Leading Change – Part 1: The Truth about Change

Studies consistently show that between 50-70 percent of planned change efforts fail. Why is this case, especially considering the extensive amount of time and resources many organizations devote to getting change right?…

Leading Change – Part 2: Build Your Guiding Coalition

A dream team. A volunteer army. A group of people who truly believe in what you hope to accomplish. These are the individuals you need to rally together to support you in your quest for the change…

Leading Change – Part 3: Engaging Your Team

Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%, according to a recent Gallup study on employee engagement. This indicates the significance of employee engagement in the workplace and the difference it can make between a thriving change process built on a shared vision…

Coaching “fit” goes far beyond likeability

Sometimes I get asked to attend a “meet and greet” before a coaching engagement, hosted by an organization, to see if the coachees “like” me. Many companies have a practice of introducing several coaches to every potential coachee. When I talk to coachees, they report finding it hard to choose between the coaches they are presented with…

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Empowering Women in Leadership

ACCESS Employment webinar on “Empowering Women in Leadership”, held on October 9, 2018. Watch our very own Amrita Garg – Executive & Leadership Coach at Impact Coaches, talk about her own journey in the overseas leadership role and how she established her career in Canada. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1281094168088838669

Measuring ROI of Coaching

Recent statistics on executive coaching point to the fact that in the United States alone, organizations spend more than $1 billion per year on coaching services. What’s more, coaching is no longer seen as a reactive tactic to correcting bad workplace behaviour.

Leading Change – Part 4: Sustaining Change: The Key to Long-Term Success

The most recent Change and Communication ROI survey indicated that while employers felt 55% of change management initiatives met initial objectives, only 25% felt that gains were sustained over time…

Throwback Thursday: Workplace conflict can be a good thing

This week we’re reflecting back on an article we wrote about the conflict at work, and how to have healthy and fair debates over decisions that need to be made in a meeting setting. We advise readers how to set some ground rules for your team, and the importance of making sure everyone has airtime…