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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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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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Empowering Generative Change

The coach state is a state of mind and physical being that has been developed by the International Association for Generative Change (IAGC).  The IAGC was founded by Robert Dilts (A thought leader in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and St...

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What can a box of buttons do for your client?

You’d be amazed I always am.  It’s incredible what clients do with a button.  All of a sudden the button takes on a persona, an emotion, a hurt, a meaning, a frustration. It can be tapped, and stroked, rubbed between thumb and fingers. It can be ...

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