The Gifts We Bring

As we tumble toward Christmas, the stores begin to push the gifts that we absolutely need to buy for our loved ones. In an attempt to balance this commercial overwhelm, our family tries to focus on sharing what we have […]

To Certify or Not to Certify

Do you need to be accredited to be a coach? There are many schools of thought on this question. I believe it’s crucial to align your work as a coach, with a professional body, such as the International Coaching Federation. […]

New beginnings, part two (beginners mind)

“Be willing to be a beginner, every single morning.” Meister Eckhart In addition to the new beginnings that emerge in September I spoke about in my last post, I have also found value in the idea of starting fresh each […]

Some thoughts from the dock…

Recently, I had some ‘dock time’ and could dive into Peter Hawkins’ most recent book, Leadership in Team Coaching Practice, – one that I also have a chapter in, written in partnership with Dr Catherine Carr, and Chief Nishan Durraiappah, […]

Leading Educational Complexity in the midst of a Pandemic.

“Leadership is often the after thought of Educational Change” – Andy Hargreaves   As we emerge from Covid-19 (she says hopefully), the role of educational leaders continues to be complex. That most of us are still standing, is miraculous; that […]

Leading From the Inside Out

Building a coach-like culture in policing. As featured in the winter edition of H.Q magazine. “Culture is made from language and behaviours… If we can embed coaching conversations into our culture, we will have a major lever for profound culture […]