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Life Coaching & Mentoring Services

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Career Evolution

“Take The Stress Away”

    KICK-START YOUR CAREER

  • Employment & Career Direction
  • Confidence Building
  • 9 Point Application Checklist
  • Action Plan
  • S.W.O.T. Worksheet 
  • Breaking Down Barriers
  • Key Skills & Career Values
  • CV Writing & Upgrade
  • Job Market  & Applications
  • Interview  Preparation & Review

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Choose the full 3 hours x 6 sessions – plan, ideal for groups & training sessions. [Time and sessions can be reduced on group needs].
Alternatively reduce the number of sessions & time for one-to-one.   [Option of CV support & upgrade only].
Single sessions available.

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Returning to work after a long absence?
Changing career?
Your new to the workforce?
You don’t know how to sell yourself?
Are you being overlooked?

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   Overcome obstacles & barriers 
  • Increase morale & motivation.
  • Strengthening your skills.
  • Your personal plan, change & growth.
  • To where you want to be with your goals & success.

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4 key questions to ask yourself!

“Why should the recruiter see you?”

“What sets you apart?”

“What have you achieved?”

“What can you do for the company?”

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Are you  ready to get ahead?
Sessions tailored to meet with your needs.          

One-To-One or Group Sessions.

Contact for a strategy session.   

Email: [email protected]  

Guildford & Surrey

                                                   

Key Steps With Goals

    “The Secret To Reaching Your Goals”

A year from now you’ll wish you had started today!

STEPS WITH GOALS
  • Acknowledge that a change is needed.
  • Show motivation and a positive mindset for your challenges ahead.
  • Use positive self-talk and belief.
  • Recognise and confirm your strengths.
  • Clarify your vision and values.
  • Plan ahead for your future.
  • Visualise and confirm your success.
  • Respond positively to feedback.
  • Persevere, stay in control and focused.
  • Reap your achievements and rewards.
GOALS WILL HELP YOU               
  • Know and understand yourself better.
  • Overcome barriers and set-backs.
  • Gain more confidence.
  • Set and achieve your chosen goals.
  • Personal satisfaction and achievements.
  • Enjoy life more.

 Do you need the tools and techniques to get ahead? 
Do you have a life coach or mentor and role model?    
Take big steps, contact for a strategy session. 

 

“ I agree to coach / mentor you to the very best of my ability, to believe in you, to encourage you and to give you 100 %  of my energy and commitment.”

                                             
   Email: [email protected]     
Guildford & Surrey

Life Balance

My 8 Life Balance Assessment chart

How do you rate your scores?

This can be very difficult to achieve, through work demands, home commitments and other areas of our lives that take up much of our daily and weekly time.

There never seems to be enough time in a day or week for us to spend the time in areas that we may enjoy or need to do.

We all need from time to time to relax, recharge and to focus on things that help us through perhaps difficult or demanding times.

Your health and well-being is very important so you can take on the important demanding or committed tasks. Therefore efforts are required to help us get a  life balance.  

There are of course some things we may not have total control over, but we can endeavor to seek the help we may need in these areas and to provide a better balance.

To focus and find ways to increase the time to do things that we enjoy or missing out on, [activities, family, friends, studies, etc].  

To assess where you are at and how you can make the changes to a daily or weekly routine that allows for more time for you and what you enjoy doing. Take a look at the chart below and checkout where you may make a change.

Ask yourself how satisfied you are with your current life balance. Below is a chart of many areas that will have a major influence and impact on your daily life. Rate each section on a scale of  1 to 10.  1 = low, completely out of balance,  10 =  high, totally balanced. Which section/s need attention and require ACTION NOW !

  • In general a score of 6 or less needs attention and some action plan to improve that area.
  • What control do you feel you have over such areas/s to make that difference or to better the situation or difficulty in place?
  • What other support do you need to make that difference?
  • Can you call on this support?
  • What else do you need in place to begin the improvement process, give you that better quality of life?

Keep a diary or logbook to update any changes with a few brief comments. Then update your life balance score as applicable – between 3 to 6 months. Keep old copies to enable you to make comparisons and to view your progress.

