Peak moments: the experience of coaches

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Abstract Peak moments include peak experience (Maslow, 1964), peak performance (Privette, 1983) and flow (Csikszentmihalyi, 1990). Research of the literature revealed that peak moments are an under-researched phenomenon in coaching. This paper addresses the imbalance, and reports on a heuristic study (Moustakas, 1990) undertaken with ten experienced coaches in the UK. Analysis revealed five core […]

Building Back Better Podcast- Passion, Purpose, and Peak Experience with Dr Kay A M Weijers

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Building back better

Our Global Ambassador, Luke Murfitt, hosted Dr Kay A M Weijers, the owner of kayandco. Their conversation started with music and the importance of music throughout Kay's career and private life. As a talented flute player, she used to play in an orchestra! However, she used her musical skillset and used it for business purposes. […]

Coaching with Dr Kay Ten Minute Podcasts Coming Soon

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Coming soon… A series of weekly, ten-minute podcasts called Coaching with Dr Kay! The podcasts will be in the form of conversational bites with guests, to chat about how coaching works and the sort of issues raised by people that coaching is able to support. Our way of being and behaviours have changed since the covid […]

Self-belief and self-confidence

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Most of us, at some time or other, suffer from a lack of self-belief and confidence. We tend to listen to our inner voice, the gremlin telling us we can’t achieve rather than look at our achievements to replicate thoughts, feelings and behaviours that brought success. Challenged by what they thought was an unachievable target, […]

Anxiety and Stress

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We all get stressed and anxious to a lesser or greater extent – it’s dealing with it and knowing how to get through it that counts. Stress at work unfortunately impacts on our personal lives, and vice versa. Katy is a highly successful and driven individual. Like her, those of us who push our-selves and […]

Management Training

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This case study reflects a very common situation – organisations which are run by talented, committed, reliable, uncomplaining and highly efficient individuals who have had little or no management training, yet without whom an sme would be lost. “I was promoted to Administration Manager, looking after two members of staff, one of whom was underperforming. […]

Lacking Motivation?

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Motivation can come and go and it is vital to understand your drivers and motivators to get back on track when motivation is seriously lacking. This client was a classic case of an enormously talented individual who was unfocussed and de-motivated. We were tasked with finding his roar. We analysed his learning style and drivers […]

Career Issues

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We were invited to work with this Senior Manager as she was heading for potential redundancy and we were challenged with supporting her during the process. We aimed to develop her confidence and re-imprint her skills and capabilities to ensure she become self-aware, equipped and confident for future opportunities and interviews. We were initially engaged […]

Under-performance

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We were asked to ‘tread gently’ with this potential client by a Company Director who knew that this Senior Consultant was hugely capable and highly intelligent, yet under-performing. We were asked to see if we could change his attitude and approach. Over 6 sessions we were able to arouse his curiosity and quietly challenge his […]