Research Matters

Academics at Sheffield Hallam University analyse current research in coaching and mentoring In a new column, we will be asking academic bodies to comment on and share their latest research into coaching and mentoring. In this issue, Sheffield Hallam University looks...

Funny Peculiar

A humourous piece on a particular coaching stereotype, the Crystal Hippy coach Jock Yewlar This article offers light relief to all of us who have met or worked with a walking-talking stereotype. There are also many of us who will have caught ourselves in full flow and...

Strokes of genius

Describes the coaching philosophy of Tim Gallwey, who progressed from being a tennis coach to writing a best-selling book on how learning takes place and how this affects the way coaching should be delivered Liz Hall Tim Gallwey shot to fame when he realised the key...

When own goals are a winner

Coaches must establish individual targets and goals for each client. Some performanace goals may alienate clients whereas learning goals may be more motivating Anthony Grant It isn’t enough to set a target for a client. The coach must tailor it to the...

Watch with auntie

Describes the BBC’s highly respected coaching supervision scheme Kate Hilpern The BBC’s respected supervision programme promotes consistency and allows its community of coaches to support each other and share ideas Perhaps the greatest irony of the...

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