Ending Coaching Relationships

Ending Coaching Relationships

Ending coaching relationships is something not written about very much in coaching publications. There are models that help us to structure the coaching process.  Think of GROW and OSCAR.  However, they don’t really address ending the relationship between the...
“Why Shoulds and Oughts” can be a problem.

“Why Shoulds and Oughts” can be a problem.

Recently I had a situation that made me think about how “Shoulds and Oughts” can be a clue to our script. My sister and I were talking about our plans for the day.  “I should go swimming.” I said. I had recently joined a health club and had set...
Be Perfect:  Driver or Working Style?

Be Perfect: Driver or Working Style?

As part of my coaching practice, I find the concept of Drivers and Working styles really useful.  Learning about the 5 behaviour types can help people; manage time better, find ways to deal with stress and work well with others.  The 5 Drivers are: Be Perfect, Please...
Gaining Insight – How coaching can help.

Gaining Insight – How coaching can help.

In coaching, helping coaching clients to gain insight is a key part of the process.  Insight can be defined as: “The capacity to gain an accurate and deep understanding of someone or something”[1].  For me as a coach,  insight involves accounting for internal and...
Emotions and Change

Emotions and Change

  Research has shown that many change processes fail to meet their initial objectives.  Whilst some of this may be attributable to unrealistic goals or a lack of planning, often a failure to deal with the people issues is a big contributing factor. Organisations...