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Coaches, are you getting the hard sell offering the miracle solution in these hard times?

Coaches, are you getting the hard sell, offering the miracle solution in these hard times? I decided to follow up on one of theses and see what would happen and what they were offering.  I’ve noticed more and more social media posts offering top secrets for generating business,

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Hope for the other side

Beautiful blue sky, blossom on the trees, roads quiet. Pandemic, lockdown, 759 deaths yesterday in the UK. Stark reality. Out of this tragedy, good things can come, there is hope for the other side of lockdown. The pandemic has caused tragic deaths and terrible suffering, but out of this enforced lockdown change has come.

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Coaching is even more important in a time of crisis

I’m feeling lost, scared, uncertain. I can’t visit my elderly relatives and I’m worried about them. I’ve had to close my business and I don’t know what the future will be? Will I have a job? These are some of the comments that I’ve heard recently. In a matter of a few weeks everything that is familiar has changed.

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Have Coaches Forgotten About Congruence?

Congruence is about being genuine, acting without front or facade. You are congruent when you are aware of your own feelings and ensure that words and actions are matched to these internal feelings. But has the origins of congruence and the importance in coaching been lost?

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Dialogue and the art of listening

We don’t listen enough. We are quick to dismiss others. Following on from my blog, “the age of intolerance” , I wanted to further explore how we can bridge the gap, the gap of ‘difference’ and ‘intolerance’. To do this, I would like to talk about the work of William Isaacs,

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Asking permission – is not so simple, consider the power dynamics.

Asking for permission to provide feedback or offer a suggestion when coaching is not as simple as just asking the question; coaches need to also consider the power status.

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