Notion Blog and News

Laura Ashley-Timms and other members of the team at Notion share their insights, thoughts, views and ideas with you about coaching, engagement, improving performance and creating dynamic cultures at work... as well as any great ideas they come across of best practise in the business world.. Enjoy!

In Pursuit of Happiness

In Pursuit of Happiness

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has been assessing factors that impact the health, happiness and ultimate performance of managers in their work environment.

NOW is the Best Time to Start a Business

NOW is the Best Time to Start a Business

Despite miserable forecasts from the Bank of England on Britain’s economy; a record number of start-ups were established last year. The job climate is looking bright with employment peaking at its highest since records began. So what does this mean for entrepreneurs?

Quick Cash in Time for Christmas

Quick Cash in Time for Christmas

We’ve all seen this claim before, sometimes on a handwritten sign Sellotaped to the back window of a badly-parked hatchback, but this is no con. As a professional business coach, I have some tried and tested methods to share with you which will help you put cash on your bottom line before Christmas comes around.

Time to Man Up Over Diversity in the Boardroom

Time to Man Up Over Diversity in the Boardroom

"No!” chorused the government and the business establishment on hearing that the European Commission wants to force listed companies to reserve at least 40 per cent of their non-executive director board seats for women by 2020, or face fines.

Is Business Coaching a Trick or a Treat?

Is Business Coaching a Trick or a Treat?

October is here, and with the question of ‘Trick or treat?’ in the air, I thought I'd ask the question; is Business Coaching a trick or treat for smaller organisations?

Why the GROW Model is Groaning

Why the GROW Model is Groaning

In 2009/10 many companies survived, but far fewer coaching programmes did. Why? One reason is the way coaching training is delivered: the GROW model. It's the basis for pretty much all coaching training in the UK, and it's worn out.