The Expanded Future Podcast
Managing everyday life: how coaching can help and what coaching needs to do for the future.

Managing everyday life: how coaching can help and what coaching needs to do for the future.

December 2, 2021

On our last episode for 2021, we chat about ordinary life. The everyday ordinary moments of our lives can bring with it, its own struggles- those moments of indecision or fluster that can catch us and put us in a bit of a spin. Today I speak with Life & Executive Coach Linda O'Hara of Life Tally Coaching https://lifetallycoaching.com/. Linda discusses how the power of a coaching conversation including on the everyday ordinary things can help us move on. Furthermore, we talk about how we can coach ourselves to be open to our own thinking to opportunities that open for us, however small they may be, and our freedom to choose to engage with that opportunity or not.

Secondly we talk about the coaching industry itself sharing our observations on  what it does well, and what the industry needs to do better to highlight its effectiveness more comprehensively, as well as better serve those who seek out the support of a coach.

 

 

Top 6 Reasons why people leave their jobs and how Tech has changed everything.

Top 6 Reasons why people leave their jobs and how Tech has changed everything.

November 20, 2021

Why are people leaving their jobs?  How has the Tech sector changed everything?  What do Tech graduates, and graduates from other disciplines need to demonstrate for the work of today and tomorrow?  What does the future of work hold? These are some of the questions I explore with certified Recruiter Pawel Jasinski of Alani Tech a boutique IT recruitment firm in the UK https://www.alanitech.co.uk/

The labour market has changed utterly in the last 20 months, the effects of the resignation boom, the scramble for talent and the deep reflection people have engaged in, in recent months on their career path tells us that we are in a fascinating period in the world of work.

Pawel shares his unique perspective as a recruiter on what employers need to do to draw and onboard new talent, how to keep that talent for longer, the skills that we need to develop for the workforce of today and tomorrow, why diversity & inclusion is a critical organisational asset and how we can prepare for the Future of Work, and the rise of new technologies.

Boundaries: Placing a new found value on our personal & professional time and space

Boundaries: Placing a new found value on our personal & professional time and space

October 22, 2021

This week we chat with Gillian O' Gorman of 'The Wellness Lounge' https://thewellnesslounge.ie/ to discuss Boundaries. Many of us out there struggle with establishing boundaries in both our personal and professional lives. Often the lack of clearly defined boundaries can result in us being undermined. We can perhaps develop an unhelpful belief that we need to suppress our needs, and fulfill the needs of others to get approval and acceptance. However, this comes at a cost where, we can feel that our own sense of self, our needs and our own space in the world is being undermined, undervalued. While it is of course important to be of service to others, its important that we take care of ourselves and our needs, so that we can help. Once we sustain ourselves, we can than more fully be of service to others. 

Gillian shares her insights into coaching a wide range of clients spanning many countries  who struggle with establishing personal and professional boundaries. Gillian explores,

  • Common causes behind the difficulty in establishing boundaries
  •  Typical thought processes/self talk that can reinforce our lack of boundary setting
  • Potential resistance that we may encounter when we begin to take action
  • Defending our boundaries and the importance of articulating our needs and limits
Coaching at Work Series (Part 3) with Niamh Cooney, Head of Talent Development at A&L Goodbody

Coaching at Work Series (Part 3) with Niamh Cooney, Head of Talent Development at A&L Goodbody

October 16, 2021

In part 3 and the final installment of the ‘Coaching at Work’ series I speak with Niamh Cooney Head of Talent Development and Graduate Talent at A&L Goodbody.

Niamh and I discuss her recent journey into coaching, the integration of coaching competencies into leadership roles, and how the skill of coaching can support leaders/managers to facilitate better discussions through more active questioning, thereby creating  additional avenues for learning and development amongst teams. We also discuss the role of coaching in helping bridge the gap between different points of view and different needs in an inter-generational workforce, especially as employees navigate a return to work, the rise of hybrid working models and re-imagining of what work now means to them.

Coaching at Work Series (Part 2) with Dr Toomas Särev

Coaching at Work Series (Part 2) with Dr Toomas Särev

September 17, 2021

This week we continue to interview professionals who have integrated the discipline of coaching into their profession, exploring how it has benefited them, the work they do and the people they do it for. Today my special guest is Dr Toomas Sarev, a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Toomas discusses why he began to study coaching, how this has impacted him personally, and how he is applying his newly acquired coaching skills to have better conversations to support his patients and wider medical team.

This interview provides a fascinating insight into coaching being applied in the medical space.

