Delphinus tmc News

Are you being open & honest about Stress in the workplace?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

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As this week sees the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, we thought we would take a look at stress ….in the workplace…at home… and the stories we tell ourselves as business owners, employers and employees alike, to shy away from open and honest dialogues regarding mental health and emotional wellbeing.

How often do you notice and check how you are feeling and managing the day to day? How honest are you with the answers. If we can be honest with ourselves, we can be more open to what we need.

How often do you tell yourself “I’m fine….there are people worse off….” when in reality you are not fine and could benefit from speaking to someone?  Through our work, we see many people from different walks of life.  Some find us because they are honest and recognise they need an injection of support and a sounding board and some may find us when they hit rock bottom or crisis.  There seems to be a stigma surrounding mental health and emotional wellbeing which needs breaking down – it is important that we all understand that seeking help is a strength and positive step towards knowing what we need be able to face our day to day life feeling great!

 STRESS – Is it in YOUR place of work?

Being under pressure is a normal part of life. It can be a useful drive that helps you take action, feel more energised and get results.  If you often become overwhelmed by stress, these feelings could start to be a problem.  Everyone handles stress differently so, business owners, managers, leaders and staff need to be aware of the signs colleagues and staff show when stress creeps in and is becoming difficult to cope with.

As reported by MIND.org.uk, Stress is closely linked to mental health in two important ways:

Stress can cause mental health problems, and make existing problems worse. For example, if you often struggle to manage feelings of stress, it can lead to us not functioning well, anxiety or depression.

Mental Health problems can cause stress. You might find coping with the day-to-day symptoms of mental health or emotional imbalance problematic, as well as potentially needing to manage medication, health care appointments or treatments, leading to extra sources of stress.

More and more people now work longer than 40 hours per week, and stress is becoming more prevalent across the UK and Europe.  New technology has evolved, and now that an average mobile phone also receives and sends work emails; the everyday use of technology on the move has played a part in the increase of stress levels.  A reduction in the traditional 9-to- 5 working day means that many employees are working evenings and weekends, and using their work mobiles to read and respond to emails; causing a negative  effect on their work-life balance.

How can you support balanced working for you and your colleagues and staff?

Thankfully, there are various ways to manage stress; and at Delphinus tmc, we are expert in identifying the challenging areas of your business; and developing the right tools and resilience strategies that will help to support you and your employees to overcome it.

Did you know that under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 you are required to conduct risk assessments for work-related stress? This is where Delphinus tmc can help.

Coaching to support and empower you to find balance and manage your emotional wellbeing in an  and optimal way can certainly be a valuable way to ensure that stress does not overtake and drive you or your staff, and as a result it puts you back in charge!

I recognise it, so what do I do now?

Well, ignoring it could lead to serious health issues for yourself, your colleagues or your team.  Coaching is a practical solution that works with you to identify the issues and supports you to manage and deal with it.  As soon as you realise that stress is having an effect, the easier it can be to resolve;

Coaching can take on many forms, meeting your needs and the needs of your colleagues and team. You are not on your own, and through coaching, you can develop the right tools and resilience to tackle stress head-on, and make the right changes for you.

For further information contact Vicky Bailey: vicky@delphinustmc.co.uk or 07786 936625

Philip – A Coaching Journey of Discovery…

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Last year we shared a case study with you about Philip, who worked in Manufacturing & engineering and through one-to-one coaching turned around not only his company vision, it also changed his family too!  You can read his story here – Philip – A Case Study of Discovery

Well, Philip has been in touch to share how he is going on and we are delighted to hear that not only has he qualified for automatic entry for the London marathon for the next two years (but) .. he has undertaken the biggest change of all and changed careers to one that is going to help with his work-life balance and also provide him with the work challenges he aspired to.

Our Coaching sessions helped Philip assess what he wanted to do, what he wanted to achieve and to put a plan into place to enable him to make the changes when the time was right for him.  To hear that everything has fallen in to place and he is happy to be embarking on a new challenge in his life is a reward in itself!

We wish Philip every success for the future.

Success means knowing when to ask for help?

