Coaching concepts

Discipline and self-leadership

It's late in the day and you have to get to your pilates class, and yet again you are running late.…


My top 3 books about leadership and coaching for 2015

As another year comes to an end I thought about which books I have particularly enjoyed this year,…


5 resolutions for 2015

As another year ends and I focus on 2015, it is a reminder to reflect on what has inspired me this…


Different types of coaching

As coaching becomes more prevalent in the workplace, it can be useful to distinguish between the…


In what type of environment are you operating at your best?

I was recently on a walk with my dogs when we came across some pheasants.  Immediately, the dogs…


What trainers can learn from motor sport driving instructors

Imagine the situation.   You are sitting in the passenger seat of a high performance car, with…


The Great Coaching Challenge

Tonight the final episode of BBC's Great British Bake Off is aired on TV.  It is designed to find…


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Lean In - when opportunity meets preparation

Are you a lucky person?  Do you find yourself in the right place at the right time?  Seneca, a…


push your boundaries

Factors that help you push your boundaries

Last week  I gave a presentation for the Association for Coaching on Pushing your Boundaries.  It…


Traits or Types? Different types of personality assessment tools

Personality assessments or psychometrics as they are sometimes known, are the branch of psychology…


Coaching

Coaching in the outdoors

Coaching is a process that can be undertaken in any location - from the office to the outdoors, or…


Are you a lifesaver as a leader?

When I was younger, I learned lifesaving skills which quaified me to be a lifeguard at the local…


How being selfish can deliver positive results

I recently delivered a motivational session to a group of women who are partners of those in the…


Career Planning tips

In the Autumn 2012 Bulletin of the Association for Coaching (AC) UK edition of the AC’s online…


Cope with Change at Work

I am excited that my new book, Cope with Change at Work,co-authored with Clive Steeper, who is also…


How good a listener are you?

Listening for Comprehension I like this video clip of Kevin Sharer, Amgen CEO describing what what…


Work from the end point backwards

I recently listened to two podcasts that had a very similar theme and one that I subscribe to -…


Five habits you need to develop to be an inspirational leader

To be an inspirational leader – You need to have a clear VISION, generate PASSION by understanding…


Confronting a fear

One approach to confronting a fear is to deliberately put yourself in the real-life situation that…


Friday 13th - how do you view it?

Today its Friday 13th April and for some, the idea of FRIDAY 13th - seems like something to be…


Coaching chemistry sessions - are they worthwhile?

Recently I have been discussing the process of coaching chemistry sessions with some of my…


What goes around....comes around

Earlier this year I wrote in my blog about a woman with great perserverance, who had been really…


Hot Coaching Topics and useful Icebreaker

Yesterday I attended the Hot Coaching Topics conference in Bristol and really enjoyed it. …


Have you considered the power of your language?

I was having a conversation recently about the power and influence of language, as books like Words…


What 3 words describe your brand?

After attending the Association for Coaching event that I blogged about last week, I have been…


Defining your niche as a coach

Last night I attended a great session arranged by the Association for Coaching, where Katherine…


Am I good enough?

It's interesting for me to observe that coaching themes seem to come in waves for me. I get…


7 tips for stepping out of your comfort zone this year

  Change something every day.  It may be as simple as sitting in a different chair at home,…


Top 5 coaching issues

In my work as an executive coach with business leaders, I come across many common issues and have…


Coaching documentary

Today I watched this documentary about coaching which I think really captures the essence of what…


From resistance to acceptance

I have noticed recently that many of our coaching clients or attendees at our workshops have one…


Eliminating the Chatterbox

Recently I had a real panic at work when I had to be two places at once, and it meant finding…


Opera singers and coaches

I was listening to Radio 4 earlier this week and heard a feature where Dame Kiri Te Kanawa was…


Feel the fear and do it anyway

Tomorrow I am going to a local nursery school to talk to the children about "cold places".  As…


What matters most in coaching

I came across this list of issues that Vega Zagier Roberts and Michael Jarrett summarise as 'What…