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Developing your coaching approach


Coach versus Mentor: the developing battle Thanks to the team at The Speaking Business magazine for publishing Nevil’s article on developing coaching skills. Lots of people offer coaching and my guess is that you will have experienced coaching in some form or another as part of your business career. I have been coached, coached others…

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Optimum Vos Launch 14th October


What an amazing venue Durham Castle was for the launch of our new coaching programme: Optimum Vos. Lucky people also got a sneaky peek of our new branding, keep your eyes peeled. Big thank you to Angela from The Bigger Picture for our photos too.

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Launch of new coaching programme

Optimum Vis

We’re delighted to launch our innovative new coaching programme aimed at helping you ‘to be the best you’.  We’re passionate about training, coaching and self-development and our new Optimum Vos programme will combine all three. A six-month commitment, with clients attending a day a per month in peer groups of six. There are three levels, or…

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Coaching – Try This This Week

Try This This Week

Coaching  and in particular non-directive coaching is a great way to help develop individuals. The idea being that coachees find their own solutions and ways of working. In this short video below, Nevil gives a few simple ideas for coaching people around you. Interested in finding out more about coaching? Why not take a look…

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Keep your eye on the ball…useless or useful coaching advice?


I’m guessing you’ve either had this said to you at some point, or said it to someone else.  Seems pretty obvious advice, right?  But how do you check that someone is keeping their eye on the ball without using expensive eye-tracking equipment? This is where coaching comes in. We’re often asked if coaches can only…

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Is there a gremlin in your coaching?


If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember the 1984 film “Gremlins” and the three rules that Billy must follow when given his new pet, ‘Gizmo’: 1) Keep it away from bright light 2) Don’t get any water on it 3) Never, ever feed it after midnight. Even if you haven’t seen it, you can…

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Training & Coaching at 150mph

As coaches and trainers we’re not usually the ones being coached or trained, and definitely not at 150mph.  But that’s what happened on 9th April. Team building is a great way of engaging your team and according to this article in HR Magazine employees want to take part in team building but don’t get the chance and they would find it useful for…

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