The Rise of the Therapeutic Coach

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the services of coaches have been in demand more than ever. The crisis has caused widespread disruption to the workplace (CIPD, 2020) and increased pressure on the lives of many working professionals (WHO, 2020). Moreover, over the last eighteen months, coaches have been reporting a greater demand for…

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What is the difference between a Coach, Counsellor and Mentor?

Coaching, mentoring, and counselling all sit under the umbrella of talking therapies. They work because the client is free to speak about topics they may otherwise not get a chance to discuss. The coach, mentor or counsellor listens attentively, and clients often describe this as cathartic in our fast pace of life where we are…

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Does Sibling Order Effect Your Leadership Style as an Adult?

Over the last 100 years, we’ve all been fascinated by the idea that our sibling birth order has a significant effect on our personalities as adults. Birth order differences have been popularised by the psychology articles found in magazines like Time, The Huffington Post and ABC Online. These are not academic journals, so there is…

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Business Transformation – How to be successful

I’ve been working in the transformation consulting industry for the last 25 years, and I like to think that I’ve accrued a few nuggets of wisdom along the way. So here is one for you. Top-down change programmes rarely deliver the hoped-for benefits. Why?  Because the direction generated at the top of an organisation doesn’t…

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How Much Should I Pay for Business Coaching Sessions?

The question of how much you should pay for coaching sessions is an interesting one, especially as the industry grows and morphs. So, before I talk about actual cash numbers, it might be helpful to understand a bit more about this fascinating newcomer to the business services industry. The origins of business coaching have roots…

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What makes a great executive coach?

Over the years, I’ve become interested in that one question that vexes executive coaches and potential clients alike. “What makes a genuinely great executive coach”? As a practitioner myself, I’m always working on my skills, developing my approach, and learning new ways of bringing clarity to a situation. I’m constantly fascinated by how to get…

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How Long Does It Take To See Results From Executive Coaching?

“When will I see results” is the million-dollar question and may well be code for, “when will I see a return on my investment”? Either way, let us set the scene and make sure everything is in place. You have commissioned an excellent executive coach, have established your objectives and are genuinely committed to personal…

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