Life Balance & Wellbeing.
 Contact for a strategy session.
Email: [email protected]

 

10 Building Steps

Personal Development Steps

My Building Steps For Confidence,

 Progression, Success & Happiness  

This is based on guidelines to help you assess where you are at and where you feel you need to be. This process can be used and described as a 1 to 10 building steps scale system representing balance. 1 = completely out of balance. 10 = totally balanced. This can be used in all areas of your life,  monitoring  your progress and considering what needs to be done or put in place to raise your level and achievements.

CHART RATING STEPS

10. completion / excellent / couldn’t be better

 9. successful / reaching target / very happy 

 8. achievement / satisfied / positive progression

 7. improvement / progressing / achieving

 6. building confidence / managing / coping

 5. need to work on my goals / plans & actions

 4. need more commitment / positive thinking / i can do

 3. need constructive change / motivation / support 

 2. need direction / self belief / use supporting networks

 1. need total support / help / guidance / direction

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Through using a system like this many of us would aim to reach 10 in whatever we do, this is often extremely difficult to achieve and maintain.

However, this is what we work towards with a positive self belief and with ” I CAN DO ATTITUDE ”  and to have the motivation and willingness to progress and by using the support that is available can only assist in reaching your desired and achievable level.

We may differ on our perception to what is success and not everyone has ambitions to reach the top, some of us are very happy with a lesser level and may have reached that target and feel they have gone as far as they wish to go or can achieve through choice and or decision.

Although encouragement and support should prevail to assist in being,  “ THE BEST YOU CAN BE. ”  The more you can progress and achieve the better you feel, this will raise your confidence and will boost your ego.

Some people relate to their problems with a feeling of being in a deep hole. This is when the building steps can be a useful tool to implement.

Through viewing the steps as guidelines to what is needed to move forward and up.

With this in mind, some of us may take smaller steps and longer time to reach our required destination, that is OK. The GOAL remains the same to progress and to achieve. TO BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE.

This assessment style has been drawn up as a means to assist in identifying the level you feel you are at [using describing words] and to monitor your progress at various times through starting out, through your journey and completing studies / assignments / projects / sport  / business etc.

The model is just one way of looking at self assessment and personal development using the chart rating  [BUILDING STEPS].

Do you need the tools and techniques to get ahead?
Do you have a life coach or mentor and role model?
Are you ready to take action?

We will apply a system designed to meet with your current and future needs, to strengthen the areas that need attention, for your confidence, progression, success & happiness, your BUILDING STEPS.

“ I agree to coach / mentor you to the very best of my ability, to believe in you, to encourage you and to give you 100 %  of my energy and commitment.”

Email: [email protected]

                                                                                                              

 

Building Confidence

Below is some building confidence steps that can help you to achieve and be more confident in everything you do.

>Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

One way to help build your confidence is to stop trying to compare yourself with others. The reality is that we generally only know a small percentage of how that person really is.

Everyone thinks, feels, learns and sees things differently.

You are the only person on this planet with your ability, it may not be with special human power that you posses, but the possibilities in you and the way you do things will be endless and different to everyone else.

No two peoples fingerprints are the same.

When you compare yourself to other people you tend to compare yourself to the one person who you believe has it best in life, perhaps believing they have everything, perhaps someone you idolise or admire.

This is definitely not a good way to assess yourself. Instead worry about what it takes to be someone that you like within yourself.

Build upon your own strengths, skills, talent and further your prospects with what you really want to do and plan ahead to achieve, to be successful and to be the best you can be.

>Always Make Eye Contact

Eye Contact

Many people are afraid of how other people will view  or judge them in different situations. By making eye contact you tell yourself that you are worthy, unafraid and confident. You also send the message to other people that you are talking too.

A little trick I find that works is to look between their eyebrows in the centre of their head, this is less intimidating for you as you are not looking directly into their eyes but from where they are standing it looks like you actually are.

Just make sure you are not staring to hard and are not too up close and personal as this may intimidate the person you are conversing with.

