• 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?2021-02-18T18:09:56+00:00

Great Coaching Conversations in Your Organisation


6 Key Skills “Organizations have embraced the practice of coaching to grow their human capital and advance their goals and mission. Managers and leaders who use the coach approach to management and leadership are better equipped to develop their team members’ value to their organizations, as well as influence their career paths” This quote from recent research conducted by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)* confirms the ongoing development and application of coaching skills and a coach approach within organisations. This important “muscle” within the leadership skillset is gradually becoming more mainstream as organisations increasingly realise and experience the benefits of ...

Great Coaching Conversations in Your Organisation2021-02-16T03:10:16+00:00

A Pathway for Growth


One of my favourite aspects of coaching psychology is the area of beliefs. I am fascinated by the concept of how several beliefs can cluster together around a core belief that seems to sit at the top of a hierarchy and yet is often hidden, nestled amongst those other supporting beliefs that seem almost to be seeking to hide and protect the central stem of that particular belief system. So often, the work can focus on changing some of those peripheral, supporting beliefs and yet this invariably leads only to short term change, because the core belief stays intact and ...

A Pathway for Growth2021-02-16T03:14:22+00:00

It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint


Back at the beginning of 2020, one could have been forgiven for thinking that COVID-19 was a worrying and yet soon-to-pass experience. With multiple efforts, adjustments and changes to more or less every aspect of our lives, it started to appear as though we were turning a corner and getting control of the pandemic… As of today, various parts of the world are now preparing for or engaging with the ‘second wave’, another potentially tidal avalanche of cases, deaths and all of the associated social, physical, psychological and economic implications that it brings. Some say it may even worse that ...

It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint2021-02-16T03:16:34+00:00

The Coach Approach


Many organisations have adopted the practice of coaching to support the engagement, development and performance of their employees. According to research by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), 83% of organisations surveyed plan to extend the scope of their managers and leaders using coaching skills during the next five years (see references). With the use of coaching skills by managers and leaders now forming a significant sector of the field of coaching, this marks an interesting trend pointing toward a more sustained and mainstream shift in the focus of leadership development and the range of skills expected from leaders today and ...

The Coach Approach2021-02-15T22:38:53+00:00
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