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Once upon a time...

As coaches we need to build a strong working alliance with our clients so that they trust us and feel safe to be vulnerable and explore aspects of themselves that they may have been unwilling or afraid to examine or that they were unaware of.  When we sh...

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Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow

In coaching situations it’s easy to experience some performance anxiety; we want to do a great job and help our clients to unlock solutions to whatever personal situation they have come to us to resolve.  I have found myself wanting to be the perfect c...

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The Perils of Friendliness

I was reading an article in the Coaching Psychologist on the way to a client this morning.  The article reported some research into whether client factors – described as clients’ “core self-evaluations” - are a significant factor in the effective...

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Confused by what's going on in your life? Maybe you need a developmental perspective.

Jean Piaget (1896–1980) was the father of developmental stage theory but he originally thought that cognitive development stopped once you became an adult. Not so! We continue to develop ‘vertically’ if we are challenged by new circumstances. Where ...

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Untangling - with a 'Clean' approach to Supervision

Sam (not their real name): I have a client who sort of outmanoeuvres me; she keeps telling me what to do, how I could be running the sessions.  We’ve had three now but it’s sort of unsettling. Ken: And is there anything else about telling you what...

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