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Coaching is and it isn’t …

This 'disparaging and in-encouraging' article by Tim Dowling in the Guardian is why coaching is misunderstood.  Although it was written in 3006 - and perhaps he has learned more since then about the benefits and impact of coaching and what it really is (not counselling - UPR relates to person centred therapy, not coaching …although as both, I do comply with the underlying philosophy that I accept people as they

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Baby Boomers back in work?

Having read the CIPD article below it reinforces my personal view - and situation - of how we of the 'baby boomer' age group (apparently) struggle with getting long term employment or employment at all.  Yet I, and I guess many others my age, have SO MUCH yet to offer! The social need If we can't afford to live on pensions, we need income. We also have a mind-set that

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Business Networking Good and Bad

Who likes networking?  Not many people it seems!  Unless you've learned to get the good from it and give your best.  Otherwise you might find the bad bits too ... One young guy recently at an event couldn’t wait to get away - he physically backed off even as our eyes met (often the first step in the networking etiquette at events), yet we politely engaged conversation because I'm curious, and was on

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Aiming for rejections? Not successes?

That sounds counter-intuitive, especially to a coach, but yet, it makes sense!  Why?  Because I often quote Thomas Edison's 700-8000 'failures'(who knows the real number?)  quoted in a newspaper of the time when innovating the light bulb (everyone has now got more than one!) and he said that he didn’t fail he just found 700 ways how not to do it! This is a case of reframing of course -

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