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In Conversation with Michael Steger

Curious about meaning and purpose? In this episode we speak with Professor Michael Steger of Colorado State University. Michael has spent...

In Conversation with Alison Hodge

Today we are in conversation with Dr Alison Hodge, coaching supervisor to executive coaches across Australia, South East Asia, the United...

In Conversation with Reinhard Stelter

In today’s episode we’re in conversation with Dr Reinhard Stelter, professor and head of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the University...

In Conversation with Dr Paul Lawrence

Today we're speaking with Dr Paul Lawrence, whose latest research focuses on systemic coaching. As such, he suggests some important ...

In Conversation with David Drake

This special episode of the Coaching Kool-Aid is recorded live from the University of Sydney’s Evidence-Based Coaching Conference, where...

In Conversation with Tatiana Bachkirova

Today we’re in lock-down with the charming Professor Tatiana Bachkirova of Oxford Brookes University. Tatiana describes what she terms...

In Conversation with Erik de Haan

A discussion with Dr Erik de Haan about critical moments in coaching, supervision, and the importance of being aware of our own agendas.

Coaching Tales from the Dark Side

In the final episode for the season, we take a look at some fascinating research on the potential negative effects of coaching on...

Rethinking Mindfulness

A few years ago I mentioned to a friend that I used mindfulness techniques in my leadership coaching and I was surprised when she...

McMindfulness? Part Two

In part two of our series on mindfulness, we continue to look at some ways in which these practices have been used as tools of...

McMindfulness? Part One

What’s the difference between meditation and mindfulness? And are these practices really as harmless and user-friendly as we are told? In...

The Positivity Problem

What could possibly be wrong with positivity? Come on ladies, you’re pushing it too far now. Perhaps, but we dare you to come inside and...

In Praise of the Black Wolf

The Internet houses a story of two wolves. An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said...

Who's Responsible for Resilience?

What does it mean to be resilient? Is it working an 80 hour week, turning up when you’re sick or behaving as though a setback has not...

Who's Responsible for Resilience?

I sit to write this blog post less than 24 hours after a meeting with my youngest son’s teacher, where I found out that he is struggling...

Podcast: Search for the Authentic Self

The Internet is full of coaches advertising their services to help you find your ‘authentic self’ (maybe it’s just under the couch), or...

The Paradox of Authenticity

Coaching, like life, is full of paradoxes. Indeed, the core tenant of coaching – that it must be driven by the autonomously generated...

Podcast: Myth of the Mindset Switch

Have you ever been told to “change your mindset”, only to feel baffled as to what this actually means? In Episode 1 of the Coaching...

The Myth of the Mindset Switch

The word ‘mindset’ is thrown around a lot these days, particularly from people telling us to change it. The imagery invoked is that of an...