S.I.M.P.L.E. Coaching Model

S.I.M.P.L.E. coaching model is one of the solution-focused approaches often used when working with some of the more complex problems. The model has been developed by two coaching practitioners Paul Z Jackson and Mark McKergow. These are the underpinning principles of the above model: Solutions not problems – is about encouraging a client to concentrate […]

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Sir Richard Branson’s list of 65 books to read

I don’t think a special introduction is needed when talking about Sir Richard Branson, the selfmade English business magnate, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He co-founded the Virgin Group Limited in 1970 (along with Nik Powell), which currently consists of more than 400 companies worldwide. So all in all, he has been a pretty successful chap. Below […]

Women and Men. Different but Equal.

Following on from the International Women’s Day… In the past three weeks, I attended an equal number of events promoting equality at the workplace and advocating the benefits of a more balanced workforce (which by the way is unquestionable). Topics discussed included female entrepreneurial struggles, key gender differences, leveraging women’s strengths, exploitation of female sexuality […]

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

I have been recently exploring the use of the Gestalt approach to coaching. The Gestalt therapy has been practiced since the 1950s, growing in its popularity in the 1960s when Edwin Nevis and Richard Wallen began using it in the management development programmes. The aim of the approach is to help an individual to discover, explore […]

Mindless Mindfulness

I have recently spoken with Autumn Totton, the Co-Founder of The Mindfulness Project, about the influx of the mindfulness programmes popping out from every corner. The ever-growing mindfulness hype has caught my attention and inspired to study the subject. Suddenly, everything was about mindfulness: mindful people management, mindful hiring and firing, mindful internal communication, mindful […]