Tag Archives: coaching

Going for gold

“Welcome to the most successful sports club in the world.” Founded in 1818, the Leander Club in Henley on Thames is well-placed to make that claim. 12 athletes from the Leander Club won gold medals in Rio 2016. The club has a tally of 123 golds since 1908 and is the home to heroes such… Read More »

“The special one”

In a recent conversation with an “Agile Coach”, the conversation turned to coaching in an organisational setting. The coach said: “It’s my job to tell people that they are doing things wrong, and that they should approach things the way I tell them to… I’m a bit like Jose Mourinho… the special one… and that’s… Read More »

The Coach’s Casebook

Is part of my job to be a psychotherapist? I know that I need to foster a desire to improve and help people adjust to change, but should I also be trained to deal with people’s neuroses too? We are all strange and have our idiosyncrasies, but if someone is a chronic people pleaser, obsessive,… Read More »

Visualisation

  I want my kids to do well in life. I encourage them to embrace new experiences and challenges. I think that I offer words of encouragement on a regular basis. However, like most parents, the words I use apparently don’t help them to succeed; they encourage failure. “Don’t spill your milk” makes them imagine… Read More »

G.R.O.W as a Coach

In my last post, Coaching v Mentoring, I talked about how, in my opinion, a Coach is someone who helps people “identify and achieve their goals” and that a coach should do this through questioning rather than “the coach influencing or giving their own opinion on the subject”. Surely, this is easier said than done?… Read More »