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Coaching Nirvana

I sense that there has often been an almost singular imagining of what coaching should be in organisations. It’s held up as though it’s a physical place that we can all journey to. An end state. When we arrive at that place we will each find the same thing. It will be wonderful. In that … Continue reading

How do you shape up as “Manager as Coach” ?

Coaching is now very much an essential skill set for all leader-managers. Although it can help hugely, you don’t necessarily need to have a qualification, certificate or formal training to use your coaching skills. However, you do need both an understanding of what it means to coach others and the intent to use that skill … Continue reading

The Silent Performance

I’m sat across from my client and the silence is waiting. We begin and the client speaks, settling in and starting to share what is important to them; what is important right here, right now. The silence is waiting for me to perform. The client stops speaking and listens; their own words and thoughts echoing, changing, moving. … Continue reading

Coaching Journeys #coachingjourneys

Friday last week was a very cold start (-4C) but the sun was shining bright so I took Basil to the woods for his morning walk. The sun was burning bright but the frost was very heavy in the woods. The combination of the two was quite magical. It inspired me to share some of … Continue reading

Sharing Practice – My Coaching

A couple of weeks ago I wrote this post in sharing my professional practice. I described my approach to Coaching Chemistry Sessions which are often the start of the client experience when working with a coach. Essentially, I believe that Coaching Chemistry Sessions must reflect time well spent focussed on seeing what value can be created together. We always … Continue reading

Sharing Practice – Coaching Chemistry Sessions

In a coaching relationship we know it’s critical that there is the right level of trust, rapport and belief in the relationship. So it’s been common practice for anyone considering working with a coach to be guided towards an initial “chemistry session”. Why wouldn’t you want to take the time to get to know each other? Well … Continue reading

Is experience necessary in order to be a good coach?

So this was the question raised on Twitter last week by my friend Sukh (@sukhpabial), asking whether life experience, work experience and coaching experience all contribute to being a good coach. Sukh also asked “does experience equal credibility in being a good coach?“… a related but perhaps different question. Is experience necessary in order to … Continue reading

The Future of Coaching by David Goddin

This week is ICF’s International Coaching Week and it’s a great opportunity to celebrate & discuss coaching. So, each day this week I’ve been hosting blogs from a variety of authors exploring various aspects of coaching. You can see them all in one place here. To close the week of blogging it seems appropriate that the theme for … Continue reading

The Future of Coaching by Ian Perry

This week is ICF’s International Coaching Week and it’s a great opportunity to celebrate & discuss coaching. So, each day this week I’ve been hosting blogs from a variety of authors exploring various aspects of coaching. You can see them all in one place here. To close the week of blogging it seems appropriate that the theme for … Continue reading

The Future of Coaching by Simon Heath

This week is ICF’s International Coaching Week and it’s a great opportunity to celebrate & discuss coaching. So, each day this week I’ve been hosting blogs from a variety of authors exploring various aspects of coaching. You can see them all in one place here. To close the week of blogging it seems appropriate that the theme for … Continue reading

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