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Walk and talk coaching

SMany coaches talk about the importance of ‘walking the talk’ as coaches, but few coaches know about the benefits of ‘walk and talk’ coaching, i.e. coaching while walking. Indeed, traditionally, coaching sessions occur indoors and, in most cases, both coach and client are seated. However, the social distancing restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted […]

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Subtle considerations for online coaching

Since the pandemic, online coaching has far surpassed other modes of coaching delivery. Yet the shift to digital platforms has introduced new dynamics to the coaching process that most online coaches are not aware of. This has an impact on the success of online coaching relationships, therefore, it is critical for coaches in this era […]

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Whoever said it was rude to interrupt?

Most of us grew up being taught not to interrupt people. In many cultures, interruption, and the people who do so, are often perceived as rude. As coaches, we need to be aware of how social beliefs like this can limit our coaching effectiveness.   There are times when interruption is necessary in a coaching […]

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Don’t wait until you have MCC hours to prepare for the MCC performance exam

Many coaches make the mistake of waiting until they have nearly 2,500 client coaching hours before they start preparing for the MCC performance exam. Yet it’s not uncommon for newly minted MCCs to confess that their steepest learning curve came after they had all their hours, as they began recording sessions for the performance evaluation and refining their […]

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Coaching beyond the individual

Thanks to the advancement of coaching supervision, as well as team and organisational coaching, our understanding of coaching beyond the individual is growing. This includes having an awareness of the influence of the forces that surround our individual clients and learning to work systemically, within complex adaptive systems.     This issue of Coaching Research […]

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How are values identified in coaching?

Values form an important part of coaching. Whether cultural, professional or personal, values drive motivation, influence our behaviour and are integral in the process of development and transformation. Identifying one’s values, remaining aware of them and ensuring their alignment with goals creates a sense of meaning in both work and life.     This issue […]

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