December 2018

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Our popular “Coaching in Trios” session will include a mixture of practical coaching in trios (coach, coachee, observer) for those who wish to take advantage of a practical opportunity to learn through doing or observing, along with those who want to receive a short coaching session.

For those who prefer we will facilitate a networking opportunity, with the chance to chat in small groups about coaching topics of interest, including follow up to topics covered in the Coaching Connections programme.  Often members and guests find this an excellent way to consolidate learning from earlier sessions, make useful contacts and gain new insights.

This session will provide an excellent opportunity to reflect on 2018 and to look ahead to 2019.

The session will be facilitated by Irene Bayliss, Frances Hayes and Jayne Sharples

November 2018

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This interactive session is an exploration of the role and use of metaphor within coaching with the opportunity to explore your own metaphor and symbolic landscape.  It is inspired in part by David Grove, James Lawley and Penny Tompkins and their work with Symbolic Modelling and Clean Language.

Metaphor has long been used as a means of relating new learning to existing experience. Just how transformative working with metaphor can be is a more recent dimension. Metaphors can be verbal expressions, non-verbal, material or imaginative and exploration can lead to new ways of perceiving one’s self and one’s world. Potential outcomes are a change in everyday thinking, feeling and behaviour,  a reorganisation of symbolic perceptions, greater self-awareness, new insights, being more at peace with one’s self and more able to enrich the life of others.

ireneIrene has been a coordinator of Coaching Connections since it first started in 2005 and through EyeJBee Ltd, she offers coaching & development solutions to businesses and individuals.  As part of her own metaphor landscape she thinks of coaching as ‘releasing the fountain of potential within us’ and has long had an interest in the ‘power’ of metaphor for both coaching and learning.

You can find out more about Irene by visiting the EyeJBee website at www.eyejbee.co.uk

October 2018

NEXT October meeting.001 copyWhether we call it “business development,” “helping others achieve their goals” or “providing a service” like it or not, we are all selling something. Selling and sales is often perceived as an unpleasant and intrusive activity. Well, it doesn’t have to be like that and, in this interactive workshop we will explore how to build self-confidence and examine the mental preparation required for effective sales interactions.

We will also take a look at Identifying appropriate prospecting channels to generate leads and opportunities to ensure you are being most effective with your time. The session will be delivered by Nick Banyard, who understands the coaching business inside out and will help coaches at the session recognise and build on their strengths.

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Nick Banyard has extensive experience in Country Manager and Sales Director roles at Management Board level and a sustained record of success in driving significant sales growth and profitability Nick has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of sales, sales training and sales leadership and management. An award-winning sales leader, Nick has held a various positions in the sales hierarchy and is an expert in recruiting, training, developing, managing and leading sales teams. Working as a Consultant focussed on Leadership Development, Bespoke Coaching and Mentoring, Sales Advancement and Strategic Thinking & Planning Nick is passionate about helping others achieve success in sales and leadership.

 

September 2018

September meeting.001Rachel Donath will be running a practical and experiential session to explore embodied learning within coaching.
In a cerebral and fast paced world, our bodies are often seen and experienced as simply a vehicle to carry our minds from A to B. By doing this, we are potentially ignoring powerful information that our bodies hold on how we see, experience and respond to our environment. As coaches, learning how to access more information expands our options of how to work with our clients and can create transformational shifts in ourselves and others.
The workshop will be highly experiential and include:
  • A range of ways to experience embodied learning
  • Opportunities to practise new ways of working
  • Introduction to some of the key theory that underpins embodied work
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Rachel Donath is Head of Learning and Development for a national law firm and is a part time tutor on Warwick University’s coaching faculty. She also has a small private coaching practice.

August 2018

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Our popular “Coaching in Trios” session will include a mixture of practical coaching in trios (coach, coachee, observer) for those who wish to take advantage of a practical opportunity to learn through doing or observing, along with those who want to receive a short coaching session.

For those who prefer we will facilitate an action learning style session or a networking opportunity, with the chance to chat in small groups about coaching topics of interest, including follow up to topics covered in the Coaching Connections programme.

Often members and guests find this an excellent way to consolidate learning from earlier sessions, make useful contacts and gain new insights.

If there weather permits there will be a “walk and coach” option for those who want to experience how a change in environment and movement can facilitate new learning and shifts in thinking.

“Thank you all for a fabulous Coaching Connections session this morning – so much learning, insight, generosity and support” – a comment from Diane Rance who attended our July 2018 session which was facilitated with an action learning approach.

The session will be facilitated by Irene Bayliss, Frances Hayes and Jayne Sharples

July 2018

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Our popular “Coaching in Trios” session will include a mixture of practical coaching in trios (coach, coachee, observer) for those who wish to take advantage of a practical opportunity to learn through doing or observing, along with those who want to receive a short coaching session.

For those who prefer we will facilitate a networking opportunity, with the chance to chat in small groups about coaching topics of interest, including follow up to topics covered in the Coaching Connections programme.  Often members and guests find this an excellent way to consolidate learning from earlier sessions, make useful contacts and gain new insights.

The session will be facilitated by Irene Bayliss, Frances Hayes and Jayne Sharples

June 2018

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For our June session, Lucy Mair will focus on the Japanese concept of Ikigai and how it might be used in a coaching context.  She will also touch on some other Japanese life or aesthetic principles which people may find useful.

For those familiar with the concept of ikigai, it’s often associated with a Venn diagram with four overlapping qualities: what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for.

For Japanese however, the idea is slightly different. One’s ikigai may have nothing to do with income. In fact, in a survey of 2,000 Japanese men and women conducted by Central Research Services in 2010, just 31% of recipients considered work as their ikigai. Someone’s value in life can be work – but is certainly not limited to that.

In a 2001 research paper on ikigai, co-author Akihiro Hasegawa, a clinical psychologist and associate professor at Toyo Eiwa University, placed the word ikigai as part of everyday Japanese language. It is composed of two words: iki, which means life and gai, which describes value or worth. Lucy will share more about this research.

The session will be an interactive one with opportunity for group/pair work and possibly coaching trios if there is an appetite for trying the model in a coaching context.

Lucy MairLucy 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.