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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’s getting on my wick!

Next in the series of guest blogs on “Positive Practices in Coaching & Mentoring” is from Kev Wyke. Kev is a freelance Organisational Development Consultant, a relentlessly positive coach and an eternally optimistic facilitator who has yet to start his own blog but can be found lurking on twitter @kevwyke. Once you’ve read his post … Continue reading

Developing my Practice and Staying Sharp!

We’re running a series of guest post on “Positive Practices in Coaching & Mentoring“. You can read last week’s excellent blogs from Clare Manning here & Ian Pettigrew here. Today’s post is brought to you by Julie Drybrough (@Fuchsia_Blue). As a consultant, facilitator and coach/mentor Julie has worked extensively in both private and public sector … 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

Coach and Coachee: A Dance of Magnificence

Last week we broadcast an invitation to blog on “Positive Practices in Coaching & Mentoring” with a view to sharing more widely the positive coaching & mentoring practices used or experienced by others. Our first guest post is brought to you by Clare Manning, a Derbyshire coach and mediator. You can find her on Twitter … 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

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

Mapping the Mind

Back in January I ran a competition to celebrate the 1st anniversary of this blog. Nominated by Ian Pettigrew (@KingfisherCoach) the lucky winner Bev Holden (@stickythinker) won a ticket to the EMCC UK 1 day Symposium “Mapping the Mind“.  Bev has written a superb guest blog post about her experience – I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

How Coaching Has Helped Me: A Coach’s Perspective

To celebrate International Coaching Week (ICW) I’m running a series of daily blogs on both coaching & mentoring. Today I am delighted to host a guest post from Vera Woodhead (@verawoodhead).  Vera is a professional coach, facilitator, trainer and lecturer in business, leadership and personal development. If you haven’t already, I’d recommend checking out her … Continue reading

Friday Wondering – What is Coaching & Mentoring?

Each Friday I’m posting a “Friday Wondering“. These posts are meant to explore & discuss observations or issues which I think would benefit from discussion. Participation is open to absolutely anyone regardless of their expertise or knowledge. Just bring your curiosity! If you’d like to discuss on Twitter rather than here then why not. It … Continue reading