• Pierson Stratford
  • 09 November 2015

Team Coaching… what’s the point?

Coaching one-to-one is a very powerful way to help someone reflect upon issues that affect their performance and well-being. But just focusing on the individual and what is going on for them internally is only part of the picture. All really effective coaching addresses not only the individual, but the systems of which they are […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 29 October 2015

The Competencies of an Effective Team Coach

Team coaching requires a portfolio of skills beyond those in one-to-one coaching. Most of these relate to the difference in context between individual conversations and group dynamics. For example: Managing varying paces of learning: In team coaching, it is common for some members of the team to come to conclusions about the way forward, while […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 15 October 2015

It’s a Juggling Act – Motherhood and Success

As I sit here today, I’m only a week away from leaving work for 9 months to have my first child. Since starting my career over 9 years ago, the longest I’ve had off work at one time is 2½ weeks and that was to get married so being off work for so long will […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 05 October 2015

Psychology and coaching

When people see that all our coach training courses here at PB Coaching are underpinned by principles of Gestalt psychology, and that we feel the possibility for movement on any performance issue will be limited if the coach doesn’t pay attention to the psychological and emotional dimensions of the coaching session, they often ask a […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 19 September 2015

Reflections of a PG Cert Delegate

The first two days of May marked the third of six workshops on the PG Certificate, and it seems strange to think that in terms of workshop days we’re now half way through, having done 8 of the 16 days. It seems to be going by really quite quickly, which the part of me that […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 09 September 2015

Why do you speak?

“Recently I’ve been wondering about the purpose of language and speech.   I’m an Extrovert on the Myers Briggs Scale so I find it useful to speak out my thoughts aloud and find I learn better through talking something through than most other ways.   As a coach trainer I often ask myself after a day’s training, […]

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