Blog Posts

5 Coaching Programme Essentials – Part 2

20th May 2014

#2: A Positive Start In Part 1 – Effective Preparation I suggested ways you can prepare for a coaching engagement. This sows the seeds for a positive start, but let’s now focus on this in more detail. Here are a few…


5 Coaching Programme Essentials – Part 1

19th May 2014

To celebrate International Coaching Week I’ve put together a short series of blog posts on the essential elements of running a coaching programme in your school. They are aimed at teachers who are trained in coaching skills, but will also…


A Coaching Case Study

30th April 2014

Background The Headteacher of the school where I was delivering coaching to several of its staff had created a 1 year post to maximize the strengths of one of the teachers (whom I’ll call ‘Jane’). This post was linked to…


Using feedback to improve a coaching session

16th April 2014

This post has been inspired by a recent coaching session. I received feedback from the coachee mid-session, which made me change the phrasing of the questions I was asking him. This became a turning point in the session, and seemed to…


Celebrating 100 blog posts (Part 2)

10th April 2014

Last week I shared 5 of my 10 favourite blog posts to date. Here are my other 5, and why I chose them.   6. What’s your personal best? This one’s a favourite because of the inspiration for it – London…


Celebrating 100 blog posts (Part 1)

4th April 2014

Earlier this week I published my 100th blog post, and to celebrate this milestone, I thought I’d share 10 of my favourite posts (5 in this post and 5 in the next one) and why I’ve chosen each one. My…


Case Study – Team Development

31st March 2014

For my 100th blog post I thought I’d share with you some of the work I’ve done with a client. I’ve worked with this team on several occasions doing a range of training and 1-1 coaching. Although most of my…


3 Ways To Be A Great Teacher Coach

22nd March 2014

In 3 Ways to be a Great Coach, I suggested some general ways that you can ensure you’re doing your best as a coach. In this post I’m turning my attention to some of the areas that are key to…


How To Be A Creative Coach

28th February 2014

How do you get creative as a coach? When we’re working with coachees, we regularly help them to be creative; e.g. when they’re exploring their options or if they feel stuck. Whether you follow the GROW model, another model or…


3 Ways To Be A Great Coach

23rd February 2014

How do you ensure you’re delivering your best? As coaches we spend so much time focusing on the coachee, we can forget to focus on ourselves. But we must ensure we put aside a decent proportion of time and energy…