also coaching students are reading it too. If so, I …

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Confidence, visibility and credibility – ingredients for realising our potential

By Elisabeth Goodman, 22nd May 2021 “If you don’t try it, you’ll never know” is a message that Melanie Boyle, VP of Project Management and Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM), learnt early in life from the elder sister of a schoolfriend. Chance remarks like these can have a powerful impact on our …

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