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Are you repeatedly coaching executives on the same old topics?

When coaching corporate clients, it is not unusual to find yourself repeatedly focusing on topics relating to soft skills like leadership, emotional intelligence and effective communication. This is because so many corporate challenges arise from a common lack of these soft skills.   IAPC&M-accredited Master Coach Monica Jonsson says, “Even though soft skills are intellectually easy to […]

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How to go beyond reflection and optimise critical thinking

Thinking is often seen as synonymous with coaching. We coaches frequently refer to ourselves as “thinking partners” and unanimously recognise coaching sessions as a “thinking space”. Given one argument that suggests many clients could do equally well without their coaches if they would simply stop and take time to think, it is no surprise, in […]

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Is coaching your business or an expensive hobby?

There comes a time in any new business person’s journey when it becomes important to decide whether your endeavours constitute a hobby or a business.   Not only are there different tax implications for income earned from a hobby or a business, but the recognition itself also represents an important milestone for a successful business […]

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A year in review: Coaching Research in Practice

We’ve come to the end of another year of Coaching Research in Practice. We’ve spotlighted ten pieces of evidence-based coaching research and we’ve made recommendations for how to apply the findings in your coaching practice, keeping you current as our profession evolves.     Here’s what we’ve covered this year: February: What is the potential of AI coaching? March: Why […]

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Is your coaching horizontal or vertical?

In her book, Coach the Person, Not the Problem, Dr Marcia Reynolds, MCC, author and WBECS Breakthrough Coaching thought leader, explains the difference between horizontal and vertical coaching.   Many new coaches spend a lot of time doing horizontal coaching. The initial client outcome becomes the destination for the session, and they spend their coaching time creating plans and sorting ideas. […]

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An often overlooked ethical consideration for coaches

Few coaches are aware of the ethical considerations that arise when coaching family, friends, and in some cases, colleagues. Those who are aware usually have become so because they have learnt from experience.   Professional codes of ethics like those of the ICF and the Global Code of Ethics specifically address the management of conflicts of interest. Yet most […]

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