Coaching

  1. coaching blog - when we encounter adversity

    coaching blog - when  we  encounter  adversity
    I so often hear in my coaching sessions in the language from the coachee sat in front of me that they are struggling with adversity. What do I mean? When we all encounter adversity, we react by thinking about it.  These thoughts then rapidly congeal into beliefs. These beliefs then have consequences – they are direct causes of what we feel and...
  2. coaching blog - when was the last time you reflected on your role at work?

    coaching blog - when was the last time you reflected on your role at work?
    A fantastic question for everyone to think about. When was the last time you reflected on your working day? If you are brutally honest with yourself, I suspect not very often. I do hear the word  ‘rarely’ a lot when I am coaching, the most common word I hear from coachees when I ask this question. Why is this? Are...
  3. coaching blog - coaching, why it continues to grow?

    coaching blog - coaching, why it continues to grow?
    I still like Timothy Gallwey's statement on performance coaching. He said the worst opponent is in your head, this is so true. The most critical person about your performance will be you, and most of it will be self-created by your inner voice, the voice that only you hear and only you listen to. Coaching provides techniques to take away...
  4. coaching blog - always feedback what you think you have heard

    coaching blog - always feedback what you think you have heard
    When a coachee presents the area they would like to work on with you, it is essential you feedback on what you think you have heard. You may think you have heard the area the coachee wants to work on, but unless you share this, you usually won’t know for sure. This becomes the contract between you and your coachee...
  5. coaching blog - it is all data in the room

    coaching blog - it is all data in the room
    When coaching the key is to notice what is happening in yourself and the coachee. Everything you feel in the room is data, instinct. Always think what is missing, what am I not saying, what is the coachee not saying? then think about sharing this. Sometimes it is about taking a risk, but it is how you get it across...
  6. coaching blog - why waste energy on something negative?

    coaching blog - why waste energy on something negative?
    When something bothers us, or we get anxious about something, we waste an awful amount of energy focused on this. What a waste of time-wasting energy or worrying about a mistake. The focus can be unbalanced, and generally, people are focused on the negative aspects of their life and not the positive. Negativity works 100% of the time, so why...
  7. coaching blog - what do you notice when you feel irritated?

    coaching blog - what do you notice when you feel irritated?
    Have you ever noticed the direction you choose when you get irritated? The build-up, do you recognise what is happening in you. I always feel the tension in me when I start to get irritated; I look out for when it starts to build. You have to ask yourself what triggers this. Sometimes it may be your values; you feel...
  8. coaching blog - have you written your next chapter?

    coaching blog - have you written your next chapter?
    All of us have a book to write, and we all could write plenty of chapters. What a great experience to do this to find how your journey has evolved and where you are today. There will be highs and lows, but overall the positive from it needs to be congratulated. Think about how much success you have had in...
  9. coaching blog - coaching vs training

    coaching blog - coaching vs training
    I continue to find that I need to separate the differences between the two labels that are coaching and training as they continue to be miss-understood. The boundaries between coaching, training, mentoring and counselling continue to confuse everywhere I go. Every time I deliver either a training course or a coaching course I separate the differences at the start, and...
  10. coaching blog - coaching skills for managers continued...

    coaching blog - coaching skills for managers continued...
    I thought I would continue with some blogs on coaching for managers. If anything it will help you consider/reflect on what you do compared to what you think you do. Where could you change? Coaching sessions need to be valued; they need to be prepared for and not just ad hoc. There has to be time given to prepare and...

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