Catalyst 14 Blog
Below you'll find some articles on mindfulness, coaching and coaching supervision from Catalyst 14. You'll also find links to some other resources at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!
Based on our experiences as coach trainers, along with real-life experiences from coaches that we have trained, we’ll explore how you can unlearn, and then relearn, being directive in a coaching conversation.
Asking a question when we don’t really mean to inquire is common mismatch between what we are trying to communicate and what we actually say. In this post, Liz Palmer takes a look at how to be clearer and avoid the danger of being misunderstood.
In this post, Liz Palmer discusses how changing our ‘voice’ brings the flexibility to vary our contribution — and achieve improved outcomes.
In this blog post, Martin Turner — a past participant of our Diploma in Transformational Coaching course — outlines some of his experiences of studying with Catalyst 14 and how being actively involved in the learning process was the key to his successful development as a coach.
Damion Wonfor and Monica Ross discuss the personal and professional benefits of attending a retreat.
In this blog post we look at self-compassion as an important way of building resilience, and share an audio exercise to help you practice it.
In this blog post, we highlight the many benefits of coaching outdoors and discuss how it can bring about sustainable change.
At this time of year, we have a great opportunity to consciously choose to ‘wake up’ to this festive period — otherwise with all the doing that needs to be done we run the risk of giving ourselves an inner speeding ticket. To support you in the run up to Christmas, here are our recommendations for some mindful activities that you can build into your day.
When we are lost in our negative thoughts, leaders' ‘buttons’ often get pushed and they start to react - or over-react - before being consciously aware of it. In this post we discuss how attaining a habit of pausing during the day provides us with the opportunity to wake up from autopilot and develop a more conscious style of leadership.
This time of year and the season of winter symbolically provide us with an opportunity to take an important pause, a time for personal contemplation and reflection, a chance to go within and dwell in some silent introspection. In this post we share a useful guided exercise with you to help you reflect on where you've been and where you want to go.
In this post we define mindfulness, explore some common myths associated with it and give some practical tips on how to introduce mindfulness to your everyday life.
In this blog post, we discuss some key things to consider when setting up a formal mindfulness practice, including location, posture and habit formation.
Here we look at how you can snap out of automatic pilot, and embed a mindfulness practice in your daily life.
In this post, we look at seven key principles of mindfulness practice.
This blog post aims to enhance your current knowledge on presence in coaching by sharing some research on the topic. In addition, it aims to provide you with some development strategies to enhance your current coaching practice.