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April 6, 2017

After five years of an awesome working relationship, Kelly West, Gram Consulting Group General Manager, is leaving to focus on her growing business Love Netball and the Eastern Suburbs Netball Competition. Kelly has been instrumental in the success of the business and she will be missed by the team at Gram and by ​​our many clients. 


February 1, 2017

Welcome to Thursday Thought Starters for 2017.

Years ago one of my favourite people and one of Australia’s best facilitator’s and Executive Coaches, Andi Pert (www.lifenrg.com.au), asked me

“What’s the theme of your year?”

It surprised me. I had goals and a long term vision but what was a theme?

Andi explained that it's our focus for the year. It’...

December 15, 2016

.... answer these questions to find out

My clients hear me talk all the time about Awareness Enabling Choice.

So perhaps a bit of reflection and increased awareness on your wellbeing will enable you to make great choices over the holidays so you come back energised and refreshed for the New Year.

Consider these quadrants of wellbeing and give you...

December 7, 2016

My favourite comment this week was by a participant in a team workshop. When asked to write goals for the day and the rest of the year they said:

"My goal is to feel energised at the end of the year"

This time of year tends to elicit comments about 'limping towards Christmas'. As we hurry to get everything done we often forget to pay attention t...

September 22, 2016

Research by Snyder, a positive psychologist, says HOPE can be the single most important characteristic that aids our success.

It is also the thing that seems to be missing in our daily lives when we are confronted by the world affairs and the daily negative news cycle.

So Why is HOPE relevant to how you and your workforce feel and perform?

When w...

September 15, 2016

People often ask me what GRAM stands for. It’s simple really.

Great Relationships Always Matter.

The capability to form and hold relationships in business and in our personal lives is fundamental to our success and meaningful happiness.

The ability to be agile in these relationships is essential in modern business and life. Relationships are no l...

August 4, 2016

In 1841 Ralph Waldo Emerson awakened many people to their ability to take control of their lives in his famous essay on "Self Reliance".

He led people to discover that they need not be passive passengers in life rather they could steer their life direction in ways they like.

As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his w...

July 14, 2016

Dr John Gottman recognised one of the four detailers in our personal relationships as criticism.  His work is validated and well researched and helps partners build better relationships.

So what about our relationships at work? How does criticism impact our working relationships?

Recently I worked with a team who felt their challenging...

June 23, 2016

Working with teams and individuals puts me in a privileged position to observe the positive and negative behaviours that stop us from reaching our goals.

A wonderful pre retiree spoke up loudly in the middle of a team offsite I was facilitating recently and said….

“I’ve just realised I’m a pain in the backside in a group. I have spent my whole c...

May 12, 2016

The  “unqualified diagnosis” of people at work is alive and well. Every day in my coaching practice I find leaders who are totally unqualified claiming deep psychological insights into their people. 

  • “She has trust issues from childhood”

  • “He has a deep fear of connecting”

  • “She won’t allow herself to be vulnerable”

A little...

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