The power of the 360 degree EI Assessment for leaders……

This morning I delivered the first of 25 debrief meetings following a project for ISS Facility Services in the UK based on one of their global client accounts. All of their team in leadership positions undertook the Genos 360 Emotional Intelligence Leadership assessment three weeks ago. Results are in and debrief coaching sessions are starting.enos

With raters from all of their connections, clear differences on core competencies experienced are revealed. A true picture of ‘how we show up’ enabling us to examine and develop gaps revealed.

We all know the impact of our behaviours on others – we all remember our worst boss ever years after we stopped working with them, right?

It makes complete business sense to find out how we all show up….. what say you?

The World of Property Investment….

Growing Talent 12 ( is now firmly underway.  Reports so far are all good.


Yesterday I visited Sebastien who has a background in sales, abroad and at home.  With a passion for property but no experience he was a strong fit for Invest In Buy To Let who selected him to join them via the Growing Talent programme.


Two weeks in – the shine is not wearing off!  Cold calling, researching and evening events have meant Sebastien has been able to work with multiple people and learn quicker in situ.  He’s building his own client contacts and formulating strong relationships.


Luckily, Silin from Growing Talent 10 works for Shane, one of the directors in his other business Create A Business.  Based at the same venue, she can give Sebastien the encouragement doing the programme demands.


It always amazes me how some people write off those who are unemployed without knowing their stories, personalities etc.  Everyone on Growing Talent has to work full-time – often unsociable hours – for no money other than their benefits.  Grated, at the end there is a permanent job on offer where both employer and new employee have a confident match.  But the journey to that goal can be quite gruelling – especially the longer you’ve been out of work or the more negative, discouraging voices you have around you!


It takes a lot of tenacity and integrity to complete Growing Talent – definitely not for the faint hearted!

Thoughts on the Orientation week from the Associates…..

“Without this programme, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to push myself enough to have gained the job role I have been offered.  It’s made me have more self-belief’


‘Jane was so welcoming, I feel I can speak to her about anything.  A truly lovely person’


‘The experience has been hugely beneficial for me.  I’ve enjoyed every part of it as well as meeting employers and learning their stories and making friends’


‘Jane’s a fantastic trainer, pleasant, friendly and made me feel really important and relaxed throughout’.


‘Thank you Jane, fantastic programme you run here!’

‘It was great’


‘definitely worth doing,  Great coming out of comfort zone.’


‘A real eye opener for me.  I’ve learnt a lot about myself and what I can do better’


“Jane’s amazing – very good at what she does”


“Brilliant experience – very different from what I expected. I’m more confident and able than I thought”


” I recommend this programme to others.  I’m very glad I joined the programme”


What great thoughts from the current GrowingTalent Associates……………..