Being present is the magic ingredient in all coaching conversations, and mindfulness practice can further develop it. In fact, there are so many overlaps that it’s sometimes hard to distinguish between the two concepts, says Roland Spencer, associate lecturer at the Sheffield Business School Anyone actively and passionately involved with coaching and mentoring will have read about the continuing ascendancy of mindfulness and associated techniques used by practitioners. I am intrigued by this phenomenon, and it raises a question in my mind: in a client conversation, is there any significant difference between ‘being present’ and ‘being mindful’? In order for […]

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