Author Archives: Sunny Stout-Rostron Associates

About Sunny Stout-Rostron Associates

Sunny coaches at senior executive and board level in corporate organizations and educational institutions. She has a wide range of experience in leadership and management development,  business strategy and executive coaching. With over 20 years’ international  experience as an executive coach, Sunny believes that there is a strong link between emotional intelligence and business results – she works with leaders and their  teams to help them achieve individual, team and organizational goals, gaining  wisdom and knowledge through their own experience.

Key questions on coaching supervision

By Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron At the Rainbow Convention of the Global Coaching Community (GCC) in Cape Town a few years ago, I facilitated a dialogue session on coaching supervision around the question “Should qualifications or the market place decide on … Continue reading

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A Time-Tested Way To Help Leaders Thrive

What’s the best way to motivate high performance in yourself and others? Human motivation is an evergreen topic, with new ideas regularly offered by management and psychology theorists. Search on Google and you’ll find over 4 million results, over 1,200 … Continue reading

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Podcast: Conversation on Liminalities, with Burgert Kirsten and Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron

Enjoy this fascinating conversation on liminalities within the coaching environment in which Sunny and Burgert Kirsten discuss the liminal space in a coaching intervention. Liminality, in Sunny’s words, is “about rights of passage, thresholds”.  She goes on to say that: … Continue reading

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Gender issues in business coaching

Co-authored by Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron and Nick Wilkins Business organisations operate in increasingly diverse and inter-related environments around the globe. While gender diversity already encompasses a wide range of theory and research, as an issue in business coaching it is relatively … Continue reading

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Book Review by Andrew Fiddy on Leadership Coaching For Results, published in Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research & Practice

By Andrew Fiddy Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), UK Organisational Behaviour, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK Coaching is achieving prominence in business as a tool to enable leaders meet the challenges they face as well as changing societal … Continue reading

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The development of corporate management

Co-authored by Nick Wilkins and Sunny Stout-Rostron How do corporate leaders develop the competences they need? And how should they be supported in their development? These are important questions, because the answers determine the precise forms of support executives and … Continue reading

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The development of corporate management

Co-authored by Nick Wilkins and Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron How do corporate leaders develop the competences they need? And how should they be supported in their development? These are important questions, because the answers determine the precise forms of support executives … Continue reading

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Family Enterprises

Family enterprises are the foundation of big business, with many multinationals having their origins in a small family start-up.  Family dynamics, however, often impede growth and sustainability of these businesses. Family Enterprises: How to build growth, family control and family harmony, edited … Continue reading

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Family Enterprises: How to Build Growth, Family Control and Family Harmony

Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron has contributed a chapter to Richard Narva’s latest book: Family Enterprises: How to Build Growth, Family Control and Family Harmony.  The chapter is entitled “Executive coaching challenges with family firms”.  Further details on the contents of this … Continue reading

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Coaching Leaders: Experiential Learning for Client and Team

Learning from experience and client stories Learning, and particularly learning from experience, seems to be one of the major components of the coaching conversation. Learning from experience implies an understanding of the language and content of the client’s story, with … Continue reading

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