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Managing our wellbeing when working remotely and during challenging times

As we experience these extraordinary times and live in this period of uncertainty, constant change and discomfort, it is more important than ever to dig deep into our resilience reserves, to be connected, adaptive and emotionally agile. Having spoken t...

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Lessons for a generation, “Keep Calm and Wash your hands”

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is trending in the news, social media, our waking hours and even our dreams.  This suggests that both our conscious and subconscious minds are engag...

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Resilience: reshaping the stories we tell ourselves about our bad experiences

Leadership is tough today. Challenges are thrown at us every day at breakneck speed and many leaders go home at the end of each day thinking they’ve succeeded in some but failed in others. Resilience is key to surviving and flourishing as a leader an...

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Internal coaches need external supervisors

It’s considered best practice among professional coaches that they work with a supervisor, someone who creates space for them to reflect on their work. But how common is this among internal coaches? There’s a long tradition of supervision being pro...

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How to identify and manage imposter syndrome

If you suffer from a  feeling that you’re not good enough and have a tendency towards perfectionism then you are entirely normal since most people feel this way. Feelings of insecurity are particularly common when people are promoted to a leadership po...

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7 ways that coaches could DAMPEN the spark of creativty

One would think that any and all kind of coaching activity would encourage creativity in those embarking on it. But I am not so sure about that. I suspect most coaches intend to encourage creative thinking in their coachees, but there are a number of reas...

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Mentor Coaching is for Life, not just Credentialing

Mentor coaching.  What is that?  Have you even heard of it?  Like coaching, it is often misunderstood. Mentor coaching is ‘observed coaching with feedback against a set of competencies, that sharpens the coach’s all-round presence’ (Norman, 20...

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Using the Wheel of Life to Look at Where you are Currently and Where You Would Like to Be

Using the Wheel of Life may be a useful starting point it can enable you to look at where you are currently and where you would like to be. ‘My true self vs My ideal self’ Boyatsis , R E & Akrivou,K, (2006) - The ideal self as the driver of change...

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Physician Heal Thyself

A long, long time ago, when I first trained to be a coach, I remember one particular exercise I and my fellow trainees were asked to undertake.  It was very simple and very powerful and has stayed with me ever since.  In pairs, unsurprisingly, one of us...

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When can we expect coaches to be replaced by Robots?

It may have taken 26 years, but I was delighted to attend the EMCC’s first UK based conference on 16 January - the topic was ‘future proofing your practice’.  There were many enjoyable elements to the day, the networking, the breakout sessions but ...

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