Ask, Don’t Tell

There’s a great YouTube video, which shows Sir John Whitmore, one of the founders of coaching, working with a novice golfer. He adopts a pure coaching approach, raising awareness and generating responsibility in the golfer he’s working with. He asks her what she notices as she hits the ball, and what further developments she would… Read more

Kissing Frogs

A recent article in the Irish media explored the area of Executive Coaching and Coaching Cultures.  The article spoke of the importance of getting the chemistry right with a coach and that this can mean you check out a number of coaches – a process described in the article as similar to “kissing frogs” before… Read more

Elephants and Worms

We believe that high performing teams need elephants and worms! Effective teams have the courage to talk about ‘the elephant in the room’ and have the confidence and skills to ‘open a can of worms’. The success of any team rises and falls on the quality of the relationships. If the relationships don’t function and… Read more


“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Søren Kierkegaard As we come to the end of one calendar year and enter into another, it is a time when many people take stock of the highlights and the lowlights from the previous year.  We use this to give a context for… Read more


We broke into small groups of three for the final exercise of the day – the feedback session. Tired smiles slowly faded and nervous energy arose as we clicked onto the next slide: ‘In your groups, please provide feedback to your peers, using the following questions for guidance: 1) What has been your experience of… Read more

Managing Stress

In our recent series of short video interviews, we have been looking at Stress: How we can manage it and How coaching can help us. In this clip we talk to Steve Daniels, former Group HR Director & current Non Executive Chairman at Splash Projects Ltd, about how organisations can create environments that can help… Read more