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10 Years…..

1. What made you start Xenonex? I have always aspired to set up and run my own business and my background as a coach and consultant provided a fantastic platform to launch Xenonex. Working across different sectors, and having insight of both internal and external coaching strategies, meant that I was able to offer a unique proposition… Read More

Xenonex co-launches the Northern Coaching Network for Organisations June 2018

Thank you very much to everyone who attended the fantastic event at Sky Betting and Gaming on Tuesday 26th June. Delighted to see so many like-minded people in a room and having really engaged conversations about all things coaching. Fantastic presentations were delivered in the morning session from the BBC, Morrisons, Skipton Building Society and Sky Betting… Read More

ILM 7 January 18 Cohort

Great working with such an engaged, inspiring and diverse group of delegates on our latest ILM 7 Executive Coaching programme in Leeds – lots of insight, knowledge and experience in coaching senior leaders. We are all managing to have fun along the way, despite having to complete 3 assignments. Enjoying seeing their coaching develop in coach… Read More

Make Learning a Habit with Xenonex

A core part of the work the Xenonex team do is supporting individuals with their professional development.  No matter what role you perform, taking a proactive approach to learning – and encouraging those around you to do the same – enables us all to grow both on a personal and professional level.   This article… Read More

First Xenonex “Introduction to Coaching Skills” workshop

Coaching at work has become increasingly popular and research indicates that coaching is an essential tool to maximise performance, leading to individual and organisational success.   The Xenonex team have plenty of experience working with leaders and managers already equipped with coaching knowledge and skills. However, we also know some managers are keen to develop… Read More

Five Common Questions Leaders Should Never Ask

Questioning is undoubtedly a valuable leadership tool. Asking the right questions can help business leaders to anticipate changes, seize opportunities, and move their organisations in new directions. Questions can be great for engaging and motivating people, but they can just as easily be used to confront or blame, and can shift the mood from positive… Read More

Be a Better Manager by Coaching Your Employees

At Xenonex we provide executive coaching in order to maximise the potential of individuals and teams through raised self-awareness.  Coaching skills enable managers to build stronger bonds with their team members, support them in taking ownership over their own learning, and help them develop the skills they need to perform at their peak.   You… Read More

Executive Coaching – a Business Priority

The Xenonex team has been encouraged by the way in which coaching, mentoring and leadership has been embraced, developed and, more recently, embedded within the workplace.   The Ridler report (www.ridlerandco.com/ridler-report) analyses strategic trends in the use of executive coaching and the latest results show that coaching remains high on the business agenda.   Data… Read More

Top tips to develop a true Coaching Culture – Xenonex explores…

I have just returned home from a day’s intensive coaching training session with some fantastic delegates who work for a local (but nationally renowned) publishing business. As we talked about how to develop a ‘true coaching culture across the organisation, it reminded me of a set of 10 simple tips outlined by Nick Thomas that… Read More

Xenonex talks about the importance of Inspirational Leadership

At Xenonex, we work across both the Public and private sector, and with a diverse range of teams and individuals. However, the subject of Inspirational Leadership transcends across all organisations and remains at the very core of our programme delivery.  The best managers are always those who have the ability to lead their team by… Read More

Executive Coaching builds confidence

We believe that participation in executive leadership coaching builds confidence and so if your new year’s resolution is to assert yourself at work with confidence, then take a look at these top tips from Rosabeth Kanter. BUT remember the best resolutions will go nowhere without the confidence to stick with them! Confidence is an expectation… Read More

5 ways to be influential – Executive Coaching

Since influence is the key to effective leadership, this tool outlines 5 ways team members can exert more influence within an organisation: 1. Solid reputation : Establish a reputation as someone who is credible, respected, and trustworthy. 2. Enhanced skill set: Become known as someone who is competent and accomplished. Be the authority people turn… Read More

Feedback – An essential part of Executive Coaching

Most employees crave feedback. They want an honest assessment of their behaviour to help them improve their work. They know that if they listen to and take action on clear and constructive feedback, their overall performance will improve…and so will their job satisfaction. So, why do so many managers feel uncomfortable delivering feedback (especially) when… Read More

It’s tough at the top – Executive Coaching survey

More than 200 CEOs, board directors, and senior executives of North American public and private companies were polled in an Executive Coaching Survey that Stanford University and The Miles Group conducted last spring. The research studied what kind of leadership advice CEOs and their top executives are – and aren’t – receiving, and the skills… Read More

Reflections: what really goes on during contracting?

Contracting is key to building rapport, setting expectations and developing client chemistry but it can take a while for some coachees to make the most of their ‘precious opportunity’ – Lindsay Wittenberg, an executive coach explores the nature of contracting in personal depth within this interesting article. I’ve been reflecting on what’s actually happening in… Read More

How to handle your conflict-averse boss – Executive Coaching

Do you have a manager who won’t advocate for you or your team? Is she afraid to say no to requests from above? Here are three ways to get what you need from even the most conflict-avoidant boss. • Focus on problem solving. If you need to talk about a difficult issue with your boss,… Read More

What you’re really meant to do; Read on…

Is there a road map for reaching your unique potential? This book review I came across on HBR, really asks some fascinating questions about the journey we all take. How do you create your own definition of success–and reach your unique potential? Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes… Read More

Executive Coaching and Sir Alex Ferguson

Harvard Business Review features a case study about Sir Alex Ferguson, the recently retired manager and coach at Manchester United football club. Sir Alex was coach and manager for 26 seasons and led Manchester United to be one of the most successful soccer clubs in the world. In the HBR case study by Anita Elberse,… Read More

Authenticity – Be true to yourself

Authenticity — what is it, who has it, and how do you get it? Most people associate authenticity with being true to oneself — or “walking the talk.” But there’s a problem with that association; it focuses on how you feel about yourself. Authenticity is actually a relational behaviour, not a self-centred one. Meaning that… Read More

You only need two routes to resilience – Executive Coaching

Two coping skills are key to resilience: problem-solving and mindfulness, and it is important to know which to use and when, said psychologist and former NHS consultant psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud. If a problem can be solved, then the most sensible thing is to work on solving it. If not, then now is the time… Read More