Can you coach yourself?

I know it’s been a very long time since I wrote a blog, but the reason is that I’ve been a bit pre-occupied with my other job. (In addition to working as a professional business coach, I’m also the managing director of my own PR company.) I’ve been making a number of changes at Proven […]

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Where are you going?

Yesterday I went to the funeral of a client – and close friend – that I had worked with for maybe six or seven years. Jonray was an amazing man – someone who achieved more in 32 years than most achieve in a lifetime. We shared a great many experiences over the years – some […]

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How should you measure the value of coaching?

I’m currently working on my final essay for my PostGrad in Personal and Executive Coaching and decided to focus on the evaluation of coaching. In the current economic climate when businesses have to justify every penny they invest in staff training and talent development it’s really important for all service providers to be clear about […]

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The problem with promoting on merit

I was talking to someone earlier this week whose wife runs a consultancy for schools and their governing bodies advising on governance, management structure and recruitment of head teachers. As an aside he said, “The problem with academia is that the good teachers are promoted to become head teachers. But as a head teacher you […]

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Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching

Last week I took the live assessment element of my PostGrad. Another tick on the list towards formal qualification! It’s about 10 months since I decided to study for the Chester University Postgraduate Certificate in Business & Personal Coaching – and six months since I started on the course. Having completed all three teaching modules, […]

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