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Mental wellbeing and mental illness – what should we be aware of as coaches?

Coaches have a professional responsibility to be able to: Identify the signs and behaviours that may indicate concern about a client’s mental wellbeing or possible mental illness. Recognise when we can support the client to bring about change. ...

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Understanding Redunancy and the Grief Cycle: How to support employees

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many organisations are having to make redundancies.  Redundancy and its aftermath are often compared to the experiences of people dealing with grief. This might sound alarming until one considers that grie...

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Setting intentions and knowing your purpose

The Question -  Helen Isacke asked Lesley Cave and me to stimulate some conversation about supervision in one of the Trusted Coach calls (If you have not joined them, they are well worth it) I love being challenged to do something like that. It makes...

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POST COVID-19 Futures for the Education Sector

In March 2020, Trajectory Partnership published a quick peek into the future titled “The Post Pandemic Consumer.”  With a longstanding interest in future trends and scenario building, I read with interest the trends identified in the paper under 4 ...

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Feelings matter; how well do you connect with yours?

I’ve owned one yo-yo in my life; it was bright orange and on one side it had a sticker of Donny Osmond. I think I was about ten years old when I bought it, with my pocket money.  Having not thought about it for decades, that yo-yo has been on my min...

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A Very Adult Conversation About Coaching Competencies

Lesley Cave and I (Fiona Elder) have combined a love of coaching with the desire to take complex subjects and start to explore and get to understand the newly defined ICF competencies. We are both PCC coaches and qualified supervisors who have come to the...

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Sustaining Productivity and Focus whilst Working from Home

If you are one of the many who has been thrust into a remote working environment since the lockdown in the UK, you may have been faced with an entirely new way of working with no time for preparation.  Whether you are loving the new situation or longing ...

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Dealing with anxious thoughts and feelings

A situation like the present coronavirus epidemic can leave many of us feeling very uncomfortable and anxious. And this anxiety can spill over in all kinds of unwelcome and unhelpful ways. It might take the form of preoccupation with the rolling news. ...

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Coaching in anxious times

The statistics around mental health show us that it is likely that, as coaches, we will encounter individuals with anxiety, stress conditions, burnout, depression and other psychological disorders – we will already have clients who live with these condi...

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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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