Why I am volunteering my own social distancing…

Why I am volunteering my own social distancing…

In an effort to be of service during these stressful and uncertain times, I have made two decisions that will impact our work together:

Decision #1 – I am curtailing all business travel from midnight tonight (Tuesday) until 24th April 2020 or longer if appropriate.

Given that I travel 3 days a week on public transport and meet many people every week, and for this reason could potentially be a “super spreader” I feel it is my duty and responsibility to self-isolate.

Although I am not showing any symptoms, I have a higher risk profile. I have asthma, as does my daughter, which kicks us into higher risk of complications too.

The reality is that very few existing clients will be inconvenienced by this decision, partly because I had a week’s Easter holiday in there (now going nowhere!).

Every day another client has contacted me to say they are either postponing events or going digital.

Decision #2 – Reinventing the coaching business support I give you in the weeks ahead. (I’m a Fox – I have a cunning plan of course)

I may not be travelling, but I’m still your coach and can still provide tel 1-1 coaching and remote facilitation and development.

I am upgrading the virtual coaching options so I can continue to support you through the challenging times ahead. After the initial flurry of activity, it is likely that those working from home will have time on their hands and be ready for leadership growth and development.

As the old proverb says, when you can’t fish, mend the nets. If anything, many folks are not experienced in working remotely – I have been doing it for 20 years and can offer productivity and wellbeing ideas.

I can help you and your team make the maximum use of this time to provide guidance, ideas and examples of best practice during the Covid-19 crisis.

In the coming days I’ll keep you posted on training alternatives and platforms to support clients and walk the collaboration talk by helping each other out during this crisis.

I’m germinating the idea of a weekly webinar (open house) to discuss Covid-19 business issues and concerns.

I hope this email lands in the spirit in which it has been composed – that of good citizenship, safety first and collaborative support.

(With thanks to @coachbarrow)


Paul Fox
Paul Fox

Paul Fox has been active as a Construction Industry Performance Coach for the last 20 years and remains at the forefront of Collaborative Working and High Performance Team Behaviours. He disrupts the status quo of individuals, project and senior teams who want exponentially more output with much less struggle.

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