Book review from Dr Lise Lewis for Transformational Coaching to Lead Culturally Diverse Teams

“Team coaching is increasingly popular and credible as the people-development approach for businesses navigating the complex demands impacting on today’s workplace. We can no longer ignore the global platform of this digital age, further compounded by the unprecedented cultural mix in team composition. This seminal text, contextualised in relationship systems intelligence, offers expertise and knowledge […]


Book Launch: Transformational Coaching to Lead Culturally Diverse Teams

In this book, currently available in hard copy or as an eBook, Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron examines real-world experience and the contemporary literature on group and team coaching. She analyses how team coaching can guide coaches to help leaders and teams flourish in complex, culturally diverse organisations. As well as presenting a variety of team coaching […]

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#Coaching2Connect Twitter Q & A hosted by SACAP

Last month, we participated in a Twitter Q & A session on the topic of how coaching plays a role in your being or becoming more of a “people person”.  The Twitter talk was hosted by SACAP, the South African College of Applied Psychology.  What follows are SACAP’s questions and my answers (which you can […]

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#Coach2Career Twitter Q & A hosted by SACAP

Earlier today, we participated in a Twitter Q & A session on the topic of careers in coaching and how the coaching profession has progressed in terms of career offerings.  The following is the questions and my answers (which you can also find on my Twitter handle @StoutRostron, following the hashtag #Coach2Career): Q1 Life coach; […]

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Webinar: The Tacit Dimension – Developing Self as Coach in the 21st Century

Sunny recently led a webinar for the Institute of Coaching , an affiliate of McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School on 17th February 2016.  The topic deals practically with some of the areas that coaches and leaders need to focus and reflect on, to develop their abilities, including accessing a learning mindset, deepening self-reflective practice, looking at […]

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Working with Coaching Models: The U-Process

By Dr. Sunny Stout-Rostron The U-process The U-process is sometimes known as the process of transition, and in the field of coaching this U-process is typically represented in Scharmer’s model of change. In the process of transition, the client can move from anxiety, through happiness, fear, threat, guilt, denial, disillusionment, depression, gradual acceptance and hostility […]

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The Scientist Practitioner Model

By Dr. Sunny Stout-Rostron Working with Coaching Models The main purpose of this article is to introduce you to the Scientist Practitioner model. Although it is essential to adopt a structured approach to your coaching conversation, this does not mean that you cannot let the conversation grow and be explorative. I talk about structure in […]

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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 who supervises?” This article outlines some answers to the following key questions raised by participants […]

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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 books on Amazon. One perspective that’s stood the test of time is Self-Determination Theory (SDT). […]

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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: “in the work that we (coaches) do, it’s the possibility of new perspectives from learning.” […]