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Podcast: Anna Sheather on embracing art in coaching

Molly Hall talks to Anna Sheather about how embracing art in coaching enables deep work with clients Anna Sheather is an executive coach and supervisor who is also a self-taught artist. Anna has been coaching for more than 12 years having trained with Henley Business School. She is an accredited APECS Executive Coach and qualified coach supervisor. Most recently Anna has been commissioned by Routledge to write a book about her art-based coaching practice. She’s been increasingly drawn to combining her passion for art with her passion for coaching. In 2016 Anna launched ‘Art in Coaching’ as a platform for […]

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TOOLBOX: TRIED AND TESTED – HOLDING THE SPACE. ART IN COACHING PART 2

Art works beyond words, offering a powerful way to create shift in coaching, reports Anna Sheather in the last of a two-part series on working with art in coaching One of the most powerful aspects of coaching and one of its great joys is witnessing the moment of transformational shift in our clients; those moments when everything falls into place for them. I also believe it is one of the main reasons why people come to coaching: looking for the ‘magic’ that will bring about the success they are seeking. Through my own research and practice I’ve discovered that using […]

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TRIED AND TESTED: PART 1 – CAN YOU PICTURE THIS?

In this two-part series, we look at working with art in coaching. Part 1: One way to get clients unstuck is to break out of the straitjacket of words by using diagrams and pictures. Sarah Gornall and Jenny Bird report We’ve all had times when we get embroiled in coaching in the client’s morass of thoughts, resulting in us both being stuck together. Clients give us huge amounts of information about their worlds and their processing as we work with them. The information they offer may come predominantly through their words and word patterns (their idiolect) and this is certainly […]

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