Many people have difficulties making good eye contact and them maintaining it. However, you will find that once you get into the habit of making good eye contact you will naturally feel more confident and this will improve in all situations.

>Exercise & Healthy Eating

Keep Fit

Appearance can be a big factor and is a cause for low confidence & self esteem. Improving your physical appearance can do wonders for your confidence.

Exercising often is the best way to make yourself feel better and look better. Exercise of any kind enhances that feel good factor, mood and sends a pleasurable feeling through your body.

Exercising on a regular basis will improve anyone’s physical appearance and subsequently their self confidence. If you feel good, you smile more, you smile more you feel more confident. There is pattern here emerging.

Also drink plenty of fluids, [avoid being dehydrated]. It is a good idea to drink a bottle of water [500 ML] when you get up in the morning and have several more drinks of water at regular times  throughout the day and as you need it to maintain hydration.

Furthermore, eating healthy, monitoring your food intake and implementing an exercise routine that you are happy with and enjoy will work wonders, but make sure it is a routine you enjoy otherwise your fitness regime will be short lived and you will see little or no improvement.

>Dress Sharp

Dressing sharp is an easy and immediate way to increase confidence. Dress sensible for the occasion.

For example, if you are going for a job interview you want to feel comfortable in what you are wearing while giving out positive signals that you have thought about your appearance and you value yourself and the job you seek.

A smart appearance shows that you have good standards and care about your personal hygiene and personal appearance [first impressions can be very important] and we rarely get a second chance to make that first impression.

Furthermore, this can result in positive physiological effect resulting in improved interactions with other people. This in turn will enhance your level of comfort in everyday situations. This will make you feel better about yourself and confidence levels will be raised.

>Compliment Others Often

Get into the mind set of thinking positive. This will allow you to see the good in people and compliment them in things that they do well and praise their strong points.

So you ask, how is that going to help boost your confidence, self esteem.

Well when you compliment others you are many times more likely to get a sincere compliment in return. This will then boost your confidence. This will reinforce your strong points and push your positive characteristics to the forefront of your self assurance.

Of course don’t over do it and make sure they deserve that compliment you give them.

>Help Those Less Fortunate

Helping Others

Finding the time to provide assistance, support or help to someone less fortunate should be very rewarding.

Helping those less fortunate is one of the most empowering feelings in the world. Those who do community work and providing a support service to the public often have incredible high confidence and self esteem and have a positive outlook on life.

The empowering feeling of helping others builds self confidence in yourself, the feel good factor and helps you realise that you are able to make a positive impact in the community and beyond and giving you great satisfaction.

>Face Your fears & Don’t Fear Failure

Having a fear is a massive reason for why many of us have low confidence. Fears that we may have can impact and take control over how we are feeling about ourselves and can affect our life.

When we feel anxious, worried or fear something we can feel weak, we may not be in control and perhaps unable to cope.

In order to overcome fear, we need to face up to the fears. Do not avoid the things that you are afraid of.

Learn to understand the cause and fear of the problem you are facing, instead of running from it. Learn to never fear failure.

Everyone in life fails in something from time to time. A few failures will not define your life. The way you respond to these fears or failure is what defines you and can make you much stronger.

>Carry Confidence With You

Work on being confident and carry it with you in all that you do. For example,

  • Speak clearly and with a reasonable volume.
  • Give good eye contact.
  • Be conscious of your posture.
  • Don’t cross your arms as this can show insecurity.
  • Use your hands to explain things, this can help to draw your crowd a vivid picture of your explanations, [make sure you do this in a controlled way].
  • Key is to maintain a positive attitude, outlook and approach. To believe in yourself and be willing to make a change/s to better your situation.

Self confidence can be learned, practised and mastered just like any other skill. Once this has been mastered, everything in your life can improve and change for the better.

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Now ask yourself, are you implementing the steps and maintaining the skill?

Do you need to build your confidence & self esteem and improve your quality of life, if so don’t delay get the support you need NOW?

Contact for a strategy session.

[One-to-One or Group Sessions / Training Support].

