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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.” […]

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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 new. Understanding diversity, power, culture and gender People often assume that diversity is only about […]

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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 expectations. Mirroring her philosophy of promoting ‘mastery of practice’, Sunny Stout-Rostron, who is an internationally […]

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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 managers will need at particular stages in their professional development. This article briefly reviews the […]

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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 and managers will need at particular stages in their professional development. This article briefly reviews […]

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Business Coaching Competencies

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 by Richard L. Narva, is a collaboration of experts from a variety of fields, offering […]

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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 essential guide to working successfully with family firms can be found here Recognition of the […]

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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 the coach helping the client to reconstruct their own reality by searching for meaning through […]

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Coaching Leaders: Understanding Complex Environments

By Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron “The term complexity captures the greater levels of uncertainty, ambiguity, interdependences and interrelatedness that now characterize the environments in which organisations operate” (Clarke, 2013:135). Business coaches need to think systemically, and this article briefly looks at the importance of leaders taking decisions in alignment with the context of their organizational environment. […]

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Coaching Leaders: The Importance of Values and Motivation

By Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron The critical value of business coaching is in helping individual executives to think clearly about the core issues which present challenges to them in their career, their organization, their job, and their daily working life. The focus of the coaching conversation is to help leaders work towards achieving their desired outcomes. […]