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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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The Practice of Coaching & Mentoring 2: Challenge and Difference

What do you use to challenge your clients to think about difference? To challenge their assumptions by supporting them to take that step outside of their model of the world that brings a new perspective? Following on from the last

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The Practice of Coaching & Mentoring 1: Use of Challenge

  How to use challenge effectively in coaching and mentoring has been a focus of attention in the OC coaching community recently. One of our OC programme members shares her thinking about this testing topic . . .   I’m

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Contracting 17: Contracting in a Virtual/Remote Coaching and Mentoring context

Does contracting in a virtual coaching and mentoring context require additionality? As we have seen in my previous blogs on Contracting, at the heart of great coaching and mentoring lies a great coaching and mentoring relationship. Effective contracting is the

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What Makes You You? 10: ‘To Make a List or Not to Make a List’ – Exploring, Controlling or Adapting to life

  If “To make a list or not to make a list?” is the question . . . what is the answer? Controlling or adapting to life is the 4th personality preference and therein lies your answer. Do you prefer

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What Makes You You? 9: Check out How and Why you Make THAT Decision!

  Checking out your decision making – the 3rd personality preference – gives you great insights into how and why you make the decisions you do. Do you find making great decisions easy? Decisions which stand the test of time?

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What Makes You You? 8: Check out What Catches your Attention!

  So, what grabs your attention out of that deluge of information that bombards you every second? Now is the time to check out your second personality preference and gain further insights that will make your life more rewarding and

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What Makes You You? 7: Check out What Makes you Tick!

Are you ready to begin to unpick what makes you tick? To answer those questions to check out your personality preferences/psychological type that I promised in my last blog? The answers will give you all you need to understand how

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What Makes You You? 6: Checking out your Personality Preferences

Checking out your psychological type/personality preferences gives you vital information to succeed in all areas of your life. Knowing and understanding why you go about life in the way you do and how that is different to how other people

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