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Difficult conversation: The fine line between collusion and challenge
09 Jul 2018I find many teachers and educational professionals too scared to have a difficult conversation.
Online Coaching Course: In need of a leg up?
02 Jun 2018Here I am, with a new revised website and an online coaching course, a platform for teachers and wider educational staff and schools.
Examinations Officers: In praise of the CEO
29 Apr 2018Coaching the wider school professional includes Examination Officers.
My silver lining
24 Feb 2018Taking the easy road. We all do it. Me included. Complicit to what norms?
Chained to a rhythm
20 Jan 2018Are we crazily living our life through a lens? Probably. What is your current lens?
Coaching: One of the greatest myths about it
16 Jan 2018One of the greatest myths about coaching in schools still presents itself to me regularly, despite coaching for schools improvement since 2012.
Returning to Core Values
10 Jan 2018"I am not sure who to get into bed with anymore". A colleague shared this quote from a headteacher who was feeling flummoxed about which companies, experts, charities and academy trusts that they 'ought to' be working with.
What are you listening to?
12 Oct 2017I am not too sure why I remain so shocked as to the general competency level of most people to be really good listeners. In fact most of the time it is pretty shocking.
INSET Days: Lover or loather?
14 Sep 2017An experienced colleague has boasted to me of their ability to avoid INSET days at all costs. My heart sinks at such a confession.
The importance of environment for a successful coaching session
09 Aug 2017Setting the right environment is crucial for a successful coaching session. It is so important, that even Ed Sheeran seems to know that.