Awareness was the key to unlock this change. “What enabled the change?” I asked, “Awareness” he said.

I’ve held the belief for a long time that awareness is the key to unlock change. Without awareness there can be no commitment to act and so no change. I saw the power of awareness at a recent coaching session, demonstrating the psychological and physical changes accompanying increased awareness.

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The Coach’s Guide to Sticking with Being Stuck

‘I really don’t know where to go from here’. Those were my honest yet resigned words halfway through a recent coaching session. ‘I’m totally stuck’. ‘That makes two of us’ replied my weary client and we agreed to take a break. Where would the session go from here? What does a coach do when the stuck-ness strikes? Continue reading

Transpersonal Goals and John Whitmore

“Transpersonal coaching means beyond the individual… I’m thinking about humanity rather than individuals,” said John Whitmore in the interview with Carol Kauffman featured in the chapter ‘GROW Grows Up: From Winning the Game to Pursuing Transpersonal Goals’, in the book ‘Beyond Goals’.

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The Surprising Truth about Goal-Setting : Start with the End in Mind

Start with the end in mind. This has long been many people’s mantra ever since Stephen Covey first coined the phrase in his mega-seller ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’. Recently, I came across a surprising validation of this approach when listening to the inspirational speaker, Marcus Child, on the topic of ‘Personal Power’. Marcus showed the following word puzzle as a way of explaining how the brain works. Continue reading

“My client is the person in front of me”. Is this true?

“My client is the person in front of me” said David Megginson at a recent seminar. David is the Founder, past Chairman, current Ambassador at European Mentoring and Coaching Council and Emeritus Professor at Sheffield Business School, in the UK. But is his view correct?

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Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: The Facts of Manipulation

If it looks like a wolf and sounds like a wolf and smells like a wolf then….. it probably is a wolf. Such is the essential message of the revealing book ‘In Sheep’s Clothing – Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People’ by George Simon. Dr. Simon rejects the modern-day notion that behind covert-aggressive behaviour lies a wounded and insecure individual and proposes instead that behind covert-aggressive behaviour lies….well…..quite simply….a covert-aggressive person! Someone who, in his words, is always ‘fighting for what they want and seeking power over others in subtle, cunning and under-hand ways’. A wolf in sheep’s clothing. Continue reading


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