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  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 15 September 2017

Team coaching – the challenges and the rewards

Team coaching is an exciting and growing area of coaching. It enables teams to: ♦ Connect on a personal level ♦ Align themselves with the organisational strategy ♦ Play to their strengths ♦ Have facilitate structured team discussions. What is team coaching? It is learning how to coach within the complex team dynamic, to ultimately improve […]

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  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 08 September 2017

Five ways to be emotionally intelligent

Emotional intelligence is the way in which we manage our personality to be both personally and interpersonally effective. It is sometimes easy to forget that being emotionally intelligent starts with how we value ourselves and whether we like who we are. If our inner self isn’t in balance then we may create an unintended negative […]

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  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 01 September 2017

Coaching – what is it?

Within the context of business, the term coaching may well mean very little to the uninitiated. So, what is it? Coaching is a technique of structured, goal focused conversations. The coach is skilled in asking right series of questions to enable the client to come up with their own solutions to improve their performance and […]

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  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 25 August 2017

How to coach with empathy

So far in this series on empathy, we have explored the transformative power of empathy and what coaching with empathy looks like. Why is empathy in coaching such unfamiliar territory to many of us? This is probably because it is counter to the usual strong emphasis on ‘telling’ within business and leadership. So how can […]

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  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 18 August 2017

Do you work with empathy?

This is the second part of a three-part series on empathy. The first part discussed why empathy is your most important skill. What does empathy look like? If asked, most people can give a good description of empathy: ‘It’s standing in the shoes of the other person’. Many people feel confident they are empathetic. But […]

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  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 09 August 2017

Why empathy is your most important skill

Empathy is fundamental to being human. We want to understand other people and it is the foundation of good relationships. Can you remember a time when you felt really understood and the impact of this on you? There was an occasion 30 years ago when a colleague was in distress and had a meeting with […]

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