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Professional versus entrepreneur

By Sally Vanson

Whether a lawyer, accountant, junior doctor or professional coach, the definition of professional work is transient and depends on the challenges and make-up of the groups and a detailed analysis of professionalism and power. When examining the relationship between professionalism, knowledge, the state, social stratification, organizations, bureaucracy and social power (Abbot, 1988; Hanlon,1993; Macdonald, 1996;…

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Day to day Allignment ….

By Sally Vanson

I spent this morning reading two journals from a professional development organisation. What started off as a curiosity and relaxing half hour with a coffee, quickly became a deeper reflective exercise. There were numerous articles about individuals which read as egotistical narrative CVs. Written with a huge ‘past’ orientation, they were celebrating the contributions of…

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Psychoanalytic approaches to coaching, leadership and culture

By tpsadmin

This short essay by Dr Simon Western addresses Jacques Lacan’s famous comment “don’t give up on your desire”. The first part discusses the meaning of this statement, and also how it is misread. The second part offers a coaching case study to show a practical application. “Don’t give up on your desire” is often misunderstood as a…

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End of an era …

By Sally Vanson

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that having designed, developed and run the only NLP based Masters degree in the world for the last 14 years, we have to say good bye to it. We have had over 400 international graduates through 4 universities, and once again the university and political…

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NLP is not Coaching

By Sally Vanson

I have been reflecting with some strong concerns on the relationship between NLP and Coaching and conclude that NLP is not Coaching, albeit that some NLP techniques can be effectively utilised as part of the Coach’s toolkit. The very nature of coaching is to work with a client from present to future state, and not…

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Thoughts for the start of 2016 …..

By Sally Vanson

As we enter a new year in the complex world in which we live, I am mindful of the amount of stress many of our clients are trying to work through in their professional lives alone, on top of the complications of home challenges and world events. Last year, a client started his coaching session by…

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TPS’s Skype coaching, mentoring and coach supervision service

By Sally Vanson

Following recent concerns about security and travel, within Europe and especially in cities, The Performance Solution has expanded our Skype coaching, mentoring and coach supervision service. Our professionally qualified coaches are now available for Skype appointments and these are being offered at preferential rates to take account of reduced travel time and costs.   Several…

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Accredited Advanced Diploma in Coach Training

By Sally Vanson

The Performance Solution are delighted to have been awarded Accredited Advanced Diploma in Coach Training status by the Association for Coaching. This award is for the combined Professional Coaching Skills and Higher Professional Coaching Skills Programmes. We will  be listed on the Association for Coaching website as offering an AC Accredited Advanced Diploma in Coach…

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Locating Myself: A Biographical narrative of work by Simon Western

By tpsadmin

When coaching leaders, I often found that they felt a little dislocated, out of place in this fast moving world. The first task of my coaching work, focused on locating them, helping them re-discover their place, to feel more grounded and located in their networks. After which they were better positioned to take up leadership…

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