This Episode: The Top 5 HR Coaching Issues with Fay Wallis

Lucinda welcomes Fay Wallis, the host of the HR Coffee Time podcast and a career and executive coach. Fay shares her insights on the five recurring pain points that HR professionals often face, including time management, being strategic, building confidence, feeling undervalued, and dealing with difficult people.

Fay also talks about the importance of self-awareness, a growth mindset, and taking control of one’s own career, offering practical tips and tools to overcome these challenges and thrive in the HR profession.

Key Takeaways

  • Time management is a recurring challenge for HR professionals, as they often feel overwhelmed and struggle to find time for important tasks and projects.
  • Being strategic is another common pain point for HR professionals, as they may feel unsure about how to develop and implement effective strategies for their organisations.
  • Confidence is a significant issue for many HR professionals, as they often doubt their abilities and feel insecure in their roles.
  • Feeling undervalued is a challenge that HR professionals face, whether it’s feeling unappreciated in their current role or perceiving that the HR function is not as valued as other departments within the organisation.

Best Moments from

This Episode: The Top 5 HR Coaching Issues with Fay Wallis

“HR is such an important function and it’s so in demand and it’s so busy because you can be as planned and as organised as you want to be but unfortunately there’s always going to be a firefighting element.”

“Often people will feel really frustrated like I really wanted to get an HR strategy or a people plan done this year but I just don’t seem to have done it because I’m constantly busy throughout the day.”

“So often it can take a little bit of bravery if they’re really finding this person challenging. Actually one of the really good solutions is to start investing more time in, start investing, spending more time with that person and really getting to know them.”

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About The Guest, Fay Wallis

Following a successful background in HR and Recruitment, for organisations big and small, Fay discovered a passion for career coaching, leading her to set up Bright Sky Career Coaching in 2016. She is proud to have helped hundreds of people, spanning a range of roles and sectors, to achieve career success and fulfilment.

Fay also hosts the 5-star rated podcast, HR Coffee Time, interviewing experts and sharing tips to help HR professionals with their own careers.

When not coaching, she enjoys spending time with her large, sprawling family, devouring good books, playing cardio tennis, and walking her dog Cookie, who’s “a bit of a diva, but adorable”.

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About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles. Lucinda also has a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. Certainly, it was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“If you look up, you rise up”

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