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For Coaching & Mentoring

Some years ago a fellow coach and mentor shared a piece of very simple wisdom that has stuck with me ever since. Very simply they offered the nuance between standing for coaching and mentoring as opposed to standing for coaches and mentors. It’s a very subtle and simple difference at first sight. One supports a … Continue reading

Reverse Mentoring – backwards thinking?

I think there’s a problem with the term “Reverse Mentoring”. In part it’s semantics that I can easily see past – activities termed as “reverse mentoring” can be usefully informative and value creating. However, in part there’s something very fundamental that I sense misses the point of mentoring completely… Reverse Mentoring is most often used … Continue reading

Diversity in Coaching & Mentoring?

During March I’m running a series of guest posts on “Diverse Coaching & Mentoring” – you can read more here. My aim is to create a space to explore, challenge, celebrate and raise awareness of diverse perspectives and applications of coaching & mentoring. This next guest post comes from Rob Kemp, co-director at Purple Patch Coaching & … Continue reading

How not to write a blogpost about coaching and mentoring

During March I’m running a series of guest posts on “Diverse Coaching & Mentoring” – you can read more here. My aim is to create a space to explore, challenge, celebrate and raise awareness of diverse perspectives and applications of coaching & mentoring. I’m delighted that the first guest post in this series comes from Simon Heath. … 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

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 moon, a telescope, a waterbed and being centred

Our final guest post this week on “Positive Practices in Coaching & Mentoring” comes from Phil Willcox.  Phil is a coach, consultant and facilitator of learning. You can find out more about his work on his company website E3 Training & Consultancy and find him on Twitter posting as @PhilWillcox. Phil’s post builds perfectly on the previous … Continue reading

Presence versus present

Our next guest post on “Positive Practices in Coaching & Mentoring” comes from Jon Bartlett. If you don’t already know him, Jon is a professional coach, mentor and mediator. I can recommend taking the time to read his blog and in particular this post. Look out for him on Twitter as @ProjectLibero . Jon’s succinct post for … Continue reading

Recently on People Performance Potential…

It’s been quite an extraordinary few weeks here on the blog with our series of guest posts on “Positive Practices in Coaching & Mentoring”. In case you’ve missed any of them here’s a quick run down of each… “Coach and Coachee: A Dance of Magnificence” by Clare Manning https://peopleperformancepotential.com/2012/07/16/coach-and-coachee-a-dance-of-magnificence/ Clare launched the series with a lovely … Continue reading

Offering unconditional positive regard

Today’s guest post on “Positive Practices in Coaching & Mentoring” comes from Meg Peppin. If you don’t already know her, Meg is an experienced organisational development practitioner, coach, group facilitator and organisation change agent. She has a delightful blog and can be found tweeting as @OD_Optimist . Meg’s post starts with a quote that resonates beautifully throughout … Continue reading