 

Email: [email protected]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

“It always seems impossible until it is done.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving To Own Tenancy

My Experience, Life Skills For Young People

   Keys       House

I have had the privilege of working with clients ready to leave residential adolescent homes, hostels or supported housing and preparing to take up their first tenancy, moving into their new rented home.

While this is an exciting time, for many it can be daunting with so much to do and may not have the support of parents, family members to provide assistance along the way. Therefore may rely on supporting organisation/s to provide assistance to help with this move.

There are some young people just 18 or 19 and are not aware of the many tasks that need to be undertaken prior and during the moving in process.

For example, when viewing a property it is important that you go along with one or two responsible adults or professional people that are experienced to guide you and provide the service in asking necessary and prepared questions to the landlord or housing provider that may need answering.

To check that the property looks safe and secure, that each room in the property has been viewed and assessed as liveable and in good state of health.

That there are no repairs needing attention and whether in need of any urgent decoration. If repairs need undertaking has this been made clear and will this be done before you move in.

Sometimes it has been known that if the decor is poor and you wish to do it yourself a decorating allowance has been provided, based upon so much per room. Otherwise, this should be done by the organisations professional workers and in good shape for any new tenant about to move in.

It is important that you ask and see that there is an up-to-date gas safety certificate in the property and updated every 12 months. Has the electrical appliances had safety checks, is there smoke detectors fitted and operating. 

Do check that any outstanding work will be completed before you are due to commence with your tenancy. Once you have checked the property over and there is no maintenance issues or concern, then you need to check thoroughly the tenancy agreement.

This is when it is sensible to have someone that you trust and responsible that can assist you to check through the legal tenancy agreement and fully understand before signing. Two heads are often better than one.

*Understand all the contents of the tenancy agreement.

*Don’t sign anything until you are happy, satisfied and agree with it.

After signing the tenancy agreement ensure that you keep this in a safe place along with other paper work documents and that you can easily find when needed.

It is important that you receive from your landlord, housing provider contact details. Especially in case of an emergency maintenance issue that may need attention out of normal office hours an [emergency call number].

It is important that you know where to find your stopcock, water mains supply, where to find your electric and gas meters and that you take a reading from both and find out who your suppliers are.

Often the landlord or housing association will know, if not you will need to find out and inform the suppliers that you are now the new occupiers of the property, confirming the date you moved in and to provide meter readings to enable you to start with a clean slate.

Suppliers such as: gas, electricity, water suppliers, rent and others all need to be informed of your new address and for you to provide some details to set up and activate accounts and payment systems under your name.

Put together a list of service providers telephone numbers and keep safe, stored on your mobile for easy access and keep in a folder as back-up.

Many people can be shocked at their costs, bills that can occur, so pay as you go or monthly bills can be useful especially at the start, but check what is available and what suits you best.

Money Management

Money

Many of the young people I have coached and mentored have struggled financially due to being unemployed or at university or college. This is why it is important to complete a budgeting plan.

INCOME  V  EXPENDITURE and to monitor monthly incoming and outgoing and to keep a track of your money and make any necessary adjustments as / when needed.

It really is essential to keep records and receipts of expenditure and have a plan and to have self discipline and to maintain control.

If difficulties arise with payments, I would suggest at the earliest point to notify the supplier or company and try and negotiate a repayment plan and or see if you can change the package deal or use a cheaper tariff.

An example of this can relate to mobile phones or Sky TV packages etc.

 One thing that I would provide for my clients, a shopping list of items they would need to purchase [fixtures & fittings] for their home. This was appreciated by clients, as they could see at a glance what they may need and try to get these things as and when money was available and over time.

The list is general and for guidelines and based on a 1 bedroom  accommodation. Of course some properties may be partly or even fully furnished, so this list may not apply. This is based on nothing provided.

