Bite-sized coaching guidance for 1:1s

Improving the effectiveness of 1:1 conversations at work.

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Right content, right time

Lightbulb hosts bite-sized video content that helps managers and employees get the most out of their 1:1 conversations.  

We have partnered with Anna Wildman, Former Chair of the CIPD performance management conference, Author of Now You’re Talking: The Manager’s Complete Handbook to Leading Great Conversations at Work, and creator of the CEDAR collaborative feedback model, to both write and narrate all OpenBlend's Lightbulb coaching guides. 

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Combining needs

Businesses need their managers to be effective, managers need to have successful teams and individuals need to perform. The need to upskill managers is high, yet traditional training solutions struggle to create sustainable change. 

To change behaviour, people need the right content delivered in the right moment that is easily consumed. 

Lightbulb addresses that need.


Coaching at your fingertips

Offering twelve coaching pathways, Lightbulb supports managers and employees in two ways:

Coaching guides: Each guide contains actionable advice on how best to approach specific conversation topics, how to frame and guide 1:1 discussions in the best way, as well as challenges to consider, and plenty of other helpful resources.

Coaching lightbulbs: These are the nuggets of knowledge that managers and employees can instantly tap into when they need help preparing for a 1:1 conversation.

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Learning in the moment with Lightbulb 

1:1 conversations can either fuel employee engagement or throw a wrench in the works. They can be the driving force behind stellar performance or a roadblock. But here's the clincher: effective 1:1s can mean the difference between keeping top talent on board or fast-tracking their exit.

Find out how Lightbulb helps organisations teach and guide managers and talent to have better and far more effective 1:1 conversations.

Create a culture of conversations that matter 

Your personalised OpenBlend experience allows you to choose what is discussed in your 1:1s. Choose from:



Create, discuss, and track SMART goals and performance objectives to drive and maintain productivity and build a culture of high performance. 



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Managers and employees work together to set personalised employee development plans that drive consistent progress towards career goals. 


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Tackle employee wellbeing challenges head-on. Gain insight into your organisation's wellbeing levels, and ensure check-ins are integrated into every 1:1.


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Leverage employee motivation insights to gain an understanding of individual drivers and their impact on productivity, wellbeing, engagement and performance.


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Motivate performance and inspire development with constructive 360 feedback that encourages ownership and drives performance.



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High Fives

Go beyond perks. Empower your teams to celebrate wins, support, hard work and achievements with a simple tool for employee recognition.



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Use performance reviews and appraisals to gain a forward-looking, comprehensive view of performance and tailor their frequency to align with your evaluation cycles.


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People Analytics 

Consolidate all essential performance-related information into one platform, offering a centralised view for managers, HR, and lines of business to positively impact performance.

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Lightbulb Learning

Cultivate manager ability and equip employees with the confidence and skills to engage in meaningful 1:1s with embedded 'in the moment' coaching content and toolkits.


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