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Psychological Safety in the Workplace

When we talk about diversity in the workplace, we usually think in terms of age and gender. But what about the important differences in personalities, communication styles and approaches? All too often, people don’t speak up at work because it doesn’t feel safe – and the consequences can be far reaching. In this post and podcast, we look at the idea of ‘psychological safety’, and how we can…See More
Jun 28
Jan Terkelsen posted a blog post

Psychological Safety in the Workplace

When we talk about diversity in the workplace, we usually think in terms of age and gender. But what about the important differences in personalities, communication styles and approaches? All too often, people don’t speak up at work because it doesn’t feel safe – and the consequences can be far reaching. In this post and podcast, we look at the idea of ‘psychological safety’, and how we can…See More
Jun 22
A blog post by Jan Terkelsen was featured

4 Essential Ingredients for Effective Team Meetings

People talk about team meetings like they’re a dirty word, and it’s true that without the right preparation they can often feel like a waste of time and energy. Minds wander, focus is lost and before you know it your meeting has missed its mark.According to software developer Atlassian, the average employee attends 62 meetings a month and yet 31 of those hours is considered a waste of time. This results in massive direct and indirect costs for organisations. So, why is it that when time is such…See More
Jun 7
Jan Terkelsen posted a blog post

4 Essential Ingredients for Effective Team Meetings

People talk about team meetings like they’re a dirty word, and it’s true that without the right preparation they can often feel like a waste of time and energy. Minds wander, focus is lost and before you know it your meeting has missed its mark.According to software developer Atlassian, the average employee attends 62 meetings a month and yet 31 of those hours is considered a waste of time. This results in massive direct and indirect costs for organisations. So, why is it that when time is such…See More
Jun 7
A blog post by Jan Terkelsen was featured

How To Motivate Your Team As A People Leader

How to motivate my team? It’s a common but elusive question that many people leaders struggle with. Your team's drive and desire to perform well is key to their productivity and success. Yet the truth is, you can't really motivate people unless they want to do it themselves. So where does that leave you? In this post and this podcast we discuss four focus areas to consider when…See More
May 29
Jan Terkelsen posted a blog post

How To Motivate Your Team As A People Leader

How to motivate my team? It’s a common but elusive question that many people leaders struggle with. Your team's drive and desire to perform well is key to their productivity and success. Yet the truth is, you can't really motivate people unless they want to do it themselves. So where does that leave you? In this post and this podcast we discuss four focus areas to consider when…See More
May 28
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May 10
A blog post by Jan Terkelsen was featured

Awareness, Acceptance and Action

Today we’re sharing a simple yet powerful model we’ve been using to help our clients work through the process of change. It’s called the Awareness Acceptance Action Model, and it’s a framework or continuum with three stages. Moving through each stage will help you experience a different response in any given situation so that you can create real change.The reason it works so well is that it’s not possible to do a 180 and make a big change all at once. This just creates counterproductive stress…See More
May 9
Jan Terkelsen posted a blog post

Awareness, Acceptance and Action

Today we’re sharing a simple yet powerful model we’ve been using to help our clients work through the process of change. It’s called the Awareness Acceptance Action Model, and it’s a framework or continuum with three stages. Moving through each stage will help you experience a different response in any given situation so that you can create real change.The reason it works so well is that it’s not possible to do a 180 and make a big change all at once. This just creates counterproductive stress…See More
May 9
A blog post by Jan Terkelsen was featured

Building Your Brand As A People Leader

Recently, we’ve coached a number of people leaders who’ve received feedback from their upline managers around the importance of building their personal brand. We thought it would be interesting to talk about how to build your reputation from a perspective of building relationships.Though you may think relationships happen organically, the truth is, you can and should have strategies to grow stronger relationships across your networks in order to grow your reputation or brand. (You can do this…See More
May 1
Jan Terkelsen posted a blog post

Building Your Brand As A People Leader

Recently, we’ve coached a number of people leaders who’ve received feedback from their upline managers around the importance of building their personal brand. We thought it would be interesting to talk about how to build your reputation from a perspective of building relationships.Though you may think relationships happen organically, the truth is, you can and should have strategies to grow stronger relationships across your networks in order to grow your reputation or brand. (You can do this…See More
May 1
A blog post by Jan Terkelsen was featured

