Posts in Practitioner Research
Artistry and Aesthetics: What Tai Chi Chuan is teaching me about the adult learning gaps in coaching by Simon Darnton

I have been playing Tai Chi Chuan for over 15 years. I've also been teaching, or should I say coaching(?) Tai Chi for a couple of years having completed a 3-year Chen-style Tai Chi teacher qualification.

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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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An experience of finding rhythm and how it translates to coaching by Simon Darnton

If you have read my previous two pieces here on rhythm, you’ll already know it’s a bit of theme in my coaching work. But I'll admit to you upfront that how I bring myself to coaching is still a major piece of inquiry for me. I don't quite know yet and I'm intrigued by how this is unfolding as my coaching practice develops.

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How sustainability leadership is redefining individual liberty: a new context for executive coaching by Geoffrey Ahern

Championing both individual liberty − as we do in coaching − and the sustainability vision are in conflict in the world today. There are signs that they could move ahead together, but that this would require a radical redefinition of what it means to be free!

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What is this rhythm thing and what does it have to do with coaching? By Simon Darnton

In my first piece about rhythm being an untapped dimension in coaching and one that, for me, was born out of a domain full of speed and risk, it follows that what I do in coaching has to do with rhythm. I help my clients to find better rhythms, of course, but what about me?

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Making sense of how the detail of behaviour works in Coaching – and forming greater awareness of this most important frontier for progress in Coaching by Jeremy Ridge

I still find important gaps between my awareness of what actual Coaching practice involves, and what standards, or level of understanding, I believe is needed, that I can use to keep my awareness high about what matters in my practice.  

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Pursuing Professionalism and Rigor in Coaching; The usefulness of peer coaching for personal and professional development by Yvonne Thackray and Larissa Conte

Coaching as we understand it today is part of an evolutionary process in elevating human potential. As societies continue to realize that each individual has greater potential to live beyond their limitations, coaching has tapped into that growing awareness while filling a gap left by the decline of lifelong structured developmental experiences like guilds, formal mentoring, and initiations.

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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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