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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; […]

Ramadan/Summer Reading Series: 1

Ramadan and summer time provides an excellent opportunity for reflection and self-development. Following the tradition established last year, I will hopefully provide some suggestions to tempt your learning. When we are in the midst of studying for a coaching or mentoring qualification, we spend a lot of time reading numerous source materials – but what […]

Events Calendar: September – December 2016

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September Wellbeing Coaching Programme, Wigan, UK This 2 day ILM Endorsed programme will help you to empower clients with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to make necessary lifestyle and behavioural changes to improve their health and quality of life.   Saturday 17th September Coaching Network, The Mount, Orrell, UK […]

Events Calendar: April – July 2016

Saturday 30th April Middle East Coaching Network, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai In these informal sessions we lead a seminar on a crucial area of coaching, followed by a chance to mix with like-minded professional coaches and share your learning. The seminar focus is on Career Planning & Coaching.   Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd May […]

BSC Coaching Network Sessions: Spring 2015

British School of Coaching would like to invite you to the second in our series of Coaching Network mornings.  In these informal sessions we lead a seminar on a crucial area of coaching, followed by a chance to mix with like-minded professional coaches and share your learning. Last time we covered (amongst other things) internal […]

Book Review: ‘Developmental Coaching- Working with the Self’ – Bachkirova

“Developmental Coaching- Working with the Self”- Tatiana Bachkirova (2011) Open University Press, McGraw Hill Education This is a book that is a stretching and demanding read for the reader, with excellent referencing to sources and also designed to advance the author’s new theory of developmental coaching. The main intention of the author was to “develop […]

Book Review: Leading and Coaching Teams to Success – Phil Hayes

LEADING & COACHING TEAMS TO SUCCESS- The Secret Life Of Teams-  Phil Hayes  (2011) Open University Press, McGraw Hill Education The rear of the cover states “if you are a manager, coach or team leader and want to build a strong performing team of your own, then this book is for you!” I was pleasantly […]

Five great tips for anyone starting out as a mentor…

The world needs mentors. We live in a society characterised by individualistic entitlement seasoned with a pinch of fear-induced need to succeed. With potential career paths for many it would seem an exciting time to live, yet the sheer volume of decisions to be made renders a nation impotent. Many people shy away from mentoring […]

A Rationale for Coaching in Education

Strategies for professional learning and staff development in a school context have traditionally been through the introduction of an initiative by senior leaders or visiting providers or through focus groups and twilight training internally or by staff attending external courses. Other strategies have been to share classroom practice through team meetings, through discussion and conversations […]

Book Review: Coaching and Mentoring at Work

Coaching and Mentoring At Work (2nd Edition)  –Mary Connor and Julia Pokora (2012) Open University Press, McGraw-Hill Education by Martin Hill, Senior Tutor This book is relevant for experienced practitioners and also provides a great framework for new practitioners and students. I would also suggest that this is an essential read for purchasers of coaching […]