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Useful Coaching Information

Comparison of Coaching Competencies

By ab-intus | 7th October 2019

A simple comparison of the coaching competencies required but the 3 main coaching governing bodies.

Coaching vs Counselling Comparison

By ab-intus | 7th October 2019

Coaches, like counsellors are in the ‘helping’ game, but they are different. Coaches need to be aware of the differences.

Coaching vs Mentoring Comparison

By ab-intus | 26th September 2019

Abintus Coaching Resources Coaching vs Mentoring Comparison A common question I get asked is about the difference between coaching and mentoring. Indeed it forms a fundamental part at the start of our coaching workshops. A good way of showing this is through a simple comparison table. Comparison table This simple table considers some key areas […]

Personal and Organisational Values and Beliefs

By ab-intus | 19th September 2019

Abintus Coaching Resources Personal and Organisational Values and Beliefs Whether we are aware of them of not, we all have values and beliefs that guide our thinking and behaviours. For coaches, aware of their values and beliefs informs how they coach and work with their clients. Similarly, organisations have their own explicit and implicit values […]

Development Planning

By ab-intus | 18th September 2019

Abintus Coaching Resources Development Planning Development planning is a key part of a coaches role. It helps formalise and plan their own development. It also helps them formulate conversations with coachees, enabling their development planning. A simple document to structure the process and conversation ensuring quality outcomes. Development planning document Many development plans contain limited […]

Coach SWOT Analysis

By ab-intus | 18th September 2019

Abintus Coaching Resources Coach SWOT Analysis Coaches get so engrossed in their client work they often forget about themselves and their coaching development. Using a SWOT Analysis enables a coach to examine themselves and their coaching practice in a moment in time. As a result, they can then make more informed decisions for themselves moving […]

Coaching and Mentoring Reading and Links

By ab-intus | 6th August 2019

Abintus Coaching Resources Coaching and Mentoring Reading and Links There are lots of good coaching and mentoring books and links out there. As coaching and mentoring increase in popularity more will arise, but how to find ones useful for the developing coach. Here are some I recommend to people attending the courses I deliver. Good […]

Coaching and Mentoring – differences and similarities

By ab-intus | 2nd August 2019

Abintus Coaching Resources Coaching and Mentoring – similarities and differences In my wide experiences of training coaches, this is the one area which initially causes confusion. I also experience some coaches who switch into ‘mentor mode’ in order to give advice. However once we spend time on it the clarity comes. The purpose of this […]

Reflection note template

By ab-intus | 12th July 2019

Abintus Coaching Resources Reflection note template Having some kind of process or template can make the reflection process easier. It also allows some logical thinking to the exercise. Consistent use of a template allows for themes and trends in coaching practice to be observed. The below format is one example of what a coach can create […]

Contracting Conversation Checklist

By ab-intus | 4th July 2019

Abintus Coaching Resources Contracting Conversation Checklist Contracting is a critical part of the coaching process, relationship and approach. There is no one correct approach to contracting in coaching, each coach will develop their own ideas and approaches, though some fundamentals will be shared. Having a clear approach to your contracting will get the coaching relationship […]