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  • Pierson Stratford
  • 02 March 2017

A different view of coaching

Dr Geoff Pelham has a different view of coaching. Although many would normally describe coaching in terms of helping the client find their own next step, Geoff has recently blogged about an additional viewpoint, which is not so much a definition of coaching, but something that highlights an important aspect of coaching psychology. He has […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 02 March 2017

Coaching as Disruptive Conversations

Coaching has been defined and described in many ways, which I won’t review here. I’ve previously described it in terms of helping the client find their own next step, which reflects my existential starting point. I’d like to offer an additional viewpoint here, which is not so much a definition of coaching, but something that […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 08 February 2017

Team building event or team coaching? – you choose

What will help your team deliver lasting results?  A team building event or team coaching? Team building event or team coaching – what’s the difference? Team building events tend to be just that – an event.  They may be a one-off or an annual event with an inspiring theme, designed to focus the teams’ attention […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 26 January 2017

Need to increase employee engagement? How coaching can help

Many HR departments and senior managers recognise the need to increase employee engagement.  They are also starting to conclude that traditional performance management processes are not producing the desired results.  Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 research report ‘Performance Management 2015: Coaching for Development Needed’ concluded that 88% of the organisations in the study have a performance […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 16 January 2017

Blue Monday: Fact or PR Fiction?

Reflecting on the New Year, I am asking myself the question, “Blue Monday: fact or PR fiction?  Why has 16th January been designated as Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year?  Apparently there is an equation (or is it more of a recipe?) developed by Dr. Cliff Arnall, a former adult education tutor […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 05 January 2017

New Year – new goals, new you, new something, new nothing?

Reflection at the festive tail end of the year often makes you think New Year, new you, new something, new nothing.  This reflection can lead to considering what we hope the coming year will mean.  What do we want to happen more frequently? What do we want less of?  What do we want to change […]

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