• Pierson Stratford
  • 28 January 2016

Finding the space: personal freedom & the ‘Emotional Intelligence Lab’

In my previous post “Freud, Mindfulness and the ‘Use of Self’ in Coaching”, I wrote that at PB Coaching we believe that the success of an intervention is largely dependent on the inner state of the intervener. It is therefore important that as coaches and consultants we have the capacity to pause and self-reflect, and […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 05 January 2016

Freud, Mindfulness and the ‘Use of Self’ in Coaching

Freud and Mindfulness… Perhaps not a name and a word that everyone would expect to see in the same sentence? Maybe not, but there is common ground that is hugely valuable for coaches, consultants, and anyone involved with the world of organisational learning and development. It’s been said that the success of an intervention is […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 19 December 2015

The different aspects of mood by Doctor Geoff Pelham

In my first blog on this subject I said the ideas about mood came from the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and I’d like to say a bit more about what he wrote to widen and deepen the subject. Heidegger wanted to overcome the western split between subject and object, internal and external, so from his […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 08 December 2015

Affordance, Culture and Change – Dr Geoff Pelham’s lecture for EMCC Conference 2013

Workshop delivered to the 2013 EMCC Conference in Athens The temple, in its standing there, first gives to things their look and to men their outlook on themselves.” (Martin Heidegger ‘The Origin of the work of art’) We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us” (Father John Culkin, quoted by Marshall McLuhan)  Introduction My […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 01 December 2015

Personal but not just personal: the intelligence of emotions/mood

In western cultures the “affects” – emotions, feelings, moods – are usually understood as subjective; as  something private and personal,  which “colour”… our experience of, but have little to say about, the world we are in. They are often viewed as potentially dangerous in their power to disrupt things, as irrational and thereby likely to […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 19 November 2015

On Mood and Coaching, article by Dr Geoff Pelham

The first in a series of three articles by Dr Geoff Pelham, Head of Quality and Professional Development, PB Coaching Those of you who know me will probably know that I’m really interested in mood and its relevance to coaching. I think it’s mostly unexplored territory but also fundamental to understanding and working with people.  […]

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