Most coaches happily claim to be entirely ‘non-judgemental’. Our Head of Coaching and Education Jane Porter MCC is happy to admit that she’s made the same claim on numerous occasions. However, the more she learns about coaching (and herself), the more she is led to...

Popular misconceptions of coaching lead many to believe that the older and more experienced the coach is, in their counterpart’s (coachee’s) field of expertise, the better. General Manager, Education Mandy Geddes disputes this view, and reveals what you should really look for in a coach.   Executives...

Our Coaching Practice team, John Raymond PCC and Renee Holder have demystified how to find the right organisational coach, including the questions to challenge a prospective coach with, and points to be considered after the first meeting.   IECL is proud of our cadre of more than...

Recently, Vogue India’s Gouri Shah discussed executive coaching but called it life coaching in an online story, asking whether coaching is “New-age gobbledygook or an effective way to reboot your life?” IECL’s General Manager, Education Mandy Geddes gives her take and sets the record straight...

Since 2001, IECL Associate Peter Shields has clocked more than 4,000 hours supporting the development of hundreds of leaders, in a broad range of industries, through executive coaching and mentoring. We sat down with Peter to demystify what keeps senior leaders up at night, and...

Paula Feathers shares with us a profound and honest reflection on her experience with cancer and how it has allowed her to invigorate her ability to coach. The handy alliteration allows me to link two seemingly unrelated words. And mostly, to be honest, they have...

Kate Mathers, IECL’s Principal Mindfulness Trainer reflects on how mindfulness can enrich coaching engagements and the coach’s ability to manage themselves, their emotional state and their responses and reactions to their counterpart. “Being present allows us to dance in the moment, just this moment… To...