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...

May 8, 2020

Being in touch with sense was a key aspect of a webinar that I co-delivered with Marcos Frangos earlier this week.  We each invited our audience to think about how they might experience using different forms of representation to help them make sense of themselves and s...

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 29, 2020

I’m having a blank page day.  In fact several of them.  The truth is I’m a bit angry and frustrated and I know I should get over it.  Perhaps writing this will help?!

My ITWS (In Touch with Sense) writing project has had a bit of a knock in the last couple of...

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...

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