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REFLECTIONS: RUPTURES IN RAPPORT

Who is responsible for our mental health at work? And where is the boundary of the coach’s responsibility to call out damage? By Lindsay Wittenberg We hear and read increasingly about the need for wellbeing – and its underpinning of effectiveness. If wellbeing at work relates to a sense of ease in the working environment, […]

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REFLECTIONS: LEAN BACK AND LEARN

People live and work in complex contexts. Using constellations as part of systemic coaching can offer profound insights into clients’ challenges By Lindsay Wittenberg When a new client comes for coaching they bring with them their challenges as they see them from their individual perspective. We may work with them on their thinking patterns, their […]

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REFLECTIONS: THE VULNERABLE COACH

Coaches need to be knowable to their clients. It increases their capacity to hear compassionately as clients open up to explore difficult issues By Lindsay Wittenberg My brief for these columns is to share my reflections on my client work, the learning that’s emerged for me from those reflections, and the impact on my practice. The […]

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REFLECTIONS: WHO ARE YOU – REALLY?

Clients can become so embroiled in their work that they lose their identity. Coaching can guide them back to being whole, integrated beings again By Lindsay Wittenberg   I’m intrigued by how the question of how the coaching client’s identity – or more accurately, identities – is manifested in the coaching encounter. For some leaders, […]

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REFLECTIONS: SURVIVING POOR LEADERSHIP

OPINION By Lindsay Wittenberg Aggressive leaders and insensitive feedback fail to get the best from staff, yet coaches must not judge the culture – or their client’s view of leadership I’m intrigued by the different perspectives that clients offer me on leadership as it is lived. There was the senior executive with responsibility for a significant […]

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REFLECTIONS

THE REAL MESSAGE LINDSAY WITTENBERG When coaching new clients, beware of making subconscious assumptions about them that may be hidden from all parties In the space of five days recently I had first coaching sessions with seven new clients. One came almost rushing in to the room, saying, “Well, you’ve got quite a piece of […]

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Reflections: Gold from dust

Lindsay Wittenberg The first session with a client is an Aladdin’s Cave of possibilities, with riches waiting to be discovered – if we use the right tools As coaching programmes proceed and progress, we all become conscious in sharper relief of the issues that are significant for our clients. We begin to discern connections and […]

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Reflections: what really goes on during contracting?

What do we see when we reflect deeply? This issue: what really goes on during contracting? Letter and spirit Lindsay Wittenberg I’ve been reflecting on what’s actually happening in my contracting with clients. The coaching contract defines the work we’re doing and how we’re doing it. It keeps us on track, and acts as a […]

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News: reflections on Nelson Mandela by Jackee Holder

On 5 December, Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president who led the peaceful transition from white-only rule, died aged 95. As the world mourned, we asked how Mandela inspired you and what you think we can learn from him. Below are reflections from leadership coach Jackee Holder. (See also leadership coach Rachel Ellison’s reflections […]

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News: reflections on Nelson Mandela by Brian Bacon

On 5 December, Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president who led the peaceful transition from white-only rule, died aged 95. As the world mourned, we asked how Mandela inspired you and what you think we can learn from him. Below are reflections from leadership expert Brian Bacon. (See also leadership coach Rachel Ellison’s reflections […]