2 years on – what now for coachability?

Written by Stuart Haden on November 27, 2015

2 years ago I published my first book – It’s Not About The Coach. An attempt to boost coachability and make sure that coachees are just as ready for coaching as coaches are. Anybody who has spent any time looking at the book realises how critical coachability can be. It seems obvious – and it is, best of all the solution to ensuring coachability is relatively simple once you know how. Like me readers are beginning to wonder why we are so focussed

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Why a ‘flow framework’ can change your life (1 of 5)

Written by Stuart Haden on November 24, 2015

I am very happy ‘standing on the shoulders of giants’ in my work. Right now the Flow Genome Project are really pushing the boundaries of optimal performance. I was pretty comfortable with  the concept of flow states, but when I realised a framework existed this kicked my performance into another stratosphere. I could now engineer flow in my life and work more regularly, easily by as much as 15% of my waking hours. Now if you consider flow can produce 5 times the

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You don’t need to evaluate everything you do

Written by Stuart Haden on November 17, 2015

When I run a workshop it’s standard procedure to hand out evaluation forms at the end of the session. Trouble is standard procedures aren’t always a valuable investment of our time. Very often we just roll them out because that’s what we have always done. Blindly following what has gone on before, a procession lining up out of habit.

If you run a restaurant would you issue feedback cards to every diner? Did anybody evaluate your contribution to the meeting you attended

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The great coaching accreditation and supervision debate

Written by Stuart Haden on November 10, 2015

Being a coach who undergoes supervision and has an accredited qualification are certainly indicators of quality. However, I am neither accredited or undergo supervision (in the traditional sense). My coach training began in 2001, this was before accreditation gained any real recognition. In 2005 I looked at accrediting my coaching practice to date. One supplier offered me their premium accreditation route, which culminated in a dissertation. However, I had already completed this mean feat during my MSc in Human Resources. Another supplier

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Do we need a shared chemistry with our coach?

Written by Stuart Haden on November 3, 2015

Over the years I have often wondered how significant it is that coachees share a connection with their coach. Prior to coaching a chemistry meeting is often set up so that a coachee can choose from a number of coaches. But, how does a coachee know what they need from a coach? And even if they did, does this connection really matter?

I am reading I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaja. Billed as a modern day spiritual classic it challenges my world view, rich in

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