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08-06-2015
Press Release - Aboodi Shabi MC at "Emerging Trends in Coaching"
"The London Coaching Group is delighted to welcome Aboodi Shabi as Master of Ceremonies for its June event, "Emerging Trends in Coaching”.  This is a joint ICF, AC and EMCC event.  The three professional bodies do a great deal of collaborative work behind the scenes and this is your opportunity to hear from them about their research on upcoming trends.  It will also include an opportunity for coaches and buyers of coaching to share their own thoughts, ideas and experiences of emerging trends and to let the professional bodies what they would like from them.  

Aboodi, a facilitator on mastery in coaching and a regular speaker on the international coaching conference circuit, was a founding co-President of the UK ICF and has worked with thousands of coaches and leaders across the world in the last 20 years.  He has a keen interest in both the history of and the emerging trends in coaching and will facilitate our conversation, drawing out the insights and expertise of our three Speakers, weaving in the questions, experience, challenges and frustrations of the audience and, knowing Aboodi, adding in a few provocative perspectives.  Do come along and join the debate which will be followed by the LCG’s Summer Party." 

 

 

 

THE LONDON COACHING GROUP TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Cancellation Policy:

Due to the nature of the London Coaching Group as a Community Group, run by volunteers and on a very limited budget, and in the interests of keeping the ticket price as low as possible, we do not offer refunds on cancellations save only where the event does not take place due to the non-availability of the speaker or the venue.

Transfer of tickets:

If you are unable to attend an event and find someone else to take your place, please give them your printed ticket with an email from you (using the email address used to book your ticket) cc’d to deborah@londoncoachinggroup.co.uk and kish@londoncoachinggroup.co.uk so that we can verify this at registration.  This keeps the process simple and involves minimal administrative time which keeps costs down.  Thank you!

Photographic Release:

All attendees of the London Coaching Group (“LCG”) events acknowledge that the organisers may take photographs of the group during presentations and use. Such photographs on the LCG website, in their LCG email newsletter and/or in LCG social media activity and, in attending any LCG event, give LCG organisers the irrevocable right to use our pictures or photographs, as envisaged above, free of charge.

 
Should you wish to unsubscribe from LCG’s emails, reply by return with “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.


01-06-2015
May Newsletter

01-06-2015
May Newsletter

Claire Pedrick, MCC gave an insight into what goes on “Inside the Coach’s Head” last Tuesday as she did a live coaching demonstration – taking questions from the audience at intervals throughout the 30 minutes session. As Claire herself reflected in her post demo debrief with the group, \\\"Coaching is like waves in the sea. We ask loads of questions and, at times, nothing seems to happen. Then suddenly… whoosh .. & we\\\'re off!\\\"  Everyone agreed that it was a real privilege to witness a coaching session in action!  Some of the group observed “how we create the container” in which transformation could happen; others noted the questions Claire asked (we loved many of her simple, short ones – “so?” “and?” and her continual use of the time to maintain the client’s focus and responsibility – “what’s the most important thing we need to do in the next 10 minutes?” as well as “what do you know now that you didn’t know before?”); some observers noted the pace and others the flow of the session.  We had a review at the end which allowed us to reflect on what we had witnessed, ask questions and think about what Claire called “the headlines and the underbelly” of the conversation.  

You can see more quotes and participant feedback on Twitter (@LondonCoachGrp).  If you missed this session, do look out for more live demo’s in the future and a possible half day Masterclass with Claire.  Many thanks, Claire, you were awesome!

If you attended the event please do give us your feedback here Survey Monkey 

UPDATES

The feedback from last month\\\'s session was both the Speaker & topic were  “excellent” nice one, John!

We are, as mentioned previously, exploring the possibility of updating the LCG logo and designing a new website with better functionality and a more updated image.  Funds are, as you know,  tight given the nature of this community group so if you can offer either of these services or know someone who can, please do let Kish and me know (admin@londoncoachinggroup.co.uk) as we would like to get this underway over the summer.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

LCG Summer Party & “Emerging Trends in Coaching”

As we consider the “Emerging Trends in Coaching” on June 30th in a joint ICF, AC and EMCC discussion you will be invited to discuss what the implications are for Coaches, Coaching and the Professional Bodies in small groups.   The event will be presented by Joy Harcup, President, UK ICF Charter Chapter, Gill Smith, UK Chair, Association for Coaching and Terezia Koczka, EMCC UK Professional Standards and Development Director and former Founding President of EMCC in HungaryDetails about the event can be found here Emerging Trends in Coaching 

After initial input from Joy, Gill and Derek the audience will, as mentioned above,  be invited to break into small discussion groups and we are keen to hear the thoughts of internal coaches, external coaches, buyers of coaching & business leaders for a report back to the full group in an interactive final session.    Do please make sure to tell others about it and invite them to come and join in!

