THE NATURE OF THE CONNECTION

This piece was published on RSA comment. I was sitting down to write this comment piece when the phone rang. A gentleman (let’s call him John, and sorry to the John’s out there) who I think was calling from overseas tried very hard, in the opening 30 seconds of the call, to verify my name, postcode, marital status, and interest me in sorting out the problem he was certain I had with my laptop.

Continue reading

THE PROBLEM WITH GOALS

Goals, Gaols Goals. Most goals are pointless. Pointless because they are meaningless. There is reason for that. Beware practitioners, therapists, counsellors, coaches who ask you to talk about goals before you and they know what your actual big compelling vision for your life is. For without clear compelling vision to work towards goals are pretty much meaningless.

Continue reading

RECOVERY & WELLNESS COACHING – PRINCIPLE NO 4

Recovering people are complete in the present moment and yet continuously changing.

This fourth principle of Recovery and Wellness Coaching is probably in some ways my favourite if I was asked to choose.
This principle is, in many ways, a paradox. It is a paradox in particular because it requires us to do two things simultaneously that seem to be contradictory.

Continue reading

RECOVERY & WELLNESS COACHING – PRINCIPLE NO 3

Recovery to Wellness develops through relationship with self, others, systems and Communities

The idea of relationship is woven through our existence. We describe ourselves as ‘in’ relationship with pretty, much everything. And we are. This idea of relatedness is foundational to the idea of recovery.

Continue reading

WHY YOU CAN’T JUST RELABEL THE TIN

To become a professional Coach requires considerable commitment. It requires study, learning, practice, reflection and a considerable amount of change of yourself.  In fact to become any kind of Coach, Executive, Business, Organisational, Life Coach asks much of the person who wishes to become skillful and proficient.
Not everyone agrees with this idea.

Continue reading

RECOVERY & WELLNESS COACHING – PRINCIPLE NO 2

Principle 2 states – The Recovery and Wellness process increases an individual’s self-knowledge and ability to make choices.

How do we work? What makes us tick? Why do we do the things we do? Make the choices we make? 

Continue reading