What is Great Coaching

People often ask me this and why it’s so effective. I heard a vivid quote the other day, I just had to share with you. Good coaching is helping people to get out of their own way”  That’s astute don’t you think?

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Jamie’s Beef Gravy and Modern Training

Poor old Jamie’s had a bad rap recently for his restaurant chain that went down losing millions of pounds, but his recipe for beef gravy is first class. The video on YouTube is very timely. Let me explain. Last winter we treated ourselves to a joint of beef for a Sunday lunch, carefully manicured it and popped it in the oven along with roast potatoes and Yorkshire Puddings, all perfectly timed to feed us at 2pm. Until we both realised we hadn’t prepared any gravy. I’ve never cooked fresh gravy…

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9 Reminders of Great Coaching

Match vigorously Becoming like them will lubricate communication. Listen and use their language and keywords. Note how much emphasis is put on their words and use these yourself. Some coaches note down just the keywords on paper to use later. Naturally you mirror their physiology, their energy, eye contact. What about pace and tone of voice, hand gestures, but only when you talk. Create Presence Start with a relaxed and open state, no barriers. When this state has been created, bottle the energy bubble and cloak it. Place the cloak…

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