Client story: Coping vs Breakthrough

Client story: Coping vs Breakthrough

By Jenny Campbell|May 8, 2018

Stories from the Resilience Engine Community of Practice: Yvette Elcock   Read this client’s story of resilience coaching. The Resilience coach is Yvette Elcock, one of our Accredited Practitioner from the Resilience Engine Community of Practice.   “Working through the difference between soldiering on or what you described as breakthrough is very powerful. The difference between soldiering on and breakthrough is significant. The unfortunate trap here is that tenacity and…

Resilience Lens: Coaching Challenges

Resilience Lens: Coaching Challenges

By Jenny Campbell|February 28, 2018

The Resilience Lens is where the Resilience Engine offers in-depth analysis of different coaching challenges, using our ten years of resilience research. Here’s our first example. Your Client Is Not Coping. What do you do? You are running a workshop aimed to help enable change, and have some exercises that the participants will try out in small groups. Everyone stands up, gets into their groups, and go off confidently. But…

When goal focus is futile

When goal focus is futile

By Jenny Campbell|January 8, 2018

Much of the coaching industry lives or dies by the idea that coaching is focused on goals. John Whitmore’s GROW model, which leads from goals, is a bit of a rock within our world. There is no doubt it’s really useful, and indeed most other coaching models have been spun out from GROW. However. Focusing on goals as the primary objective of a contract can sometimes be dangerous. Look at…