Daniel Doherty on Simon Western’s ‘Edgy Ideas.’


In this episode Daniel shares his research and experience of credentialing and accreditation in coaching.  His findings ask many questions about the credibility of practices, often delivered by self-appointed regulation bodies, some that make a lot of money from the process.  Daniel identifies eight consumer types of coaches in relation to accreditation and credentialing:  The Enthusiast, Complier, Susceptible, Pragmatist, Procrastinator, Agnostic, Ideologue and Inquirer; each seeking or resisting accreditation and credential for different reasons.  Daniel and Simon discuss the importance of critical thinking to question these credentialing norms, and how the practice of attaining accreditation is often a process more aligned with audit culture and collecting a number of hours in training and practice with very little quality control on what happens in those hours.  An important podcast for coaches, trainers and HR and managers purchasing coaching.  Bio After thirty years experience of coaching and business consulting that became increasingly  globalised in nature, Daniel returned to the UK from South Africa in 2005, to complete a PhD and to teach and research in a variety of Higher Education Institutions.  In 2006 Daniel founded the Critical Coaching Research Group, which he continues to lead to this day. His preferred research idiom is narrative practice; in the past two years he has authored two satirical novels set in the coaching world, and is in the process of writing a series of ‘plays for voices.’


Types of Coaching Credential Consumer: and the social construction of the coaching accreditation market.

I attach for your interest my draft paper arguing the above – it is the same paper that the edgy ideas podcast draws upon. I would be eager to hear any feedback, thoughts or concerns regarding this polemical piece. Daniel

Coaching Ourselves, Supporting each other.

While online meetings have served really well these past eleven months  in sustaining the ethos and practice of the CCG, one thing that has been missing is the opportunity for the informal coaching that the broke out within our formal sessions when we were gathered under the one roof. 
Our recent meeting on Symbolic Modelling afforded the opportunity for us to coach each other on a one-to-one basis ,online. This worked remarkably well, serving as it did as a reminder of the wonderfully rich and diverse coaching resources within the group. 
It occurs to me that we can quite easily reproduce our capacity to support each other through offering opportunities for one-to-one sessions online, where whoever is interested gather. `once assembled, we can allow Zoom to allocate pairings, or we hand select according to individual preference.  Such sessions could exist separately in time from our formal programme, or could occur in the hour before one of our regular session begin, details to be finalised in timings. 
If you are interested, then please register interest with me by email or phone, and I can put this into place. I for one am really up for this.