We think that it is also time for an LCG celebration!  As promised, we have booked a larger venue and really hope that you will join us for the LCG Summer Party – follow the link to buy a ticket now  We do hope that you will be able to join us and meet some more of the 2000 people on our mailing list.  Book early to avoid disappointment.

July Session

Details coming soon (save the date – July 28th)

Bloggers – What does the London Coaching Group mean to you?  What do you most enjoy about it?  Which has been your favourite event?  Who have you met through the Group?  How would you describe LCG to someone who\\\'d never attended before?   Do let us know as we’d love to share your thoughts.

Finally, please join the growing group of LCG followers on Twitter by clicking on this link LCG Twitter and following @LondonCoachGrp  - you can favourite, share and retweet our events – please do!. Thanks to the great work of Isabelle Bano for setting this up and keeping it alive. 

We look forward to seeing you again soon and do hope that you will join us for the LCG Summer Party – this event is open to all so do bring your friends colleagues, fellow coaches and corporate clients!

Warm wishes

 

Deborah & Kish

 

Links

If you are unable to access the hyperlinks within this newsletter, cut and paste the following into your browser.

Survey Monkey for claire Pedrick’s Event

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PDKPCQW

 

Emerging Trends in Coaching and LCG Summer Party - Eventbrite Registration

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emerging-trends-in-coaching-with-the-lcg-summer-party-tickets-16655833045

Emerging Trends in Coaching - Event Details on our website

http://www.londoncoachinggroup.co.uk/events/info.php?event_id=170&PHPSESSID=f6h38i4sthq5p0173lh8e5bqc3

 

Join LCG on Twitter

https://twitter.com/londoncoachgrp

 

THE LONDON COACHING GROUP TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Cancellation Policy:

Due to the nature of the London Coaching Group as a Community Group, run by volunteers and on a very limited budget, and in the interests of keeping the ticket price as low as possible, we do not offer refunds on cancellations save only where the event does not take place due to the non-availability of the speaker or the venue.

Transfer of tickets:

If you are unable to attend an event and find someone else to take your place, please give them your printed ticket with an email from you (using the email address used to book your ticket) cc’d to deborah@londoncoachinggroup.co.uk and kish@londoncoachinggroup.co.uk so that we can verify this at registration.  This keeps the process simple and involves minimal administrative time which keeps costs down.  Thank you!

Photographic release :

All attendees of the London Coaching Group (“LCG”) events acknowledge that the organisers may take photographs of the group during presentations and use. Such photographs on the LCG website, in their LCG email newsletter and/or in LCG social media activity and, in attending any LCG event, give LCG organisers the irrevocable right to use our pictures or photographs, as envisaged above, free of charge.

 

 


05-05-2015
April 2015 Newsletter

05-05-2015
April Newsletter

John Whittington’s session on “Systemic Coaching and Constellations” last Tuesday was a sell out!  We were joined by 36 people lucky enough to secure tickets and we all witnessed and experienced some very powerful coaching thanks to John’s expert facilitation.  Thank you, John!  

If you attended the event please do give us your feedback here 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/29V3899 

We know that many more of you wanted to join this session than we had room for – we are delighted to be in discussions with John about running a half day session later in the year for a further 28 people – watch this space for further news!

 

UPDATES

The feedback from last month's session was that the topic was “excellent” and the speaker "good". Mark, too would like to return to LCG so we will continue discussions with him about a possible ½ or full day workshop…

WEBSITE:

We are, as mentioned previously, exploring the possibility of updating the LCG logo and designing a new website with better functionality and a more updated image.  Funds are tight given the nature of this community group so if you can offer either of these services or know someone who can, please do let Kish and myself know (admin@londoncoachinggroup.co.uk) as we would like to get this under way in the next few weeks.

