Safety conversations are a well-tried approach in the frontlines of our work.  But a heap of safety is determined by people and decisions that are far removed from the frontline.  What conversations might happen there, upstream in our organisations? That’s the focus of today’s coaching conversation. 

Hey, it’s Andrew, and this is Safety on Tap.

Since you’re listening in, you must be a leader wanting to grow yourself and drastically improve health and safety along the way. Welcome to you, you’re in the right place. If this is your first time listening in, thanks for joining us and well done for trying something different to improve! And of course welcome back to all of you wonderful regular listeners.

Thanks to those of you who reached out to give me feedback on our very first live coaching conversation podcast in episode 104 with Steffan on data, and Carmen in ep 107 on a tricky change challenge she was navigating through.  You’ve told me that the idea, the approach, and the value is all positive, so thank you. 

Regular listeners will know me for passionately spruiking and putting into practice a few key concepts.  First, that better learning, leads to more growth, and ultimately better performance.  Second, that better learning is tapping into the wealth and social and experiential sources we have available, which contrasts to the wealth of plain old information, of which there is no shortage, and it only contributes a small amount to our learning, growth and performance.  And third, two of my most favourite, and in my opinion most effective, ways to leverage social and experiential learning is through coaching, which is heavily centred on reflection.

Today you’ll hear my conversation with Peter. Peter works in a pretty large organisation which have a very diverse risk profile, and some pretty high risk aspects. 

Here’s Peter: 


Woah! Jam packed! This was quite a long conversation – as you can tell an hour does seem to go quickly during coaching! So I won’t share any summary takeaways, but right now, have a think to yourself, what was the number one insight you took away?

Real progress in coaching takes many conversations like this that build over time, but even a single conversation can provide some real progress.  You often don’t need an expert consultant to come in, sometimes a little coaching is enough to take you a long way towards your goals. 

If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, so we can hatch some schemes together to help you overcome a challenge or move towards a goal you have, let’s press record.  Let me know by visiting, hit the coaching link, and we’ll get the ball rolling!

If you think that coaching would be a good investment for you to work through a big challenge or big opportunity, send me an email with the word coaching….and let’s see what’s possible.

And finally but most importantly if you think that this episode would help someone else you know, in your team or a colleague at another company, why not give them a free gift? Tell them about it, send them the link, not only will they be grateful, I would be too for spreading the word. 

Thanks so much for listening.  Until next time, what’s the one thing you’ll do to take positive, effective or rewarding action, to grow yourself, and drastically improve health and safety along the way? Seeya!

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