Patti is the Principal Mentor/Coach and a Director of PMGservices and has been mentoring and coaching since 2001. She works with Business Owners, Not for Profit, Private and Public sector Managers and emerging leaders wanting to step up to the development of their Personal Leadership and Business competencies to enhance their strategic thinking. Patti utilises her own personal experiences in senior leadership roles and her clients enjoy her pragmatic yet relaxed sense of fun in her style of leadership development. She is a Speaker and workshop presenter on her passion around Coaching for ‘Resilience’ and Wise Leadership.

Should you bring your emotions to work?

Should you bring your emotions to work? I think it was Anita Roddick of the Body shop, who said "You think you are employing staff, and then the whole person turns up"!  Steve Tobark, in this article details his own human response to personal issues and how this impacts on relationships in the workplace. He makes some great points here as he … [Read more...]

Are you a potential leader for our times?

Leadership is such a trendy buzz word these days. How do we define exactly what leadership is in an ever constant changing world? The impact of the different generations on leadership and new ways of 'being' create an exciting and dynamic generation of leadership. Penelope Trunk addresses the question around leadership potential with finesse and … [Read more...]

Discover the top ten reasons why employees quit

I have always been an advocate of Exit Interviews for employees. Do you check employees OUT when they leave to discover possibilities for those who stay? Exit interviews show top 10 reasons why employees quitAsk employers why people quit a company and 9 out of 10 will tell you it's about the money. Ask employees the same question and … [Read more...]

Three tips for any executive leader to be strategic

Involving more senior leaders in strategic dialogue makes it easier to stay ahead of emerging opportunities, respond quickly to unexpected threats, and make timely decisions. Becoming more strategic: Three tips for any executive - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Strategy in PracticeWe are entering the age of the strategist. As our colleagues … [Read more...]

Leadership and The Imposter Syndrome

One of the recurring themes for many of my new clients is a sense that as they get promoted they become closer and closer to being discovered as a ‘fraud’!  Anytime now, the organisation will discover that I am not capable of taking on this responsibility and that I am just a ‘Leadership fraud”.  Does it ring a bell?  I have experienced it myself.  … [Read more...]

Coaching in New Zealand – a snapshot!

New Zealand is a small country with a big heart but a relatively small and unclear voice on coaching. It is hard to determine when coaching started in New Zealand, however we believe it was around the mid 1990s and was influenced by the growth of coaching in the Australia and usa. The New Zealand business landscape is quite varied and while … [Read more...]

Baby Boomer Nostalgia – Real Books you can Smell, Feel and Dust!

Last week I found the most wonderful bookshop Hard to Find Books in Onehunga, Auckland.  For many of us Baby Boomers, the smell, feel and dust on our old books is just as much a part of the experience as the reading itself.  I am fortunate that my step-daughter also loves books and as she now works in this wonderful shop, I intend to spend lots of … [Read more...]

Happy Valentines! – The 4 Agreements with Yourself?

Its Valentines day!  I love any special celebration and although many would say it’s just commercial hype, I like to think that if it creates an environment where we think about, talk about and express LOVE, then it cant be all bad.  Over the last few weeks, I have noticed that much of what my clients bring to the coaching conversation is about … [Read more...]

Life and Work Design – HAPPINESS – what is it for you?

Happy 2012!  I hope the year ahead brings enlightenment, inspiration and motivation to create your perfect Life and Work Design!  I have never been a great fan of New Year resolutions or goals but would rather set intentions for the year ahead.  To this end, I was reading a summary article in VIVA on Gretchen Rubin’s ‘Happiness Project’ this … [Read more...]

Work Design for Baby Boomers – Change or Transition?

I have recently had a birthday!  The age I have turned is not open for discussion… but   like many of my friends and clients it certainly is a reminder that I am now definitely my parents age!  I find this quite curious as like most baby boomers I still feel so much younger than my age describes!   However, the conversation I have with other baby … [Read more...]

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