LIST OF ITEMS TO PURCHASE FOR YOUR HOME

LOUNGE:  armchair / settee / coffee table / dining table & chairs / TV & licence

BEDROOM:  bed & mattress / sheets / pillows / pillow cases / duvet & duvet cover / chest of drawers  /  bedside cabinet / alarm clock  

KITCHEN: cooker & connection / fridge/freezer / microwave / cutlery / crockery / mugs & drinking  glasses  / cooking utensils & knives / sauce pans & frying pan / chopping board / electric kettle / toaster / oven / gloves  /  t towels  / washing up bowl & brush / dish rack  

BATHROOM:  mirror / towels / bath mat  

OTHER:  iron / ironing board / vacuum cleaner / broom / mop & bucket / dustpan & brush / curtain rails / curtains / lamps / lamp shades / light bulbs / carpets or rugs / washing machine & connection / clothes dryer

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For your guidelines: Items would be priced based on an Argos catalogue. Many people would require initially to purchase some items through quality second hand stores or warehouse to reduce costs and to rely on other supporting networks for financial help.

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It is great when you have peace of mind and you can rest comfortably and recharge your energies for the next day!

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I provide inspirational quality coaching & mentoring to meet with your personal development and your support plan or programme.

 

Contact for a strategy session.

Email: [email protected]

 

 

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

 

 

                      

Employee Assistance

Support The Wellbeing of Your Staff

Personal Problems Can Affect,   
Professional Performance   

STRESS, ANXIETYand DEPRESSION are the main reasons why staff, workers maybe absent and need lengthy time off work.

This in turn can put the remaining staff team, workers under more pressure and stress as they maybe required to take on extra work during staff shortage.

While management may endeavour to replace the voids with temporary agency staff, for one reason or another this may not happen.

One suggestion that could support the staff team and organisation is to have in place a life coach or mentor to assist with staff, workers to overcome any personal or professional problems that may intrude and or affect work performance.

As early intervention can prevent the problem/s escalating and in turn reduce time off.

So, by referring a worker for coaching, mentoring support as / when needed may prevent staff from having long term absence and will certainly reduce time off and will help with their general health and well-being.

Does your organisation offer this service to your employees?

Is this a service that can benefit your employees and organisation?

I can provide coaching & mentoring sessions and or a tailor-made programme to help employees to overcome personal barriers or issues that maybe holding them back.

To promote “self” to implement strategies and to re-establish confidence and raise well-being and to have the feeling of being successful. “The best you can be.”

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*Building Confidence & Self Esteem   
*Anger Management    
*Stress Management
*Motivation
*Relationships & Personal Issues
*Dealing  With Difficult People or Situations

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       Email: [email protected]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
 
“You only fail when you give up.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Management

A personal look at the role of a team manger

Organisational Expectations & Aspirations

What is a team manager?

A team manager is responsible for managing a number of workers or staff. He or she is basically described as a controller, monitor and trouble shooter.

This covers  3  prime areas, namely:

1. Task – the identification and meeting of the organisational goals.

2. Team – the interaction of the workers, staff or a group.

3. Individual – the personal and professional situation of the individual people in the team.

The quality of work in any organisation or setting is directly related to two discrete areas.

The first area concerns the philosophy and theory developed to attain the explicit goals of the establishment.

The second area, the subject of this write up, concerns the  managers system adopted to attain these goals.

The team manager should be deeply aware of the interpersonal relationships and conflicts of the workers or group in which  he or she is involved.

The team manager requires to have a broad professional base which enables them to mobilise the skills of workers from different backgrounds. This of course is vitally important if the team, organisation is to carry out the work effectively.

The team manager should primarily get to know all individual members of his or her team and have a good knowledge of their strengths, needs and perhaps weaknesses before the team manager can endeavour to mould individuals to operate as a team.

[This should be backed up with regular on-going  supervision sessions, another write up I have discussed  under – supervision support or team leader].

It must be remembered that good practice and service delivery is all about good team work, pooling information together, working for one another, in this way developing and hopefully to unite as a staff team or group.

[Again, another write up I have discussed under – team building & development].

How effective the team or group operates can greatly depend on the kind of influence the team manager has on others. In whatever way the team manger operates, he or she is the one responsible for the final decisions.

The effectiveness of the team is the seal of his or her personality, the method and total approach.

To the organisation the team manager or head of operations must bring administrative skills and managerial competence.

