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Providing one to one support for your Professional growth and learning.  Think of me as your 'Thinking partner'.  View the sections above for some ideas of how I can help you further your professional growth.

Professional supervision and business coach for Nelson NZ

Gina has this wonderful ability to hold you in a safe, non-judgemental space while watching you wriggle and squirm to a place of learning.  She is tough – but I can’t wait for my next session!

-MM Electrician

“I worked with Gina for 6 months, both myself and my team have seen a positive change in the way that we communicate. Gina was able to understand my issues and provide me with the skills to lead change” – MM, Team leader

“Having someone to talk to who could help me reflect on my leadership and plan a way forward with some of the challenges I faced was hugely beneficial. Gina has a very natural ability to help people unravel an issue, break down the core components and then package it back up as a planned course of action.”

“Your approach, understanding and ability to communicate with me is precisely what I have needed. You interpret what I am saying very well and I appreciate your considerate process, I feel almost capable when I am working with you.”

SC- Business Owner

“As a small business owner I have at times lacked support and I really get this from Gina. Gina is extremely passionate in her desire to see me do well and I have feel well supported, both personally and professionally. I know she will help me to create amazing success in both my business and personally.”

SN- Business Owner

“Gina is an engaging speaker and very inspiring. Her workshop content was well researched, specific to the participants and very informative. She is a valued member of any business group.”

– Sarah Holmes, Manager, Nelson Tasman Business Trust

“I really like working with Gina for her enthusiasm, willingness to try new ideas. She holds a special interest in helping small business owners.”

– Business Mentor

“Gina is lovely! So motivational. She’s given me direction and focus and also confidence I’m on the right track.”

– RL Business owner

“Burn-out is something other people experience.  I had no idea that’s what I was going through or how it was affecting my productivity and ultimately my business. Gina was a god send, she got me moving again quickly and together we were able to meet some very significant deadlines”.

– Business owner

“My boss tells me that he can really notice the difference since Gina and I have been working together.  Apparently, my approach is much more ‘considered’.  Personally, I have found the new skills handy in lots of areas, not just work.” 

– Technician / middle management

    Widening the lens series – Part 1 Super-Vision

    During this series of blogs we will look at our everyday workplace practice and how we can increase our professional effectiveness.

    Having just spent a couple of hours with a very talented young photographer the title of this blog (Widening the lens) seems like a terrible play on words. However the post event chat in the carpark proved to be a great example of ‘case in point’.

    This particular lady is passionate about Branding photography and was explaining to me how she likes to explore the person (her client) with a wider lens so that she is able to capture in her pictures, that person as a whole and the intricacies that make up who they are.

    Despite the rather cautionary name, Supervision is the same sort of relationship. You see, I prefer to call it Super Vision as in, a widening of your lens.

    So often in business (and life), we become so unaware of the assumptions and judgments that we make, or the unconscious bias that we apply to everyday decision making.

    This is something that we all do on a regular basis, often without thought and mostly it’s not later reflected upon or challenged.

    Let me give you a simple example;

    Tom (not his real name) was looking to hire a part-time employee for his business. He was approached by an older man who had spent his entire career in this exact field of work and was looking for a semi-retired position, making Tom’s part-time role very favourable.

    When talking with Tom about this, Tom spoke of this candidates skills and how perfect he would be for the role. However, Tom then went on to tell me that he wasn’t going to consider this applicant further as apparently the older man lived 40 mins out of town and Tom felt that the older man wouldn’t like to travel for that distance everyday.

    With a widening of the lens we discussed Tom’s unconscious bias. Tom had a young family at home and it was extremely important to Tom that he get home early each day for quality time with them.

    Tom had not considered that the older man had a different home scenario, that he liked the country drive into work or that the part-time work being offered provided a sense of purpose and retention of his professional identity for the older man. That the part-time work being offered was more manageable (for this older man) in his ageing years.

    In this case, Tom was able to reflect on the decision that he had made really quite unconsciously. He came to understand that he had taken what was important to him personally and applied that same value to someone that had a different value altogether. In this case the older man wanted to feel busy and productive in a way that was manageable, so that he could still feel relevant in his later years.

    This is a simple but everyday example of how Professional Super vision provides you with an opportunity to review, plan and enhance your workplace performance. The uninterrupted professional development time is specifically tailored to needs in that exact moment – allowing you to widen your lens in a transformational way.

    This process provides education, support and a trusted space that allows your professional capacities to grow.

    Over the coming weeks I’m going to explore other unconscious habits like how our own narrative (stories) and Self-limiting beliefs can present themselves at work in the everyday decisions that we make. How those actions affect how we perform within our roles and the impact for this on our professional profiles.

    Drop me a line if this resonates with you or if you have any comments or questions. Email click HERE.

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