UPCOMING EVENTS

On May 26th we will be welcoming Claire Pedrick, MCC to the LCG for her workshop "Inside the Coach’s Head"

http://www.londoncoachinggroup.co.uk/events/  

We will have our normal limit of 50 tickets for this event so do book in advance to secure your place.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/claire-pedrick-inside-the-coachs-head-tickets-16672411632 

We are very excited to announce our June event – a joint ICF, AC and EMCC session, “Emerging Trends in Coaching”, presented by Joy Harcup, President, UK ICF Charter Chapter, Gill Smith, UK Chair, Association for Coaching and Chris Jackson, EMCC UK President.  Details about this event on June 30th can be found under Events on this website.  After initial input from the 3 speakers the audience will be invited to break into small discussion groups. These will report back to the full group for an interactive final session.  Additionally we have decided that it is time for an LCG celebration!  We are currently securing a larger venue for this June event and invite you to join us for the LCG Summer party.  We do hope that you will be able to join us and meet some more of the 2000 people on our mailing list.  Bookings are now open so do book early!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emerging-trends-in-coaching-with-the-lcg-summer-party-tickets-16655833045

Bloggers - do let us have your reflections on any sessions you attend. What does the London Coaching Group mean to you?  What do you most enjoy about it?  Which has been your favourite event?  Who have you met through the Group?  How would you describe LCG to someone who'd never attended before? 

Do remember to follow us on Twitter @LondonCoachGrp  and let other coaches know about us … 

We hope that you enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Warm wishes

 

Deborah & Kish

Links

John Whittington Feedback - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/29V389

LCG Events - Claire Pedrick - http://www.londoncoachinggroup.co.uk/events/

Claire Pedrick Eventbrite booking - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/claire-pedrick-inside-the-coachs-head-tickets-16672411632 

Future Events - http://www.londoncoachinggroup.co.uk/events/

 

Please note that The London Coaching Group is not VAT registered so there is no VAT included in the ticket price.

 

THE LONDON COACHING GROUP TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Cancellation Policy:

Due to the nature of the London Coaching Group as a Community Group, run by volun- teers and on a very limited budget, and in the interests of keeping the ticket price as low as possible, we do not offer refunds on cancellations save only where the event does not take place due to the non-availability of the speaker or the venue.

Transfer of tickets:

If you are unable to attend an event and find someone else to take your place, please give them your printed ticket with an email from you (using the email address used to book your ticket) cc’d to deborah@londoncoachinggroup.co.uk and kish@londoncoachinggroup.- co.uk so that we can verify this at registration. This keeps the process simple and involves minimal administrative time which keeps costs down. Thank you!

Photographic release :

All attendees of the London Coaching Group (“LCG”) events acknowledge that the organ- isers may take photographs of the group during presentations and use
such photographs on the LCG website, in their LCG email newsletter and/or in LCG social media activity and, in attending any LCG event, give LCG organisers the irrevocable right to use our pictures or photographs, as envisaged above, free of charge. 

 

 

 

 


28-04-2015
Systematic Coaching Constellations - John Whittington

STOP PRESS

Please note that numbers for the April event with John Whittington are now limited to 36 participants. We heard from John Whittington on Friday that Constellations work requires more empty space in the room than we normally have. Accordingly, in order to cover costs, we have had to raise the price of the tickets to £15 in advance and no tickets will be available on the door. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/oj6c96 to secure your place! 


27-03-2015
March 2015 Newsletter

27-03-2015
March Newsletter

Mark Walsh’s session on Tuesday, “Beyond the Braintaxi”, was, I hear,  really well received and looked great fun!  

 

I was unfortunately unable to attend due to being unwell (10 days with a very debilitating flu virus – have you had it, too?) combined with a gas leak leaving me with no heating or hot water at home this week ☹.  I really missed being with you all and was really looking forward to this session!

Many thanks to Isabelle Bano for her ongoing brilliant support and to Claire Palmer for stepping in at short notice to host the event on the night.  Mark and his manager, Elizabeth Dunn, led a highly interactive session and would love to come back to LCG again so if you missed them this time, do keep an eye out for the possibility of them returning in the future…

Mark is kicking himself for not having asked you for your email details and we don’t share them with third parties so if you would like to find out more about his trainings or receive updates from them, do make contact with them.  Also, they are offering a 10% discount to all LCG members on their April Course …  Here is a special offer from Mark -

“The Embodied Facilitator Course teaches coaches and trainers practical skills for working with the body. It is the only multiple-perspective embodiment course for facilitators in the world, and is now in it's third year starting April 2015. Tutors include Mark Walsh, Francis Briers, Wendy Palmer and Paul Linden http://www.embodiedfacilitator.com/. If you would like to join us, please contact elizabeth@integrationtraining.co.uk but be quick the course starts on Friday 10th April! “

If you attended the event please do give us your feedback here -  Beyond the Braintaxi - Feedback

UPDATES

The feedback from last month's session was very positive with both the topic and the speaker being scored as either "excellent" or "good" by all respondents. 

