Category: Coaching

The benefits of working with a new coach

I have been working with Dr Gordon Wright, a cycling coach who works with a handful of elite cyclists and provides weekly coaching sessions to High Wycombe Cycling Club. It has made me think about how we develop a focus,

Why do people derail?

What stops people from delivering their best performance? Why did Andy Murray collapse at 2-0 up in the third set of the Australian Open? The answer might lie in what is referred to as derailing. For reasons unknown Murray lost

Follow the energy

One of the ways in which I have learned to measure the effectiveness of coaching conversations is by reference to the level of energy being produced and manifested within the work. It is often the case that an individual has

Assessments, making the most of first impressions

The assessment is a crucial opportunity to gauge presenting issues. Often I have found that the interventions I have made at chemistry meetings and assessment sessions are some of the most powerful moments in the coaching work that follows. I

Ethics

Executive Coaching requires a well-maintained ethical framework. For example, the work must be confidential, and the coach must operate reliably, and consistently. Similarly being in on-going supervision helps support and maintain the ethical dimensions of the work. Internalizing an ethical