Coaching in the Global Village

COACHING THE GLOBAL VILLAGE How could I resist posting this brilliant short film by Nic Askew. The idea of coaching as empowerment is so poignant and often gets overlooked as coaches get brought in as a remedial alternative to disciplinary action! Dr Patrick Williams’ concept of coaching globally, not just reserving it for top execs,…

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ICF European Conference Paris 2010

Allan and I have just returned from Paris for the ICF conference. Here’s a quick summary in pictures of our time there: It was a great opportunity to meet up with some of the UK ICF team and discuss the upcoming 2012 conference which is going to take place in the UK! We were able…

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Hope

This week I wrote a guest Blog for Jeff Weigh’s Rise and Shine Blog. Just a few thoughts to get you thinking over your morning coffee. This morning I’m thinking about Hope. That old thing left in Pandora’s box. But instead of being the last out, I’m thinking about hope as the first. This was…

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Which Coaching Organisation Should I Use?

There are so many coaching associations out there now that shopping for coaching services or for coach training is becoming a minefield of acronyms. Which organisation should you choose? How can you tell who represents what? How do you know that an accreditation is really worth its salt? To help with this confusion we pinpoint…

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NLP Works.. And Now We Have Proof!

Brought to us by: We know that NLP works, right? I am assuming your answer is a big resounding yes! And yet, whilst the popularity of, and general awareness around NLP is definitely on the up, there is still some skepticism about its credibility. Improving this public perception of NLP is something we are very…

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Setting Goals and Climbing mountains

While you may be used to chatting to me on the phone or seeing me in the office, us TPS folk are sometimes to be found in very different places! Last week I climbed my first official mountain! This had been a big goal for me for some time and standing on a rocky ridge…

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Coaching Super-Vision: Superman or Lex Luther?

What’s coaching supervision all about? Someone watching you, pointing out your mistakes and giving you a bad mark at the end of the session? Is it designed to restrict a coach’s freedom to coach in the way that they want to? Is it to create a mainstream coach, one size fits all? We’d love to…

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More – Nic Askew

[LOWER THE LIGHTS – SWITCH OFF THE WORLD – PLAY FULL SCREEN] Following Julio Olalla’s talk about leading a good life at the AC conference, I was recommended this film entitled “More” by Nic Askew. It makes an interesting parallel with Julio’s talk, particularly the speaker’s end comments about being both content and striving for…

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AC Going Global Conference 2010 – Meg Thompson

Last Thursday and Friday, Allan and I attended the Association for Coaching Going global conference as exhibitors. We’d like to thank all the attendees who came for a chat at our stand and joined in with our coaching games. We had some great quotes, jokes and tips from coaches as well as some interesting chats.…

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