Here is one of the comments we received from you about Jeremy's event "I was able to consider some of my limiting beliefs as I pondered after the event and have today taken a bold step as a result of my insights. I would like to thank Jeremy for the inspiration and reminder that ultimately has led to an important decision and leaves me feeling energised and enthusiastic."

Thank you also to Julian Burton for his visual of Jeremy’s event!

We also want to acknowledge your feedback about both the size of the room as our numbers grow and the lack of tea and coffee facilities - we are now limiting all events to 50 maximum and will consider moving to a larger room once we have had a opportunity to gauge the appetite for a larger space and increased costs of that. Tea and coffee adds a considerable cost to monthly bill so we are balancing the expenses with ticket prices. We are currently investigating the cost of a new, updated website which we believe you'll appreciate so are keeping a keen eye on raising funds slowly through all successfully sold out events. You will see a question about this in this month's extra feedback survey so do please let us know your views  - Improving Your LCG Meeting Experience 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

On April 28th we will be welcoming John Whittington to the LCG for his workshop "Systemic Coaching and Constellations”. Click here to access LCG Events.  This event has already SOLD OUT!  Due to the nature of the session we had to limit numbers to 36 so we are really sorry that many of you will have missed out on this opportunity to experience constellations work.   

You can view and book all future events here - Future LCG Events.  Details about Claire Pedrick, MCC's session, “Inside the Coach’s Head” in May is now live on the website, too, and bookings have already been made.  "Here is an opportunity to observe a master coach coaching live.  And a chance to pause her, ask what she is thinking and what choices she is making."  A member of the audience will also have the opportunity to be coached by Claire. 

Bloggers - do let us have your reflections on any sessions you attend. What does the London Coaching Group mean to you?  What do you most enjoy about it?  Which has been your favourite event?  Who have you met through the Group?  How would you describe LCG to someone who'd never attended before? 

Remember to follow us on Twitter @LondonCoachingGrp and let other coaches know about us!  We are attracting a steady stream of followers and are even getting retweets that are t by myself, Kish or Isabelle ☺

I am looking forward to having Kish back next week so we both look forward to seeing you in April.

Have a wonderful Easter and a great month!

Warm wishes

 

Deborah

 

Links

If you are having trouble opening the links cut and paste into your browser

Beyond The Braintaxi - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6MT9G3B

Help LCG Improve Facilities - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6D63GM8

LCG Events http://www.londoncoachinggroup.co.uk/events/

Inside the Coach’s Headhttp://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inside-the-coachs-head-claire-pedrick-tickets-15930784405

 

 

 


27-02-2015
February 2015 Newsletter

 

Jeremy Lazarus joined us for his session on Changing Beliefs Conversationally on Tuesday. "It is so exciting to be standing in a room of 50+ people. It's such a privilege to be here, presenting to such an enthusiastic group. I will come back again anytime!" he said.

He offered the group some theory and plenty of practical experiences of changing their own beliefs.  The buzz in the room was palpable as we worked in plenary (1 coach:50 participants – nice work, J!) and in small groups exploring this simple yet powerful technique.  He very generously gave away 5 of his books in a prize draw, too - congratulations to the lucky winners and thank you, Jeremy!  

Feedback forms will be sent to attendees within the week – we would really value your feedback so please do look out for the link and take a few minutes to complete the survey.

 

Updates

Here are some of the comments we received from you about last month’s event with Lisa Farr – 

 

“Practical and good humoured speaker”

“Enjoyable, thought provoking, well priced, varied”

“A lot of very good information, succinct, to the point and immediately useful”

 

We heard that a few LCGer’s have been successful in accessing the Growth Voucher funding, too… Hoorah.

 

Upcoming events

On March 24th we will be welcoming Mark Walsh to the LCG for his workshop "Beyond the Braintaxi: the body in coaching".  Click on the link to see more about this workshop. If you really, really want to be there do make sure to book in advance as, if we sell out again, you may not be able to get a ticket on the door.

You can view and book all future events here - Future LCG Events.  Coming soon – details of our May event (taking place on May 26th not the 19th as previously advertised) when we look forward to welcoming Claire Pedrick, MCC for her session, “Inside the Coach’s Head” during which she will coach a member of the audience and take questions from the audience about what she, as coach, is thinking or doing at any stage in the process.

