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Coaching Walk at York Minster

Author: Geoff Ashton

Date: 20th May 2019

Twelve Minster volunteers joined Geoff Ashton on a coaching walk around the Minster that led them on a personal, shared, and spiritual journey of discovery. The walk stopped at 4 points (West Window, Chapter House, Rose Window and Great East Window) to reflect and to look at the Minster with fresh eyes.  Geoff writes: ‘’In…

Would you like to be the new Chair of Coaching York?

Author: Catherine Adamson

Date: 9th April 2019

As founder Peter Lumley stands down from his role as chair, Coaching York is looking for a gifted and motivated person to fill the role. The ideal candidate will be a qualified coach who is a great networker, committed to working collaboratively.  And we are happy to consider applicants wishing to become a co-chair. You…

What’s been happening at the Peer Support Group?

Author: Sarah Nicholson

Date: 22nd January 2019

This group has surpassed all our expectations. Each meeting,  we leave feeling energised and positive. It allows us as professionals, to share our experiences, ask questions and think deeply. The diversity makes the group special. An environment underpinned with trust, allows us explore what it is to be a coach and business owner, finding solutions…

Internships Graduates and Banana Coaching – Supporting York St John University

Author: Geoff Ashton

Date: 17th January 2019

A developing relationship York St John University is a long-standing supporter of Coaching York, through provision of rooms for meetings, hosting the York Coaching Group, and co-design and delivery of conferences during International Coaching Week. Reciprocity is at the heart of this relationship, and in that spirit Fiona Smith and Geoff Ashton have been sharing…

Bootham Park Coaching Walk

Author: Joanne Rule

Date: 16th November 2018

CY members are exploring the potential of coaching walks.  Growing in popularity, coaching walks are usually about coaching clients as you walk together around a lake, or over fell and fen.  Coaching York is using this approach with groups of citizens, to help them imagine desired futures in the city. We’re doing this in partnership…

The Ideas Mine – A Partnership

Author: Geoff Ashton

Date: 3rd October 2018

Coaching York is developing its relationship with The Ideas Mine ( in our shared endeavour to support third sector innovation.  “The Ideas Mine already has a strong track record as specialists in strategic organisational development, and is partnering with Coaching York to further support their offer around people development,” says CY’s Geoff Ashton. John Sargent of The Ideas Mine welcomed this…

Growing York Leaders – A sense of place

Author: Joanne Rule

Date: 18th September 2018

We’re developing a group coaching offer with a difference. This is coaching for leaders who want to bring sustainable change to their city and its people, working beyond their organisational and sector boundaries to engage their wider communities. “People use different language to describe their challenges but you’ll hear phrases like place-based or adaptive and…

A good place to park the emotions

Author: Peter Zoeftig

Date: 30th August 2018

It’s interesting to consider if we can separate words and communicating them, from feelings and experiences and their environment. At a recent coaching session at The Hawkhills, outside Easingwold, I considered with my client how emotional intelligence is related to our perceptions and the distance we take from them. It can be good to step…

Coaching for Inclusion

Author: Joanne Rule

Date: 23rd July 2018

I always enjoy hearing the stories of people who become coaches. What informs our  ‘being coaches’, is surely as much our personal histories, as our training and practice?  We bring all of ourselves and our passions into play. One of my passions has been working on inclusion and human rights in healthcare. Presenting on this…

Slides from Professor Bob Garvey’s Brief Coaching Session