The complexity of the work can demand planning, the codifying of procedure, the development of clear, systematic rules which allow the establishment to function smoothly.

Only then can it pursue it’s true goals without hindrance. When these qualities are absent, the result is often a drab confusion.

Why have a team manager?

A team manager is necessary to supervise staff and team members. To control and stabilise a staff team, to organise and plan a working system suitable to meet the needs of the establishment.

The team manager also has an instructional role to teach skills, personally and professionally, to increase team growth, to review and plan further work and to support the workers through the problems encountered.

Again, the team manager has a monitoring role to ensure the tasks of the establishment are carried out effectively. To see that the needs and service delivery is carried out properly and met.

It is primarily the responsibility of the team manager to ensure that people in subordinate positions are properly informed of decisions and have the reasons for those decisions on policies, practice, procedures, plans and progress explained to them.

The team manager is needed to pass management information down to the team or group members, but as a spokesperson he or she also has a responsibility for communicating upwards to higher management the feelings the suggestions and the reactions of the team or workers

Also the team manager has to delegate the workload to the team or group. For effective working and good professional relationships, the team managers role  as communicator is vitally important.

Communication can be handled in several ways, such as: phone calls, noticeboard, letters, emails etc, all important, but the most effective way is face-to-face communication.

Without this it is extremely difficult to perform and be successful as a team.

It is the duty and responsibility of a team manager to help develop and encourage good working professional relationships and trust within the team and organisation.

By honest polite and regular communication we should develop better working relationships.

A team manager attentively showing an interest, motivating, encouraging and being supportive towards the worker can go a long way towards achieving good working relationships and trust and that we hope may spread throughout the team and establishment.

One outcome from good team management which has improved staff relationships should be higher team and group morale.

It is important for a team manager to have contented staff. Hopefully with improved relationships, morale will be higher without the fear of underhand negotiations going on.

This should relax the staff team, workers and get away from feared pressures and ease any tension to boost egos and allow staff to concentrate on the task and of service delivery.

Another positive result of good team management should be increased staff motivation.

It is important for a team manager to inspire the staff or group. To involve the workers with the  philosophy and theory developed to attain the explicit goals of the establishment and of the system adopted to attain these goals.

Good management will encourage new ideas and methods, lift self esteem and ensure that confidence is higher, this helped by shared responsibility and delegations.

The good team manager recognises that the strongest motivators come from giving responsibility which achieves successful results and by recognising and giving due praise to such success.

It is the duty of every team manager to ensure that the team is able to explore ideas and to develop professionally, especially if the member of staff is taking on training, perhaps studying and working towards a qualification or is new to the team.

To aid the staff team personally and professionally it is important that adequate time is given to subordinates to air their ideas and to discuss them.

Time should be found to encourage their active involvement in the organisation of the work and to develop strategies to improve the efficiency of the team.

By such means, a good team manager will endeavour to develop personal and professional skills of the team and promote team spirit.

It is the role of the team manager to help develop and maintain the high efficient standards.

The team manager must develop a team to become more and more competent through being regularly and effectively supervised.

The team manager should develop staff potential and ensure that everyone is working well individually and for each other.

The team manager must ensure that all staff feel responsible for keeping up good working systems to help the smooth running of the establishment and that all workers continually feel valued as individuals and as part of a successful team.

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Hopefully we can identify that good team management will lead to a sequence of benefits.

Such as: improved communication and to successfully inspire the team, building upon better working relationships, trust and morale, developing individual and team skills, that can raise professional standards and promote team and service delivery.                                                                                                             

A TEAM IS A REFLECTION OF ITS LEADERSHIP

Here, I have discussed some of my own personal thoughts and views on a team manager role, and in general management skills.

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Team management support tailored to meet your organisation aspirations. 

                                   

 
 

Supervision

Working Towards  “The Healthy Package”

On several occasions I have been asked about my views on supervision within the workplace. So I will take this opportunity to share some of my thoughts. There are different types of supervision arrangements but I will focus on the one-to-one format.

