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Facilitators of Freedom #onlinelearning

Carl Rogers described teaching as ‘unimportant and vastly overvalued’, he took issue with the teacher as expert, superior, authority figure model that our education system is built on, where teachers pour knowledge into the heads of their students. Teaching doesn’t automatically equal learning. In work-based learning it’s important to remember that an online course, or […]

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Returning to Freedom (To Learn) #onlinelearning

One of the positives to come out of the last few weeks for me is the focus on learning. This includes conversations we had as part of our recent research: L&D June 2020 What Matters? Interviewees working in organisations who were previously resistant to moving to digital learning, were energised and excited about the changes […]

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Compassion at work

The need for compassion at work was a theme that emerged from our recent research with L&D professionals (L&D June 2020 What Matters?). Why the focus on compassion? Here’s a couple of reasons that our interviewees highlighted: People who are working from home are working even longer hours to demonstrate commitment and may be at […]

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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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