Author Archives: JayneSharples

About JayneSharples

Postgraduate Careers Consultant at University of Birmingham | Founder of JS-Coaching: Communicate, Coach, Collaborate

September 2020

Reflecting on ExperienceReflective practice is.. the conscious examination of past experiences, thoughts and ways of doing things.  Its goal is to surface learning about oneself and the situation, and to bring meaning to it in order to inform the present and the future. It challenges the status quo of practice, thoughts and assumptions and may therefore inform our decisions, actions, attitudes, beliefs and understanding about ourselves.

A process found at the heart of all experience-based learning theories is reflective practice (Kolb, 1984). Research has shown that coaches learn through reflective practice (Trudel & Gilbert, 2006). Further, reflection could provide a bridge linking knowledge gained from professional practice, observations, coaching theory, and education.

Through engaging in reflective practice coaches can assess their practice in line with their coaching philosophy. This will benefit coaches in the following ways: (1) determining how their practice aligns with their philosophy (i.e., do they live what they believe in?) (2) exploring the appropriateness of their philosophy for coaching their clients; and, (3) informing the continued evolvement of their philosophy to ensure it represents their own values and beliefs whilst also being conducive to coaching according to the client needs and expectations.

In our September session, we will look again at the principles of Reflective practice, an essential discipline for all coaches, and do some practical work to reinforce our learning around Reflection-in-Action and Reflection-on-Action.

Lucy Mair

Lucy has a background in providing leadership development for key talented Senior Managers and Directors within a global leadership development programme in the corporate sector since 2001.  She qualified as an Executive Coach with the OCM in 2012 and works with a diverse portfolio of Senior Managers, Directors and Partners to enable career transition, improved performance, deeper self-knowledge and an ongoing curiosity for development

July 2020

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This virtual and interactive Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) session for coaches by Marian Hubbell:  

  • offers a taste of NLP
  • shares an NLP model that can be used as a coaching tool
  • will provide a chance for reflection and collaboration

An introduction will give you the opportunity to consider:

  • What do you know already about NLP?
  • Benefits of NLP and its coaching applications

We will then focus on “What is NLP?”

  • What NLP is not
  • Some definitions
  • Underpinning principles

A practical application of NLP

  • Introduction to an NLP model for change through a demonstration
  • An opportunity to try it for yourself – activity

What next?

  • How can you apply this model in and on your coaching practice?
  • If you want to learn more…

marian hubbellMarian is an independent Trainer, Coach and Counsellor, with a reputation for outstanding communication. She is certified by the International NLP Trainers Association as a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming, is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and has a Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy from Warwick University. Marian is passionate about unlocking potential, making a difference and delivering great results. To find out more about Marian, visit her website: www.marianhubbell.co.uk

 

May 2020

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The first major shocks to the then emerging coaching field was the financial crash in 2008, and the subsequent waves of austerity that have followed. In spite of those shocks, coaching as a profession has shown itself to be remarkably resilient. Yet the growing need to collectively respond to climate crisis as highlighted throughout 2019, coupled with the global COVID-19 pandemic and its long-term consequences for many different sectors and facets of life, throws up a whole new set of challenges, and possible opportunities.

In this virtual session, we’ll be exploring these questions:

  • What are some of the key changes relating to the wider context for coaching, and what implications does that have for the way we practice?
  • How do we hold space for client issues when we are essentially all tackling the same challenges, albeit in different ways (e.g. potentially very little separation between client and coach issues)?
  • What practices for self-renewal and self-care can support us and our clients at this time?

This virtual session will be a combination of presentation, group discussion, and small group work.

fbtKatherine Long has worked in the field of leadership and organisational development for almost 20 years, and is an EMCC accredited Master Practitioner coach, ESIA accredited coach supervisor, Focusing Practitioner, and previously ran the Masters in Coaching programme at Warwick University. She recently contributed to Jo Birch and Peter Welch’s book, Coaching Supervision: Advancing Practice, Changing Landscapes, which brings an evolutionary and systemic perspective to how the shared worlds of coaching and supervision adapt in the face of a rapidly changing world.

Booking in advance is essential for this online session.

Please email  Jayne@js-coaching.co.uk for further information.

 

March 2020

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This interactive Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) session for coaches by Marian Hubbell:  

  • offers a taste of NLP
  • shares an NLP model that can be used as a coaching tool
  • will be interactive and fun

An introduction will give you the opportunity to consider:

  • What do you know already about NLP?
  • Benefits of NLP and its coaching applications
  • Purpose of today’s event

We will then focus on “What is NLP?”

  • What NLP is not
  • Some definitions
  • Underpinning principles – activity

A practical application of NLP

  • Introduction to an NLP model for change through an interactive demonstration
  • Try it for yourself – activity

What next?

  • How can you apply this model in and on your coaching practice?
  • If you want to learn more…

marian hubbellMarian is an independent Trainer, Coach and Counsellor, with a reputation for outstanding communication. She is certified by the International NLP Trainers Association as a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming, is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and has a Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy from Warwick University. Marian is passionate about unlocking potential, making a difference and delivering great results. To find out more about Marian, visit her website: www.marianhubbell.co.uk

 

 

January 2020

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As coaches, I believe that an important part of our role is to help our clients to identify life-long learnings, in addition to finding ways forward on their challenges.

But do we enable our clients to identify, reach out and grab those learnings and then apply them repeatedly to maximise future effectiveness?

Do you ask specific learning questions like;

What are you learning about your key strength in this situation?

What are you learning about your areas for development?

What are you learning about where you get in your own way?

What are you learning about the circumstances in which you thrive?

Where else could you apply those learnings to raise performance?

This session will explore ways to integrate learning reviews into our everyday coaching. There will be two guided exercises, so bring along for discussion something you have done that you would consider a success and something where you got mixed results. Come looking forward to spending time identifying some key learnings to help you and your clients excel still further.

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Lesley Matile established Peak Performance Coaching in 2000 following an earlier career in the Probation Service. She delivers executive coaching, coach training and coach supervision. She is accredited by the EMCC at Master Practitioner Level and accredited as a Time to Think Coach.