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SECRETS TO SUCCESS

In this two-part series, Eva Kovacs and Louise Sheppard share findings from their recent research into organisation coach-client matching and what helps and hinders coaches in the meetings. Part 2: chemistry sessions   There has been little research about chemistry sessions or literature on the topic. Wycherley and Cox (2008) commented that “little is known about the role of chemistry. It is rarely defined and is a vague concept for practitioners and researchers”. Chemistry sessions are a mystery for many coaches. As one coach remarked, “I’ve been surprised with some I’ve won, and equally surprised with some I’ve lost.” The […]

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HOW TO…COACH FOR RESILIENCE – part 2

In this three part series, Jenny Campbell explores how to coach for resilience. Part 2: Coaching for different levels of resilience   What’s your client’s resilience level? Is your coaching aligned to what they can actually take on, what they have capacity for? Resilience is about our capacity for change. It’s synergistic with wellbeing; you can’t have one without the other. Also it goes up and down daily. Resilience is driven by two fundamentals: a person’s resilience potential and the day-to-day demands on resilience. Each have different landscapes and it’s important to know which one someone is in. A person’s […]

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STILL BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND

How do coach supervisors respond to ethical dilemmas and tricky issues? In the last of this two-part series, Jonathan Passmore, Eve Turner and Marta Filipiak conclude their research   In the last issue we asked whether coaches and their supervisors could be equally culpable if they unwittingly collude with their clients against the wider interests of the client organisation and of society. In this second part of the series, we review coach supervisor responses to ethical dilemmas and tricky issues, picking up on four further themes from our research. We offer insights for coaches and their supervisors which may help […]

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RESEARCH MATTERS – UNDERSTANDING INTUITION PART 2: IN THE MOMENT

In Part 1, Peter Jackson explored affective and somatic aspects of intuition and potential origins of ‘felt’ knowledge. He asked whether practitioners used intuition based on some specific area of knowledge, and how coaches actually used intuition in their practice. Part 2: Carmel O’Connell explores these questions in more detail in her field work   We’re all aware as practitioners that we bring something human to the coaching relationship. That whatever our style of practice it’s more than a logical sequence of steps: it’s a collaborative dance of ideas, energy, feelings, images. As a coach, I’m aware that intuition plays […]

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TECH: THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY

In part 2 of her two-part series examining coaching and technology, Adina Tarry highlights the importance of taking an ethical perspective as technology becomes more widespread and sophisticated. This issue: Coaching and technology: revolution or co-evolution? Just as I anticipated in a LinkedIn article posted at the start of the year, 2018 has so far been a year when all things related to digital technology have exploded into mainstream consciousness, into the media and into conferences, talks and dedicated events. The impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics is now one of the top issues for debates about work and increasingly […]

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