Coaching: Transactional or Transformational?

Coaching: Transactional or Transformational?

Part of what we do as coaches is to support an individual achieve their goals and bettering themselves by bring life-long, transformational change. However, I have found myself debating this question with other coaches, either when undergoing my own supervision or in...
Should we get to the root of a problem?

Should we get to the root of a problem?

Clients often come to coaching to experience a change in themselves. They can sometimes identify areas that they label as “problems” and engage in a coaching program to bring some resolution. This raises a key question for the coach, or even the manager who is...
Examining Coaching Methodologies in the Workplace

Examining Coaching Methodologies in the Workplace

When distinguishing between the methodologies that coaches use in the workplace, we can safely divide them between two broad methodologies: one focused on bridging gaps and the other on developing strengths. So, what should managers and organisational coaches focus on...
Dear Coachee… I feel unsettled

Dear Coachee… I feel unsettled

Sometimes, whilst in the full flow of a coaching session you might start experiencing the same feelings as your coachee. Is this good or bad and more importantly should you let the coachee know how you feel? Find out my thoughts below.Part of being a coach is...
Let’s not talk about the past…

Let’s not talk about the past…

This week I spent an amazing couple of days supporting an organisation in developing their line managers into executive coaches. As part of the discussions held one key question, that typically always arises when training coaches, kept us busy for a whole afternoon. ...