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3 THINGS I KEPT IN MIND WHILE BUILDING A TEAM FROM SCRATCH

How the heck am I going to find people I like?  When I was first hired to launch an online platform and build a team around it, I was scared. For the longest time, I had avoided ‘people-related’ issues. I had the chance to select and lead project-based teams and boss around some interns, but I had never built a team that was going to help me succeed in building an online-based startup. Hiring for a startup is difficult enough, but I was hiring for a business based in a...

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FAVORITE MINDSET PODCASTS

I listen to these podcasts regularly and they always are shifting how I think about certain topics and behaviors.

 

In coaching, we generally believe that our thoughts impact our emotions which ultimately impact our behavior or actions. 

What you listen to and believe has a large impact on your ability to get things done.

What are you listening to? Is it helping you move forward or holding you back?...

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WHERE'S YOUR HEAD AT?

One of the first things you learn in coaching (and when you get older) is that our minds are amazing. 

Your mind can really make or break you.  

Like everything is in our head. 

You are what you think.

In order to grow past where you are, you have to be willing to push the limits of your mindset.

I have spent most of the last few months consuming everything Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) related and wanted to share a few of my favorite things I have found...

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COACHING: LET'S WORK TOGETHER

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No Time

No Resources

No Value

Why would you want to sign up for coaching?

In this last audio clip (5/5) of the series, I talk about the top 3 reasons why clients don’t end up working with me.

Ready to make the time?

Ready to invest in moving forward with an accountability partner?

Open to exploring new opportunities and feedback?

Then coaching might be right for you.

Let’s talk! Sign up for a free 30-minute session here

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COACHING SESSION OUTLINE

Curious about what is involved in a coaching session?

Typically, a coaching session with me involves:

  1. Goal setting and defining the coaching topic.

  2. Assessing where you currently are.

  3. Exploring opportunities and increasing awareness

  4. Selecting the next steps, defining the timeline and accountability measures.

In this audio clip (4/5) I describe the coaching process I use with my individual clients.

Want to know how I work with my corporate clients who sponsor their teams or specific...

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF COACHING

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Are you confused about all the people out there calling themselves coaches? I was too. Many different institutions are involved in certifying coaches. Other individuals call themselves coaches because they have a lot of experience in a particular industry. There is no one right way to coach. You have to be comfortable with whomever you are working with and see value in whatever you are doing with your coach.

Want to hear a bit about my take on coaching? Listen to this audio clip (3/5) where I...

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MY COACHING JOURNEY

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I was introduced to coaching by a colleague at Jumia. She was involved in training and development and saw that I wanted a way to strengthen my leadership skills.

I had spent about 3 years building a team from scratch and was having a hard time with a new team I had just taken over. I thought that coaching would be a great way to learn how to build rapport and engage with my team members. Coaching provided me with the opportunity to learn tools to engage with others and techniques to explore...

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INTRODUCTION TO COACHING

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I get a ton of questions about coaching and its value. If you are looking for an accountability partner and an alternative way to get support to move forward in your professional and personal life, then these audio clips (6 in all) might be of interest to you.

A quick recap of this first audio clip (1/5). My coaching is not:

  • Therapy – it is about your future, not your past or fixing anything.

  • Mentoring – it is about you, not my experiences.

  • Consulting – it is about your solutions,...

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JANUARY IN REVIEW: FOUR MONTHS IN

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Newsflash, I left my last job about four months ago and have been having a blast building new projects, relationships and seeing what sticks.

According to my Google Maps creepy activity log, I have walked more than 4km with my phone on me and spent more than 60 hours in a vehicle in January.  My phone, unfortunately, doesn’t count the countless hours I spend behind my dining room table working.

Customer Segments Workshop - What have I been working on?

In addition to...

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FEBRUARY WAS WAAAAAY TOO SHORT

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My first weekend in March was spent running around on artificial turf and attempting to catch odd shaped balls.  One of my favorite parts of living in Lagos right now is having the opportunity to play flag football.  It is also the reason why I am currently sore.

The best part of playing flag football is the people.  You can’t win by yourself, just like you can’t run a business or lead your life without having people to lean on.

 

What I’ve been...

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