26 Mar 2021

Grooa Article Why are online meetings exhausting? What can we do about it?
One year into the pandemic, it is safe to assume that most of us have used online meeting platforms in some way or the other. It is useful beyond words. It has helped us stay employed, ensured continued learning, and most importantly helped us keep our sanity by providing us an option to interact with our loved ones when we could not physically meet them. For some people, this arrangemen...

07 Mar 2021

Grooa Newsletter Leadership Trends seeds of thoughts march 2021
Not given a Seat? Bring a Folding Chair! I recently found this quote on the UN-Women-Medium page: "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring your folding chair!" This was a famous phrase by Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to the US Congress in 1968 and it was clearly addressed to women (she always declared to suffer more prejudice for being a woman than for being...

10 Feb 2021

Grooa newsletter February
The Steep Road of Courageous Inclusion How are you holding up these days? As policy makers go about renewing and extending contact restrictions, I find myself suspended in between a mild euphoria for the comfort of working from home and the heartbreaking longing for human contacts. It is a constant emotional rollercoaster that consumes energy, so that I get more easily fatigued and nee...

13 Jan 2021

Grooa Inspiria Center
Happy New Year! These first days of January have been quite rainy in our part of the world, but I am sticking to my personal new-year-resolution: to spend more walking time outside, no matter the weather. I am a stubbornly indoor person, but I have decided to stop making excuses and use the little private forest that surrounds our Grooa Academy Center; even if we are not open for clients...

16 Dec 2020

Grooa Newsletter December
BRINGING SEEDS FOR THOUGHT TO YOU EVERY MONTH! As I am writing the last "bulletin" of this crazy year, I am thinking of the learning that I want to bring over to the next year. The pandemic is not over yet, so some things are not yet changing: We still need to apply all the patience, resilience and stamina that has supported us so far. We still need to focus on staying healthy while s...

18 Nov 2020

Grooa Newsletter November
BRINGING SEEDS FOR THOUGHT TO YOU EVERY MONTH! I hope you are staying safe in these proving times. The Second Wave of Pandemic appears to be more proving than the first one. The First Wave was hard, but we learnt a lot. After the initial period of anxiety and fatigue, we managed to cope and we built resilience. Liberated from the obligation to commute, we felt more productive while en...

05 Nov 2020

mindful grooa
How is the second wave of the pandemic affecting our mental state? It goes without saying that we all continue to be affected by the global pandemic. At this point, three-quarters of a year in, have you been able to adjust to the 'new normal'? I asked people how the second wave of rising Covid-19 numbers and ensuing regulations are affecting them and how it is different than the first t...

30 Sep 2020

Grooa newsletter october 2020
I don't know about you, but I am noticing a slight dip in my usual level of energy now that the temperature drops, the rain falls and the pandemic has a global resurgence. We had a long sunny summer in Europe; it helped warm our hearts, soothe our souls and rest our minds from the constant worries about health, work, the worldwide growth of economic inequalities, or even the global warm...

02 Sep 2020

Grooa Newsletter September 2020
I would like to share with you a real life leadership story. Today, I had a 3-way coaching session with a newly promoted Global Director of LEAN implementation and with her boss, the Global Supply Chain VP. This is the usual "second step" in many Executive Coaching programs, first we clarify and define the Client's coaching goal, then the Client invites the Line Manager to share the ch...

24 Aug 2020

Grooa Newsletter August 2020
I hope you are enjoying your summer. Many countries have seen an improvement in the Covid-19 spread and have started to ease travel and meeting restrictions. So you may have hopefully been able to take advantage of the improvements, maybe taking some days off, or simply enjoying some more social contacts. As for myself, I was finally able to travel back to Oslo, after being locked dow...