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Regenerative Listening

Four different levels of listening are identified by Otto Scharmer in Theory U. When I first saw them I was very much into the whole thing. I had participated in a 9-day intensive training in Non Violent Communication and was delighting in many conversations enacting...

What’s the ROI on a healing session by a Maya Priestess in Geneva?

“What if all our effort in the world was being sabotaged by the way energy was flowing around our bodies”; this thought led me to the most comical and profound experience. The head of an NGO in Geneva was telling me about the most painful experience of her life;...
Wheelchair Tennis taking India by storm

Wheelchair Tennis taking India by storm

One of the initiatives that’s currently taking India by storm is the Wheelchair Tennis!  India first heard about this from Mr. Boniface Prabhu around 2009. A decade and there was not much action in this arena till a Bengaluru based NGO Astha took interest in...
Espacio de Reflexión de Abril por Ruth Jolly

Espacio de Reflexión de Abril por Ruth Jolly

TKP texto de Buenas Noticias Este año me ha impresionado cada vez más la fuerza de la idea de que la forma en que se entiende y se representa el problema determina lo que hacemos. Y nuestro enfoque de coaching, que sostiene que el lenguaje es generativo, se está...
Espacio de Reflexión de Abril por Ruth Jolly

April Thought Piece by Ruth Jolly

TKP Good News text I’ve increasingly been struck this year with the strength of the notion that the way the problem is understood and depicted determines what we do. And our coaching approach, which holds that language is generative, is becoming more alive to me in...
Can Happiness Be Taught?

Can Happiness Be Taught?

You know when you start to focus on something, it keeps turning up everywhere. This has happened to me recently with happiness. I am seeing happiness in articles, videos, book titles, films. The subject often comes up in my coaching because it appears that most of us...

How a gun against your head can clear your mind

Will it be a new year for you? What will change? In the movie “The Fight Club”, Brad Pitt puts a gun against the head of a man flipping burgers in a fast food joint. Bluntly, he asks “What do you really want to do” and the man mumbles “be a doctor” at which point Brad...

What have buttocks got to do with executive coaching?

I have a rather sad confession. After the last Etape du Tour, I had a massage. And during this wonderful moment, of all the things I could have been thinking about, my mind wandered to the sensual art of coaching. It happened like this. My masseuse asked me where I...

Kairos in Nairobi

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Nairobi with my father on business. The whole trip was quite eccentric. Suffice to say, my father took great pleasure in keeping his bottle of eye drops in the fridge behind the bar at our hotel. I took this opportunity to catch up with...