How do you support an internal coach?

Internal Coaching

If like many companies you are increasing the number of trained coaches inside the business, then well done you! You have probably internally justified the benefits of developing a ‘coaching culture’ and looked at the intricate coach to coachee matching process. However, with this provision of ‘internal coaches’ comes tensions. When a persona has decided […]

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Why let 10 seconds the rest of the day?

Happy Businessman

I ran a workshop yesterday exploring high performance in teams and how to overcome some of the ‘interferences’ that can occur. As I was running the workshop, we dipped into change and the Bridges model about Endings and New Beginnings and the importance of letting go of old processes and behaviours. Things happen in our […]

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Being a leader of innovation in the 21st Century

You cannot just say - Be Creative.

Being a leader in the 21st century is a tough place with challenges materialising not just from competition, from the macro economy, but also from inside the organisation as we embrace the rich diversity of the modern workforce. Think about how online streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and other music streaming services have disrupted […]

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The importance of great onboarding of clients

Starting your journey with a coach

We learn in our CPD the importance of providing a great onboarding experience – or chemistry meeting. In this meeting we invite a potential client to meet us and have a chat about their experience of coaching, expectations, and whether they get on with us. But how many times do we actually turn down working […]

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5 key rules about team coaching.

Team Coaching

Working as a team coach is often challenging in many ways. Perhaps there are players that are not on board with the approach, perhaps a team is dysfunctional, perhaps different motivations are in play and / or perhaps a team is not really a team but a group of individuals performing to delivering an outcome […]

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How to increase your ‘Serendipity Index’

serendipity

I don’t believe in luck. I believe that any action that people take leads to some form of outcome based on a complex clump of interconnecting inertias. An area of coaching, called Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), works on an understanding of a process. In his book “the inner game of tennis”, Galway introduces us to […]

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A few thoughts about the power of reflection

power of reflection

Over the past month, I have been dipping into some of the wonderfully rich learning experience of the World Business and Executive Coaching Summit (WBECS). This brings together industry leaders into a learning space where thought leaders are sharing their research and methods that can help move people to a different and elevated position in […]

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Improving health, improving mind.

Since Christmas, I have been working with a personal trainer to improve my fitness levels. Each week, I religiously prepare for the hour ritual of bodily torture and celebration. For me, I need to be able to justify to myself the reasons why I am giving the time not just to this ritual but also […]

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Working on your credibility.

credibility

Your credibility within an organisation is made up of three things, that of TRUST – do the people around you trust what you are saying and doing? EXPERIENCE – do you demonstrate your experience? BELIEVABILITY – is what you are saying and how you are acting believable? This is then blended into how AUTHENTIC you […]

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The world now needs us to dream

Elephant

We spend a lot of our time looking into problems and issues that may have arisen in our work place or at home. Some of these are really important or have significant consequences if operationally they are not dealt with efficiently. Part of a leaders’ role is not only to ensure that stuff gets done, […]

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