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How coach-able are you?
Are you ready for coaching?

Coaching is like fitness training and is not something you can be forced to do. You have to want to do it! There is no point if, for example, you won’t make the time, don’t follow the tasks you have given yourself or otherwise sabotage your own efforts. We will help you help yourself. But are you ready?

“There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstances permit. When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” Art Turock.


Try this quiz. Just note how many questions you reply “yes” to and how many you say “no” to.

1 I am prepared to make time available Yes No
2 I am not clear about my personal and professional goals Yes No
3 There is a gap between where I am now and where I need to be Yes No
4 I am prepared to do all that is needed to bridge the gap Yes No
5 I will try new ways of doing things and understand that I may have to leave my comfort zone Yes No
6 I am not totally sure of my values or what my strengths are. Yes No
7 My career strategy is not working Yes No
8 I am making the most of the opportunities that face me Yes No
9 I can be relied upon to be on time for any coaching sessions Yes No
10 I understand there are some costs – health, energy, relationships – of not doing what I want to be doing Yes No

The more questions you answer “yes” to, the more ready you are to consider coaching. Take action today…and call or email us.

Still not sure?…call or email us and we can discuss your concerns and issues.

Goal Setting Report

Want to discover/clarify your top three goals? This free, personalised report takes no more than 10 minutes to complete. Click here to take the report.

Leadership Index

To develop our leadership style it can help to have an accurate picture of how we see our own skills and capabilities. This index will be help get an insight into your leadership patterns.

If you want a copy of the index please email us on We will also be happy to discuss the results with you and help you think through your leadership strengths and development areas.

Annual “Goal health check”

A lot of people go to the doctors for an annual health check, Yet how often do we take a really good look at our lives – what is working well, what is not, what our priorities are and what we need to do to get to where we want to be. Take our “goal health check” to find out!

If you want a copy of the index please email us on We will also be happy to discuss the results with you and help you think through any development areas.

Cracked Pots, development proverb

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After 2 years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house."

The old woman smiled, "Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side? That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them."

"For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house."

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very rich, interesting and rewarding. You've just got to take each person for who and what they are and look for the good in them and the beauty and love they bring into your life.