Secret life of words

The Secret Life of Words

When thoughts and feelings are expressed through words, what’s revealed is often a whole lot more than we may be aware we are divulging. We intend our words to convey our opinions and concerns, to help us learn and teach, to manage and consult and to support or challenge others. And, by and large, where…

Silence in coaching

Using silence in coaching

So often in life when conversations come to a halt, people hold a tension around the resulting silence. The discomfort can compel us to speak, even when there is little to say. In many discussions, such silences never even appear, as the protagonists are so busy competing to get their points across that one person’s…