Sorrel writes about coaching to help distill her own thoughts and simplify them. She shares her writing in the hope that it will provide resource and be useful to others. 

How are you? No, really?

I wanted to ask you how you really are? Because I know I’m typing emails, having quick conversations with people, conversing with my family – all these things sometimes snatched...
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Facebook Live for Psychologies Magazine

I took part in a Facebook live event with Psychologies Magazine to discuss how we can all creatively ride this wave of uncertainty.
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The JOY of Visual Facilitation

Last month, I did Jon McNestrie’s Visual Facilitation training with Barefoot Coaching – and feel compelled to share this secret with you – improving your visual communication is easier than...
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An Ode to Coaching Supervision

Safe space to explore Understanding self in service of others Pause with purpose Expanding our education Restorative in all manner of ways Vulnerable and willing to share Individual and shared...
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There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in

In the inimitable words of Leonard Cohen “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in”. Thoughts about broken pottery and the Barefoot Coaching Winter Conference… Last...
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The Coach’s Survival Guide – A review

If you know exactly what you’re doing and have it all sorted then don’t read on!  If you have some considerations, confusion, curiosity about what might work in building your...
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Coaching Skills for Family Life

What does this picture say to you? Technicolor joy, fragmented and discordant, something else?  Families – their joys and challenges are as unique as the people in them.  The role...
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“Don’t just think it, ink it” Jackee Holder

I love learning, writing and believe in investing in my own professional development, so attending Jackee Holder’s Write Yourself well – Creative Therapeutic Writing in Coaching and Coaching Supervision CPD day...
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Think Inside the Box

‘Think outside the box’; ‘blue-sky thinking’; or most recently overheard and current least favourite ‘let’s popcorn some ideas’. I’m decidedly allergic to these phrases – seeing them as clichéd nonsense....
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