Coaching is Integral to Society Thriving


The International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) vision is that coaching is an integral part of a thriving society and every ICF Member represents the highest quality of professional coaching. Given the global experiences of recent months, we could easily be forgiven for thinking that society is, in most cases, certainly not thriving. However, regardless of the many challenges people, organisations and communities have been facing, coaching as a profession is steadily growing. In fact, it is growing significantly, and it is quite possible that the presence of such challenges has enabled coaching to truly come into its own. I am reminded ...

Coaching is Integral to Society Thriving2021-08-16T09:21:39+01:00

Making a Difference is Easier than You Think


Before the pandemic, coaching was being very effectively and increasingly used as a powerful strategic resource for leaders and their development. Furthermore, a growing number of organisations started to explore how coaching skills and principles could be used to leverage a positive impact beyond individual leaders. Team Coaching is widely utilised to develop teams and a “coaching approach” is now being cited as an important ingredient to inform leadership and organisational culture. Given the immense challenges faced by organisations and their leaders in pandemic and post-pandemic operation, coaching, as a discipline and a way of leading and communicating, is really ...

Making a Difference is Easier than You Think2021-07-25T12:41:11+01:00

Post-Pandemic Leadership – you reap what you sow…


I am noticing a shift in the work being brought by my coaching clients recently. For over a year now, leaders have been focussing on how to navigate and effectively lead their teams or their organisations through the pandemic, whilst also facing many associated challenges such as virtual working, strained finances, and significantly increased stress as a result of the high levels of uncertainty, complexity and change. However, I now see a shift toward the question of post-pandemic leadership… "How will we return to work?," "How will we re-engage?," and more importantly, "How will we recover and get our organisation ...

Post-Pandemic Leadership – you reap what you sow…2021-06-22T15:32:51+01:00

International Coaching Week – Is your Organisation on the Bus?


This week is International Coaching Week (ICW) and all over the world there are literally hundreds of events focussed on coaching. Some of them are professional development opportunities for professional coaches and managers and leaders using coaching skills; some are live demonstrations of coaching and others are presentations on the many beneficial aspects of coaching including its role as a strategic resource for organisations. The profession of coaching is growing and evolving rapidly and has now become part of the daily lexicon of organisational and leadership conversation and strategy. The coaching bus gets bigger and better and it’s picking up ...

International Coaching Week – Is your Organisation on the Bus?2021-05-17T13:13:43+01:00
  • Coaching Leaders Through Uncertainty

Coaching Leaders through Uncertainty


The Agile Centre is a leading provider of Agile consultancy, assessments, training and business services and I recently had the great pleasure to speak at one of their regular Meetups to talk about Coaching Leaders through Uncertainty. You can watch the full webinar here:  Here is an overview of the presentation: The Growth of Coaching In 2020, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) published its fourth major research project on the size and scope of the coaching profession. The 2020 ICF Global Coaching Study represents the largest study of its kind with 22, 457 responses from 161 ...

Coaching Leaders through Uncertainty2021-03-23T00:46:54+00:00

Are You Creating a Thinking Environment?


Drawing upon coaching psychology to help leaders navigate the “new normal” This article draws upon the book, Becoming a Coach, authored by Tracy Sinclair and Jonathan Passmore and seeks to highlight the benefits and application of a particular coach approach and how it can be applied to leadership. Integrating coach approaches to leadership can be very valuable, especially when it comes to more successfully navigating times of challenge and leading into new environments and circumstances. Here we will explore the humanistic approach, its implications for relationships, and how we can bring this alive in leadership through the Time to Think ...

Are You Creating a Thinking Environment?2021-02-20T00:13:57+00:00

Do We Have What it Takes?


Day after day, I see a plethora of articles, blogs and podcasts sharing ideas and suggestions for how to navigate the pandemic and its multiple consequences. In fact, I have also offered a few of my own. However, the question I am sitting with is: how could we possibly know what to do? We have never in living memory experienced anything of the scale, magnitude and impact of this pandemic. So how could we simply know? In the absence of knowing, what do we do? In my ongoing quest to answer my own question, I have found myself exploring and ...

Do We Have What it Takes?2021-02-18T17:57:18+00:00

A New Kind of Leadership


Well, this has certainly been a year to remember... so many challenges, so many changes... and so fast. In many ways, our world is almost unrecognisable compared to this time last year. We have new norms around how we work, where we work and what work we do – or not do, as the case may be. Organisations and professions are dying, and others are being born, almost overnight. We are getting used to patterns and habits that we would never have imagined just a few months ago. I heard on the news the other day that there is concern ...

A New Kind of Leadership2021-02-18T18:12:22+00:00
  • Coaching during Covid

Coaching During Covid: A Case Study


Supporting frontline key worker with coaching Coaching with Conscience exists to have a positive impact on society and our environment through coaching. We believe that every organisation should have access to high-quality coaching, and we specialise in offering coaching and coaching related services in support of positive social impact and social progress. By mid-March 2020, the strain of dealing with COVID-19 on frontline key workers was already very evident. Quickly we developed this initiative and started connecting our volunteer coaches with those who needed support. Here are a few key stats from the initiative: 31 coaches 5 organisations participated ...

Coaching During Covid: A Case Study2021-02-16T03:01:52+00:00

Agile and ICF Coaching – A Perfect Marriage?


Having noticed an increased in the number of Agile Coaches coming to my ICF-Accredited coach training programmes, I decided to do some exploration of these two professional paths to understand what appears to be an interesting and complementary relationship. What is Agile Coaching? The Agile Coaching Institute defines Agile Coaching as “a collaboration with people in a thought provoking and creative journey using coaching approaches with an agile mindset and principles to help individuals, teams and organizations be the best they can be”. Interestingly, this aligns well with the International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) definition that “coaching is partnering with clients ...

Agile and ICF Coaching – A Perfect Marriage?2021-05-13T02:33:15+01:00