Welcome to the 2016 July/August Vision Journal.

The Holiday Edition!

Welcome to the summer holiday edition of Vision.

In this Journal we explore:

  • Empathy – Are other people’s emotions contagious? New research on emotions and implication for coaching and mentoring.
  • Are STRIDE and GROW redundant models for coaching?
  • Is it time to write your book?

Empathy – Are other people’s emotions contagious?

New research on emotions and implications for coaching and mentoring

Recent research into the development of the brain and so called “neuroplasticity” suggests that specific neurons (brain cells) are responsible for enabling us to read and “experience” other people’s emotions

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Are STRIDE and GROW redundant coaching models?

For many years now, the GROW model (Goal, Reality, Options, Will) and STRIDE (Strengths, Target, Real Situation, Ideas, Decision and Evaluate) have been standard frameworks for coaching conversations.

They’ve been championed and vilified by critics, but often misunderstood.  In both cases they were never meant as rigid sequential steps in a coaching conversation, but instead a menu of elements which can be visited in different orders and to varying degrees.

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Is it time to write your book?

You’ve an expertise or an idea, you’ve been developing it for a good few years, you are by definition an expert in that area, or maybe you just feel you’ve something useful to share.

Perhaps you’re reaching that point in your life where you want to capture what you’ve learned and make it available to others.