John Whitmore

Book Review: The Coaching Manual by Julie Starr

I’ve reviewed several advanced coaching books in the past but I was asked to recommend a good introduction to the topic to support those attending my various coaching training sessions. Coaching is proven to be an effective way to develop and retain your team members. Coaching is an essential leadership Read More

Why are questions so important? (Questioning skills)

Most people appreciate the importance of questioning skills in selling, training, coaching, counselling (especially Cognitive Based Therapy – CBT) and commercial conversations. In this post I explore different types of questions and how they can be used in various business scenarios. Why are questions so important? (Questioning skills). The importance Read More

2024-02-22T17:28:18+00:00February 21, 2024|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management, Selling|

Coaching and Consulting – People and Problem-Solving skills

MBD executives, advisors, managers, client services executives and BDMs from law firms, economics and management consultancies joined a PM Forum  workshop on “Coaching and Consulting Skills for Marketing and Business Development”. We explored the changing role of marketing and business development (MBD) professionals and the growing need for coaching and Read More

2024-07-19T15:43:04+01:00February 15, 2024|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Marketing, Relationship Management|

Soft skills for tough barristers (Reflection, Self-Coaching, Change, EQ, Awareness, Goal-setting, Communications) Counsel Magazine

This article was published in the January 2023 edition of Counsel magazine. January 2023 | COUNSEL | The Magazine of the Bar of England and Wales (counselmagazine.co.uk) Soft skills for tough barristers (Reflection, Self-Coaching, Change, EQ, Awareness, Goal-setting, Communications).  The seasonal break allows time to step back and reflect on Read More

2023-01-23T09:35:10+00:00January 23, 2023|Kim's Blog, Lawyers, Management Skills, Relationship Management|

Soft skills: Introduction to coaching – Three frameworks (Video)

I have produced a 10 minute video on soft skills: Introduction to coaching – Three frameworks. This includes an overview of John Whitmore’s GROW model, the OCM’s SMILE model and the compassionate coaching movement’s Intentional Change Theory (ICT). The video also considers the range of soft skills needed for effective Read More

2024-01-28T11:23:30+00:00June 1, 2020|Kim's Blog, Management Skills, Relationship Management|
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