Even though its twenty plus years later, the challenges are still the same – and now often made worse by technology which instead of being an enabler is often part of the problem, creating barriers between team members instead of supporting true collaboration.
Tech leaders and team members in particular can struggle when they haven’t yet developed the people skills required to work effectively with their colleagues and clients, so I work to help them to build thriving, productive and resilient teams that are empowered to consistently deliver their best results.
A strong motivator for me to continue doing this work is to enable people and teams to realize their full potential – and as I love working both with individuals and groups I’m grateful to be able to do this, and to have some fun and see a bit of the world while I’m at it!
I am working really hard and getting lots of coaching myself in relation to growing my business, and investing in my own professional development – so I believe in practicing what I preach! While I have my own business, I can’t do it on my own, so it’s been great having support from other business owners such as Team Starter and professional networking groups – who are part of my virtual team. It’s all about being proactive and deciding where you and your team want to go.