Season Greetings 2009

Another year is coming to its end and Christmas 2009 is just a few hours away.  MaGa Coaching wish the best Christmas and a super prosperous New Year 2010 for you, your family and friends.

And to finish the year with a bit of fun please have a look at Massimo dancing video, below:

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I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish you a Very Happy Christmas.
Before we know it another year will be behind us and 2010 will be upon us. It seems like only yesterday when we were watching the Millennium celebrations. Heavens where does time go ?

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This post was written by MaGa Coaching on 23 December 2009


Free Coaching Call Jan 2010

MaGa offers you the unique opportunity of being coached over the phone during our monthly conference call that will be held on Wed 13 Jan 2010 at 3pm.  The call lasts one hour and several people have the opportunity of asking questions about how to improve their business or life and being coached live during the call.

If you are interested in being coached for free and have a doubt, a dilemma or a problem that you would like to discuss we want to hear from you!

Please Subscribe to MaGa Coaching by Email and we will send you the details of the next Free Coaching Call.

Please also book your place using the form below: it’s totally free (apart the standard call rate to a land line number) but we need to know who will be calling in to assess the numbers.


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This post was written by MaGa Coaching on 23 December 2009

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Free Coaching Calls from MaGa Coaching

MaGa coaching is announcing for the beginning of 2010 an exciting new opportunity of being coached for free during a monthly conference call.

MaGa Free Coaching Calls are ideal for those people that would like to check, at no cost, how professional coaching can help them in better running their business.

If you are interested please check the Free Coaching Call page and follow the instructions about how to benefit of this great opportunity.

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This post was written by MaGa Coaching on 23 December 2009

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Keynote Speech at 209 Radio AGM

209 Radio AGM 2009 Presentation209 Radio is a community radio based in Cambridge city, broadcasting on 105 FM as well as offering casts on their web site. 209 Radio is a charity, all of its programming is dedicated to the local community and it rely entirely on volunteers.

Massimo Gaetani, MD of MaGa Coaching, was keynote speaker at their AGM held in October.   Following a number of conversation he had with 209 Radio management he chose the following title for his presentation:  “Team Work: inspiring, motivating and supporting success at 209 Radio“.

Team work is an essential component of success in most organisations and in this presentation, after a brief introduction to team work and essential key concepts of its advantages, Massimo highlighted how Team Coaching will help 209 Radio to move more steadily toward its success.

Please have a look at the speech in the three following videos:

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This post was written by MaGa Coaching on 21 December 2009

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What is the real cause behind that delayed task?

While working with a client this week I helped her to identify the real reason for her to delay a very important action and putting it off for more than a month.

Two sessions before the client, that I will call AB to protect her privacy, decided that it was pivotal for her business to hire a VA (virtual assistant) to help her concentrating on her main job and becoming more effective.  Having a list of three well known VA in the area she committed to ring all of them and evaluate which one would best suit her needs.  AB stated that the whole operation would have taken about one hour that it would have been completed by the next session.

Two session and a month later the action was still pending so I decided to be investigate a little the thinking process about an action that:

  1. it a was a necessary step toward the achievement of the goal we are working on
  2. it required short time to be completed

I therefore tackled the conversation as follows:

Massimo: I see this action is still incomplete: can I ask you what is getting in the way?

AB (a bit embarrassed): oh, well other things got in the way.

Massimo: if I may, I would say you are somehow avoiding this action.  Do you think it is still important for the achievement of your goal?

AB (trying to hide her deeper emotions): yes of course but…

Massimo: I have a feeling that you have a deeper reason for avoiding this action.  Is it something you could share with me?

AB (looking more relieved): you know… I have been thinking for a long time about these three VA and I don’t like any of them so I don’t thing I would like to work with any of them.

Massimo: that’s interesting and what could you do about this?

AB (more relieved): I guess I could look for others available in the area.

Massimo: do you think you could do this over the next two weeks?

AB (smiling and full of motivation): yes absolutely.

Massimo: great! I’ll add it an action and we’ll discuss it during the next session if that’s ok.

Five days later AB sent me an Email stating that this action was complete: she found the right VA, she hired her and in 2 days her work was already showing great progress for AB’s business.  What I did in this case was checking the emotions around her decision process: procrastination in this case was caused by her not liking the people she was supposed to ring and an entire month went by before we managed to acknowledge these emotions and help AB to move forward.

Next time you are procrastinating on a particular action try having a good look around what emotions are linked to it:  you may find yourself thinking quite intensely about something completely different from what you are supposed to be doing.

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This post was written by massimo on 11 December 2009

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How coaching can help your business

Massimo Gaetani during the workshop

Massimo Gaetani during the workshop

The workshop “Coaching Skills for Business and Life” (CSBL), organised by MaGa Coaching,  was held on the 2 December at the David Lloyd Leisure Centre and once more it exceeded the original expectations of both organisers and delegates.

CSBL was developed, targeting owners of SME and professionals, to cover three main areas:

  • essential coaching tools and techniques to address typical hurdles that can affect your smooth day to day business and can seriously hinder your performance at work.
  • hints about maintaining focus and motivation high, both in yourself and the people you are managing
  • basic understanding of how stress, frustration and anxiety develop and a hints about avoiding them

A total of 7 entrepreneurs from business as diverse as software development, electrical services and low power computer manufacturing attended CSBL.  They all had the opportunity, throughout the workshop, to share their key topics and address different aspects of their work. They all managed to learn some valuable methodologies to assess and improve the way they run their businesses.

The workshop was delivered by Massimo Gaetani, Business and Executive Coach and Managing Director for MaGa coaching. Massimo was once more very impressed by the motivation and determination that was driving the group: the level of participation to the workshop and the exchange of ideas was stunning throughout the whole duration of the workshop. He commented:

“we delivered dense and fast paced content, offering broad variety of concepts that for most people were totally new: given their responses and feedback all delegates received key information that will have a strong impact on the way they run their respective companies. Given the success of this workshop we are now planning others in 2010.  Once more we had the proof that these workshops are excellent tools to connect and engage in highly targeted conversations with our audience, while helping them to boost the way they run their businesses”.

Maga Coaching offers qualified expert coaching services in Cambridge, nationally and internationally: whether you are a solopreneur, a professional or manager in a SME you will benefit of the top quality expertise and bespoke service offered by MaGa Coaching.

Please have a look at the video with some of the testimonials:

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This post was written by MaGa Coaching on 4 December 2009

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