COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE, 3 JULY, 2019 – HALOS AND HORNS AND TIME TO THINK

HALOS AND HORNS Eve Turner together with Natasha Maw and Gregor Findley, presented Turner’s tool Halos and Horns, about our assignment of values and biases in our interaction with others, and the exploration of this unconscious process, when reflected on. Guided by a method of questions and answers, the tool is designed to reveal trends and patterns of thinking that we, as practicing coaches, may not be aware of, in relation to our clients and also our own preferences and prejudices. Attendees were invited to take part in individual and group work, by completing a personal table of answers first, […]

COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE, 3 JULY, 2019 – THE EARTHQUAKE, THE CHASM AND THE PUZZLE

By Nicole Berg I overheard a conversation today between a cyclist and a motorist – the latter was a worker for a social housing provider. The cyclist’s path took him up to the window of the company van, and he motioned to get the driver’s attention. The cyclist asked the driver if he could please turn off the vehicle’s engine, as he lived there. We all live here – on this earth, and that is the best reason I can think of to start changing the way we do things. This exchange made me feel delighted and hopeful, until I […]

COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE, 3 JULY, 2019 – COACHING STORIES: FLOWING AND FALLING OF BEING A COACH

By Adina Tarry Sam Humphrey and Karen Dean drew on their book about the world of a coach and being a coach, rather than about coaching or coaching clients, to prompt reflection in participants. The session, Coaching stories: Flowing and falling of being a coach, presented by began with Dean introducing herself and the background to the book, with a reference to her earlier career. She worked for eight years with some 700 people delivering more than 3000 hours of coaching, including to cruise ship teams. This constant and significant volume of practice provided the opportunity to reflect on her […]