The LiiP Podcast, S1, Ep2, FJ Smith, Executive Coaching and Insurance
Season 1, Episode 2 - to prove it wasn't an accident we are here with another episode!
Welcome to the second episode of the Leadership in Insurance Podcast "The LiiP" In this episode, I am very lucky to be joined by FJ Smith of Clearview with FJ
FJ has a long history with the Insurance market and was previously head of Recruitment for Lloyd's of London before retraining and making a career for herself as an Executive coach and latterly as an Empowerment coach (this was a new term to me too)
FJ is someone I have known a very long time, she is funny, engaging and very direct which is a huge part of her appeal as a coach!
In this episode, I wanted to tackle what an Executive coach is, what they do and who should have one? We covered much more than that.
We talked about:
FJ's first-hand experience of getting a coach whilst at Lloyd's of London
What FJ felt she gained from having a coach that inspired her to retrain as a coach
How to find the right coach
The stigma attached to coaching
Why everyone should have a coach and how we should now view coaching as something just for senior executives
When is the right time to get a coach? (JFDI - you will learn about this acronym by watching)
The 5 Gremlins everyone has that coaches work on
Graduate experience of insurance
Who is coaching for and who it isn't for
What makes a good recruitment process
The most common flaws in internal recruitment function
The importance of empowerment and much, much more.
This was a great podcast and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm sure you will too.
To find out more about FJ please contact her on Linkedin.