Introducing our Connections Series: Chief Explorer
Our Connect Three family has grown over the years and at the heart of our business is connecting people with the right skills, empowerment and knowledge to make the changes they need in their professional, and often personal lives.
What better way to start our connection series that with our very own Colin Lamb. Each file in our 'Connection Series' will spotlight the work of a member of the Connect Three team and provide you with top tips to help grow your business and professional learning through what they have learnt.
And without further ado, it's time to connect with Colin.
First up what's your role at Connect Three and what do you do?
I am the Chief Explorer.
This means it is my job to explore new opportunities and possibilities, new ways of doing things, new talent, new trends and to constantly innovate what we do. My role is about fostering a culture and workplace to empower our team to #be curious #bold and importantly #themselves.
Nice! Must be a busy but engaging role. Next up. what was one of your proudest moments in February?
Definitely Connect Three being recognised as a finalist for FSB Awards this month. We didn’t win this time but it’s not always about winning – we are really proud to be recognised and shortlisted.
Aye, it's definitely the taking part that counts. So here's a little curveball, what three things would you take with you on a desert island?
I never go anywhere without a notepad. so of course that would need a pen too and finally I’d have to take my Nespresso machine too I think as I am an absolute coffeeholic.
And now to pick your brain How can businesses help upskill their leaders through coaching?
Coaching for me is underused and under appreciated as a way to develop leaders. Leaders need time and space to work through challenges they are facing whether these are to do with people, practices or productivity.
Leaders may know what they need to do and another training course may not cut the mustard. This is when coaching can become helpful to unlock a leaders potential.
Last but not last; who would be your dream person to coach?
I don’t think I could name a single person – not even a celebrity. This is because ‘you’ need to want to be coached to achieve something – a goal or target e.g. a new job, to overcome conflict, to think differently at work etc. My dream person would have a very clear goal in mind and want to work with a coach to get there faster.
And that's it for this month's connect. Make sure you're following us on social media to catch Colin's social media takeover on Instagram and if you're feeling inspiring to have some career coaching why not get in touch today to see how Connect Three can help.
See how our personalised coaching can help you and your business grow in March.