Your Leadership Playbook

When we think of a playbook, we think of a strategy or plan used in a team sport. In this post and podcast, we're talking about how you can create your own personal playbook. It's a useful tool that helps purposeful leaders focus their efforts when they’re going into or have come out of a project or task. It prompts you to address the who, what, where, when and how of your development.Team members can…See More
Apr 27
Jan Terkelsen posted a blog post

Your Leadership Playbook

When we think of a playbook, we think of a strategy or plan used in a team sport. In this post and podcast, we're talking about how you can create your own personal playbook. It's a useful tool that helps purposeful leaders focus their efforts when they’re going into or have come out of a project or task. It prompts you to address the who, what, where, when and how of your development.Team members can…See More
Apr 26
A blog post by Jan Terkelsen was featured

How to Interpret Lencioni’s 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

If you’ve been following People Leaders a while, you’ll know we’re all about optimising your team’s performance and effectiveness. We like to explore ways in which we can help you, and we love hearing what leading-edge thinkers have to say. This week (and on the podcast), we’re looking at the work of organisational health expert Patrick Lencioni and the ideas raised in his…See More
Apr 11
Jan Terkelsen posted a blog post

How to Interpret Lencioni’s 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

If you’ve been following People Leaders a while, you’ll know we’re all about optimising your team’s performance and effectiveness. We like to explore ways in which we can help you, and we love hearing what leading-edge thinkers have to say. This week (and on the podcast), we’re looking at the work of organisational health expert Patrick Lencioni and the ideas raised in his…See More
Apr 10
A blog post by Jan Terkelsen was featured

How To Create A Values Based Personal Development Plan

Values are at our very core. They guide our behaviour and what we stand for. But how often do we really focus on them? We recently re-read The Power of Full Engagement (see below for details), and it reconfirmed to us just how important values are. The message we’re sharing today in this post and podcast, is that living your values is the key to being your best self, and…See More
Apr 4

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What would you like to share about yourself?
Jan Terkelsen has been an executive coach, consultant and facilitator in corporate Australia for more than 18 years and understands what it takes to create sustainable change in one’s life.

Jan is an experienced personality profiler and behavioral change specialist, who has a deep interest and track record in assisting people with a preference for introversion. Jan works with clients to leverage this thinking style to create opportunities and openings in their life. Personality impacts decisions, communication and relationships, and Jan shows clients how they can use their thinking preferences to support career aspirations, influence others and have a meaningful work life.

Combining her knowledge of personality and physical wellbeing through her experience as a fitness professional, she understands the link between physical, mental and emotional energies. Once you understand your main drivers and limiting beliefs you can create constructive behaviours that “stick”.

Leaders today are dealing with high change, volatile, ambiguous environments, therefore having a robust and effective decision making process is key to moving forward effectively. Jan works with clients to craft and implement a distinct process that is usable and effective, even drilling down to the number of options each individual needs to generate, and key questions to ask to unlock the best options.
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Learning and Development, Change management and Leadership
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends, Very targeted/niche, Invitation only

Jan Terkelsen's Blog

Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Posted on June 22, 2018 at 15:06 0 Comments

When we talk about diversity in the workplace, we usually think in terms of age and gender. But what about the important differences in personalities, communication styles and approaches? All too often, people don’t speak up at work because it doesn’t feel safe – and the consequences can be far reaching. In this post and podcast, we look at the idea of ‘psychological…

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4 Essential Ingredients for Effective Team Meetings

Posted on June 7, 2018 at 13:30 0 Comments

People talk about team meetings like they’re a dirty word, and it’s true that without the right preparation they can often feel like a waste of time and energy. Minds wander, focus is lost and before you know it your meeting has missed its mark.

According to software developer Atlassian, the average employee attends 62 meetings a month and yet 31 of those hours is considered a waste of time. This results in massive direct and indirect costs for organisations. So, why is it that when…

Continue

How To Motivate Your Team As A People Leader

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 12:15 0 Comments

How to motivate my team? It’s a common but elusive question that many people leaders struggle with. Your team's drive and desire to perform well is key to their productivity and success. Yet the truth is, you can't really motivate people unless they want to do it themselves. So where does that leave you? In this post and this …

Continue

Awareness, Acceptance and Action

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 12:36 0 Comments

Today we’re sharing a simple yet powerful model we’ve been using to help our clients work through the process of change. It’s called the Awareness Acceptance Action Model, and it’s a framework or continuum with three stages. Moving through each stage will help you experience a different response in any given situation so that you can create real change.

The reason it works so well is that it’s not possible to do a 180 and make a big change all at once. This just creates…

Continue

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