Shirley Collier

Decision-making goes beyond gut instinct

Decision-making goes beyond gut instinct

Have you ever noticed how often we use metaphors about our bodies, when we're talking about decision-making? Our hunches, blind spots and frequent references to gut instinct suggest that we're truly still wired, as our ancestors were, to make decisions guided by...

Coaching cards unpacked

Coaching cards unpacked

If you’re in the market for coaching cards, you may be perplexed by the choices on offer.  There are cards you can hold in your hand, others that you look at on a screen.  Some have pictures, some have words, some have both.  Some of the pictures are...

What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

Do you tell yourself you’ll wait until things get worse, or wait until they get better, before asking someone for help?  This post explores both phenomena and also some of the common experiences that contribute to the difficulty in asking for help. Asking for...

Six weeks in and feeling blue?

Six weeks in and feeling blue?

So, you’re a few weeks into the new role which seemed like such a good fit on paper.  And whenever people ask about the new job you say you’re doing well. But deep down, you have a nagging feeling that all is not well.  If you’re reading this, the chances...

What can I do for you?

What can I do for you?

This question is often the opening gambit of anyone who is selling a service, and a clear understanding of the answer is key for the person doing the buying, especially when what they're buying is executive coaching. Understanding what result an intervention might...