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Becoming a Culturally-Aware Team Coach

Organisational culture In Coaching on the Axis, Kahn (2014: 21) introduces the notion that business exists within a distinct cultural context which is characterised by market forces. He advocates that all coaches start with the cultural context as their starting point, developing an understanding of the phenomenon of culture, and particularly corporate or organisational culture. […]

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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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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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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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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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Business coaching – going beyond juggling the balls

Co-Authored by Nick Wilkins and Sunny Stout-Rostron. You’re a 40-year-old executive heading an operational division of a large company. You get to work at 07:30, scan the business news, then respond to 57 priority e-mail messages that you can’t delegate to your line managers or PA.  A message from the CEO reminds you to forward […]

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Gender Issues in Business Coaching: Read the Book Chapter

One of Sunny’s passions is working with gender issues in the business world.  Due to her extensive experience in this area, she was invited to contribute a chapter to The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring.  We are delighted to bring you a copy of this chapter for your reading pleasure.  Please […]

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New Book: “Leadership Coaching for Results: Cutting-edge Practices for Coach and Client” is due out in February 2014

Sunny Stout-Rostron’s ground-breaking book on Leadership Coaching was launched recently in Cape Town and Johannesburg.  If you are in a leadership position, or if you coach leaders, this book is an essential addition to your bookshelf.  To get your copy, follow these links: Softcover version Ebook version Available in softcover and ebook

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New Book: “Leadership Coaching for Results: Cutting-edge Practices for Coach and Client” is due out in February 2014

Watch out for details of Sunny’s latest book due out this month.  Details will be posted as soon as the book is published and available for sale.  Make sure you subscribe to or follow this blog so that you don’t miss out on the launch. Coming out in softcover and ebook

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Coaching Competencies

Behavioural Boundaries in Business Coaching

This article is adapted from Sunny Stout Rostron’s book, Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (2013), which is available from Knowledge Resources (www.knowres.co.za) Best-practice coaching involves the coach acting as a thought partner for a client, helping them structure their conscious thinking around a specific practical issue. This process is […]