Category: Coaching and Mentoring


Your metaphorical world

It has been a constructive week professionally, conversationally and reflectively. Some valuable conversations, and a little gratitude to share with some valuable people, in those conversations. In these conversations, I found myself adopting Clean Language and even calling myself out, as using Clean Language, to facilitate some of these conversations. It ended with a timely…
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1 May ’21 0

ILM Coaching and Mentoring Unit 500 (1.3)

This is the second of two post sharing extracts from my ILM Unit Coaching and Mentoring Unit 500 submission. Section 1.3 requires candidates to present “the business rationale for either coaching or mentoring.” With Performance Management deadlines looming, I was hoping that this section response may stimulate conversation on alternatives to failing practice on performance…
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19 Sep ’19 0

ILM Coaching and Mentoring Unit 500 (1.2)

Understanding the Skills, Principles and Practice of Effective Coaching and Mentoring within an Organisational Context The first of three unit submissions, Unit 500 requires learners demonstrate an understanding of the skills, principles and practice required for effective coaching or mentoring within an organisational context. The unit guidance highlights 20 guided learning hours, however, if you…
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18 Sep ’19 0

Supervision for coaches, mentors and why not teachers?

As part of the ILM Level 5 Coaching Award I had to provide a justification for reflective practice and supervision as part of the ongoing professional development requirements of coaches or mentors. Of course, as first and foremost a teacher, I gave consideration to supervision for teachers also, or the lack of requirement of any…
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30 Jul ’19 0

An International Virtual Interview, Part 2

This is the third in a series of posts co-written by myself and Amy Illingworth, an educator from the U. with whom I connected on Twitter.  You will learn more about each of us and why we connected as you read the posts. Amy is cross posting over at Reflections on Leadership and Learning In…
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21 Apr ’19 0

Feedback for Coaching

This afternoon I have been considering the role of feedback in the coach-client relationship. The importance of feedback is central to coaching. It is outlined in the contract and central to the process, closing and evaluation of the coaching relationship. It may be used during a session, to close a session or at a suitable…
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19 Apr ’19 0