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). […]
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