• Pierson Stratford
  • 02 June 2016

The end of a Masters marathon

Over the last four years while working at Novum (PB Coaching at the time I joined) I have seen the business invest heavily in the development of the team. I’ve completed two of our advanced coach development programmes, the Postgraduate Certificate in Executive and Business Coaching and the Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology. These are […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 24 May 2016

Coaching and the Gestalt approach to perception

At Novum, our coach training and development is underpinned by principles of Gestalt psychology. This has long been recognised as a powerful approach to counselling, psychotherapy and more recently organisational consulting and coaching. In this latest instalment of a series of articles by Dr Geoff Pelham, we explore the Gestalt approach to perception and think […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 17 May 2016

Reflections on the EMCC in Education Symposium

As a new member of the Novum team, my first few months have been spent getting to grips with the familiar territory that comes with any new job; what the company do, how do they do it and what’s my role. Having completed a Psychology degree, many of the underlying fundamentals of Novum’s work were […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 13 May 2016

International Day of Families

   As the International day of families is coming up this weekend, I have been reflecting on my experience of becoming a parent, and how that has impacted me as a leader, a woman with career ambitions, and as a coach. Back in September 2013, whilst eight months pregnant and feeling like I was ready […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 21 April 2016

Coaching to enhance contact, the heart of Gestalt

Our last article looked at the interruptions to contact that occur in daily life and how we can often find ourselves withdrawing our presence from a situation. Now we will look at the two interrelated activities of raising awareness and coaching to enhance contact which are at the heart of gestalt, and how we can [...]
  • Pierson Stratford
  • 15 April 2016

Developing Internal Coaching Capability – It’s the New Black!

As coaching as an industry becomes more and more common-place, there is no doubt that over recent years there has been a continued trend of organisation’s developing an internal coaching resource. The Ridler report (2013) states that “79% of organisations expect to see a small (40%) or large (39%) increase in internal coaching over the […]

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