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TRIED AND TESTED – ERSHAD: A CULTURAL CONTEXT

Jenny Plaister-Ten road tests the Islamic Ershad coaching framework   The coach: Jenny Plaister-Ten The client: Samira Ben Omar, head of systems change, NW London Collaboration of CCGs, NHS   Originally from Morocco, Ben Omar moved to the UK when she was 15 years old. Our coaching sessions often included a conversation about her not liking to let other people down, which sometimes necessitated an enquiry into her self-care. In her role within the NHS, she often finds herself entrenched in complexity that could be overwhelming to some. She is also an active volunteer. Ben Omar appears to take it all in […]

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ERSHAD FRAMEWORK DEVELOPED FOR ISLAMIC CULTURE

EMCC 24th annual conference, Amsterdam, 11-13 April 2018 The GROW model is not fully fit for purpose in the Islamic world because of its focus on goals and because it’s not sufficiently focused on creating the right partnership conditions at the outset. These were among the conclusions of Kuwait-based Raja’a Allaho and London-based Christian van Nieuwerburgh, which prompted them to develop a coaching methodology better suited to Islamic culture. Their Ershad model supports creating the right relationship conditions based on trust and respect, before the actual coaching begins, and is about partnering with clients to help them lead a spiritual […]

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