17th February 2017

Bringing childhood relationships to work

An article by Roger Jones in the Harvard Business Review, The Family Dynamics We Grew Up with Shape How We Work, raises fascinating questions about how we bring behaviours we learned in childhood into our working relationships. Says Jones: ‘Research has shown that our early family experiences often re-emerge in […]
9th February 2017

A conversation around team coaching: is it really new?

As a coaching supervisor, I am increasingly finding that clients are bringing not only their one to one coaching practice to our sessions, but also their team interventions. The coaches refer to these projects as ‘team coaching’, but from closer scrutiny, there seem to be significant similarities with what have […]
8th February 2017

Writing down and opening up

One of the books I’m reading and enjoying at the moment is Opening Up by Writing It Down, an introduction to expressive writing as a way of processing deeply felt personal experiences or problems. The book subtitle sets out the essential promise of the book as ‘How expressive writing improves health […]
10th January 2017
Photo of a small group session

The value of group work

As I prepare for two group supervision workshops in Sydney after the holiday break (see details below), I’m starting to reflect on why these workshops give me such pleasure and inspiration. Here are three thoughts… Firstly, I really love how group supervision workshops give everyone an opportunity to notice and […]