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

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A new year often prompts a time for reflection and questions.  Our lives are so busy, we become swamped in the everyday detail of stuff and it is all too easy to lose sight of what is important, how we want to lead our lives and to live in and enjoy the now.  So at the start of a new year we tend to decide to focus on the things we’ve been stalling on or putting off for a while…then we often lose our way or lose sight of those changes we’ve promised ourselves, resulting in feeling down and exasperated with ourselves.

So…..if you want to succeed or be successful at something…what stops you asking for the support and help you need to maximise your chances of success?

You are the expert on you and your field, and know the arenas you are required to master for success.  Your existing skills, knowledge and capabilities will be hidden without the ability to know when to ask for help and support to build and develop.  We are not all experts in everything so we ask for the relevant help i.e. mechanics for our cars, insurance brokers for our insurance, doctors for medical help…..So what stops you asking for help with your performance to succeed?

Our focus and expertise lie in maximising your ability to be successful…..one phone call will be the difference between the what if and the when.

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”  Pablo Picasso

Call us now and find out how we will help you succeed on 07786 936625 or email vicky@delphinustmc.co.uk

 

International Women’s Day Event – Empowering women in business

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

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Date : Tuesday 8th March 2016

Venue : Champney Springs, Gallows Lane, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1TG

9.00am to 5.00pm (plus an evening offer until 10.00pm including a 3 course dinner – see ticket information)

Delphinus tmc are delighted to be speaking at this fabulous event which has been designed to offer businesses tips and inspiration to build their business and empowering women to succeed.

ARE YOU SERIOUS ABOUT BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS? GROWING CONFIDENCE? LEARNING? NEED SOME MOTIVATION? 

Book your place here

Out of My Comfort Zone…

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

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So I’ve now experienced something which is so out of my comfort zone it was exhilarating, exciting, scary, nerve-racking and brilliant all at the same time!  Me on the cover of a magazine!

 

After much resistance I agreed to be on the cover of Niche magazine for September 2015 issue….Niche were excited as I was what they wanted and they supported what I do and what my business is all about.  The cover was to be representative of all of this and me! Mmmmmm

 

I was asked to send over some photos which I duly did…photos I had taken professionally so was quite pleased at what I was sending.  A very polite response came back that they liked the photos and they were not quite what they were looking for……so Niche were going to set up a photo shoot for me…..well what can I say at this point…there are things which happen in life and that we expect, this was not one of them!  I agreed.  Dates were set and venues suggested….and very gradually the time drew near.  I was introduced to Tom at Creative by Wren via email who asked me to arrive in my typical work clothes and makeup (possibly a little more than I usually wore).

 

Those of you who know me well will possibly be smiling as I was giggling….I am not someone who wears make up and my typical work attire is very dependent on my mood and context!! The by the way question from Tom was, does your foundation contain SPF? Brilliant…I know what SPF is ….I do not own any foundation though! On my response I was told there would be a make up artist at the shoot! The final part of the brief was what ever I wore, no stripes or patterns….wow this then reduced my wardrobe by two-thirds, what on earth was I going to wear.  After consultation I decided on linen and to take my skinnies with me in case I needed to change. Win win…..

 

I arrived at the theatre venue to meet Tom, Jess the make up artist and Jenny from Niche… And so started the roller coaster ….first a quick change into my skinnies and a beautiful borrowed black jacket….ok….I was sooo nervous, all of my insecurities raising themselves….and then as I was having my make up done, I realised …how exciting and what an opportunity.

 

Kate Winslet pose it was…. Having refined my outfit……I then lost my scarf… then my dangly earrings and then the sunnies off my head….the three things I have which are my look and signature…..and I was in full make up. I’m now firmly and fully out of my comfort zone!!!

 

Tom announced he was going to talk to me as he would a model…this as you might imagine broke the ice as I found this very funny…..and so I relaxed, listened and gave it my best shot (excuse the pun!) I was in safe hands with Tom, Jess and Jen who all are great at what they do and made the whole experience positive and fun!  We were there for an hour and half and I thoroughly enjoyed myself….I had some fabulous compliments and feedback and can honestly say….what a great way to spend a morning!

 

The proof I guess is in the cover…so I’m looking forward to seeing the end result in September which I will share with you.

