September 1, 2020

The phrase ‘language creates our reality’ resonates powerfully for me.  It comes up time and again in leadership and development coaching at all levels and across the diverse range of coachees that I have been fortunate enough to work with.  From my perspective as a co...

August 22, 2020

I had my hair cut just a day or two before going into Lockdown in March this year.  It was the usual thing.  Number 2 all over, tapered at the back and, now that I am a certain age, the positive response to the question of ‘and would you like me to trim those pesky eye...

August 5, 2020

A number of quite different conversations and reflections converged over the last couple of weeks.  They have caused alternating periods of clarity and consternation for me!   There have been conversations about how a coach goes about finding their niche;  thinking abo...

July 13, 2020

I have a brilliant collection of contacts in LinkedIn gathered over my own years at work and play.  I inflict my posts on all of you as well as the wider LinkedIn community but, until now, I have no aspirations to be an online influencer.  For this particular post I wi...

July 8, 2020

At various times I have been asked to deliver training or group coaching sessions on various topics related to process efficiency and good business practices.   This journey started some time ago with Frank Wright (thanks Frank!) and is the basis of an interest I have...

June 23, 2020

I am delighted to be part of a team of coaches supporting the wellbeing of Health and Social Care workers in Scotland as they support the wellbeing of their patients.  It’s a purposeful activity, one that has the capacity to make a difference. 

Of course, my assump...

May 31, 2020

Sometime back I wrote about three sounds that had an impact on me at the time that I heard them and which have retained an influence when I recall them from my memory.  I only got around to describing one of them, the sounds of buttons clattering on a surface.  I thoug...

May 31, 2020

Recently I was asked to deliver a webinar on entitled ‘Self-coaching for self-care’ to an audience of staff working in the health and social care sector in Scotland.  To get my thinking in some sort of order I did some writing that helped me to bring to life my underst...

May 30, 2020

Recently I was asked to deliver a webinar on entitled ‘Self-coaching for self-care’ to an audience of staff working in the health and social care sector in Scotland.  To get my thinking in some sort of order I did some writing that helped me to bring to life my underst...

May 19, 2020

'Don’t forget how privileged a position you have as a coach.  Your coachee offers you their trust, their honest thinking, their genuine feeling.  In doing so they unlock the potential in themselves yet need to be courageous and determined in doing so.  Respect the effo...

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