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LETTERS

Like Kahlo, be the best you In late October 2017, I spent 10 days in New Mexico, the US and visited Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu where Georgia O’Keeffe painted (see Rachel Ellison’s review, vol 12, issue 1), a photographic exhibition of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and the gallery of Native American painter Daniel B Ramirez’s work (http://bit.ly/2ANfwdy). Each, in their own way, epitomises challenge and personal courage, choice and strength. Frida Kahlo was the first Mexican female artist whose work sold for more than $1m (a painting bought by Madonna). Having been injured by a tram when young, she had […]

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LETTER: WHY MUST WE ‘MAN UP’?

Thank you to Neil Scotton for writing his humorous, warm and thought-provoking article, Every label masks us. It gave me cause to stop and think; to do my own ‘inner work’. Like many an experienced coach, I believe that I’ve developed a deeper understanding of my thinking, my values, my beliefs etc, and my own unconscious bias. I’ve done the work. But of course, it isn’t finished. It’s work that we have to keep chipping away at; it’s the gift that keeps on giving. I’m reminded of it at every supervision session, at every training event and at every coaching […]

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Letters

Shoot me now! It was great to read articles about ageing and the menopause in the last edition of Coaching at Work (vol 9, issue 1) – topics dear to my heart as coach, client and human being. I fall squarely into the boomer category and am proud of the legacy (and the music!) and appreciate the wisdom that my age is bringing me. I fully agree that the menopause is a neglected issue that deserves greater recognition, not just for women experiencing it, but for others in their system, be it at work or outside it. However, I did […]

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Spotlight on nlp

LETTER Your articles on neuroscience and NLP in the September/October issue (vol 7, issue 5) had my neural pathways lighting up and making connections! Drawing on NLP as a fundamental part of my coaching practice I found Trish Riddell’s article on research into aspects of NLP thought-provoking. First for its content, but second for making me curious as to why there is no systematic or comprehensive research into how and why NLP works. I’d be intrigued to know what other practitioners believe to be the reasons for this. Is it partly because there is just so much to it, in […]

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