Reflective practice

To see or not to see?

On a personal level, I find visual-virtual very difficult. Two or three years ago, I spent eighteen months exploring this issue and trying to acclimatise to using video interfaces. The inquiry led me to conclude that I’m less able to do good work in this medium. Since then, whenever I’ve been asked to use Zoom, […]

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Holding conversations

The more dialogue-related work I do, the greater my appreciation for the connection between the outcome of a conversation and the climate within which it’s held. What I mean by outcome is more than the immediate upshot – it includes how the conversation impacts relationships and the bigger system. Climate is harder to articulate. It’s

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What is changing?

When coaching clients review our work, I ask them what is changing in: their perceptions, thinking and actions? their relationships and conversations? their impact in their system? The inquiry is deliberately wide-ranging. The purpose is to invite clients to take stock and to explore their evolution in the context of coaching, whilst taking into account

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Landscape of loss

Transitioning into 2021, I’m thoughtful about loss. In a Christmas letter to friends, I wrote that the very fabric of my life was dismantled in 2020. I know I’m not alone in this and share the following reflections in case they’re relevant to others.   Fabric offers a rich metaphor. The structure of (traditional) cloth

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