• Pierson Stratford
  • 06 April 2016

Interruptions to Contact – how do you make compromises around your needs

Interruptions to Contact – how do you make compromises around your needs By Dr. Geoff Pelham  “When the figure is dull, confused, graceless, lacking in energy (a ‘weak gestalt’), we may be sure there is lack of contact, something in the environment is blocked out, some vital organic need is not being expressed; the person is […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 04 April 2016

Mind Full or Mindful?

As we all know, in life it can very easily feel like our mind is very full, with little space left to be in the present moment, without judgement. Mindfulness is defined as ‘moment by moment awareness’ by Dr Jon Kabat Zinn (creator of the Center for Mindfulness), and this can be a real challenge, however, there […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 20 March 2016

International Day of Happiness 2016

Today is the International Day of Happiness and we want to ask you – What is your business doing to keep your employees happy and engaged this Monday?  As an employer you have responsibility over your staff’s well-being.  If they’re feeling overworked, stressed, and struggle to get through the working week then you should be […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 08 March 2016

International Women’s Day 2016 – Communication for Understanding Gender inequality

The United Nation’s International Women’s Day on March 8th is an important date across the world. It is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the progress and achievements made by women, and an opportunity to raise awareness of the gaps that still exist between genders, and the progress that still needs to be made towards […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 18 February 2016

Leaders, and the importance of knowing what matters

Leaders, and the importance of knowing what matters In our work at Novum we support clients who want to make changes. One of the most significant changes for many is a shift in how leadership is understood and lived within their organisations; a shift from ‘heroic’ models of leadership to models that are better suited […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 12 February 2016

“How can we know the dancer from the dance?” Relational dynamics in coaching.

“O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, How can we know the dancer from the dance?” W.B. Yeats My last two articles have explored various themes; the power of ‘use of self’ as a coaching or consulting intervention, the reality that our clients evoke certain feelings in us that we would do well to […]

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