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Re(learning)

22 Mar 2017, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

In 2008, I had a moment of arrogance. I was starting a six-month-long coaching training and the first module was on contracting. Huffing silently to myself, muttering quietly that I knew how to contract, I settled down and waited to pass the time until they got onto something more interesting. Yes. You’ve probably guessed…

Development-as-immersion

09 Feb 2017, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

Delighted and discombobulated. Sometimes not really knowing what I was looking at. Curious and confused. More questions than answers. Swept up by the richness and the complexity. All senses engaged. Enriched and enlarged as a result. Over Christmas, I spent a month in India. It’s as different as a couple of weeks in…

What might be possible?

04 Dec 2016, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

Sometimes I’m asked by clients about what underpins my work, what approaches or beliefs my work is based on.  I might say things about the principles of self managed learning, or the importance of intentional practice.  Or about a humanistic philosophy. But often I find myself…

The courage of our convictions

27 Nov 2016, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

To my surprise, this week, I have been thinking about courage. About making a visible and public stand for what you think matters. About having a voice. That’s the thing, I think.  Knowing what matters to you is one thing.  Speaking it out is quite another. In the…

Where have our feelings gone?

31 Oct 2016, Posted by Helena Clayton in Monthly Blog

I was running a session as part of leadership programme for high potential leaders in a global organisation. We’d got to the bit where we use FIRO-B, a psychometric tool that explores our relationship with our need for control, for closeness in our relationships and the…