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Geoff Watts

How Do You Enable Without Enabling?

There is a big difference between enabling and enabling - by Geoff Watts The first definition that appears in my online search seems very positive and in-line with a lot of the leadership coaching that I do: To supply with the means, knowled...

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Exploring Resistance

Exploring Resistance

In my recent conversation with good friend and inspiration Esther Derby [1], one of the things we got to talking about was exploring resistance and, in particular, why do we see people resisting self-organisation? You've probably seen Dan Pink's video ...

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Coach The Uncoachable?

Can you Coach The Uncoachable?

I am lucky enough to coach a lot of people and was asked recently "How do you coach the uncoachable person?". I thought that was a fascinating question and my first thought was to dive into what that person meant by "uncoachable" to which they replied: "...

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Newly Qualified Coach Supervision

Does a newly qualified coach need supervision?

Newly Qualified Coach Supervision? It is totally understandable that many newly qualified coaches lose confidence post qualification. Following the high of passing the rigour of their coaching assessment, pouring their hearts into reading, essay writin...

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360 degree feedback models - insightful or inhibiting?

Do 360 degree feedback models offer valuable insights or reinforce previously held inhibitors ? The concept of the 360 degree feedback model has been used extensively over the past 50 years. The foundation of the 360 degree model goes back to the work ...

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Is there a future for work?

Of course, there is a future for work, what else would we do with our time? Joking aside, the pandemic has shown us that there are all sorts of things we could be doing with our time, most of them not related to work as we knew it. It led many of us to th...

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Coaching Management

‘Coaching management style relieves pressure on younger managers’. HR director

‘Coaching management style relieves pressure on younger managers’ I didn’t used to like HR departments that much because I thought they were more about bureaucracy than actual human resource development. I also balked at the idea that humans are ...

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One conversation really can make a BIG difference - by a Professional Coach

I was privileged to be invited to be a Professional Coach at the Richmond Events Communication Director’s forum 2021 last week. As a professional coach I am dedicated to engaging in conversations that make a transformational difference for my clients...

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The Heart and Rhythm

Rhythm of Being - Part 4: The Heart and Rhythm

A concept exploring the parallels between the organs in our body, people in organisations, and coaching culture. The Heart and Rhythm  This article is the continuation of “The Rhythm of Being” series. The article covers – Introduction to Rh...

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Neuron and Synapse

Rhythm of Being - Part Three - The Neuron and Synapse

Rhythm of Being - Part Three - The Neuron and Synapse  A concept exploring the parallels between the organs in our body, people in organisations, and coaching. This article is the continuation of “The Rhythm of Being” series. This time we think...

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