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Coaching Wednesdays: Readiness for Coaching

An important part of the pre-contracting conversation is to establish whether the potential coachee understands coaching, particularly the non-directive style of coaching and their responsibility for taking actions towards achieving their goals. We include the following in our pre-contracting information sheet to help potential coachees consider whether coaching is the right option for them at […]

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Coaching Wednesdays: Coaching Tech – what’s the gen?

We know that there is an undeniable shift in the way that organisations are developing staff and this means inevitably big changes ahead for L&D departments. We hear about moving from a learning culture to a coaching culture with some people asking if L&D departments are under threat entirely? As we move towards a self-directed […]

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Coaching Wednesdays: Coaching with Compassion

We’ve been using our Compassionate Coaching model with clients and it works both as a stand alone model and as a holistic approach. It is a 9 -step model that delivers three outcomes for coachees/mentees: Feeling valued Higher levels of motivation Increased self-efficacy This approach is ideal for clients who are have low self-esteem and […]

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Coaching Wednesdays: A way of being

  Carl Rogers, the eminent American psychologist, is perhaps best known for the person-centred approach, which he applied not only to his therapy work but to education too in the form of student-centred learning. To explore what this means in the context of coaching we need look no further than his practice of holding the […]

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Coaching Wednesdays: Self-efficacy

  Do you believe in your ability to manage a task successfully, and generally cope with life’s challenges? Self-efficacy, or the beliefs you hold about your capability, has a huge impact on how you think, feel, behave and motivate yourself. High levels of self-efficacy means we are more likely to set goals, demonstrate persistence when […]

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Coaching Wednesdays: Coaching on the spot

Many of our clients encourage their team leaders, managers and heads of department to develop a coaching style of management.  Typically this focuses on the need to hold back from directing staff members.  Let’s face it, it’s so much easier and quicker to simply tell someone what to do.  Or another approach often used by managers […]

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Coaching Wednesdays: Coaching for resilience

What is resilience? Resilience is often described as the ability to bounce back after facing some difficulty.  Or getting back up when you fall. Recent research by Lawton Smith (2017) suggests that resilience is actually more than bounce-back from past events.  It also includes acceptance about the current reality whilst being able to envision the […]

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Coaching Wednesdays: Coaching in the VUCA environment

Many of us are working in what is commonly referred to as a VUCA environment.  VUCA stands for: volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.  Or put another way; ‘the ongoing churn in the business environment’ (Bennett & Lemoine 2014). The term VUCA originates from the US military and was applied to the emerging contexts that organisations […]

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Coaching Wednesdays: Fit for purpose – design your in-house programme to reflect the VUCA environment

Change is the common denominator amongst many organisations these days – from full restructures and redundancies, through changing processes and procedures in line with government and professional body policies to new or upgraded software systems. This is known as a VUCA environment – volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Coaching is one very effective way to […]

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