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The essence of supervision; a coach's perspective

The start of a journey Nearly ten years ago, I actively decided from day one of my coach training that I would invest in coach supervision to support my journey. At the time I didn’t really understand what I was signing up to or just how powerful...

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"You are not listening to me!"

People long to be heard by others, yet listening in a way that ensures that the speaker feels understood is hard to do and rarely encountered.  Why is that?  The riposte, ‘you are not listening to me!’ often comes when an individual has expressed ne...

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How Clean Language helped Mary

One of the issues Mary wanted to deal with when working with me was that she felt overlooked in meetings and struggled to get across her point of view. In particular she felt very intimidated by some senior men in her organisation, whom I will kindly des...

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Unconditional Positive Regard

In my last discourse, I discussed ‘Empathy’ as being one of the three core conditions of a successful coaching relationship.  It was Carl Rogers (1) who suggested employing this, along with ‘Unconditional Positive Regard’ and ‘Congruence’ as ...

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Core Conditions of a Coaching Relationship

Core Conditions of a Coaching Relationship

Over half a century ago Carl Rogers (1) suggested that a successful ‘coaching relationship’ was based on three core conditions: unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence.  "The quality of a coaching relationship, says Peter Bluckert (2...

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