Smart TV goes live!
Not only will this allow us to offer a growing number of videos on coaching, NLP and the Smart School but it also allows you to ask questions and receive a video response from a Smart School expert!
Check out the channel at www.youtube.com/smartschoolcoaching
And in the meantime, enjoy this video:
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Smart School Journeys
If you haven’t seen the Coaching Journeys video already check it out now.
Late last year we brought a film maker in to our offices where we training students and asked them to go to another room and say whatever they wanted to about their experience.
This is the result. I still find this very moving, knowing that this is the space and opportunity we provide for people.Filed Under From the Director's Chair
Variety, determination and fun: a day in the life of coach Holly Worton
Writing about an average day in my life as a coach is challenging, as my life is happily free of routine, and there is no one typical day. I can, however, give you an idea of some of the activities in a typical week. One of the great things about having my own business as a coach is that I can organise my schedule as I want, making sure that I have the work-life balance that is so important to me.
An average week includes a combination of activities, ranging from coaching sessions with clients, either in person or via Skype, to a variety of business building and professional development activities. I coach people both here within the UK and in other countries, which means juggling different time zones. It does, however, mean that I am meeting with these international clients via Skype, saving me travel time and maximising hours in my day. Read moreFiled Under Smart Profile
The Power of Many – Group Coaching
Many of those who came to the first course were existing coaches who brought a strong background in one to one coaching with them.
What I found interesting was that many of those excellent coaches initially saw group coaching as essentially the same thing as one to one but with more people in the room. Intrapersonal learning done en masse. The assumption was that as a group coach you simply reach out to each member of the group creating individual learning and maintaining that unique connection between coach and coachee.
But group coaching is a different beast and an exciting, enticing, dynamic one at that.From the Director's Chair
Curiosity does more than kill the cat!
By Mark Talbot
I like the idea of sharing experience and so I was really delighted when Nick asked me if I would like to make contributions towards the new blog.
Recently Nick and I were chatting about the things we are passionate about and Nick said. “Mark, you ask really good questions” (thank you Nick!).
But what is needed to ask really good questions? We concluded that to ask questions that really matter you first need: Curiosity! But that left us with another question: “Can you teach someone to be curious?” The jury is still out on that but you can certainly help them get curious.
But let me share with you why I first gave it thought, how I started to look in to it and how it helps me today. Read moreFiled Under Transformational Coaching
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