Autumn/Winter Issue, 2020
Hi, I’m Amy, CEO of The Wellbeing Collective. This new section of our website is designed with you in mind. It offers free interactive resources that you can watch and download at your leisure. It’s been a busy season for us, developing innovative, creative and engaging products that meet your needs right now. We are very excited to be able to start sharing some of this with you. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.
Yoga and Meditation – 30 minute session
New Year Message
End of Year Message: 2020
Every year TWBC donates to a chosen charity and sends their festive e-card. This year we are supporting Macmillan Cancer Support. We wish you a safe holiday season and look forward to working with you in 2021.
Our office will reopen from 4th January. If you have any urgent enquiries before this date please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t forget we have a host of free resources below which you can download at any time.
Please note, the image used in our post is a screenshot of our e-card and belongs to Macmillan Cancer Support.
In the video below, Amy, gives thanks and reflects on how our principles of engagement have been a vital tool in our personal learning and growth during these unprecedented times.
Over the last few months, working around the lockdown restrictions, we have been busy filming, editing and uploading our online training content to our new Learning Management System. Watch our video below to find out more about our online interactive programme, Personal Mastery.
To learn more about our Personal Mastery Programme, you can download our brochure by clicking on its image below.
Free Live Webinar 12/01/2021
In the next couple of weeks we will be posting details on how to join our free webinar on 12th January 2021, 13:00 – 14:00. This webinar will give you a bite sized introduction to Personal Mastery, including some models, tips, and why it’s so important to utilise in the workplace in due to the recent times.
If you would like to pre-register your interest for the event, please contact Becca Godfrey directly at: email@example.com
Top Ten Tips for Giving Feedback
Here at TWBC, we believe that all feedback should be given with good intention and compassion. But what do we mean by feedback and how can we ensure it is done with compassionate intentions?
We see feedback as an important communication process where two people are exchanging information. It often involves curious and explorative dialogue with a goal of bringing about a successful outcome for both people involved. When we talk about feedback, we are generally referring to 2 things:
- Praise – that’s feedback we have about things people have done well, or when they keep going at something that is hard.
- Developmental – Known for many years as constructive criticism, developmental feedback, is a psychological term to provide insights into behaviour of other people. This is often about bringing into awareness with another person “good stuff”, but also the challenge and possibility of change in things that aren’t working so well. The reason why we call it developmental feedback is because we can only change things that we are aware of and it can be difficult to do and sometimes quite hard for someone else to hear and process.
Coaching Book Review
Time To Think, by Nancy Kline
Usually, I dip in and out of books but this is one of the few I have read from front to back. At 256 pages long, it offers a comprehensive yet concise and quick read.
Throughout the structure of the book, which is broken into 4 main parts; The Thinking Environment and its Ten Components, Creating a Thinking Environment, The Thinking Society and a Thinking Future, it gives you a slightly different perspective on things like silence.
We know a lot of people find silence challenging and difficult, which I think is especially interesting as if you ask an extroverted person to work with silence they can experience this as challenging, whereas an introverted person may find silence more comfortable.
At the heart of this book, is it’s model – ‘The Ten Components of a Thinking Environment’, these being the characteristics of a space which really allow us to realise the benefits of our thinking approaches to their full.
This book provides a framework that enables really constructive and positive meanings for silence. The value and power of silence is primarily because in that moment, we are doing more thinking, more reflecting; exploring the space where there are no spoken words. While we work, it is often in the silences that we gain the lightbulb moments and the real flashes of insight that we might miss out on if we just kept talking.
In a coaching setting, it is particularly helpful when you have a coach who can hold the silence. When the approach involves limited questioning, there is no way any prejudices, judgements of bias that language sometimes brings can impact what you are thinking. When the coach asks about an issue, and how you feel about it and then lets you sit with that in silence, the results can be powerful. If that coach keeps going with the silence, even when a person finishes speaking, you may ask again is there anything else you think, feel or say about that issue.
It is a rare opportunity in life to explore something to the point that you have nothing more to say about it, silence can help you achieve that. It can be interesting to notice what are the things that come out of the silence, that allow you to get to the bottom of the things you think, feel and want to say about something. Because so often, we have moved on to something else already.
Overall, this book’s model is well articulated and the application is explained in a clear and easy to read manner. I would love to hear your thoughts on this!
Amanda, Director TWBC
Coaching Conversations –
Thoughts from Amy
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