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Is your coachee collecting stamps?

Collecting stamps is a term often used in Transactional Analysis to describe someone who is storing up emotions and feelings for things they may have buried or do not address. Sue Brown talks about the implications

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Roy Childs

Am I what I say or what I do – Being versus Doing by Roy Childs

My Divinity teacher (yes, they did used to exist) was renowned for picking out individual pupils and saying in a loud stern voice ‘Boy! If you act like an odious buffoon you will become an odious buffoon!’ He was clearly a psychologist in the behaviourist tradition. But this…

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How to challenge what I believe about myself

By Roy Childs PhD. This blog is describing a powerful way to help people learn about themselves through feedback. We know that feedback from others is one of the main ways that we learn about ourselves. It is like a mirror that can help to dispel some of our myths and…

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Do coaches help change behaviour or personality?

By Roy Childs PhD. Most coaches subscribe to the received wisdom that ‘coaches help change behaviour, NOT personality’. But this is based on certain assumptions that may not be entirely valid – one is practical and the other is ethical: The practical element is…

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Are We Truly Listening?

We hear the word 'listening' in various walks of life. Businesses say "we are listening to our customers"; politicians say "we are listening to the people"; parents say "we are listening to our children". The question I would put to you is: Are we listening but not…

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ACDC – How to Maximise the Impact of Psychometric Feedback

You may like to consider what people find useful about any feedback, but this blog, written by Roy Childs PhD. is specifically about psychometric profile feedback. What I hear people say is: Me:        ‘How useful was the psychometric feedback…

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