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Being the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 1: ‘Knowing’ Yourself

‘Knowing’ yourself is the key to great coaching and mentoring . . . to becoming, and remaining, the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be. This is why the Optimising Coaching focus, when we support your development as a coach

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Being the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 2: Absolute Focus

The ability to have ‘Absolute Focus’ is central to effective coaching and mentoring. At a surface, or conscious, level you may believe that the statement – ‘Absolute Focus’ is central to effective coaching and mentoring – is very obvious to

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Being the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 3: Sensory Acuity

Sensory acuity is essential to effective coaching and mentoring. The ability – to sense in the moment those tiny yet crucial signals that provide an insight into what is going on for your client at different levels – is a

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Becoming the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 4: How’s Your Peripheral Vision?

The use of foveal and peripheral vision in coaching and mentoring increases your ability to catch much of what is being communicated to you by your client that would otherwise be lost. In my last blog we considered the part

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Becoming the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 5: Sharpening Your Peripheral Vision?

  Sharpening the use of peripheral vision in coaching and mentoring increases your ability to catch much of what is being communicated to you by your client. Most of us have no trouble at all using foveal vision – you

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Being the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 6: My 10 Top Tips for Hearing

My 10 Top Tips for ‘Hearing’ for Coaches and Mentors builds on and broadens our exploration of communication in coaching and mentoring Over the last few blogs we have been exploring the importance of you having sensory acuity to ensure

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Being the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 7: I Hear What You Say

The quality of your listening as a coach or mentor will determine the level of your success How often have you heard somebody say the words ‘I hear what you say’ and shrugged your shoulders in disbelief? Words which should

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Being the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 8: Knowing Self

  CRUCIAL to being the best coach or mentor you can be is knowing self! In order to truly ‘understand’ your client it is essential for you to truly ‘understand’ yourself. Which is why I’ve highlighted the word ‘crucial’ in

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