Coaching is about enabling clarity

Coaching is about enabling clarity

If you ask a hundred different coaches “what coaching is” you will probably get a hundred different answers. For me, coaching is about enabling clarity. Clarity about yourself and what stops you from finding real confidence and focus in your life.   Enabler of...
Cat as coach?

Cat as coach?

Someone recently asked me if after a few coaching sessions they would be able to ‘get things on track’. My response, which will not surprise some of you, was that the answer is unknowable —maybe, maybe not. I pointed out the epistemic uncertainty around if my...
Projecting yourself

Projecting yourself

People are always projecting themselves on to others. This is almost axiomatic. The only question is around how much one does it. How aware are you of when you might be projecting yourself on to others? Projection is fundamental to how the human animal lives and we...
Help to think

Help to think

I often share vignettes from coaching sessions where something not obvious emerged. But, today I’d like to talk about the value of helping someone to simply think through a problem, even one that appears straightforward. To really listen and to pose questions that...
Self-actualisation is not self-improvement

Self-actualisation is not self-improvement

When people talk about self-actualisation they inevitably invoke Maslow with visually appealing colourful pyramids. They present self-actualisation as if it is somehow ‘self-improvement’. The reality is that this is a mischaracterisation. Self-actualisation is not...
Are you coachable?

Are you coachable?

The question of coachability is fundamental to the coaching relationship. It is so fundamental that without coachability, coaching simply cannot take place.   What is coachability?  Coachability is the ability to engage in an introspective process of...