Over the years, we have found the following to be really useful documents that we
regularly use in our workshops or coaching sessions. Feel free to use whatever you
think will help you. Enjoy!
GENIUS Coaching Paper
If you coach creative people, then this approach to the structure of a great session
might be of interest to you. GENIUS Coaching is a structure for managing a creative
coaching session developed by Alec McPhedran.
Personal Development Action Plan Template
A really useful personal development action plan to help you structure into manageable
steps what is is you want to get better at.
Most people say pay is the main reason why they work. This forced choice grid asks
you to choose what motivates you and provides an insight into your real motivators
based on the work of Hertzberg.
Communication Without Words: Albert Mehrabian
From experience, many trainers get the words, tonality body language model wrong
and give out the percentages of communication as if it were correct. This original
paper explained it is mainly linked to emotion so a worthwhile read.
The Fog Index
This is a great little tool to assess the readability of your written communication.
The higher the score, the harder more challenging your communication will be. Sample
100 of your written words now to see the level at which you are pitching.
An Overview of the Balanced Scorecard and Action Plan
The balanced scorecard is a strategic planning and management system used to align
business activities to the vision and strategy of the organisation, improve internal
and external communications, and monitor organisation performance against strategic
goals. Plus a handy Action Plan Template too.
This guide helps to structure a presentation based on Beginning, Middle and End -
or more affectionate known as Tell Em What You’re Going to Tell Em, Tell Em and Tell
Em What You’ve Told Em.
Strengths Deployment Inventory Article
A really good article by Jan Brause that appeared in Coach the Coach magazine. The
article gives a good overview of the principle behind SDI and in particular, how
coaches can effectively use the process.
Learning Log and Personal Development Plan
This is a template to record personal learning from completing a module within a
learning programme. It also includes a Personal Development Action Plan. This is
here for follow up from certain Skills Channel TV workshops. If you click on the
button on the left, it will download as a Word document.
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Personal Cash Flow Calculator
We use this document for creative freelancer workshops to help people think about
how much they need coming in to survive. This document can then be used to give some
idea about possible daily rates.
Learning to learn or communicate through understanding visual, auditory and kinaesthetic
communication is a great way to connect with or influence people. This paper gives
a simple overview of the process.
An Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility
A really useful summary to introducing Corporate Social Responsibility within your
The Value of Implementing a Coaching Culture and National Qualifications
As an associate consultant with the Chartered Management Institute, one of my most
rewarding pieces of work is with GLL, a leisure business who have introduced coaching
to it’s managers as a key tool in moving the business forward. Here is the case study.
Producers Forum: Getting the Most from your Mentor
The following slides are those from the Producers session held at the mac in Birmingham
for the mentorees on the Producers Forum mentoring programme.