Posts in CPPD
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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Supervision is the collective learnings shared amongst peers by Simon Dennis

Given the nature of coaching, and its close links and historical alignment to therapy, I can understand why the need for supervision became a hot topic. In the early days it was very simple just to build on the model,

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High Quality in the Coaching process by Maria Biquet

Practicing Coaching for years and reaching a point of maturity I have come to some observations and conclusions about what we really do when we work with people in a coaching process.

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Using ‘felt experience’ in coaching by embodying Chinese thinking by Simon Darnton

The more I coach, the more I am aware of how I rely on both mine and my clients’ felt experience as primary guides in the coaching space. Through this, clients also report that they become more aware of, and connected with, their felt experience. But more importantly they're able to use it practically, to be 

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Listening unlocks my approach to coaching by Keiko Shinohara (guest)

Every coach listens; the difference lies in the ways we each focus on what we’re listening to and how (self-) aware we each are when we’re listening to our client communicate with us.

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Working as a Consultant Coach can speed up results! By Maria Biquet

Most of us are fed up with instructions, ready-made solutions and all the literature about “the X steps to success” that somebody else has tried (or just imagined) and presents them to us all as the Guru in the matter of self- development and success in life and business.

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“Rules of Thumb: My Own Coaching Heuristics” by Lilian Abrams

I have realized over my time as an executive coach (and prior to that, as an OD consultant) that I have assembled my own personal treasure box of what I call “heuristics”.  These are the pithy sayings, models, and go-to concepts that I have found useful in describing my meaning, in terms of providing a contribution to my client in that moment in our coaching conversation.  (Understanding the nature of that prompting urge is, I suspect, a topic for another blog-piece!)

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Why should anyone be coached by me? By Alan Robertson

The good coach invited me to think more broadly and explicitly about how I coach and where that approach comes from. That's what this blog is about. It's a bit longer, but I have some debts to acknowledge and that takes a bit of space and explanation.

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Dancing with Resistance: A lesson from my first year as a coach by Robbie Swale (guest)

This is a piece written for and about coaching, covering the incredibly powerful topic of Resistance. Resistance is a part of almost all the work I do with clients, and for me personally almost all the work I do to build my business.

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