 

Coaching  at Work series ( Part 1) with special guest Jason Mesut

Coaching at Work series ( Part 1) with special guest Jason Mesut

September 10, 2021

Have you wondered if it is possible to learn coaching and integrate it into your existing career path? For the next number of weeks on 'The Expanded Future Podcast' we are speaking to professionals who did just that. In part 1, we welcome Jason Mesut UX Designer, Futures designer. Product-service strategist and now Leadership Coach.

Jason shares insights into his career within the design space and what brought him to coaching. He shares how coaching has provided a powerful skill set to add further value to what he does, how he can now invite client organisations to look at challenges differently through powerful questioning approaches and more. Jason also outlines how the coaching process has impacted him, his development and what he has learned from coaching professionals across many domains as a Leadership Coach.

To connect with Jason in relation to UX Design and/or Leadership coaching   please visit his Linkedin page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmesut/ and checkout the many articles he has written on medium.com/jasonmesut

 

Refilling the Well of Resilience: Buiding up wellbeing, energy and balance.

Refilling the Well of Resilience: Buiding up wellbeing, energy and balance.

September 3, 2021

Are you experiencing burnout and overwhelm? Does you well of resilience to survive and thrive seem to be drying up? Would you like to learn what you can do about it?

Our guest this week is Coach Kathleen Fanning of Invest in Yourself, Kathleen's coaching practice which supports people to develop their resilience and well being through her individual and group coaching; she helps her clients take the necessary actions to regain their confidence and well-being, to refill that well of resilience again.

To find out more about Kathleen's coaching offering and the various coaching and well-being programmes that she provides visit https://www.invest-in-yourself.ie/

Exploring Career transition, women’s experience of work, team diversity and building an inclusive workplace

Exploring Career transition, women’s experience of work, team diversity and building an inclusive workplace

August 28, 2021

This week I speak with the CEO of EXi Grace MacNamara. EXi is a tech start-up that provides science backed exercises prescriptions to help optimise your workouts.  Grace talks with me about career change and why this can be beneficial to our own development, expanding our capabilities and providing with that all important stretch.

She shares her experience of career change and explains her own perspective on the career change experience of women and the obstacles that women face within work from confidence to bias. Grace speaks passionately about the importance of women to participate, to be their own self-advocate. She also shares her passion for sport and how she is supporting the RISE initiative to encourage greater participation of girls in sport. Graces explains that participation in sport, particularly team sports can provide an important set of values, skills and resilience that can have such a positive impact for people as they enter the workforce.

A key feature of our conversation is the importance of building greater diversity within teams, what does that look like, what needs to happen at organisational level, how could greater diversity at the level of decision making in organisaitons be improved helping to build a more inclusive workspace.

Personal Growth: Committing to the inner work to reach your potential.

Personal Growth: Committing to the inner work to reach your potential.

August 18, 2021

This week I speak with Angie Simmons of Growth Development Foundation based in the UK. In our conversation Angie shares the life challenges she went through and how engaging fully with Personal Development, doing the inner work, committing to daily positive actions allowed her to re-orientate her life and bring her best-self forward.

Angie discusses in particular the power of keeping a self-help journal, and she also talks us through her own Personal development approach- the Margjala method, an approach she now provides to her clients. Today Angie works with those who have come to that moment of decision where they want to change, engage in progressive personal growth, to tap into their strengths & potential, bringing their best selves forward to achieve what they want out of life.

To find out more about Angie and Growth Development Foundation visit the website Website: https://www.growthdevelopmentfoundation.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.growthdevelopmentfoundation.co.uk/

Today’s Youth: Challenges, Hopes and Possibilities

Today’s Youth: Challenges, Hopes and Possibilities

August 7, 2021

Young people can often be tarred with a wide range of labels. Sometimes wider society may have a number of assumptions about young people, particularly youth experiencing disadvantage and challenge, that can be unhelpful and instead of supporting young people to develop add another layer of challenge on top of existing difficulties I chat with Coach, NLP and EFT practitioner Lisa Tighe who, works with young people in the UK including those who have been expelled from the school system and experiencing a diverse range of life challenges.

Lisa and I talk about the challenges that many young people experience, and some of the key lessons young people in themselves need to become aware of, learn and implement. This is an episode focused on building young people up so they can start to imagine an expanded future for themselves.

To find out more about Lisa and the work she does with both adults and teenagers her website and social media details are outlined below.

Lisa Tighe Therapy and Coaching website and social media details

https://www.lisatighetherapyandcoaching.co.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_yoqPdo6Ry38Lp6WydFReQ

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-tighe-186a2115b/

https://www.facebook.com/lisatighetherapyandcoaching

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