News & Blog

Keep visiting us on our News and Blog page for all the latest and the best in the world of coaching. Coaching tips and ideas, things we think you might like to see, fun things and serious things. We will also be featuring guest blogs – so please let us know if you have something you want to share!

Ten qualities of a Coach

Ask Kim Morgan, Director of Barefoot Coaching Ltd, for her views on coaching and without hesitating she replies; “I believe it is THE most powerful personal and professional development tool there has ever been because each coaching session is uniquely designed to meet the client's needs.”

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Do you really listen as a Coach, Manager or Leader?

Some people admit to not listening well and others are happy with their listening style. Listening is so important to all relationships that it is worth asking yourself the following questions:

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Useful technique - beyond the behaviour - pay offs and secondary gain

If somebody is not achieving a goal or has a behaviour which is not useful to them, it is worth exploring what this behaviour is providing for them. It is useful to remember that 'Every behaviour has a positive intention.' Benefits: Questions to ask include: ·        What does this behaviour give me? ·        What do...

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How to choose the right Coach training course

It can be really hard to know where to start when looking for a coach training course. There are so many institutes, awarding bodies, endorsements and qualifications available it can be a mine field just to understand them all. There is no straight forward answer to this but there are a number of things to look out for or understand when...

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Engaging your team to achieve goals

If we take the BBC series 'The Apprentice' which has just left our screens, and in particular, the task where they had to buy as many materials as they could within the given budget, then sell as much as they could and reinvest in more stock,  we had the opportunity to see the impact of poor man-management skills on team outcomes.

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