Coaching in the Classroom

March 07, 2023

I’ve been at the University of Saskatchewan for 20 years and have taught both graduate and undergraduate classes—some with as few as 10 students, and others with over 300. Regardless of the size or levels, using a coaching approach has been instrumental in creating a rich learning environment to help students excel in academia and...

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Training and Coaching: The Winning Combination

October 06, 2022

We’ve benefited from working with some great leaders over the past several years.  Some were experienced leaders looking to improve their leadership, and new leaders looking to discover and define their personal leadership styles.  Working with a wide variety of leaders has taught us that combining training and coaching together is the winning combination to...

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Ethics and Values: Walking the Talk

January 05, 2020

We’ve all had that feeling in the pit of our stomach at sometime in our life, where we find ourselves at a crossroads. It can be personal or professional. Our values and ethics are being tested. Looking back as we close out this decade, I reflect on the earlier years in my accounting career, which were filled with challenges. My professional ethics and personal values were being challenged time and again. Living with the philosophy to “never give up,” and “do the right thing,” was no longer...

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Leadership Development: The Unexpected Key to Succession Planning Success

April 12, 2018

As your business grows and your company culture inevitably shifts with the times, it’s vital that current leadership consider the type of leadership necessary to keep the business thriving in the future. According to the HR Council, succession planning is the acknowledgement that current staff “will not be with an organization indefinitely” through the cultivation of...

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Emotional Intelligence: The Skills You Didn’t Learn in School

July 31, 2017

In the classroom, most curriculums are the same: you learn science, mathematics, geography, and other valuable educational subjects. However, there is one important subject that is missing from the classroom. Emotional intelligence, or EI, is a term used by psychologists that describes an individual’s ability to handle and read their own emotions, and how they...

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Using Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

February 21, 2017

As our workplaces continue to evolve it’s essential that how we think about work. Not just our own work, but how we engage with others in the workplace, and how to make sure that our workplaces act as supportive, cohesive units which can deliver exceptional results with minimal personal or professional conflicts. One of the...

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What Kind of Coaching is Right For You?

February 11, 2017

How we work, and what our workplaces expect from us, has changed dramatically in the last few years. Once, the mentality was that all we needed to do in order to succeed in our careers was to show up on time, keep our heads down, and work diligently. While these factors are certainly still very...

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How is Your Coach a “Thinking Partner?”

November 29, 2016

How many times have you found that you strike your short-term tasks off your TO-DO list, whereas the more strategic and difficult items stay on that list longer than you would like?  Your executive coach can help. A coach as a “thinking partner” can help to create focus and accountability to ensure you advance those...

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Creating a Coaching Culture

July 15, 2016

… the term ‘coaching culture’ is being defined as an important transformation that organizations, groups and communities need to make in order to manage change successfully in today’s world.. By Janice Gair, ACC,CEC,CHRP The goal of our training and coaching program at COACHING iNSIGHTS is to create a Coaching Culture for companies, SMEs and nonprofit organizations. We will...

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