It’s Not About The Coach launches 29th November

Written by Stuart Haden on November 28, 2013

After 5 year of research, writing and hard work my book It’s Not About The Coach is finally due for release on Friday 29th of November!

If you have liked the free content that I have shared in the last three postings (possibilities, perception, & performance videos) then the book of course goes even deeper. I have now filled the much needed gap to provide the required support (and challenge) for coachees who are considering coaching as means of self development. The book

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It’s Not About The Coach launches 29th November – performance

Written by Stuart Haden on November 26, 2013

Once the coachee has considered possibilities, changed perception, it is now time to challenge performance. This is the most obvious indicator for a successful coachee and coaching relationship.

Asking yourself the question – who are you being? Who are you being on the inner. Who are you being on the outer.

This short reading describes how your language, emotions and body are all indicators of performance. Have you found your centre? Have you slowed down so you can see the world in

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It’s Not About The Coach launches 29th November – perception

Written by Stuart Haden on November 19, 2013

Once the coachee has started to work with possibilities, it is now time to move on and consider perception. Knowledge and our understanding is underpinned by this perception.

Truth, belief and justification. What you thought to be true when you were assessing possibilities, might have shifted for you now.

As this short reading from my book demonstrates, the best question you can ask yourself right now is – how do you know what you know?

It’s Not About The Coach is published on 29th

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It’s Not About The Coach launches 29th November – possibilities

Written by Stuart Haden on November 12, 2013

The coachees journey can be defined by three phases. Possibilities, perception and performance. This first phase is all about assessing possibilities. What you can achieve. Not what you can’t achieve. An effective coachee will hold onto many different possibilities at this stage, without sidelining options until perhaps later on.

Let possibilities be your fuel, a way to connect to what you can achieve by working with a coach. A vision will start to form…

As this  reading shows “It’s all invented, everything

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Why career development needs to be recognised

Written by Stuart Haden on November 3, 2013

When leaders are being true to themselves there are times when they have to hand over to others. No matter how protective they might feel. So it’s time to hand over the reins of this posting to my good friend and colleague Janice Caplan from The Scala Group. Find out more about how you can learn from and contribute to the HR Barometer…

In today’s times of rapid change and insecurity, career development is the new job security

For years management practice has

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The Frankenstein effect – are you worried about the monster you have created?

Written by Stuart Haden on October 31, 2013

I found it all too easy to come up with a Halloween inspired blog. Like Victor Frankenstein we are all creators, creators of talent. But sometimes the Frankenstein Effect (my made up name for this conflict!?) limits our intention to create. We worry that our creations will turn on us.

Striving to be authentic we know the right thing to do is develop the talent around us but sometimes we are scared for our own well being. Will they take our jobs? Will

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Narrative coaching with Niels-Henrik Sorensen

Written by Stuart Haden on October 18, 2013

Here are my reflections on the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s (EMCC) research conference, (4:32) video. I was delighted to attend Niels-Henrik Sorensen’s presentation on narrative coaching. I loved his authenticity from the outset, where he outlined to his audience not to critique him for his fast paced approach. Because Niels is exactly that, fast, inspiring and thought-provoking.

Niels presented two really important concepts in the world of narrative coaching (based on a case study approach for a program that he

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The Tao Of Coaching

Written by Stuart Haden on October 11, 2013

There is one book I always recommend in the coaching world and that’s The Tao Of Coaching by Max Landsberg. Why? Well without devaluing this classic text – it is short to read (2 hours), gets to the point and offers an excellent introduction to coaching. If you are well versed in coaching I encourage you to read it, furthermore, I encourage you to share it with others. That most likely is it’s greatest value – sharing the coaching message and

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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.


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It’s Not About The Coach – free audio interview

Written by Stuart Haden on September 25, 2013

I am always keen to embrace new media and when I signed up to speak to this years Euro Coach List conference I was delighted when they asked me to do a short recorded interview previewing my speaking engagement. Better still here it is, all set for you to enjoy….

My friends Coen de Groot, Amechi Udo and Lindsey Reed are the brains and brawn behind the conference. Naturally it is an an opportunity to learn, share and connect with people

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