What does it take to be a coach?

What does it take to be a coach?

I was recently asked to say something on the matter of setting-up oneself as a coach and it really got me thinking: What does it take to be a coach? As coaches, we are immersed in the vast world of human dynamics. Where every day is an encounter with professional and...
ROI in Coaching: A bogus concept

ROI in Coaching: A bogus concept

The executive coaching world is full of articles about coaching ROI (return on investment), touting the benefits of coaching in boosting your company’s performance in this and that way, with return on investment of such and such %. ROI is then the latest buzz...
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...