“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”Stephen Covey
As we head towards Spring, we may be feeling energised by the signs of new life in the natural world starting to emerge around us — and yet at the same time, we are continuing to hold space for our coachees in the midst of the ongoing pandemic and now the war in Ukraine.
Now more than ever, we need to be resourcing ourselves so we can meet the turmoil and foreboding we are all feeling in a grounded and anchored way, so we are not swept away by it all.
“Have respect for yourself, and patience and compassion. With these you can handle anything.”Jack Kornfield
One way we build these inner resources is through our ongoing continuing professional development (CPD), which is a vital movement towards a deep understanding of self within the coaching process and our life. To support you at this time, we would like to offer you some free CPD resources to support your personal and professional development.
Below you’ll find some of our favourite webinars recorded over recent months on a number of critical coaching topics that relate to our current context. (For all our latest video content, don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel).
Creating the Space for Race in Coaching
During this 30 mins webinar, I was in discussion with Fahrah Gulamhusein and Gaynor Francis, Founders of Space for Race, with the intention of supporting coaches to consider how they approach conversations of race within their coaching practice.
Loss in Disguise Spotting Grief in Coaching
During this 30 mins webinar, I was in discussion with Julia Menual — Master Executive Coach, Coach Trainer and Coach Supervisor — about the topic of bereavement within coaching.
Exploring TA Drivers in Coaching
During this 30-minute webinar, I was in discussion with Sandra Goddard, Faculty Member, Executive Coach and Business Psychologist on the topic of ‘Exploring TA Drivers in Coaching.’ This is such a useful frame for understanding ourselves, our potential triggers and overplayed strengths as a coach.
Here are some of our recent posts that have been written in response to themes being brought to supervision sessions over recent months:
- Meeting a therapeutic boundary within coaching
- Managing emotion within the coaching session
- Using creative methods within the coaching session
Free guided mindfulness sessions
Finally, to support your practice of self care as a coach, we are offering free guided mindfulness sessions on a weekly basis to help you pause and reset.
“To meditate means to go home to yourself. Then you know how to take care of the things that are happening inside you, and you know how to take care of the things that happen around you.”Thich Nhat Hanh
We hope these resources continue to support you and your coaching practice within these challenging times.