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Great Coaching and Mentoring 5: Conscious and Unconscious Communication

Great coaching is founded on great communication, both conscious and unconscious . . . as, of course, is great mentoring! We know that in all areas of life effective communication is the foundation stone on which good relationships are built.

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Great Coaching and Mentoring 4: Working with the Whole in Mind

What do I mean by coaching and mentoring with the Whole in Mind? Quite simply – working with an awareness of the complex dance underway between the conscious, subconscious and unconscious mind. Your mind and your client’s! Working holistically is

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Great Coaching and Mentoring 3: Unconscious Competence

How unconsciously competent are you as a coach or a mentor? No I haven’t lost my mind! I really am asking you that question! I know it might feel more than a little strange for me to be asking you

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Great Coaching and Mentoring 2: How’s your Balance as a Coach and Mentor?

So how has your plan to carve out some time for thinking about the balance in your life gone? Importantly do you feel that you have some clarity about the work/life balance that is right for you as a coach

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Great Coaching and Mentoring 1: Finding the ‘right’ balance for you

How good are you at giving yourself the space you need, as a coach or mentor, to re-energise and focus on yourself? To ensure you are touching base with yourself on whether you are keeping the balance ‘right’ in your

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Great Coaching: REALLY Listening!

Last week’s blog ended with what I find to be a useful reflection prompt – “Did I ‘REALLY’ hear what my client ‘REALLY’ meant?” Another way, of course, of asking – “Did I ‘REALLY’ listen?” At one of our Keeping

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Great Coaching: 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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Great Coaching: 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 weeks we have been exploring the importance of you having sensory acuity to ensure

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Great Coaching: Sharpen 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 have

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Great Coaching: 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 last week’s blog we

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