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. 

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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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How to calm a llama?

Such is the eclectic mix of people on a Barefoot Coaching Ltd PG Cert Coaching Course – that a lunchtime conversation between a civil servant, an alpaca small-holding owner/international woman...
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Are you stuck in a tangled web of overwhelm?

Sometimes I have so many simultaneous and interconnected thoughts that I have no idea where to begin. The picture that comes into my mind is Spiderman shooting out so many...
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What is coaching?

On consecutive days last week I found myself producing an explanation of what coaching is for Ella’s Kitchen where I provide maternity & paternity coaching and being asked what my...
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Scaling Mountains (or tree stumps)

I wrote this 4 years ago…and happened upon it again today, and it’s still a pretty accurate description of how I see coaching…. I was stood in front of this...
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A Day in the Life

First published on Barefoot Coaching:  Training as a coach can be a life-changing learning and personal development experience but what is life actually like once the training is over? We spent...
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Why I don’t wish you happiness in 2018

Ok, so that’s not entirely true and I do of course hope that you experience happiness in 2018 – however, the quest for ‘happiness’ increasingly seems to me not quite...
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