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...

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...

25 May 2020

Grooa Newsletter May: 3 Learnings and 3 Challenges from Pandemic
How do we prepare for the New Normal? In my last Newsletter, I shared some insights, observations and reflections derived from my daily talks with international leaders (in these last months, Dealing with Uncertainty is on the daily menu) You may remember that I mentioned 3 learnings (around Trust, Resilience and Social Values); I also pointed at 3 challenges that we are and will incr...

26 Feb 2017

grooa relax in nature
Originally a farmhouse, with adjoining meadows, woodland, and a small forest, powered by solar energy, renovated with recycled and sustainable materials, with a cozy and minimalistic interior, the Grooa Inspiria Learning Center is ideal for off-site meetings and workshops. Surrounded by nature, it offers an opportunity to stimulate creativity and learning. The Grooa Inspiria Learning C...

26 Feb 2017

secret of influence grooa
Not everybody is skilled in providing constructive and respectful feedback. Even with the best of intentions, many managers are unable to give useful feedback without judging, patronizing, or somehow acting superior, while making the other person feel small. When faced with this type of “feedback” (which sounds like criticism), it is natural to feel bad, but we can learn to stay calm and...

01 Dec 2016

double diamond mindful grooa
If you think that mindfulness is hard to achieve, I have news for you. You and I, and everybody else, are naturally capable of being mindful. Mindfulness is an innate capability of our human mind. Except, we don’t often use it. In a world that offers multiple stimulations and easy distractions, we often drift away from the present moment into multitasking. Everyone of us has the ability...

20 May 2016

Chocolate and Agreement Grooa Article
I definitely agree with you! Don't we all like to hear these words? They are words that speak of acceptance, validation and kinship. They make us feel good. They increase our serotonin level, exactly like chocolate. And like chocolate, too much is not good for us. We need other food. The same happens in business: Too much agreement is not good for us, neither for the business. But what ...

29 Feb 2016

The self deception of being overworked grooa article
Sometimes we tell we are very busy with a sense of pride; if we are busy, it means we are probably important, wanted and successful. Some other times we truly suffer, we are tired, exhausted, and overworked. We truly wish we could learn to “say no”. This is often a trap, a form of self-deception; and we may not need to “learn to say: "no"”, we may actually need to “learn to say: "yes, ...