Gentleness & coaching – interview with Anthony McCann

Written by Stuart Haden on October 2, 2013

This week I was delighted to be joined via Skype with Anthony McCann. I first met Anthony a few months ago when we were delivering presentations at the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Research conference in Dublin. As soon as I had seen the description of Anthony’s presentation I knew this was someone I wanted to connect with. Luckily within minutes of the conference opening we hooked up and I feel privileged to present this 25:56 interview to you today.

Here we talk about the concept of gentleness and coaching, expanding the horizon to include trust and presence. The latter being wonderfully presented as here, with and near. As a proud Irishman Anthony explores the concept of Garaíocht – an Irish-language term that encapsulates the core values of relationship, community, and interdependence in a single concept. I can’t begin to tell you how interesting all these different concepts are; moving, merging and morphing in the interests of coaching.

I am sure you will want to track Anthony down in some way. As well as the usual suspects (below) I can thoroughly recommend checking out The Hummingbird Workshop, where you can also sign up for a newsletter.

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