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4 January 2022


What will yours be?

Last month I looked back at 2021 and this month I am looking forward to 2022 and thinking about what hot coaching topics I want to explore and share with you this coming year.

Reflecting on 2021, despite the challenge of a pandemic, my clients’ coaching goals remained the classic challenges that people have always faced as they go about their work and live their lives. I think this demonstrates that whatever happens in your wider environment, how you behave will always be a key determinant in how you and the people around you experience that environment. 

In Timothy Gallwey’s book The Inner Game, Gallwey proposes that Performance = Potential – Interference. This is based on his experience as a tennis coach, during which time he observed that the biggest challenge for many of the people he coached was not their opponent but themselves, whilst getting them to work on their own “Interference”, released their potential and improved their performance. 

This is at the heart of business coaching today and many of the topics that I will explore further in my blogs in 2022 will focus on some of these common challenges (Interference) that hold many of us back.

So, if any of the following are topics you would like to hear more about, then watch out for my blogs on them this year (or of course get in touch and we can chat through now, so you don’t have to wait to contact me).

The topics:

  • Imposter syndrome
  • Common habits that hold people back 
  • Self-belief and confidence 
  • Self-awareness, self-reflection and emotional intelligence. 

I will also explore some other topics that have more of a focus on leading others, which include:

  • Hybrid working
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Returning from maternity
  • Collaboration and managing conflict
  • High-performance teams

By the end of 2022, I will have worked as an in-house coach with Robert Walters for almost two years in parallel to my private client work, so I also intend to write about how the two roles compare and what I have learnt from the experience of being an in-house and external coach.

I hope that some of the above topics are of interest and resonate with you and I also look forward to sharing more on these topics as the year unfolds.

As always, if anything in my blog raises any questions for you, please get in touch.

From the author:

As coaching is not an advice-giving service, these blogs are not written with the intention of proposing solutions to common leadership challenges. Instead, they are thought pieces with the aim of prompting the reader to think more deeply about the topic and reflect on whether it warrants further exploration, with or without a coach.

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