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BeWell: a group coaching model to foster the wellbeing of individuals

Author: Dr.Ana Paula Nacif Join our Introduction to Group Coaching facilitated by Dr.Ana Nacif: Abstract This multi-methods study, informed by the principles of action research, presents an evidence-based model for group coaching for wellbeing. The model is primarily based on psychological wellbeing and positive psychology theories, and it was tested empirically over two group […]

Coach Maturity: An emerging concept

Authors: Professor David Clutterbuck and Professor David Megginson Coaching sometimes seems like Keats’ rainbow – the more we try to define it, dissect it, classify it and demystify it, the more we diminish it and lose its essence. One of the concerns both of us have about so much of the coaching literature is that […]

Preparedness for Coaching (2): BSC Research

5 minute read   In this second blog, we will set the scene and present additional key findings and conclusions, then bring together the overall key messages of the research. Setting the scene BSC wanted to understand what differences the Covid-19 pandemic had made to the ways coaches were preparing themselves for their coaching sessions […]

Preparedness for Coaching (1): BSC Research

5 minute read   In this first blog, we will tell you why and how we carried out this research, and present some of the key findings and conclusions. The second blog will recap the information from this blog and present the remainder of the key findings and conclusions, then bring together the overall key […]

Understanding your context- What’s it like to be a bat?

January is behind us already! What’s changed? Have you had time to reflect on your style of coaching, whatever stage you may be in your practice? How should we align ourselves to the new anxieties prevailing as a result of the pandemic? Coaching is likely to mean over a screen for a few months yet; […]

Raising awareness of coercive control: Working with recovering victims

Raising awareness of coercive control: Working with recovering victims within the coaching relationship Anyone can fall victim of coercive control, an insidious, invisible form of abuse which has been a criminal offence in the UK since 2015. It encompasses all spectrums of society, in various contexts, organisations of diverse genres and interpersonal relationships. The aftereffects […]

Should Mentoring be having its “Day in the Sun?”

British School of Coaching enjoys an excellent reputation in the delivery of ILM coaching and mentoring qualifications but I have always been struck that the vast majority of our learners enrolled on the programmes for becoming coaches rather than mentors.  The fact is that there are similarities between the two practices and they share skills […]

‘Coaching is Coaching’: are there any differences between coaching in-company & individual clients?

‘Coaching is Coaching’: are there really any differences between coaching in-company and with individual clients? Working both as an in-company coach and with individual clients, I have been reflecting if there are any differences between the two. Both types of coaching require the same essential solution-focused skills of listening, questioning, providing constructive feedback, summarizing, empathizing […]

Snakes & ladders of lockdown learning

Coming from a discipline of learning and coaching in person and now spending atleast the last 6 weeks doing this online it does feels like I am moving up and down the competency stair-like snakes & ladders!  Now the last few weeks have taught me there is a lot to learn, setting up your space, […]

7 Tips to get the most from Coaching Supervision

Coaching supervision is increasingly part of the coaching landscape.  At its best, it offers a safe, supportive, reflective space to enable us as coaches to develop our capacity to respond more deeply and effectively in service of our clients – both for our coachees and, if we are working in organisations, the system they are […]