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  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 04 August 2017

Coaching someone who is in an existential dilemma

This article references previous blog posts on existential questions, ‘Are you living the right life?’ and ‘A diagram to help identify if you are living the right life’. You will find it useful to read these before this article. Before coaching on this, it’s important to get the client understand that how we are, is […]

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  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 26 July 2017

A diagram to help identify if you are living the ‘right life’

This is part 2 of 3 on living the right life. In part one, we identified the existential dilemma. Heidegger, a German philosopher, has a particular way of framing the existential dilemma. He couched it in terms of authentic and inauthentic modes of living. Using Heidegger’s notions, we have developed the diagram above, to help people […]

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  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 14 July 2017

Are you living the right life?

Are you living life with a sense of purpose? Are you committed to what matters to you? Is your life meaningful? These are existential questions and they have a powerful impact. Ask yourself these questions. How do you feel? At the heart of the existential approach is the ever-present tension between going along with convention, […]

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  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 04 July 2017

Novum endorsed by CPD Standards Office

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Novum has been awarded Registered Provider Status with the CPD Standards Office. Take a look at our accredited provider listing on the CPD Standards Office website. This means that when you complete our CPD courses on Coaching as a Leader and the Fundamentals of Coaching Conversations you will […]

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  • Nicola Carter - Barnes
  • 18 May 2017

What is your body telling you? What if you could learn to use your gut feelings for skilled decision making?

Listening to our bodies gives important insights into situations and so is a vital ability for skilled decision making. A key theory of psychotherapist Eugene Gendlin is that we experience situations through our body. This is something he calls the felt sense. This is most often a sensation in the stomach or chest and is […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 09 March 2017

Want to be a Transformational Leader? – Develop your Emotional Intelligence

Why would you want to be a transformational leader? A transformational leadership style has been shown to deliver a number of benefits.  Among them are: Higher productivity through greater staff motivation Lower employee turnover, giving big savings in recruitment and training costs Empowerment of employees to enable them to realise their potential A commitment to […]

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