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Principles of Evidence-based Coaching

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What is evidence-based coaching? Evidence-based coaching is coaching delivery and coaching practice which is guided and informed by scientific research. This involves understanding what the latest coaching research literature is saying and knowing how to apply this in a practical way to improve your own coaching practice. Why is this important for your work as […]

The importance of employee training and development for business success

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We cannot underestimate the importance of training and developing staff both from a future proofing standpoint, to equip businesses with the necessary skills and talent to embrace and adapt to change, but also from a financial perspective. Losing staff to competition by not providing career development opportunities can be extremely costly. A CAP Study found that the […]

A Cognitive Behavioural Approach to Coaching

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This short article offers a definition of a cognitive behavioural approach and considers how to apply this within a coaching context. With its provenance firmly rooted in therapeutic settings, the Cognitive Behavioural Model (CBM) has a lot to offer coaching. It provides a useful framework and model which helps explain the relationship between attitudes, thoughts […]

Optimising potential – what does this mean?

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What does optimising potential actually mean and how do we achieve it?  Whilst objectives may vary, from optimising individual potential, to having responsibility for optimising potential in others, there are some common themes and underlying principles that remain relevant for both.  At an individual level optimising potential invites us to reflect on whether we are […]

Engaging Millennial Graduates into your Workforce

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Embarking on your new career can be a daunting prospect, for both you and your employer. Swapping mid-week parties for a more mundane routine of work, sleep, repeat can be a difficult transition at the best of times. The challenge for businesses is to support their new graduate employees in a smooth transition from university […]

Line Manager as Coach

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The role and responsibilities of line managers has been changing to meet new demands of modern business. The advent of coaching within the business environment is presenting new opportunities for companies to strengthen their learning and development functions. There is a growing body of evidence to show that coaching works. It has been proven to […]

Measuring the impact of coaching

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Coaching can have a significant impact on career progression, especially when there is true engagement. Entering into a coaching relationship has been shown to improve work performance, build effective communication skills and, most importantly, reinforce a positive self-perception (or boost your confidence). Measuring the actual impact of coaching, however, can be more difficult. To better […]

When strengths become weaknesses

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In this short article which considers when a strength becomes a weakness, we explore how important language is to meaning, whilst offering a critique (by highlighting the weaknesses) of the popularised strengths-based approaches to personal development. As I commit pen to paper (or fingers to keypad more like) I was forced to reflect on how […]

How to deal with setbacks

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“Fall down seven times, get up eight.” There is a lot to learn from this ancient Japanese saying: no matter what life throws at you, never give up, get back up and keep going. The road to success is infamously paved with failure. Every success story is built on a foundation of countless paragraphs of […]

The Importance of a Positive Mindset

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The way you perceive yourself and your abilities, your mindset, is not only the key to success but growth as an individual. Opening yourself up to different ways to improve, essentially opening up the possibility of changing your mindset, may be the key to getting yourself over a longstanding hurdle you have been facing in […]

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