Coaching and Leadership Blog for Leaders and Coaches
2020, what a year it has been! Many will remember it for the coronavirus, Covid 19 (CV 19). The year the world took a break from the way it was. As far as I can remember, there has never been quite a year like 2020 whereby everyone was affected in one way or another. But … Continue reading "A New Beginning"
- Jun 15th 2021
I recall the look on my peer coach’s face when in response to ‘what do you want to talk about today?’, I said I felt uncomfortable with silence when I am having a conversation. I added my tendency to finish sentences for people or offer words to ease their struggle. I had this challenge for … Continue reading "The Power of Silence!"
- Jun 08th 2021
I worked and grew as an HR generalist in a global oil and gas company for twenty seven glorious years. Twenty of those years were in supervisory/managerial positions and I eventually led the HR function for seven years. As a leader in the organization, you were expected to integrate ‘coaching’ in the performance management process, … Continue reading "Coaching Journey"
- Jun 03rd 2021
Ever since I was little, I have been in awe of my dad’s work. It is not his profession that dazzles me as much as his way of doing it. I grew up watching him save lives. He could ‘literally’ save the lives of people because he had invested his own life’s peak years to … Continue reading "Coaching to Save Lives"
- Jun 02nd 2021
In 1984, at the age of 14, I watched The Karate Kid. As a 14-year-old, movies like this, Bloodsport, etc… excited me and fuelled interest. Watching it then was about the kicks, punches, sparing, comedy and drama that came along with it. The movie was about a Sensei (Mr Miyagi) imparting knowledge of Karate to … Continue reading "The Karate Kid"
- May 28th 2021
As I sit down to write down what coaching means for me, or how I make sense of it, I am reminded of something I read in Elif Shafak’s ‘The Forty Rules of Love’. “Fret not where the road will take you. Instead concentrate on the first step. That is the hardest part and that … Continue reading "Ready, walk, sprint, fly!"
- May 25th 2021
We hear a lot about the coaching styles, things to do and say during the coaching session. There are various perspectives to coaching. Whatever your approach is, I want you to imagine that real coaching starts even before facing the client (your coachee). You and your client will enjoy the session when you coach yourself … Continue reading "Coach Your Mind, Before Coaching the Client"
- May 18th 2021
“I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein Can you imagine how would our world be today, if human beings weren’t curious beings? I am curious! The process of evolving from the pre-historic era (or even before that) to the world that we inhibit today is not due to our strengths, … Continue reading "What’s with the curiosity?"
- May 11th 2021
‘I do not know how to write and what to write.’ This is my truth about putting the pen to the paper. I never wrote, nor did I develop my ability to write, instead I avoided it, till I felt I don’t need it. It was enough for me that people saw me as an … Continue reading "Being Present…Step up"
- May 05th 2021
Coaching is a chance for self-exploration and to travel within oneself, to discover and use resources you may never have known that you had, to design a life you’ve always wanted. The best part of coaching is a transformational sense, that you are not the same person that you were when you began, that you … Continue reading "My Personal Journey in the World of Coaching"
- Apr 23rd 2021
This blog is authored by M C Cariappa Throughout our lives we are constantly learning, consciously and subconsciously. The learning is formal and structured when we go through school and university and a fairly large portion is also by observing and listening to people around us. What is interesting is that while we spend a … Continue reading "Unlearning to Coach."
- Apr 15th 2021