Understanding how clients react to challenges in life is very important to coaches. O’Conner and Lages (ref 1) have come up with a Transition Model that helps explain the stages clients go through in handling change. The client starts with a Dissatisfaction or Challenge. They may feel that they want to be happier, but they […]
Walking Aimlessly ………. a Metaphor for Life I was stuck in Cheshire over the weekend recently and wanted to continue my hill-walking training for Machu Pichu. Those who know Cheshire will understand how it is difficult to find a strenuous walk anywhere close to Nantwich. So I headed up to the Bickerton Hills. It was […]
Coaches work with clients to help them find the answers they already have, but don’t know it. Milton Erickson told this story at a seminar: I was returning from high school one day and a runaway horse with a bridle on, ran past a group of us and went into a farmer’s yard…… looking for […]
Questions are a magical tool for a good coach. They have a strange spellbinding quality that makes you reply. You cannot not respond to a question. A powerful question forces you to think back to your experiences. Even “I don’t know”, in some eerie way has made you think and consider your experience before answering. […]
A Critical review of the skills and behaviours required for ethical practice of Coaching or Mentoring at a senior or strategic level.
The behaviours required for a coach or mentor to demonstrate ethical practice are outlined in a document called The Global Code of Ethics issued by The Association for Coaching (AC) and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) (AC &EMCC 2016). The International Coach Federation (ICF) has their own ethics document covering similar areas. (www.coachfederation.org/code-of-ethics). […]
A brilliant video from Atkins Consultants about Engineers. There should be more videos like this.
There is an increasing move towards using storytelling in a coaching assignment. Dr David Drake advocates Narrative Coaching and others are now embracing the more informal approach to establishing solutions for a coaching client. Storytelling, a Vital Tool to Turn Managers into Leaders
The factors which impact on how mentoring is integrated at a senior, strategic and organisational level.
The impact of mentoring within an organisation varies depending on the structure and location of the organisation, the interaction characteristics, Participant demographics, purpose of the interaction, and degree of structure. (Gray et al 2016 p159). So the way an organisation wants to structure a mentoring program is critical to its impact. Mentoring can be a strategic […]