 

Can you come out of your comfort zone today…

Niche Magazine Awards – Semi-Finalist 2015

Monday, July 6th, 2015

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I am delighted to have been announced as a semi-finalist for the Niche Magazine Business Awards – Women in Business 2015.

Over the last few years, Delphinus tmc has gone from strength to strength, working with businesses and individuals across the UK providing Coaching, Mentoring & Training.  Our speaking engagements are also proving popular and I now look ahead to the finals in September.

Vicky

We All Have Choices…

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015


We all have choices…

At the start of the year I was shocked and saddened to hear the news a good friend and business contact had passed away suddenly. This set running a time for reflection and questions. Our lives are so busy, we become swamped in the everyday detail of stuff that it is all too easy to lose sight of what is important, how we want to lead our life and to live in and enjoy the now.

We are only here for a limited time and we all have the power to change how we see or behave to certain circumstances. During recent seminars I have used a slide which presents the figure 4,000 – when asked what this represents, there was little response until it was revealed that it is the average number so weeks we are on the planet…..the surprise and reaction was energetic! A further quote which resonates with me  is Steve Jobs “Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

So….the great news is we all have choice!

For what purpose do we find ourselves in situations that cause us unhappiness or mixed emotions? No matter what events affect us, we have the choice in how we deal with the situation. If you are unhappy in your job, you have the choice to make the changes you want to see, seek work elsewhere or find a whole new career path. Of course there will be external factors and influences and you can still find options and make choices.

We all have feelings and emotions and we can be their behest or we can recognise them and choose how we then act and behave….. So what is stopping you making changes?

The simple answer is you!

You have the ability to make choices and often the concern of not rocking the boat, questioning situations mean… “Better then devil you know”… can allow circumstances to get us to a level of crisis.

How often have you wanted to pursue a night class in something you enjoy and brings you fulfilment, lose weight or get fit, start a new job or put yourself forward for a promotion and at the last minute find a number of excuses that stop you? We often put off making decisions so that we are not setting ourselves up to fail, look a fool, get hurt, face rejection or be out of our comfort zone… we protect ourselves from this and stay where we are.

Options and choices can be positive….

Firstly, if we notice we have options which provide choices then we can begin to see things differently. Ask yourself the following questions;

• What does the change look like?
• What will it feel like?
• What will it do for me?
• What am i aiming for?
• What’s my first small step towards…?
• How will I know I have succeeded?
• What can I do to recognise my successes?
• What is stopping me?

And lastly…be kind to yourself!

Whatever choices you want to make there is support to get you there and to be you brilliantly. Coaching can help you identify the sticking points in your life and put into place a way forward to make the choices you need for you.

So what choices will you make today…….

For further information please contact Vicky Bailey on 07786 936625.

How To Recognise & Manage Stress In The Workplace…

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

We are delighted to have our article “How to Recognise & Manage Stress In The Workplace” published in the latest issue of the Credit Management Journal.

Ignoring stress can lead to serious health issues. Coaching is a practical solution that works with you to identify the issues and supports you to manage and deal with it. As soon as you realise that stress is having an effect in your workplace, the easier it can be to resolve …

Have a read here – How to Recognise & Manage Stress in the Workplace

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New Year Resolutions – BBC Radio Nottingham 5th January 2015

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

New Year is a time for optimism and resolutions are made to help us change areas of our lives that we are not happy about. But are we putting too much pressure on ourselves? Vicky Bailey joined Mark Dennison on BBC Radio Nottingham to share tips on how we can all make resolutions and how we deal with them.

Listen to the full interview now –  Vicky Bailey, Dephinus tmc BBC Radio Nottingham Interview

BBC Nottingham Radio – Loose Ladies – I’m on the radio…

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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On the 25th July I had the privilage of appearing on the BBC Nottingham radio segment called Loose Ladies with presenter Philip Chapman and Kate Allsopp .  I thoroughly enjoyed the experience  and thought you might like to hear what it was all about.

You can now listen in on the link below:

BBC Nottingham Loose Ladies 25/07/14 – Vicky Bailey, Delphinustmc

Would love to hear your thoughts….

Vicky