Stuck in the day today, doing rather than leading and disappointing performance results? These are the 3 key obstacles tourism business leaders have been articulating lately. They’re either lacking time, not got (trained) staff or the business is not making enough money. Sound familiar? After 15 years of working 1-1 with tourism operators and running […]
Patty Mills, Olympic Basketball Bronze medalist said recently “Pressure is a privilege”
Wholeheartedly agree and in normal world supporting leaders do and be at their best, pressure is absolutely a privilege and the price one pays for holding the senior roles. Likewise in life being the ‘parents/carers’ raising children. Athletes surround themselves with a team to help support them on the journey. Life right now is throwing […]
As 2020 comes to a close, we would like to say Merry Christmas. It has certainly been a year of highs and lows in so many ways. A year to forget, yet a year to remember. Here at The Art of Extraordinary, we have been incredibly blessed to work with some amazing leaders who through […]
Love Hate Relationship with Time?
Do you have a love/hate relationship with time? Time is a precious commodity, one which we too easily give away and can never get back. What’s your thing with time? Is it the wasted time in meetings (online or in person), going around in circles because people aren’t prepared, aren’t contributing or are reluctant or […]
How Judgement impacts the Workplace
So there has been a lot of talk about elephants with coaching clients lately. The expression “The elephant in the room” is often a problem that everyone knows is there but no one wants to acknowledge or talk about / open up about. For many situations I’ve come across – the elephant – is huge, it’s […]
Feel like the Team isn’t Showing-Up?
Recently whilst on-boarding a new client to our Excelerator Program, we were talking through her team dynamics. Who is on the team. What they’re like. What’s working really well and what’s not. Here’s what she realised in the conversation… Some of her team are great. They’re committed, focused, get the work done and they understand […]
Truth About Confidence
Marie Curie, the first and only women to receive two Nobel prizes said once “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that thing must be obtained.” Confidence is a key […]
Bark worse than your Bite or got no Roar?
Today a client was talking about the toughest part of her job being having to deal with all the politics and personalities, the people stuff hey! And they say you should never work with children or animals. After coaching 5 year olds through the soccer season this winter, it has been a breeze compared to […]
Wearing Make Up
Have had an epiphany this last couple of weeks. I recently bought the iphone camera stand, started my blogging videos and voila realised after so long of putting it off and making excuses that it was and is really easy and quite fun. Once you get over the feeling of talking to yourself and staring […]
Recently a friend hopped up on stage and did something she’s never done before. I congratulated her on being brave. She said to me “yes, probably one of the bravest things I’ve done getting up on stage to be judged by a panel of judges. Terrifying but pretty much the ultimate facing my fears. Possibly […]