When to use a coach

When to use a coach

The question of “when to use an executive coach” can seem tricky at first glance. It is also one that attracts numerous confusing explanations. Today, I offer three considerations: stuckness, willingness and importance, which provide a simple framework for...
Enabling high functioning teams

Enabling high functioning teams

What makes high functioning teams? To answer this question, we first need to recognise what we are dealing with at a very basic level — human beings who have come together from varied walks of life to form a relationship system. A system of interacting and...
How to choose a life coach

How to choose a life coach

Working with an executive or life coach could be one of the most important decisions you make. Taking the time to find the right life coach for you is then crucial. Here are a few things to consider during your search. How important is the issue? Whatever question or...
Getting out of the chair in coaching

Getting out of the chair in coaching

Most traditional office environments revolve around a seated, desk-based approach to work. The same is true of coaching. As an executive and life coach, experience has shown that getting out of the chair to move beyond just sitting and talking can be incredibly...
Systemic constellations: Uncovering hidden dynamics

Systemic constellations: Uncovering hidden dynamics

Anyone who has facilitated or experienced a systemic constellation will know that it is a powerful way of surfacing deep unseen dynamics that are at play within the coachee’s relationship system. Systemic constellations have been described as many things,...
Parallel Process in Coaching

Parallel Process in Coaching

I was recently reminded of the importance of the parallel process in coaching during a session with a bright and experienced individual who had been promoted to a new role. The coaching was to be around resourcing herself to deal with the challenges of her new role....