And finally, we put out a call asking for volunteers to write a blog about the LCG events and this month we have had two offers.  Thank you to Vivian Wood and Evelyn Cotter for stepping forward. You can already read Vivian’s blog on the LCG website (Vivian's blog) and Evelyn’s will be coming soon. If you have the time and inclination too, do let us know as we would love to publish yours.

Our Twitter following is growing steadily (thank you, Isabelle!) so do follow us and Tweet about your experiences - @LondonCoachGrp.  

Have a great month!

Warm wishes

 

 

Deborah & Isabelle

 



25-02-2015
Vivian Wood's Blog - Changing Beliefs Conversationally ...

Writing a blog – I could never do that!

In this excellent and highly interactive session we explored values and beliefs, focussing on self limiting beliefs and how we all manage to sabotage ourselves.

Most of us enjoy setting ourselves a challenge and one member of the group raised the issue of working with coaching clients who, despite their best efforts, are never going to achieve their stated goal or outcome. Jeremy encouraged us to look beyond the goal itself and consider how much progress had been made.  For example, if 100% cannot be achieved and the client has got to 95% - that is still a major achievement and not to be underestimated. He suggested looking at the process and breaking that down into various components, similar to milestones in a project plan,   and how many of those have been achieved or delivered.   

Considering other measure of success made me think of my imminent skiing holiday and my frustration with the fact that I will never be a really good skier! I learned to ski relatively late in life (at the age of 30!) and I only ever go skiing once a year. An instructor once told me that if I spent a whole season skiing I’d become a really good skier – sadly, that has never been an option. In the meantime I have come to terms with fact that I will probably only ever be a good intermediate skier but I still enjoy being up in the mountains, in the fresh air,  enjoying all that amazing scenery and always striving to improve my skiing.

It also made me think that sometimes we need to be a bit kinder to ourselves and celebrate what we have achieved, rather than focussing on what we haven’t. As we say in NLP – there is no failure, only learning. 

Vivian Wood


27-01-2015
January Newsletter

We were delighted to see so many of you at the first LCG event of the year!  Thank you for coming.  We had a record turnout of 62 attendees, approximately 1/3 of whom were new to the group.  We have launched a Twitter account and are pleased to be slowly increasing our following - do follow us @LondonCoachGrp.  

Lisa Farr captivated the audience with her "How to Avoid Seven Expensive Mistakes When Marketing Your Coaching Practice” workshop and offered very valuable and practical advice which was well received by all.  Those of you who attended will have received handouts and tips from Lisa (if you haven’t, do let us know) and details about a grant for Growth Vouchers (up to £2000) available until the end of March - let us know if you get the grant and what you use it on.  We would love to hear your news - feel free to Tweet about it, too!  Feedback forms will be sent to attendees today - we would really value your feedback.

Our next event will, as usual, take place on the last Tuesday of the month.  We are delighted to welcome Jeremy Lazarus back for his workshop on Changing beliefs conversationally.  Click on the link to see more about this workshop. We hope to see you there.  

Kish will be away for the next 2 months travelling in Australia and New Zealand (have a great time, Kish!) so Isabelle Bano has kindly offered to assist Deborah with both February and March events- many thanks, Isabelle.

You can view and book  all future events here - Future LCG Events.  We will add future speakers to the page as we book them.

And finally, if any of you would like to write a short blog about an LCG event you attend we would be delighted to publish it on the LCG website and via Twitter - if you have the time and inclination, do let us know - one per month would be great.

You will be receiving one newsletter, like this, at then end of each month and two further reminders about the upcoming event in each month - one 2 weeks before the event and a final reminder the day before it.  We hope that you will find these communications useful, informative and in the right frequency to keep LCG events in your mind.

Have a great month!

Warm wishes

 

Kish and Deborah



News
08-06-2015
Press Release - Aboodi Shabi MC at "Emerging Trends in Coaching"
"The London Coaching Group is delighted to welcome Aboodi Shabi as Mas

Read more


01-06-2015
May Newsletter
01-06-2015 May Newsletter Claire Pedrick, MCC gave an insight into what goes on “Inside the C

Read more


05-05-2015
April 2015 Newsletter
05-05-2015 April Newsletter John Whittington’s session on “Systemic Coaching and Conste

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28-04-2015
Systematic Coaching Constellations - John Whittington
STOP PRESSPlease note that numbers for the April event with John Whittington are now limited to 36 p

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27-03-2015
March 2015 Newsletter
27-03-2015 March Newsletter Mark Walsh’s session on Tuesday, “Beyond the Braintaxi&rd

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