Critical Coaching Blog

Launching the Critical Coaching Blog

Posted by admin on  May 7, 2021
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I guess there must come a time in every twenty-first century network’s life when the need for a blog becomes an inevitability, and not only for fashionable reasons. Launching this CCG blog feels kind of grown-up somehow, but it also feels down-with-the-kids. What the creation of this blog does reflect is the fact that the horrors of the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have driven the CCG from being an in-person gathering to a becoming an

Executive Coaches’ Gulag: AD 2025

Posted by admin on  May 28, 2021
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Executive-Coaches-Gulag-2025-1Download Inside the Executive Coaches’ Gulag: AD 2025 Two older greying men pace their grim prison exercise yard, each solid inch of their stiff yellow pyjama suits emblazoned with every acronym known to coaching man. In their long moments of boredom, they sit in their solitary cells, shouting out an acronym or two into the void, in the hope that someone might hear them. Hoping that those now empty three-letter mantras would somehow resonate. Resonate.

The Charlatan’s Law

Posted by admin on  May 16, 2021
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The Charlatan’s LawI was, to my great surprise, invited to the EMCC Global Conference last week, nestled  in on Zoom among over 500 eager beaming others. My main reason for being there was  to join a session on ‘Regulation,’ a choice which will come as no particular surprise to those that know me, as I have a number specific regulatory axes to sharpen with ‘professional’ bodies (or trade associations, as my wife Louise calls them.)

Professor Reinhart Stetler 07 06 2021

Posted by admin on  May 28, 2021
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The coach as a fellow human companion I know we are really looking forward to our virtual session with Reinhart. His name has been on our lips on and off for the past few years – it will be marvellous to have him among us to disabuse us – probably – of all we thought we knew. Reinhart has asked me to share ahead of time this paper of his … intriguingly entitled, ‘the coach
We are delighted to be welcoming Christine back among us again to plunder the rich seams of North American literature. This time around we will be working with the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthone . Please find attached three things. One a copy of the whole novel, generously gifted by Christine. An excerpt that we will be working with from that novel. and an explanatory piece taking us through the exercise we will be running

Dr Peggy Marshall – Cross-Cultural coaching

Posted by admin on  May 28, 2021
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So many thanks to Peggy for getting up early from her Californian slumbers to take us through two schools of thought regarding the importance of national or regional culture in crafting our coaching approach. She then left us to do battle between the two schools – that is to say it hardly matters to it matters hugely. Please find below copies of the Global Mindset Survey and Peggy’s Slideshow. Cross CultureDownload Global MindsetDownload Download

Summiting – the coaching heights – an audio

Posted by admin on  May 12, 2021
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Summiting, The Celebrity Coaches’ Way: A Letter from America.  Daniel Doherty  April 2021 Peter Doig While absent-mindedly browsing Linkedin recently – in my ongoing pursuit of examples of the credential claims made by coaches – I stumbled across an invite to a WBCS webinar entitled, ‘“Reimagine the Future of Coaching” … with four thought leaders’. Keen to learn some things – including as to how coaching might have been ‘imagined’ in the first place –

Prince Harry conquers coaching – Dominic Green

Posted by admin on  May 28, 2021
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https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/how-prince-harry-became-celebrity-frontman-for-a-very-questionable-industryPrince Harry is now chief impact officer for BetterUp, a Californian corporate consultancy whose ‘mission’ is to sell online life coaching with — in his words, — ‘innovation, impact and integrity’. Harry may not realise it, but he is the latest celebrity frontman for the rapidly growing, broadly unregulated and frequently dubious corporate ‘coaching’ industry. And you might not realise it, but Harry, Duke of Malibu is your future, because California’s today is America’s tomorrow

The Unknowing Project – Martin Vogel

Posted by admin on  May 16, 2021
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Martin Vogel has been intriguing the coaching world for a while now with the idea of the need for allowing ‘unknowing’ in our worlds. Here is a taste of what he has to say. https://vogelwakefield.com/author/martinvogel/

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