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Keep on dreaming

The joy of being a parent is the wonderment that your children provide. There’s nothing quite as special as when they touch you with their own unique and incisive view on the world; when they teach you what it is to be human. My son Eoin wrote this piece below which has now been published … Continue reading

Exploring Coaching

Next week is ICF’s International Coaching Week (starting Monday). I’m not affiliated with the ICF but I think it’s a great opportunity to celebrate & discuss coaching. Each weekday I’ll be hosting blogs from a variety of authors exploring an aspect of coaching. I’ve got 5 quite challenging topics lined up so watch out for … Continue reading

A Story about Change Leadership

There’s a lot that can be written about leading change and aspects such as change resistance.  It’s a major part of my professional practice and I’ll be writing more pieces on leading change in the coming weeks. To start though, I want to share this story with you. I hope it makes you think about … Continue reading

Diverse Coaching & Mentoring

Recently Sean Kent guest posted here raising the question of “Is there room for sexuality in coaching and mentoring?“. That post has led to some great personal reflection for myself and others. It also led to a very interesting exchange on twitter with Clare McGregor who elaborated on her work at Her Majesty’s Prison Styal. You can read … Continue reading

Learning Dialogue

It doesn’t seem like it’s only 1 week ago that we were kicking off the 2nd L&D Connect Unconference (#ldcu)… If you missed it there’s a Storify you can read and my good friend Sukh Pabial (@sukhpabial) wrote a pretty comprehensive piece here with links to other post-LDCU blogs. For reference, I wrote the post … Continue reading

Your Prime Purpose Is…

Have you ever thought why are you here? Not an easy question to answer and possibly because it’s framed around “why”… How about what’s your purpose in life? Big question… but I think a worthwhile journey to find your answer. I’d hate to die not appreciating what my purpose here had been… By the way, … 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

Who do psychometric tools really serve?

If you’re reading this you either have accreditation/qualification to use psychometric tools or you don’t. If you do then the chances are that you’ve chosen tools that appeal to you philosophically &/or for their application.  You may believe in their efficacy; their appropriateness for your purpose; their recognition in the market.  Perhaps their uniqueness or … Continue reading

A Social Learning Masterclass

Today I was at the Positive Psychology in Application event (#PPIA) run by Sukh Pabial. Sukh has already shared very generously lots of information on Positive Psychology on his blog so I won’t try to write about the subject matter as such.  Do look out for blogs from #PPIA especially from the event bloggers @martincouzins & @mervyndinnen. Instead, let me share … Continue reading

Positive Practices in Coaching & Mentoring

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to see Sukh Pabial speaking at the EMCC London Network about Positive Psychology. In case you’ve not heard of it, the EMCC London Network is one of around 15 such networks around the UK that operate as inclusive communities of practice. They are for anyone with an interest in … Continue reading