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  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 09 March 2018

Presence matters – how do you ‘show up’?

 Could your presence halt a charging elephant? The video above shows how the calm and confident presence of the safari guide allows him to halt the elephant charging towards him. Presence is a powerful but often intangible quality. It gives you an edge as a coach or leader – to motivate, encourage or calm […]

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  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 02 March 2018

Why you need to be disruptive to be a great coach

Snow is a glistening but disruptive natural force. City offices become half deserted as business people work from home and traffic crawls cautiously along once busy motorways. Coaching is also a disruptive force which interrupts our normal, ingrained patterns of behaviour. It brings moments of transformation, when a coachee recognise the role of their deeply embedded […]

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  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 23 February 2018

The secret to increasing the success of your team

One of the key qualities of a good manager is the ability to bring out the best work from their team. Do you have some members of your team who are not performing to their full potential? Perhaps they seem to have lost the focus they once had. When this happens, you may find yourself […]

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  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 16 February 2018

Do you own your life?

Have you spent years of your life climbing the career ladder, then only to find yourself questioning whether or not the ladder is leaning against the right wall? Martin Heidegger, a German philosopher said that there are three modes of living: the un-owned, the dis-owned and the owned life. All three modes can be present in […]

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  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 02 February 2018

Leaders – what really matters to you?

In our work at Novum we support leaders who want change. For many organisations, one of the most significant changes is a shift from a hierarchical model of leadership to one where leadership is way of being that can be assumed by anyone. This new model is one where employees can find their voice and take […]

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  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 31 January 2018

Essential tools for a Novum trained coach

To support our Novum trained coaches we have produced a range of bespoke materials. Novum creative coaching cards Our creative coaching cards are used by our tutors on our postgraduate and organisational coach training programmes. They are a great tool for inspiring conversations with coaching clients. You will receive a set of 50 image cards, [...]

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