Guest Blog ….Day 9 – The Final Day

Wow so the course is over, all the delegates (including myself) have completed our practical assessment, now all that is left is to do our open book exam. It has been a intense nine days but I can say for most if not all of us it has been a journey in one way or…

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Guest Blog …..Day 8

Second to last day and everything is falling into place. This morning four delegates completed their assessment. This consists of an hour coaching session whilst viewed by three other delegates and assessor. After the session is over the other delegates and assessor give feedback, and both the coach and the coachee give their thought on…

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Guest Blog ………Day 7

Well yesterday we explored coaching and walking and sandplay this was led again by Erica Hurley. I really enjoyed coaching and walking as I felt a real connection with the coachee, this really appeals to my kinsethic side. The walking allowed my coachee to move through the motions and I believe actually aided the thought…

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Guest Blog ….. Day 6

The sixth day and we have been looking at the psychometric Extended DISC for me this was really useful as I had undertaken the psychometric before, at this time I had just come out of a job with a really stressful work environment and looking at the psychometric now it is now clear to me…

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Guest Blog….Day 5

So today involved language, which involved looking at presuppositions, mind reads, organ language and of course clean language. The majority of the afternoon focused on using clean language in coaching, I found it especially interesting to learn about the life, journey and teachings of David Grove in addition to the work James Lawley and Penny…

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Guest Blog…..Day 4

Wow what a day, I can’t believe it is only day four, I feel like I have already come so far and learnt a wealth of information. I think today has been my favorite day of the course so far, for many reasons but the main reason would be my introduction to archetypes which I…

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Guest Blog……Day 3

Today we had Erica Hurley (a tps associate) as our trainer taking us through the skills of coaching this included building rapport, questioning, and both the GROW and SCORE models. What was really useful was the various different exercises that helped put our learning into practice. I especially enjoyed practicing the technique of centering as…

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Guest Blog …….Day 2

Day two covered various elements of social psychology and their uses in coaching. I have to say that my favorite part of today was learning about life scripts. Before today I really hadn’t thought about have much scripts can inform our responses in certain situations, and learning more about them has made me question certain…

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Guest Blog…….Day 1

Over the next nine days I am attending The Performance Solution’s Professional Coaching Skills course, and as I am fairly new to the world of coaching, I decided it would be a good idea to share my thoughts on how my introduction into the coaching arena progresses throughout the course. So over the next nine…

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