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Contracting 9: How Many People are in Your Coaching Relationship?

Understanding who is a stakeholder . . . in the outcome of the coaching and mentoring process is an important part of contracting especially if somebody other than your coachee or mentee is your client.  By ‘client’, in this context

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Contracting 8: Reflecting Before the Event

Time spent reflecting on contracting BEFORE you contact each client is time very well spent! If clarity and transparency, which we explored last week, are at the heart of good coaching and mentoring then reflecting on contracting BEFORE you contact

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Contracting 7: Clarity, Transparency . . . and then a List?

Clarity and transparency are at the heart of good coaching and mentoring . . . clarity of purpose and transparency of process. Once this is secured then everything else just falls into place. Honestly! Effectively managing – or not managing

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Contracting 6: Timing is Everything!

Timing is everything . . . in contracting coaching and mentoring. And the active engagement of your client.  The temptation to get everything you need to cover out of the way in one fell swoop is often difficult to resist.

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Contracting 5: Optimising Coaching’s 3 P’s of Contracting

Principles, Practice, Procedures The Principles, Practice and Procedures underpinning coaching and mentoring – what I call Optimising Coaching’s 3P’s of Contracting – need to be clear from the outset of the coaching or mentoring relationship.  This will enable you to

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Contracting 4: Negotiating the Contracting Maze

Spending time exploring . . . what we mean by ‘contracting’ in coaching and mentoring helps us put into perspective – as well as negotiate – what can sometimes feel like a contracting maze. Scoping the territory before venturing into

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Contracting 3: The Medium is the Message

HOW . . . You go about coaching and mentoring will set the scene for an effective and ethical relationship right from the outset of the process. The medium really is the message. As coaches and mentors we forget that

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Contracting 2: First Impressions Count?

When does the coaching or mentoring relationship start? This is an essential question for you to ask yourself as a coach or mentor and to answer. It also needs to be asked and answered separately for each one of your clients.

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Contracting 1: Establishing an Effective Coaching and Mentoring Relationship

For any good coach or mentor . . . establishing an effective coaching and mentoring relationship doesn’t happen by magic. Neither will it look the same for every client you work with. While there are some general principles and good practice

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Sharing Coaching and Mentoring Practice 3: Challenge and 360º Feedback

  360º feedback can be a great tool in coaching and mentoring for building on strengths as well as for challenging assumptions. The third of our series of guest blogs from one of our Programme participants gives you an insight

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