Your Best Year Yet

Each year-end I meet up with some friends and we look over the previous year- the highs, the lows, the good and the bad. It's informal yet it's hugely insightful as we take stock of the year behind us and what the following year could look like. There is a book called The Best Year Yet by Jinny S Ditzler. Here are the 10 questions that she uses, and I'd say they're pretty good. 1. What did I achieve? 2. What were my biggest … [Read more...]

What Makes a Good Life Coach?

What Makes a Good Life Coach? I think a good life coach knows the person they are coaching intimately, understands their gifts and has a clear handle on the potential opportunities they face. They can see the strengths and weaknesses of that individual, the forthcoming problems and blind spots within the individual, and has the right level of empathy to ask the right questions helping them navigate through to the other side. Through … [Read more...]

Mentoring and Coaching- Passing it down the Generations?

Mentoring and Coaching- Passing it down the generations? One of the drawbacks of a breakdown in family dynamics is the lack of contact the ‘old’ have with the ‘young.’ As a result the fruitfulness of mentoring and coaching relationships can become lost. From my perspective both generations have lost out. Perhaps it’s an idealistic viewpoint grown from watching Italian movies; the older father teaching the young son the important lessons … [Read more...]