It was my pleasure to co-host our Myth Busting event with Philippa Bowen who runs the Business Ignition Group on Monday 24th February. I had two goals in mind; to inform the people around the table, none of whom are coaches, these important messages.
Firstly, coaching is very much a skilled activity; whilst many of us will 'coach people, especially if we are line managers, actual developmental coaching is most effective with qualified people.
I'm a level 7 qualified coach, what does this mean? Simply put, it is the highest level of coaching qualification you can obtain in the UK. As the British School of Coaching put it ‘This year long programme will develop your capability to act as a coach and mentor at the highest level. The extensive practical and theory-based work will enable you to work with any client to develop their leadership skills and support their career development.'
Secondly no coach is perfect; we are affected by the emotions, stories, i...