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Growing through uncertainty – online events 9 – 13 November

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In response to the uncertainty that continues to test and challenge us and our organisations, with the help of our members, Coaching York offered tips, tools, knowledge and information about how to manage during these times whilst continuing to move forward. Rob Cooper: How to stand out in the job market. For anyone looking for…

What’s in a name? Peter Lumley reflects on the name “Coaching.”

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Are you a tomato or a tennis ball?

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Janette Poole shares from her webinar on fruit, sport, rivers, and resilience. Which way do you bounce? The focus of my recent webinar was exploring whether you’re more of a tomato or a tennis ball when it comes to resilience.  The word resilience comes from the Latin ‘resilire’ which means ‘to leap back’; this is…

The Power Of Coaching With Nature

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During International Coaching week I was delighted to share two webinars on The Power of Coaching With Nature.  Given the challenging times that we are all going through with COVID-19, it seems to me that now more than ever people need to be able to get out into nature and learn to re-connect with themselves. …

Professor Bob Garvey : Coaching Ain’t What It Used To Be

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The shifting meaning of ‘coaching’ Both from experience and from research, it is clear that the meaning of coaching is shifting. This is not really surprising as coaching is a social construction and as such it is constructed by people from practice! Much of what is said about coaching is written or spoken in terms…

Maintaining Positive Energy and Emotion in these Challenging Time

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Maintaining Positive Energy and Emotion in these Challenging Times In his 2020 ICW webinar, Jez shares his experience of life in lockdown, what he discovered there, and how that can support resilience in any challenging time. Managing your own emotional bunting How many days have we been in lockdown? I have lost count. How many…

Coaching Walk at York Minster by Geoff Ashton


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…

A good place to park the emotions by Peter Zoeftig


It’s interesting to consider if we can separate words and communicating them, from feelings and experiences and their environment. At a 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 away…

Coaching for Inclusion by Joanne Rule

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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…

Brief Coaching by Professor Bob Garvey

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