Our Podcast: Coaching in Focus

Hosted by Joseph Grech

Our Podcast delves into key topics for fellow coaches, coach-trainees and those interested in the profession. In each episode Joseph is in conversation with individuals who are practitioners and academics willing to share some of their key insights and knowledge. 

Each episode is no more than 30 minutes long and some of the topics in discussion include: 

  • The Coaching Relationship with Sharon Halliday
  • Career Coaching & Mentoring with Richard Clements
  • Health Coaching with Agata Galland
  • Positive Psychology Coaching with Sadia Ghazanfar
  • Coaching in Organisations with Steven McCormick

… and many more coming up

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Season 2 Episode 4:

Digital Marketing & SEO for Coaches

 with Sean Mullins

On this episode we are joined by Sean Mullins who is a strategic SEO Consultant and Coach. He runs www.seostrategy.co.uk and has extensive experience supporting individuals and business’ online presence. He has also a coaching background, having completed the Diploma in Integrative Coaching and has qualifications in gymnastics coaching. On this episode he outlines clear, practical ways for coaches to develop their SEO and digital marketing content.

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Season 2 Episode 3:

Supporting LGBTQ+ People through Coaching

 with Dominic Vince

Dominic is an experienced life coach specialising in confidence within the LGBTQ+ community. Through his work, clients have the space to work on their confidence, address their relationships, workplace and social interactions. Dominic runs Unity Coaching a LGBTQ+ coaching business where he supports others to be who they want to be giving them a space to be heard and seen. Listen in to this episode where together with Joseph he discusses his experience as a coach and ways to live your life confidently and authentically.

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Season 2 Episode 2:

Coaching Students & Younger Adults

 with Nick Woolley

On this episode Joseph is talking to Nick Woolley, ICF trained coach and founder of Alba Coaching. Together they explore how he uses his coaching work to support students and younger adults. Nick focuses on personal development and wellness, working with people in their 20s and 30s. He has spent nearly a decade in secondary education where he realised that his passion for supporting people doesn’t have to be limited to the four walls of a classroom. 

Episode 8 with Ags and Richard
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Season 2 Episode 1:

Coaching People through Burnout

 with Maude Burger-Smith

Maude is a women’s burnout coach, a mother of two, a wife of one, an ICF-trained Coach, a certified sex, love and relationship coach, a MA Degree holder and a corporate world survivor. She supports hard-working, weary women who are tired of being tired to identify and change the cycles of overwhelm and overwork so that they can thrive again – in relationships, at work, in life! For more details check out www.coachingwithmaude.com.

Episode 8 with Ags and Richard
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Season 1 Episode 8:

Studying Coaching 

 with Ags Galland Richard Clements

We have two guests on today’s episode discussing their journey as coaches focusing on their studies and becoming qualified coaches. Ags is a Health Coach and Richard a Career Coach and together with Joseph they explore the Diploma in Integrative Coaching, what they’ve learnt and the impact that studying on an ICF Coaching programme has had on their working practice and personal lives.

Guest on Podcast - Steven McCormick
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Season 1 Episode 7:

Launching a Coaching Business 

 with Steven McCormick 

On this episode we discuss some of the practical challenges and considerations a new coach needs to think about when launching their business. Our guest is Steven McCormick, an ICF-trained Coach, L&D expert and founder of New Road Coaching. He provides an integrative online coaching service offering fully personalised programmes that support people reach their chosen outcomes. Tune in to find out how he set up his business, the importance of brand and setting your mindset.

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Season 1 Episode 6:

Coaching Skills in Training 

 with Maureen Egbe

Joseph is in conversation with Maureen who is a Digital Confidence Coach and Trainer. The episode focuses on how coaching skills sit at the heart of many L&D activities including training and mentoring and Maureen provides practical ways how she uses these skills in her training sessions. The idea that even in training, focusing on just the task and imparting knowledge is not enough cuts across their discussion – finding out what motivates and engages somebody is key, and that’s when coaching comes in!

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Season 1 Episode 5:

Coaching for Wellbeing 

 with Marie Paterson

On this episode we discuss wellbeing coaching, its benefits and Marie’s experience. Marie is an ICF Trained Coach and started her working life as a Biology teacher and then moved into L&D for the NHS. As founder of a wellbeing training and coaching business she combines non-directive coaching with wellbeing information as required. Marie has certificates in nutrition, exercise, counselling and mediation and her course My Map Our Future (available in-person and online here) draws on her many years of experience. 

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Season 1 Episode 4:

The Future of Coaching 

 with Dez Veares

On this episode Dez and Joseph discuss the future of coaching from how it’s going to be more organically embedded in organisations to the role of technology and AI. As an Executive Coach with over 2000 hours of 1-1 coaching Dez has worked across the public, private and voluntary sectors. He coaches leaders, managers and teams to transform their working environments and leadership capabilities empowering them to thrive within the changing backdrop of business in the 2020s. Want to know more? Feel free to contact Dez on dez@evolveuk.net 

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Season 1 Episode 3:

Positive Psychology in Coaching with Sadia Ghazanfar, ACC

Joseph is discussing positive psychology and the power of language with Sadia Ghazanfar – an accredited ICF Coach, Trainer and Founder of Slay Your Dragons.  Her mission is to help women step out of their comfort zones so they can create a life they love and start slaying!  Sadia integrates evidence-based tools and techniques to empower, bring joy and create sustainable change. On this episode we discuss tools like the PERMA model and why listening is such a key competency for coaches.

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Season 1 Episode 2 

Career Coaching

with Richard Clements

Joseph is discussing careers with Richard Clements – a Career Coach, Mentor and Founder of Clear Cut Selection www.clearcutselection.com. Richard works full time as an interview coach, and has a superb track record of empowering candidates to get the job they really want through performance-enhancing interview skills and communication coaching. The important of understanding the differences between career guidance versus coaching are explored. 

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Season 1 Episode 1

The Coaching Relationship

with Sharon Halliday

In this first episode Joseph is in conversation with Sharon Halliday from www://peopleanddesign.com. Sharon is a trained ICF Coach and has extensive experience working at leadership level with coachees and trainees globally. Sharon discusses what makes a great alliance between coach and coachee, ethical practice and other aspects professionals coaches should be mindful of to elevate this partnership. A great start to the Podcast Series!

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