• Pierson Stratford
  • 23 December 2016

Project Management and the Leadership Climate

As a Novum tutor I am privileged to be invited into the world of our clients and am full of admiration for the work that they do in the face of a changing and uncertain world. It seems that the speed of introduction of new ways of working is accelerating (largely with the aid of […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 20 December 2016

Seven Ways Organisations Can Support CPD for Coaches

It is widely recognised that Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is essential for coaches, so that they can: Maintain and enhance the skills and knowledge they need to be competent and confident in their ability to engage with their coachees Keep up to date with developments in their profession Safeguard professional standards and ethics Gain a […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 07 December 2016

Uncertainty is the new normal

2016 has been an eventful year, so much so that uncertainty is the new normal.  This uncertainty has impacted on financial markets, businesses and organisations. Perhaps most notable are the outcomes of the UK referendum on EU membership and the US Presidential election, these events sent shock waves through the global political and business worlds. […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 01 December 2016

New Year; New Professional Development

So what do we mean by New Year; new professional development? For many people, the New Year is a time to reflect and plan for a new approach to their professional development.  As we approach the Christmas break and the start of 2017, it is time to look at how this year’s CPD has increased […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 17 November 2016

Reflections on the Postgraduate Certificate in Executive and Business Coaching

Approaching the first day of Workshop Two, I have been reflecting on my experiences of the last three days I spent learning about and practising coaching.   I’ve done coach training before, where we concentrated more on the external landscape and on the practical application of models of coaching.  Doing the pre-reading for the first workshops […]

  • Pierson Stratford
  • 15 November 2016

Making CPD Meaningful

So, how do we ensure we are making CPD meaningful? The foundation of effective CPD is planning.  By asking yourself: What do I want to achieve? What are my long-term goals? My medium-term goals?  My short-term goals? What do I need to learn to help me achieve my goals? Which development activity best suits my [...]

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