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THE REAL BUSINESS OF COACHING: YOUR PIVOTAL MOMENT?

As you grow and evolve so too does your coaching. But how do you proceed if you and your coaching methods take different routes? What’s your bag? How long have you been a coach? Ten years, 15, 20 even? I’m imagining there have been various incarnations as your interests and experience evolved over that time, […]

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BREXIT – TWO OPINIONS

Brexit: let’s get unstuck Just over a year on from the EU Referendum, Alison Whybrow explores how we can make sense of Brexit   Hard Brexit, soft Brexit, the collapse of Brexit talks: the UK general election results on Friday 9 June have sent the uncertainty around Brexit into hyperspace. A quick Google search just after […]

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REFLECTIONS: IN THE SWIM OF THINGS

Leadership is like standing in a fast-flowing stream. Either you’re anchored or you’re buffeted by currents. Coaching enables us to discover our truth By Lindsay Wittenberg Leaders I coach are, in a sense, standing in a stream that is the flow of their life at work – the living of their organisational culture. The water […]

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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: SIR JOHN WHITMORE

“Feisty, outspoken, passionate, wise, fatherly, generous, caring, open.” Neil Scotton remembers an extraordinary man who changed his life Sir John Whitmore is dead. That’s the news I’ve just woken up to. By the time you read this it will be slightly old news. But I sense my heart will still be saddened. My first meeting […]

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RELATIONSHIP SOS: CAN YOU RELATE TO THIS?

In this new column, Nicole Berg explores the complex and multifaceted nature of relationships to maximise fulfilment and quality of life for coaching and mentoring clients A quote from author Max Lucado perfectly illustrates this point: “When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want?…Will you hug that college degree […]

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TROUBLESHOOTER: A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE?

An IT organisation has grown rapidly in its global diversity. But some individuals are clashing. Is this behaviour personality-led or does it have a cultural basis? THE ISSUE A relatively new software technology company has experienced rapid growth, from five employees a year ago, to more than 50 today. Many come from diverse cultural backgrounds, […]

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SPORTING BEHAVIOUR – A PROFILE OF KEITH ANTOINE

Keith Antoine is a rarity in the coaching world. As he prepares his athletes for the World Para Athletics Championships, he’ll be coaching business clients too. He explains to Liz Hall how having a foot in both camps benefits each discipline   This month (14-23 July) sees 1,300 athletes from 90 countries compete in the […]

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HEALTH COACHING FOR THE NHS

In part 3 of our series on coaching for health challenges, Alison Carter and Penny Newman explore how health coaching is delivering cost savings and improving organisational culture, and offer practical tips for coaches If it hasn’t already, health coaching may be coming to the NHS near you. You might not know it, but the […]

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A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY

Self-mentoring can help us navigate in any waters as an invisible leader, explains Dr Marsha L Carr “I want to thank my parents for giving me confidence disproportionate to my looks and abilities, which is what all parents should do” Tina Fey on receiving an Emmy for Best Actress, 2008   The Story After serving […]

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FLOWER POWER

From seed to fruit – Edwina Love-Lawrence’s garden is nourishing both herself and her practice   Several years ago, I was lucky enough to attend a workshop run by Aboodi Shabi, during which we explored the question: “What do you long for?” At the time, I did some personal work around this, alongside incorporating the […]

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