Being a Sunbeam – the blog

Are you looking for a (new) coaching supervisor? Do you want to share your developmental journey with like-minded coaches? Do you want to slow down and take time to reflect in a beautiful location?  Come for coaching supervision! From September, I will be leading a new 6-month group supervision programme in Beaulieu, […]

Coaching supervision group

We’ve heard about Winston Churchill’s amazing leadership during the war, and his lacklustre performance during peacetime.  The same happens with leaders in the more metaphorical sense of wartime and peacetime, and yet leader developers sometimes forget that the skills needed are different.  Peacetime being when things are going well, wartime […]

Peacetime and wartime leadership skills

The Association of Coaching Supervisors is asking this question: what difference does coaching supervision make? If you are a supervisor, please read on. The AoCS writes: We want to gauge what difference coaching supervision is making to the supervisor and people in the supervisor’s network. We would like to reach a […]

What difference does coaching supervision make?

This week’s news in the UK has been fascinating to me, particularly as it relates to Teresa May’s leadership style and her lack of a coach-approach.  I understand why she couldn’t step down from her prime ministerial role, after talking about strong and stable leadership.  Stepping down would make a mockery […]

Teresa May: from command and control to coach-approach

Coachability – an interesting word!  You may be surprised to hear that not everyone is coachable.  As Ginnie Baillie says: “Ultimately clients are not buying you or coaching, they are buying their belief in themselves and their goals.”  So it’s important to help a potential new client to get clear […]

Coachability: a belief in your ability to make ...

Coaching Circle
The ICF Coaching Circle Southampton met for the first time on 15/5/17 to mark International Coaching Week, and we developed the terms of reference below.  If this sounds like the kind of learning and networking opportunity that you are looking for, please join the group: on Monday 26th June at 6pm-7.30pm […]

Join the new ICF Coaching Circle Southampton

return on humanity
A few weeks ago, I argued that coaching needs to be measured by its Return on Humanity, not just its Return on Investment.  I’ve taken a look at the research that proves that coaching really does have a return on humanity. Return on Humanity: Goal-striving, Wellbeing and Hope By that […]

Coaching: Return on Humanity part 2