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Matt Somers

Matt Somers is a leading voice on training and coaching in the UK publishing Coaching at Work in 2006 and Coaching in a Week in 2016. He holds an MSc in Human Resource Development and is a Fellow of the CIPD.

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Focus – your greatest asset

The ability to achieve focus is surely the greatest asset any employee could have in a world of work now assailed by Covid and the resultant restrictions. As if things weren’t difficult enough...

I may have made a terrible mistake!

I suggested coaching couldn’t help with mental health at work and that may have been a terrible mistake. A long time ago, before one guy ate an undercooked bat...

Be grateful you have a job

Be grateful you have a job. Business leaders need to be careful before they play the “they want to be grateful they have a job” card. As I write, the...

Coaching needs to be different to work

Coaching needs to be different to work. If what you call coaching was really coaching, we wouldn’t need coaching! I have noticed a pattern.  I’m told, “My...

Leaders must provide L&D

It is leaders now, not departments that must provide L&D and perhaps that’s no bad thing. Picture the scene: A CEO is poring over the results of...

Why I too have had enough of experts

Why I too have had enough of experts. “I think the people in this country have had enough of experts….”Michael Gove, Justice Secretary, June 2016 I...

Maverick competition in business

Maverick competition in business. I’m a bit of a maverick when it comes to competition in business. You see, I don’t think I have any. Now, before you accuse me of all sorts...

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The power of good questions

The power of good questions. This show was originally recorded in July 2020. In this episode Judith Germain speaks...

How to navigate business obstacles

How to navigate business obstacles. In the day to day of running our businesses, obstacles can jump out in front of us...

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