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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

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

Is there room for sexuality in coaching and mentoring?

Today’s blog post is guest written by Sean Kent, Deputy Chief Executive at Freebridge Community Housing. Very active & engaging on Twitter (see @seanmkent) this is his inaugural blog post & it’s a privilege to host it here. When I first read Sean’s post, it genuinely made me stop & think. It also made me … Continue reading

The Future of L&D

Last Friday, thanks to @DebbieCarter20, I was lucky enough to attend the Training Journal L&D2020 event on “The new L&D skill set – building relationships with the business”. Run by John Baker from Capita and Andy Holmes from Ernst & Young, the focus was on the changing role and skill set of L&D to meet the … Continue reading

Coaching – formalise your programme or just be brilliant at it?

Next in the series of guest blogs on “Positive Practices in Coaching & Mentoring” is Perry Timms. If you don’t know him already, Perry is Head of OD & Talent for The Big Lottery Fund, blogs here and should be followed on Twitter here. Watch out for his tweets and blogs on #PunkHR! It’s a … Continue reading

It is ALL about the client

Our second guest post in the series on “Positive Practices in Coaching & Mentoring” is brought to you by Ian Pettigrew (@KingfisherCoach) who runs Kingfisher Coaching with a mission to help people, teams, and organisations to deliver on their potential. I love the way that the message here is applicable beyond the world of coaching … Continue reading

At risk of being coached?

I met someone earlier this week and we were talking about coaching. The conversation turned towards how some practitioners take a very purist stance towards coaching and how others don’t. In this instance, a purist stance would be what is often termed “non-directive”. That is to say that the coaches role is purely to ask … Continue reading

Beecroft – Who is Under Performing?

OK there’s a lot being written about the Beecroft Report at the moment and I’ve hesitated to write anything at all. However, there’s an important aspect to this story which just doesn’t seem to be coming out loudly. Who is underperforming?  Current perspective  The Telegraph’s story yesterday included a headline saying :  “The majority of employers … Continue reading

Warnocking & Leadership

Even if you don’t work in the HR space, you know that feedback is important. It’s how we learn & develop. If it’s well delivered, feedback is engaging. It’s a gift. Warnock’s Dilemma  Those of you who blog may be familiar with the phenomenon that is called Warnock’s Dilemma. If you are not then there … Continue reading

A Model for the Weekend!

I’ve been thinking about the relationship between competence, expertise & mastery which has recently been renewed by a blog post from @naturalgrump here. What I’ve noticed is that much of the time our expertise comes out subconsciously but when this happens there is a confidence to our actions that is recognised by others if not … Continue reading