Coaching conversations

In every conversation there are the seeds of new tomorrows …… Coaching conversations are not predicated on the expert use of models or structure, but on connection, relationship, full attention on the client, great listening and questioning. There are so many models of coaching conversations,  3 step, 4 step, 5 step,…

Applying real coaching skills in managers and leaders

For managers implementing the ‘coach approach’ in their everyday busy business life. The approach and effective conversations of a ‘leader / coach’ are often very different to what they learned in the past, not least because it demands a shift from the problem solving behaviours that so many managers have found successful, and have been rewarded for in their organisations.

Why Coaching?

Coaching and being coached are essential activities for 21st century business leaders. In an environment of uncertainty, intense competition and globalisation of markets, innovation, creativity and improved performance are vital to the survival of businesses.

Coaching -vs- Mentoring

Often when working with Managers on coaching skills we get asked about the differences between Coaching and Mentoring.  The diagram below attempts to clarify and also mentions different styles / behaviours.  Coaching and Mentoring are very much future focussed.  Whilst asking questions is the dominant style for coaching, I strongly believe that great…