Posts in Professional Experience
When ego gets in the way of a good coaching conversation by Petra Macdougald

Recently I conducted a video conference session with an overseas client. This client is a senior executive and we have had previously three very fruitful sessions face to face. While I do conduct a fair number of coaching sessions via

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Working from a place of unknowing versus knowing by Doug Montgomery & Gary Armstrong

As human beings we are amazing meaning making machines; we strive to know and to understand what is going on and we gather evidence that supports our view of the world.  We try to make sense of the complexities and chaos

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Delivering coaching workshops for groups of tech entrepreneurs by Katy Tuncer

Recently I have launched group coaching workshops, building on successful pilots in 2017. My core role remains as a Business/CEO coach, normally one-on-one, and I work extensively with senior leaders in the tech industry in Cambridge, UK – both on the investor side – Angels, VCs – and portfolio company CEOs and/or Founders. 

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How to Say No …gracefully by Katy Tuncer

Imagine you are not yourself, but you are “in charge” of you. You can deploy yourself to any set of tasks and activities you choose, in life and work.

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Evaluating and enhancing the internal Job+ coach programme by Petra Macdougald

In December 2016 I shared with you the benefits our internal Job+ coaching programme generates and how we worked in parallel with 5 internal full-time coaches and a pool of 13 Job+ coaches (colleagues who perform individual coaching in addition to their business tasks) to meet coaching demands. This way of working allows us to provide individual and team coaching as well as support leadership development.

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Powerfully Handling Distractions by Katy Tuncer

Everyone faces a constant steam of opportunities to shift focus away from planned work. Some distractions are externally imposed and others just seem to pop up in the mind. Either way, badly handled distractions can lead to wasted time and frustration. How often do you end the day frustrated with what you have achieved or irritated with yourself for wasting time on the wrong things?

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“Making sense of how we define a coaching approach – Part 3 : differentiating leaders taking a coaching approach from internal coaches” by Doug Montgomery and Laurent Terseur

In our first two blogs of this mini series we explored what it took for us as former leaders and managers to expand our existing range of styles by adding a more coaching approach, and shared what we felt were the related benefits and challenges that may be of value to others. 

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The idea of a coaching culture - making a start on establishing coaching as a part of how the organisation works by Sarah Kivlin (guest)

I’ve wanted coaching to be recognised as a viable way of developing people in this organisation for several years.

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My journey from operating as a Consultant who also occasionally, bolted on coaching, to appreciating more fully what Coaching can bring by Gamiel Yafai

At the start of this year one of my goals was to complete an Executive Coaching qualification mainly to rubber stamp my many years experience, and as a backup for tenders and other business requirements, not really appreciating just what a difference it would make. 

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