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  • Cindy Stockbridge
  • 18 May 2017

What is your body telling you? What if you could learn to use your gut feelings for skilled decision making?

Listening to our bodies gives important insights into situations and so is a vital ability for skilled decision making. A key theory of psychotherapist Eugene Gendlin is that we experience situations through our body. This is something he calls the felt sense. This is most often a sensation in the stomach or chest and is […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 09 March 2017

Want to be a Transformational Leader? – Develop your Emotional Intelligence

Why would you want to be a transformational leader? A transformational leadership style has been shown to deliver a number of benefits.  Among them are: Higher productivity through greater staff motivation Lower employee turnover, giving big savings in recruitment and training costs Empowerment of employees to enable them to realise their potential A commitment to […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 02 March 2017

A different view of coaching

Dr Geoff Pelham has a different view of coaching. Although many would normally describe coaching in terms of helping the client find their own next step, Geoff has recently blogged about an additional viewpoint, which is not so much a definition of coaching, but something that highlights an important aspect of coaching psychology. He has […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 02 March 2017

Coaching as Disruptive Conversations

Coaching has been defined and described in many ways, which I won’t review here. I’ve previously described it in terms of helping the client find their own next step, which reflects my existential starting point. I’d like to offer an additional viewpoint here, which is not so much a definition of coaching, but something that […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 08 February 2017

Team building event or team coaching? – you choose

What will help your team deliver lasting results?  A team building event or team coaching? Team building event or team coaching – what’s the difference? Team building events tend to be just that – an event.  They may be a one-off or an annual event with an inspiring theme, designed to focus the teams’ attention […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 26 January 2017

Need to increase employee engagement? How coaching can help

Many HR departments and senior managers recognise the need to increase employee engagement.  They are also starting to conclude that traditional performance management processes are not producing the desired results.  Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 research report ‘Performance Management 2015: Coaching for Development Needed’ concluded that 88% of the organisations in the study have a performance […]

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