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Separating Empathy and Collusion in Coaching

As coaches, we’re taught not to collude with our clients.  But what does that really mean?   Quite simply, collusion happens when we validate and reinforce beliefs and behaviours in ways that shrink possibilities for change and risk a client remaining stuck with their problem.   So far, so good.   The difficulty comes in terms of where collusion starts and empathy finishes.   As an example of how coaches find this problematic, I recently ran a supervision group in...

Diploma in Transformative Coaching

Accredited Diploma in Transformative Coaching Train as a coach on our fully accredited, virtual transformative coaching course. 162 Reviews Accredited Diploma in Transformative Coaching Train as a coach on our fully accredited, virtual transformative coaching course. Course Accreditations Course Fee £5495 Duration 9-12 Months Attendance Virtual Participants 12 per group Accreditation ICF, AC & EMCC Next Intakes 20th & 21st August 2022Fully Booked 6th & 7th September 20224 Spots Available 17th & 18th September 2022Now Enrolling 8th & 9th October...

Our Purpose and Aims

Purpose and Missions Our Purpose is why we exist. It’s what drives us to do what we do. And even though we might not be thinking about it specifically every day, it is there in all our aims and actions.Our Missions are what we do to pursue our purpose. It’s what we do day to day, month to month and year to year consistently. Our Missions also provide the values and directions that shape the decisions we make and the...

Can Coaches Ever be Truly Non-Judgemental (Part 2)

This is the second in a two-part article. If you haven’t yet read part one, my advice would be to do so. Not only is it a rip-roaring yarn in its own right, but it’ll help this second part make more sense.For the lazy (or let’s say, time-efficient) amongst you I proposed in the first part that one can think of judgement as being a combination of rational structure and emotional response which result when one encounters certain beliefs and...

Can coaches ever be truly non-judgemental? (Part 1)

For various reasons, I’ve been thinking about the issue of non-judgement in coaching recently. I’ve been wondering whether it’s truly possible to be non-judgmental and if there is a more useful way to think about judgement in coaching. When I first became a coach in the early 2000s, it was taken for granted that coaches would be “non-judgemental”. Indeed, it was an axiom of the profession, borrowed in large part from the humanistic psychology from which it emerged with its...

6 Reasons Coaching Supervision is a Must for Transformative Coaches

If you’re a coach (or want to be), you’ve probably heard of coaching supervision. But you might not know exactly what it is or how it could benefit you and your clients. As a coach, you work to support and ‘hold’ your clients, often through challenging periods of transition and growth. The inherent demands of this work mean you must be well-supported to do your best work. As a transformative coach, where you are working at deeper levels of inquiry...

The Animas Impact Incubator

The Animas Impact Incubator Overview of the Animas Impact Incubator The Animas Impact Incubator is as part of our wider strategy to use coaching for social impact.It has been set up as an annual initiative that supports a small group of aspiring social impact entrepreneurs in developing their social impact project. The programme utilises group coaching and one-to-one coaching over a period of one year to create conversations that enable challenges to be explored, decisions to be made, and action...

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A Journey Towards Reflective and Reflexive Learning

It goes without saying that new coaches need to learn new skills.  That’s typically why someone joins a coaching programme.  To learn how to coach. Yet, time and again, we hear that the journey is about so much more than learning to coach.  It also changes how the learner relates to others and how they understand themselves. This is the difference between what, in transformative theory, is called:  Instrumental Learning Communicative Learning Emancipatory Learning Instrumental here is learning a skill...