We are all feeling the dramatic effects of the COVID-19 on our lives, businesses, relationships and life in general. Throughout this disruption I continue to reflect on the Chinese word for crisis/change, a combination of 2 characters wei & chi - meaning danger and opportunity. This chaotic and complex disruption right now is sowing the seeds of change that will impact on all of us from now on. In times of change, it is often the perfect opportunity to reflect and consider your future, what are you going to do when the storm passes? The challenges are enormous but they don’t have to be [...]
Ken is now an accredited Mental Health First Aid facilitator of the 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course. This teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. He is available to deliver these two day courses across Perth and Western Australia. The attached flyer at bottom of this post provides more information on a forthcoming course in October 2019 with other courses due to be held into 2019/20. Please get in touch with Ken if you are interested in more information or [...]
My coaching clients are all aware of the power that I believe journaling has, indeed I provide all my coaching clients with their own coaching journal. For me, there are two fundamental reasons why I like using journals: Firstly, journaling allows one to write down all their thoughts in a way that helps to reflect on the issues, and capture their concerns, highlights and of course goals. Secondly, it frees up space in the brain knowing that whatever is on the mind is now down on paper.It needs to be done in handwriting (not on PC) as the tactile movement [...]
I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed as a Director for the Australian Institute of Male Health and Studies (AIMHS). This aligns with my passion and interest in supporting men through the various challenges that can occur in their lives - including but not confined to separation (from wife, partner, children), the blues, stages of stress, and understanding the differences between the sexes. This information is contained in a Menswatch Program, or can be shared individually with clients as appropriate. Earlier this year I successfully facilitated a 3 week Menswatch program in Busselton (held one night each [...]
The OPIC Coach@work program is a fantastic tool for helping Leaders and Managers to embed coaching as a key process into their skillset. Coaching skills are fast being recognised as a critical capability within the workplace. The central component of the OPIC approach and expertise is in the identification and development of Capabilities as being crucial for an individual, not only within their role, but ultimately in being able to work effectively within their team and to make a contribution to and be successful within a complex corporate organisation. Recently I interviewed Peter Zarris, the CEO of OPIC about the [...]
Myers Briggs Types Indicator (MBTI) is the most widely used instrument for understanding normal personality differences. Ken is a highly experienced MBTI practitioner and has used MBTI process with teams and individuals. MBTI is a fantastic tool to use when helping team members better appreciate the diversity within the group, improving trust and cohesion. The purpose of the MBTI is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in behaviour is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic [...]
KRC has recently taken up residence in the "Terrace". Ken Rogers Coaching now has an office at Hive, Level 21 Allendale Square, 77 St Georges Tce, Perth. My contact email and phone numbers remain the same, but this location allows KRC to be closer to clients that reside in the Perth CBD. Get in touch and see if KRC can provide you and your business "with more clarity" in an ever complex and changing world.
Bob the Builder – what can we learn from him?? Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reflecting on how we can often get caught up wallowing in negative thought space. Now this is not unusual for most of us, for generally we have at least twice as many negative thoughts to positive thoughts. Indeed, negative self-talk is the biggest drag on our capacity to see things in a brighter note, and perhaps seek resolution to our problems. I’ve been reading Daniel Pink’s terrific book, To Sell is Human, and one passage really tweaked my interest. He refers to Interrogative [...]