20th November 2018
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The Psychopathology of Everyday Life… revisited in the 21st century

Dr Diana Shmukler, clinical psychologist, teacher and supervisor, is leading a course at the Oxford University Summer School for Adults next July, and it promises to be highly creative and applicable across many disciplines, including coaching supervision. The Summer School describes itself as ‘bringing together a cosmopolitan range of like-minded […]
14th November 2018
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The value of not knowing (video)

In organisations, the people who come to coaching often assume they’re meant to be experts. They’re meant to know how to do their jobs, and they’re meant to be masters of their practice. But the coaching relationship allows them to come and say, ‘I’m confused, I’m uncertain, and I’m scared.’ […]
13th September 2018
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How live demonstration leads to deep learning and insight

Ten years ago, whenever I heard someone was doing a live demonstration in coaching, I would think, ‘Wow, how incredible!’ It was fantastic to see another professional working, and I wondered whether I could ever dare to do this. What I was fearful for was whether I could be ‘perfect’ […]
8th August 2018

Making sure we are fit for purpose

For the last three or four summers I’ve taken several weeks off, and it’s now become a must-do. I usually go for a tai-ji retreat in Herefordshire, full of fresh air, meditation and tai-ji practice, which is about balance, feet on the ground, and flow. From there I have often […]
6th July 2018
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Executive reflection in a complex world

I’m looking forward to presenting a session with Elaine Patterson and Jackie Arnold at next week’s EMCC Research Conference at the University of Chester. The session title is ‘Exploring the relevance and value of executive reflection’. We’ll be telling the story of what happened in a recent action research study, […]