Posts by Sally Vanson

How the world has changed

It is 18 years this week since the foundations for The Performance Solution were laid by Sally Vanson and initially three business partners. We had big ideas – perhaps too big and certainly too diverse. Two partners left early on and Sally continued with one to develop the coaching and leadership side of the business,…

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Change to ICF’s Credential Renewal policy

The following change to ICF’s Credential Renewal policy is effective immediately for Associate Certified Coaches whose ICF Credentials expire December 31, 2018, or later: ·         The 10 hours of Mentor Coaching required of Associate Certified Coach renewal applicants can now be applied toward the 40 hours of Continuing Coach Education required for Associate Certified Coach…

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Brand Alignment

Brand alignment is a simple way of saying “Harness the power of your whole company to deliver your brand promise in employee behavior, new product development, and sales and marketing efforts”. A brand promise is a statement of the relevance and differentiation that gives us competitive advantage. Marketing collateral, logos, colours, typefaces, spatial proportions, voice,…

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A question of coaching ….

Here at The Performance Solution, we are absolutely committed to coach mentoring and enjoy partnering with our clients to ensure they meet the ICF standards. Whether you are applying for a credential via the portfolio route, are attending our ACTP programme or are an ACC wanting to renew your credential, we are happy to have…

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Ministry of Defence’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme

The Ministry of Defence’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces, and helps prepare you for working life outside the service. The Performance Solution has approval as an Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme provider, and this means that service men and women (and some ex-service people) can apply for…

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Brand new opportunity for 2017

Hello and Happy New Year. This is a special blog to share with you the work we are currently doing across Europe with our C.O.A.C.H. programme to develop 100 teachers, head teachers and senior education professionals to become qualified coaches. The learning from the pilot programme will be disseminated later in 2017 and in the…

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Generative collaboration

There has been a lot of discussion and research about the nature of intelligence and how the way we use our various intelligences affect our success both in life and in the organizational world. When Robert Dilts (1999) started researching what made the difference between successful and underperforming individuals and teams, he made several notable…

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Record Keeping: Performance, Conduct & Ethics

Record Keeping: Performance, Conduct & Ethics Adapted from an article by Emma Pratt – October 27, 2016 In this digital age issues around record keeping are often a source of angst and sometimes confusion for coaches. Throw in the data protection and privacy laws that prevail in different geographies and guidance provided by professional bodies…

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Being the best associate you can be

Having recently run a workshop on how ICF competences overlap with management and leadership competences and are therefore just as applicable for an in-house coach as an external one, I suddenly realized that they are also applicable to those wanting to be a great associate (a person who works as a self-employed resource for another…

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Evolving silo working to collaboration

Years of corporate experience informs my observation that senior professionals work very much as ‘individual experts or brands’ rather than as part of the professional service firm. Previous research underpinning the context is limited, although developing as the time for change approaches. Putting the individual ahead of the firm in this way leads to divisiveness…

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  • How the world has changed

    How the world has changed

    It is 18 years this week since the foundations for The Performance Solution were laid by Sally Vanson and initially three business partners. We had big ideas – perhaps too …Read More »
  • Change to ICF’s Credential Renewal policy

    Change to ICF’s Credential Renewal policy

    The following change to ICF’s Credential Renewal policy is effective immediately for Associate Certified Coaches whose ICF Credentials expire December 31, 2018, or later: ·         The 10 hours of Mentor …Read More »
  • Coaching and talented students by Mohammed Baeshera

    Coaching and talented students by Mohammed Baeshera

    This month we are celebrating the massive growth in the Middle East and we welcome our guest blogger Mohammed Basher.   الكوتشنج .. بين اكتشاف الموهبة ورعايتها بتاريخ : مع …Read More »
  • Leading by coaching approach by Hani Bahwireth

    Leading by coaching approach by Hani Bahwireth

    This month we are celebrating the massive growth in the Middle East and we welcome our guest blogger Hani Bahwireth القيادة بمنهج الكوتشنج “لمحة”   أسلوب قيادي عصري لموظفي الجيل …Read More »
  • Introduction to coaching by Hani Bahwireth

    Introduction to coaching by Hani Bahwireth

     :This month we are celebrating the massive growth in the Middle East and we welcome our guest blogger  تكون من القلائل الذين سمحت لهم الفرصة أن تعلموا أو سمعوا عنالكوتشنج،وبما …Read More »