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Coaching Personal Development

The Reconstruction Of Meaning

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2009) which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za)  Man’s search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life (Victor Frankl, 1946:105). Reconstruction of meaning is one of the most important levels in which practitioners […]

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Coaching Executive Coaching Leadership Development Personal Development

Achieving Your Desired Outcomes

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s new book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2009) which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) The focus of the coaching conversation is to help the client work towards achieving their desired outcomes. It is in this process of reflection, where coach […]

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Research

Gifts to Practitioners: Research, Conferences and Grants

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s book, “Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching” (2009) available from Knowledge Resources in Johannesburg or from http://www.knowres.co.za What do we really know about how coaching works, exactly how well it works, and when it works best?  In essence, not much. Our “knowledge” […]

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Coaching

The Coaching Conversation: an Experiential Road Map to Knowledge and Personal Mastery

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2009) which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) The knowledge gained from reflecting on one’s own experience, exploring what is working, what needs work, and what one can think, feel or do differently – is […]

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Coaching

Team Coaching is Crucial for Organisational Transformation

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s new book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2009) which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) As a business coach, you are helping your clients to learn from and interpret their own experiences, and to understand the complexity of the environment in […]

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Coaching Competencies Ethics Professional Bodies

Contracting Service for Success

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s new book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2009) which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) Coaching in South Africa is currently a service industry. To date, COMENSA’s overriding brief has been to develop the credibility of this emerging profession, aligning national […]

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Coaching Competencies Training

Innovation: Working With Coaching Models

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s new book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2009) which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) One of the least explored areas of innovation for coaches is in the development of your own coaching model. As it is not possible to work […]

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Coaching

Diversity, Equality and Power

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s new book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2009) which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) “Diversity is about difference: in equality, power, and worldview” – Sunny Stout Rostron and Marti Janse van Rensburg To truly honour diversity requires genuinely diverse thinking, including an […]

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Coaching Coaching Supervision Competencies Ethics

The Practise of Ethics & the Ethics of Practice

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s new book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2009) which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) Ethics are most often recognized as the rules of conduct in respect of a particular group or culture, or the moral principles of an individual. Ethics […]

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Coaching Ethics

Contracting the Relationship

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s new book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2009) which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) Developing the habit of both formal and informal contracting is one of the first steps in beginning to understand the dynamics of formulating a coaching relationship. […]