• Emmy on Self-loathing

Working with self-loathing

April 19th, 2021|0 Comments

Watch the very beautiful and helpful video on self-loathing by Emmy van Deurzen, one of the foremost existential thinkers of our time. I really related to her description of how we develop self-loathing, in particular how we replicate the behaviour of “past” others towards ourselves. This means that we [...]

  • Online Support

Online Environment

April 12th, 2021|0 Comments

Supporting clients to work in an online environment We have all noticed the benefits of working in an online environment; convenience, cost, and global reach. However, we are noticing a lot of anxiety and some levels of team decay in clients who only use Zoom for internal communication. This [...]

  • coaching


April 5th, 2021|0 Comments

Performance coaching versus coaching that aims to build the inner world of the client. Coaching seems to straddle the world of supporting performance and enabling people’s lives more fully. These two goals may sometimes be at odds and may also need different ways of working. For example for performance [...]

  • Learning


March 27th, 2021|0 Comments

The wave of uncertainty, complexity, and change is here to stay and this means that we need to speed up our learning so that we can respond to the world as it is now, not as it was yesterday. The capacity to learn well is becoming more and more [...]

  • Organisational development

Organisational development

March 19th, 2021|0 Comments

Organisational development and the context. We have spent quite a lot of time talking about this in supervision, notably that when we coach an individual we are most often coaching how they interact with a person or a context. In this way coaching is always organisational development work; our [...]

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Getting more comfortable with race

March 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Getting more comfortable with race. Everybody has a race and they bring it into the coaching room, same with sexuality, gender, religion, thinking style etc. We need to be able to talk openly about race in coaching sessions, be straightforward and role model an approach to race that is useful [...]