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
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!
Season 1 Episode 2
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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!
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.
Season 1 Episode 8:
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.
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