May 6, 2020

I’ve been doing virtual coaching for a while now and have written about how I buy into how a virtual connection can be a powerful ally in forming an effective coaching partnership.  I have one of those punchy take home message about virtual coaching that I occasionally...

May 1, 2020

A few weeks back I had a brilliant experience of how virtual coaching can extend the reach of the benefits of coaching.  The memory of those days has stayed vivid.  My visual and audio recall remains remarkably intact and comes associated with an emotional response tha...

April 23, 2020

Leadership and development coaching are about being curious.  It’s about developing trust, providing support, challenging thinking, and encouraging my clients towards purposeful change.  All this in service of their agenda.  It is also a partnership and as in any partn...

April 19, 2020

Coaching models.  There are loads of them, and all with their merits.  However, at the end of the day they are just models, frameworks on which to hang a coaching conversation.  Their value is in whether they support meaningful self-reflection for clients and their coa...

April 17, 2020

For the last three years or so I have been a member of the coaching community at Know You More (KYM).  It’s a brilliant group of around 100 coaches who deliver coaching across all sectors for the most part using a virtual means of connection.  It’s an amazing talent po...

April 14, 2020

I just did something a bit weird!  Something that completely caught me out in terms of its impact on my mood and my focus.

First some context.  It has been a day where I have really struggled to concentrate.  I have not had the focus to do the writing that is important...

April 11, 2020

I don’t know about you but for us in Wiltshire the primroses have been fantastic this year.  They seem more prolific and the bunches seem denser with flowers.  During the daytime they raise the spirits with the capacity to capture the sun and reflect it back at you.  A...

April 9, 2020

I love writing.  It’s part of my mindfulness practice, an element of self-care.  It’s my port in a storm.  Why is it then that I often deny myself the time to write when I am busy? It makes even less sense as that’s when I need to be super-vigilant about self-care!  Di...

February 8, 2020

I reached a milestone in early 2020.  Being someone who is more energised by looking forward to the next challenge it is not often that I stop to celebrate achievements.  In this case I am going to make an exception for two reasons.  Firstly, while it has been a slow b...

January 26, 2020

There is something rather special about buttons.  They have been around for thousands of years as a practical solution to keeping clothes in position.  In more recent centuries buttons had become a fashion accessory in their own right.  They have survived the onslaught...

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