Blog

avatar
  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 01 December 2017

A day in the life of a trainee executive coach

What it is like being a delegate on our Postgraduate Certificate in Executive and Business Coaching? This fictional account takes you through a typical day on the programme and is based on testimonials from delegates. Why I’m on the programme As a Senior Director within a national company, I wanted to be formally trained to increase […]

avatar
  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 24 November 2017

Reach new heights through postgraduate study with Novum

Postgraduate study is great way to learn new skills or further develop those you already have. Completing a university programme means you can be confident that you are gaining an academically rigorous qualification. Novum are experts in coach training and offer postgraduate level programmes accredited at respected universities in the UK and Ireland. All our […]

avatar
  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 16 November 2017

Why coaches should talk about difference and diversity

16th November is the UN International Day of Tolerance. This international observance day seeks to raise awareness around the effects of intolerance of diversity. To mark the occasion, we are going to explore how and why coaches should talk about diversity of race, gender, social class, disability, sexuality as well as other differences. Coaching can support […]

avatar
  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 10 November 2017

The system — how to talk about the unnameable

We are each impacted upon by our environment. As such we might explain someone’s behaviour by saying it is because they are part of the specific ‘system’ of their organisation. Having a systems perspective is one of the essential principles of good coaching. It is key to enabling people to better understand their situation and […]

avatar
  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 03 November 2017

How to prevent emotional fireworks in the office

This weekend many of us will be gathering around a bonfire to watch a fireworks display. But at some point during our career we may have witnessed emotional fireworks within the workplace. Why does this happen? When we feel overwhelmed by the demands being placed on us, our usual degree of resilience is reduced. Under […]

avatar
  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 01 November 2017

Comfort, stretch or stress — which zone are you in?

With the many pressures of modern life, many of us spend too much time suffering with stress. Both inside and outside work, it can be said that there are three zones in life — comfort, stretch and stress. Understanding these can help you manage your stress and grow your resilience. If you use the analogy of […]

Sign up to our newsletter