Privacy Policy

No Guru takes your privacy seriously. Your personal information will not be sold or otherwise distributed to third parties without your consent. No Guru is not a source of unsolicited email.

What Our Privacy Policy Covers

This policy covers what personal information No Guru collects, how that information is collected and why we need it. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available. This policy does not cover the practices of companies other than No Guru or people who are not employed or managed by No Guru. Third party sites provide the products and services listed on No Guru and these sites have their own privacy statements and are not covered by this policy.

What Information We Collect and How We Use It

Providing your email address to No Guru is optional and used solely to update you with new products and services that our site has to offer, or to respond to and queries you have sent No Guru automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, browser type, and the page(s) you request. This information is collected anonymously and is used to better understand how people use our site and improve its performance.

Who Has Access to Your Information

As a matter of policy No Guru does not sell, rent, share or otherwise distribute any of your personal information to third parties except in certain specific circumstances. Those circumstances are as follows:

  1. We receive a subpoena, court order or other legal demand for your information.
  2. We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or as otherwise required by law. 3. No Guru is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event No Guru will notify you before your information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
  3. Some of our services allow you to make certain information public or accessible to certain individuals. If you make use of these services No Guru will share your information as you request.

 

What are Cookies and Why do We Use Them

Cookies are a standard Internet technology, and many major web sites use them to provide useful features for their members. Cookies allow us to store and retrieve login and other information on a user's system. They provide us with data that we can use to improve our service to you. Cookies themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. The default setting for most browsers is to accept cookies; if you prefer you can set yours to refuse them. If you choose not to accept cookies you will not be able to take full advantage of No Guru.

What Happens if No Guru Makes a Change to This Policy?

If No Guru intends to make a change to our privacy policy we will post a notice on this site and we will also notify you by email. How You Can Contact Us If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this website or your dealings with this website you may get in touch with us through the Contact Us page. How to Unsubscribe If no longer wish to receive updates on the products and services that we offer then please send an email from that address with the word ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject.

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A not untypical conversation whenever I get asked to facilitate a Team Day, sometimes called an ‘away day’ or ‘teambuilding’ event.  Whilst I may be a bit harsh on the leader in this scenario, I do think that this kind of ‘state’ within the team is not a natural one. Something must have happened (or not happened), to create it. (more…)

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One of my ILM coaching delegates recently recalled a coaching session they had with a client. ‘I didn’t seem to do much, in fact I felt a bit of a fraud’, they said.

When I asked them to expand on this, they explained that (more…)

Am I a Coach or a Mentor?

We’ve been training coaching and mentoring for quite a few years now and this question always pops up, ‘What’s the difference between coaching and mentoring?’  In fact it’s one of the questions you need to answer if you want to (more…)

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Why be a coach or mentor?

… your business community needs you

I am a little biased but I love both coaching and mentoring.  I used to enjoy being the ‘trainer’ which satisfied the performer in me but as I get older there is something that I find deeply satisfying in being a coach or mentor (we will touch on the difference between the two in a later blog).

More than that, I find it a privilege to work with people.  (more…)

Speaking Truth to Power

For those afraid of speaking …

(But) TED is a tough, pressured, hugely stressful gig, even for experienced public speakers, and I’m not that. Standing in the wings waiting to go on, I told the stage manager that my heart was racing uncontrollably and in an act of great kindness, she grasped both my hands and made me take breath after breath. And what you don’t see in the video – deftly edited out – is the awful, heart-stopping moment when I forgot a line, followed by another act of collective kindness, a spontaneous empathic cheer as I composed myself and found my cue. “That’s when the audience came onside,” an attendee told me. “You were human. That’s when you won them over.”  Guardian April 2019

 

This from Carole Cadwalladr, a journalist at the Guardian who has in this last year investigated the role of tech corporations and their platforms in influencing the workings of our democracy.  What makes her TED talk so compelling is because here she is facing those very same technology giants on their turf.  And speaking truth to power.

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Coaching: Deep Impact

This week I had the chance to attend a seminar at the Leeds Coaching Network featuring renowned coach, writer and speaker Julie Starr.  You may be familiar with some of Julie’s work including; ‘The Coaching Manual’, ‘The Mentoring Manual’ and ‘Brilliant Coaching’ and the session was everything you expected it to be. (more…)