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7 ways that coaches could DAMPEN the spark of creativty

One would think that any and all kind of coaching activity would encourage creativity in those embarking on it. But I am not so sure about that. I suspect most coaches intend to encourage creative thinking in their coachees, but there are a number of reas...

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Mentor Coaching is for Life, not just Credentialing

Mentor coaching.  What is that?  Have you even heard of it?  Like coaching, it is often misunderstood. Mentor coaching is ‘observed coaching with feedback against a set of competencies, that sharpens the coach’s all-round presence’ (Norman, 20...

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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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