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It’s a terrible thing to see and have no vision

By |2017-01-05T10:29:20+00:00March 14th, 2012|Categories: Coaching courses and resources|Tags: , |

Every great achievement was once impossible until someone set a goal to make it a reality. Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass contains a story that provides an example of the need to dream the impossible dream. There is a conversation between Alice and the queen, which goes like this: "I can't believe that!" said Alice. [...]

Coaching Models From GROW to ACHIEVE

By |2020-08-10T08:15:41+00:00January 31st, 2012|Categories: Coaching courses and resources, spectrain|Tags: |

The GROW model developed by Sir John Whitmore is probably the best-known coaching model in the UK. Many coaching training programmes use this model as the framework for developing the coaching relationship, however, I find the ACHIEVE model provides a logical progression from GROW.     The seven step model was developed by Sabine Dembkowski and Fiona [...]

Boardroom Babble From The Dictionary of Jabberwocky

By |2017-01-05T10:29:24+00:00June 2nd, 2011|Categories: Change leadership, Training and Development|Tags: , , , |

Boardroom Babble From The Dictionary of Jabberwocky The request was simple enough – the job was to coach members of a multicultural management team over a period of time to ensure that they were sufficiently prepared with data/facts that supported their agenda items at the monthly management meeting which I would facilitate. The goal was to [...]

Mary’s Story – A non conventional approach to finding work and life balance

By |2017-01-05T10:29:27+00:00September 18th, 2009|Categories: Coaching courses and resources|Tags: |

 A wonderful insight provided by guest blogger and executive coach Rob. Ever overheard top executives remark, enviously or sarcastically, that everyone in the office has lots of time to socialise and spend time with family except them? Blame is usually attributed to expansive responsibilities. Responsibilities which tend to distance them from spontaneous and more extensive family [...]

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