November 2010
Tranquil Sea
Welcome to Changing People Inside

Dear Karen,

Welcome to the Winter edition of our newsletter.


We have plenty of heart-warming and useful tips to get you through the chill, snow, fog and freeze of a dark UK day - unless you are one of our Australian, Thai or USA readers who will no doubt delight in reminding us of the heat of their summer's day....just a fond memory for anyone in Britain right now.


Read on...only 60 seconds scanning time......Enjoy!


Best wishes,


What motivates you?



This month we have been examining motivation, using a diagnostic tool to see what makes people work hard. There are several factors that come into play...and they differ whether someone is choosing a new job or someone is already working for a business.


The ten motivators that make people work hard are:


1.      Variety of tasks

2.      Good relationships

3.      Job security

4.      Favourable company image

5.      Praise and encouragement

6.      Achieving a goal

7.      Clear direction

8.      Being listened to

9.      Career Prospects

10.  Training


What do you think are the top three motivators for your people? When was the last time you asked your people?


Often just asking 'what motivates you?' can help you decide how to recognise and reward someone appropriately.

Competition - win a free motivation analysis and coaching session
We want to give you the opportunity to explore your own motivations at work.


Answer this question and email us at with your answer by
7th December 2010 for your chance to win a free coaching session with Karen and analysis of your personal motivators.


Question: What do you think are the top three motivators that usually result from our research with employees in businesses in the UK?


Use the list of the ten motivators above to make your choice.


There will be a prize draw for all correct entries received held on 7th December and we will announce the answers and winner in the next newsletter.


Prize Draw Rules below*




New Business Wins 


Over the next 2 months we are thrilled to be working on a fascinating project for a major financial institution. We are assessing the capability of their leaders in communicating effectively and engaging their people.


What makes an engaging leader?
Byron Bay

Research shows that leaders who engage effectively with their people demonstrate the following attributes.
They are:
  • Clear  
  • Consistent
  • Credible
  • Trustworthy
  • Inspirational

In our research we use several different methods, by reviewing
  • External and internal media from each leader
  • Both formal and informal communication - releases, announcements, emails, meetings
  • The leader's performance at conferences
  • A 360 degree analysis of the leadership team's communication behaviour
  • A leadership communication audit with employees to look at the impact of the leadership team's communication on the business.

Communication using voiceIt is five years since the first leadership communication review we undertook. Since then that business and its leaders have made huge strides in achieving outstanding success in their field. This just shows that if leaders take the time and put the effort into communicating well, they will reap the benefits - for all the right reasons.



Understanding the Change Curve - the Brain Friendly Way 



Karen recently ran a brain friendly learning session for the Association of Coaching. She explored the impact of change, what it means and how to communicate at each stage of the change curve - visit the website for a free guide


Karen's session involved using all the senses to help people literally 'walk through' the change curve and discover what it means at each stage. 


As many people undergo redundancy and threat of changes in their work life, understanding how to communicate during change is a key requirement for all managers.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you or your managers contact Karen on



IoIC Communicator of the Year

Christina SchmidWe are pleased and proud to announce that Christina Schmid has been named IoIC Communicator of the Year 2010 by the Insititute of Internal Communication for championing better equipment for soldiers in Afghanistan and her patronage of the Tickets for Troops Charity.


IoICChristina is the wife of Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid, who, aged 30, was killed trying to disarm an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on 31st October 2009.


Since his death, Christina, who is Karen's cousin, has spoken powerfully about a number of issues affecting the armed forces and has presented her own BBC1 Panorama investigation into the work of high-threat bomb disposal officers.


Earlier this year Christina became a patron of the charity Tickets for Troops, which offers free tickets for big events to soldiers, sailors and airmen.


Her fellow patron Samantha Cameron, wife of the Prime Minister, has praised her 'remarkable strength' and her campaigning work on behalf of troops serving abroad.


The cuts

Karen Kimberley is taking part in ITV News' unique tracker of how the spending cuts affect the UK. Follow this at



And finally...

If you are feeling you have the weight of the world on your shoulders take a few minutes to look at this amazing video and realise that we shouldn't sweat the small stuff!




* Prize Draw Rules

  1. Entry to the competitions is restricted to one entry per person please.
  2. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  3. Automated entries, bulk entries or third party entries will be disqualified
  4. There will be no cash alternative to the prize
  5. The competition is open to UK residents only
  6. The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
  7. The winners will be contacted via email and their name displayed in our newsletter subject to prior approval.
  8. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  9. The competition will run until December 7th 2010.
  10. Karen Kimberley Ltd is compliant with the data protection act. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent.

Issue 7
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In This Issue
What motivates you?
New Business Wins
What makes an engaging leader?
Understanding the Change Curve - the Brain Friendly Way
IoIC Communicator of the Year
The cuts
And finally....
Karen Kimberley
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Karen Kimberley's company is based in Taplow near Maidenhead. She coaches people inside companies, to change things inside themselves, to improve their communication and performance. For more information contact Karen on Tel 01628 509593, Mobile: 07785 566468, e-mail, and visit the website 

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