In this interview edition, I got to spend time talking with Michael Cahill, a coach, trainer, facilitator and someone who’s gone on, and continues to travel on, a journey filled with curiosity, learning and understanding – not only about us as humans but also a deep exploration of himself. In this interview, we discover how Michael went from staring out as an equity analyst and then set off another journey. We covered a range of topics that went from different coaching modalities, coaching presence, our left and right hemispheres of our brain, the importance of what beliefs you’re holding about your client, the link between success and love, the unconscious mind and then a sprinkling of mBraining and a small touch on systemic work… and we still had lots more to talk about. Hopefully that might happen in a part 2, in the near future. So, grab a cuppa, sit back, and enjoy this wide ranging conversation – as I had over to Michael to introduce himself.
Full details and show notes can be found here: https://stephenclements.ie/podcast-102/
This episode is something very different. It's a voice guide for doing an activity called Balanced Breathing. Balanced breathing is where we focus on making our inhales and exhales of equal duration. Ideally aiming for breaths of 5-6 seconds in duration. When doing this activity, breath in and out through your nose. Aim to make your transitions from inhale to exhale as smooth and gentle as possible. Doing this for even a couple of minutes, causes our autonomic nervous system to reach a point of balance. This balance creates the optimal state for us tap into our head, heart and gut intelligences. If you’d like to know more about connecting in with your head, heart and gut intelligences, check out mBraining and work of the late Grant Soosalu.
If you'd like to use this audio guide but without the podcast jingle and initial explanation, you'll find a version here for your future listening pleasure: https://stephenclements.ie/bb/
Welcome to the 100th Episode of The Curious Coach Podcast. A massive thank you to all those loyal listeners for making this such a labour of love for me!
This week's reflective challenge is about coherence. Given that the world is currently full of so much separation and division at the moment, where could you benefit from thinking about coherence instead?
Full details: https://stephenclements.ie/podcast-100/
Do you believe that your should find your passion so that you never have to 'work a day in your life'? Or is that something that works for other people? In this mini reflective episode, my reflective challenge is about refraining how your view work, purpose and passion - so that you free yourself from the pressures of trying to align all these things.
For full details: https://stephenclements.ie/podcast-099
Using the metaphor of a car... this week's reflective challenge is about reflecting on how you're currently travelling the highways of life and inviting you to take a pit stop!
For full details, see https://stephenclements.ie/podcast-098
In this mini episode, I incorporate one my hobbies into this mini reflective challenge – photography! And no, my challenge isn’t about asking you to go out and take a stunning picture. Rather, it’s about using the metaphor of photography as a model to reflect upon what’s going on for you.
Further details can be found at https://stephenclements.ie/podcast-097/
In this mini episode, I invite you to do a force field analysis on a project or life goal, reflecting on what might be within your control to change or influence as well as gaining more insight into the forces at play!
Further details can be found at https://stephenclements.ie/podcast-096/
In this full-length interview episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Sonya Shellard, a UK based executive coach, trainer, supervisor, Managing Director, and co-founder #RideTheWave – a professional coach training provider with a coaching model built around the wave metaphor. And you’ll hear that metaphor bubble up all the way through this wonderful conversation. Aside from discovering more about #RideTheWave, we also explored how she left the corporate world and continued her own journey into coaching; her passion for connection, community and diversity, and touch briefly on the Association for Coaching.
Find out more at https://stephenclements.ie/podcast-095/