As I endeavour to look at good supervision, I recognise that there are 3  main components which I can refer to when thinking about the content of overall function. These are:

1. Accountability or Managerial Function

One main part of the supervision content should acknowledge that the worker is accountable to their senior and the organisation for their tasks and the service delivery.

This means part of the supervision process is feeding back to the worker whether their work fulfills that which is required and making clear demands about what is expected of them.

2. Teaching or Educational Function

Supervision can be recognised as checking whether the worker has the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out the task and offering ways forward for them to carry out new tasks and enable them to take on challenges.

The worker may need certain information and help to enable them to do this. Furthermore, to be given the opportunity to discuss and explore various issues. Supervision must be seen to be concerned with the development of the worker over a period of time.

3. Emotional and Supportive Function

It can be recognised that the nature of our work within a residential or other setting can become very stressful to the worker. Therefore, it is important that time is given to deal with the emotional side of themselves and acknowledge this fact.

The worker may need some support and encouragement to carry out the task.

Therefore, time should be given which encourages the worker to express how they may feel about certain issues. For example, how they are coping [this may include areas of stress] or how they are getting on with other members of the team.

Staff may sometimes wish to raise certain personal concerns or pressures from their private lives which are currently affecting their performance at work.

Having summarised these three important components, it can be seen how important it is for the supervisors to try to get the balance right when it comes to the content of supervision.

It maybe that supervisors may find themselves concentrating more on one area depending on the individual worker.

This may depend on the issues the worker wishes to bring to the supervision and areas they feel are currently important to them.

Formal supervision sessions should be an integral part of working within an organisation. Furthermore, time should be found on a regular basis for informal discussions and support as needed.

The purpose of supervision will be to:

1. To have regular two way communication.

2. To enable all workers to maximise their contributions to the overall function and running of the unit.

3. To benefit individual and team growth.

4. It is agreed that the “healthy package” of supervision will address: *Management / accountability of individual. *Training, educational and development issues.*Offering emotional support relevant to the overall function and  effective running of the unit.

5. It should not be assumed that information shared in supervision is confidential. However, information should be only passed on a “need to know basis.”

6. Unresolved disagreement should be resolved  through line management structure.

7. Time and frequency of formal supervision sessions should be negotiated, but one hour over a four to six week period should be absolute minimum contact time.

It maybe that some organisations have other systems and requirements, but I have discussed my views and thoughts around supervision.

*Supervision allows the “machinery” to operate smoothly.

Good communication is an essential tool for any individual, group or team to progress and to achieve.

Do you need support to provide supervision sessions to your staff team? Independent views and coaching integral. 

This will build and benefit individual & team growth.

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Motivation Skills

                         “Empower Your Life”

                             Motivation is key

Lawrie’s Manifesto

Motivation is a key factor in completing tasks, being successful and achieving positive outcomes throughout our life journey.

Here is my supporting tips to help you reach your destination. I have highlighted some key words that need to be adhered too, as you move forward.

  • You need to begin with your issue or goal you wish to work on!
  • You need to start with a positive attitude, outlook and approach!
  • You need to be committed to your yourself at all times!
  • You need to be willing to make a positive change or changes!
  • You need to be motivated to work with your coach or mentor at agreed times!
  • You need to attend all coaching / mentoring sessions to maximise support!
  • You need to take on the challenges your coach or mentor puts forward!
  • You need to take the steps each day or each week to make progress!
  • You need to keep going even when you’re faced with obstacles!
  • You need to be able to address problems and communicate  how you feel!
  • You need to be inspired to take on and complete tasks / actions! 
  • You need to be driven by what you want to achieve and to succeed!
  • You must remain focused in what you do at all times!
  • You need to keep believing in yourself even in difficult times!
  • You should keep a diary or logbook to record actions and to monitor progress!
  • You can use the diary or logbook to discuss / feedback to the coach or mentor and useful for reflecting  back!
  • You should take timeout to praise your achievements
  • You need to maintain the high levels, standards you set and not be distracted!
  • You will have great satisfaction and feel so proud on completion.
  • ISSUE / GOAL completed, YES” job done and will lift your confidence & self esteem.

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I hope this has been helpful and something you can reflect on.

                                              
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