Category Archives: Professional Learning Development

How do you coach an intuitor-type person?

Some people find it really useful to be more aware about the ways they think or react, and there are a range of approaches and tools available that can help us do this. Carl Jung, in the 1920s, for instance, … Continue reading

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Making the change we know in our hearts is essential…by building a coaching culture

This was a guest post for CORE education, which originally appeared as:  Making the change we know in our hearts is essential…by building a coaching culture. Today’s leaders are expected to work well with people. This expectation includes being able to … Continue reading

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Leadership? Management? What’s the difference?

What is leadership within professional environments – and how does it differ from management? There have been whole books written on the nuances, but in a nutshell: a manager plans, organises and coordinates a group a group or a set … Continue reading

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Mentoring and coaching different genders – what are the differences? If any?

This is an extract from a blog that really caught my attention! “I realize that I am more inclined to coach women. I have recently become aware that, although I have two sons and a great husband, all of whom … Continue reading

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Fostering the courage to act

Most of today’s leaders are expected to deal effectively with people ́s motivation and be able to inspire them to their best performance. An essential part of this is fostering the courage to act, develop new ideas, take risks, and … Continue reading

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How to make the best choice…for you!

Everyone has times when they have two (or more) alternatives to choose from and are not sure how to make a choice that they feel they won’t regret later on. They may have already made a pros and cons list … Continue reading

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A dreamer, a realist or a critic?

I sometimes work with coachees who will come up with a strategy, and then immediately add the tag “that won’t work because…”. This focus tends to result in some great ideas and strategies never getting off the ground as a … Continue reading

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What do you need for great goals?

Coaching has a wide range of definitions and approaches. One of the most prevalent understandings is that coaching comprises “a collaborative relationship formed between a coach and the coachee for the purpose of attaining professional or personal development outcomes which … Continue reading

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That feeling when you uncover that hard-sought insight!

Success has different interpretations, and not all successful coaching sessions will see progress toward a specific goal (A to B) or having developed a strategy or solution (Allen, 2013). Sometimes it can be a sense of the coach and coachee working together … Continue reading

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The eight stages to a successful coaching culture

When we learn something, we change. However, it may take several steps during a coaching session to help a coachee become aware that they have learned, and recognise the relevance and application of their learning, which in turn, can help … Continue reading

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