A blog with views, opinions and discussion dedicated to personal development, executive coaching, team & group coaching and organisation development
It’s time to let go!
Experts command our attention and respect. Their knowledge and experience influence and inspire us to change our thinking and behaviour – they represent an incredible source of power.
Coaching as a leader: mastering the essentials
Think back to your most rewarding learning experiences. What made those moments most powerful?
Be alert to leadership burnout
When lockdown was announced, many expected it to last for three weeks.
When the situation was reviewed, lockdown was then extended. It must be said that on the surface of things, we seemed to adapt quite pragmatically, perhaps in the belief that it could only go on for a month – maybe a couple of months at the very most.
Transition time: will the coronavirus crisis spark a search for new meaning?
The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing us all to make changes in the way we think about the world. For some, the experience could fuel a major life transition
On personal reinvention and Queer Eye
Clients sometimes express an anxiety that reinvention means losing themselves, or being less authentic. I reassure them this is not the case and tell them that it’s actually the opposite. We are made up of lots of ‘selves’ - not just one. Reinvention allows us to show more of those selves.
Reflections on the lockdown experience
To coincide with Opportunity in Adversity: Mastering the Art of Self-Renewal, i-coach wanted to understand the impact of lockdown in detail, so we sent out a survey inviting people to share their reflections on the experience. We asked 300 people across the country to participate in our survey....
On compassionate leadership: supporting the whole person to support others
Before coronavirus, we weren’t really in the habit of seeing colleagues as ‘whole people’. During the 9-5, we interacted with ‘Work Rebecca’ or ‘HR Peter’ or ‘Sam from the team downstairs’. If we’re truly honest, we didn’t give much time or thought to people beyond...
I wanted to write a blog post about a catch up I had with a colleague. The conversation took place a few weeks into lockdown. We discussed various things, but as most conversations tend to do these days, we circled back to coronavirus and the impact it has had on businesses, society and the...
New normal, new you?
New normal, new you? I enjoyed an article in The Sunday Times called ‘The New Normal’ by Professors Andrew J Scott and Professor Lynda Gratton. It is based on extracts from their highly anticipated new book: The New Long Life: A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World which launched this...
What does change mean for you Part 3: Angela Blacklaw
For our third ‘change’ interview, we talk to one of the iOpener coaches. Angela Blacklaw worked for many years in senior organisational development roles in the civil service, and now runs her own coaching...
Getting a taste for change
Making change, of any description, can be challenging. And, although life never stops changing, and constantly presents us with that very problem, most of us never learn how to manage...