COACHd – your weekly coaching update | May 12, 2023

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Friday, May 12, 2023


Hi Simon,


Welcome to this weeks Get COACHd on Friday.

I have been thinking about a frequent conversation about the boundaries of coaching and counselling that we like to create. My thinking takes me further and invites me to think about wider boundaries that we work with within our wider life.

For example,

When at school, our children have a playground that they play in. This is generally a safe area where they can explore their energies.

The boundary in this instance is similar to the one we work with in coaching. We understand the risks of the environment that we invite our coachees into and protect them from extrinsic factors such as cars, buses and other unwelcome guests.

Sometimes, events, situations, and conversations can lead us to a position where we may feel a little uncomfortable.

We are approaching the Boundary Zone and need to become increasingly aware of our capabilities. But what is this boundary?

I am a gestalt thinker. We all come into a situation with a back story created through our own experiences, learnings, or doings. This backstory helps us to understand what is a ‘red flag’ (an area that we won’t feel comfortable going into) and also those areas that we are comfortable working with (ok, so competence is also a factor here, and we need to be cognizant of becoming overly confident in an area where we have low skill).

I invite you to think a bit more about what is on your ‘red flag’ list.

Note that I have not defined the differences between coaching and counselling. I find such things unhelpful and confusing. What helps me, is understanding my areas of capability based on my backstory as well as legal aspects such as duty of care and legal obligations such as insurance.

So, what is on your red flag list. What won’t you work with a client on?

Enjoy the reads below.


The Evolution of Coaching Super-Vision

The Evolution of Coaching Super-Vision We recently published an article entitled “The Evolution of Coaching Super-Vision” written by Damian Goldvarg, MCC, ESIA As professional coaching has continued to grow in popularity worldwide, coaching supervision has gained a significant role and acceptance in the last few years. The development of coaching…





A Coaching Model By Joshua Schwarzberg, Mindset Coach, UNITED STATES SOMA- Sense, Observing, Meaning & Apply In day-to-day life, it can be difficult to feel connected and grounded. For most people, their lives are in overdrive and so they flutter from one task to another without checking in on themselves. When we finally do seek […]



Do Positive Affirmations and Incantations Actually Work?

Positive affirmations and incantations are powerful tools for personal development and well-being. They are simple yet effective ways to train the mind to think positively, build confidence, and increase motivation. In this article, we will discuss in detail the proven benefits, methods of practice, dozens of examples of phrases that are helpful, and…



The 5Es RoadMap to SuccessTM Coching Model

A Coaching Model By Mofoluwaso Afolakemi Ilevbare, Executive & Life Coach, AUSTRALIA 5Es RoadMap to SuccessTM Model Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.– Unknown What do you notice about this diagram? It presents a flow, a movement, a journey through life. It is not a straight road as nothing about life is straight or […]


Co-Coaching – WALKING COACHING – 22nd MAY PM

Ok – we have all heard about walking coaching, but now is the time to practice this. We will meet in Birmingham and have a walk – grab some coffee and practice some great coaching whilst taking in the Birmingham air.


Developing your Reflective Practice (Face to Face – In Real Life!) with Coaching Central

I am so proud to have been asked back to run a session for June and Rachael at Coaching Central. This session is about reflective practice.





FREE Webinar – Tech in Coaching

When : Fri, May 26, 2023, 1:00 PM


One of the things that I love to watch out for is how tech can help in what we do. There is a buzz (and a fear) about artificial intelligence, but this webinar will go further. It will invite people to share experiences, methods and ideas about tech – as well as ask a few pertinent questions.

And there are the ethics questions too……


Interested? Then click above and book in. Please only book if interested.




Carefully Curated Content from Simon

16 Proven Methods To Enhance Executive Decision-Making Skills

The ability to make sound decisions is essential to an executive’s success, but making the hard calls is easier said than done.


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Managing Up In An Environment That’s Not Energy-Inspired

You may not always be in charge, but your energy-inspired leadership can make a measurable impact, which then trickles down contagiously to your team and trickles up to make an impact on management practices and culture.


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How To Shift From Disempowerment To Empowerment: A Work Perspective

There is a way out by locating your thoughts and behaviors and choosing them differently.


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10 Steps To Prepping For A Career Shift While Pursuing An MBA

Maximizing the opportunity necessitates meticulous planning and execution.



3 Recommendations For Avoiding The Midyear Team Morale Slump

By the time spring rolls around, many employees begin to feel a productivity slump. So, make some “spring cleaning” changes to help boost your team’s morale and performance.


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20 Important Reasons Coaches Should Be Wary Of Overusing AI Tools

As with any new technology, there are potential downsides to developing an overreliance on AI tools, particularly in the coaching industry.


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You’re Likely Looking In The Wrong Place For Women Leaders

Companies that want to bring more women into their leadership teams must look at their greatest talent resource: their current employees.



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