Is LinkedIn using its users to build a data pool?

Is LinkedIn using its users to build a data pool?

We are often asked to comment on articles etc to establish our credibility and earn a badge… Mmmm

So. I have had a look at such a request at

The question asked was

Establish a clear framework

One of the first steps to standardize your executive coaching sessions is to establish a clear framework that guides your coaching process. A framework is a set of principles, tools, and methods that help you structure your coaching sessions, define your objectives, and measure your outcomes. A framework can help you create a common language and understanding with your coachees, as well as align your coaching with their organizational goals and culture. Some examples of frameworks that you can use or adapt are the GROW model, the SMART goals, or the Kirkpatrick model.

I have then taken the responses from the 1st question and chucked it through Mr Chat….This is what Chat came back with….

The narrative emphasizes the importance of flexibility and customization in executive coaching, highlighting that while frameworks and tools can guide the coaching process, they should not be rigidly applied to all clients due to their unique needs and situations. The coach’s role is to adapt their approach to fit the individual client, fostering a learning mindset to explore a diverse array of mechanisms and techniques. This approach ensures that executive clients receive the most effective support, tailored specifically to their circumstances and goals. The narrative suggests that success in coaching is achieved through a combination of ongoing learning, listening attentively to the client, and the ability to adapt the coaching strategy as needed.

So… by completing these requests, are we adding to the already huge pool of data that is being created by the giant platforms around some key subjects that can then turn those platforms into content experts?

Are we inadvertently helping them to build a data pool?

5 Reasons why Coaching MUST be on your development list

5 Reasons why Coaching MUST be on your development list

Good leadership is a given requirement in the UK today.
Great leadership is a needed requirement in the UK today.

Good and Great leadership can be enhanced by Executive Coaching.

Boost Leadership Qualities: Think critical thinking and decision-making with a splash of strategic vision.
Enhances Personal Development: Explore strengths and growth opportunities bedrocked on self-awareness.
Improves Communication: Cement clarity for greater impact ensuring your vision isn’t just heard, but resonates deeply within your team and stakeholders.
Facilitates Change Management: Understand and practice the context of great change leadership.
Drives Business Performance: Building on strategic intent, focus on what matters and tacticalise (ok, thats not a word but…) on things that don’t but are important.

We know coaching gives a tremendous return on investment and return on expectation, so now could be a good time to take that first step.

The Origin of Coaching and Its Role in Personal Development

The Origin of Coaching and Its Role in Personal Development

I don’t know the answer to this but I could presume.

I have been investigating where the word ‘coaching’ comes from. I have always had an interest in coaching – from my early days in a large telecomms company when I was involved in designing a large scale intervention to move the culture from box shifting (of mobile phones) to a more consultative approach. On leaving the company, I subsequently trained as a coach – and setup Wheresmylunch.

I am therefore talking about the term in relation to our personal development – not the carriage that gets us from A to B – or is it the same thing just with a slightly different carrier. It appears that that was the case.

In the 1830s, ‘coach’ was a metaphorical slang term used by students to describe their teacher as they help them move through the exams.

Little did these students know that this term was to become a profession – where we are now offering the same ‘carriage’ to our clients helping them to transition from one place to another. However, there are a few observations

⏭ a coachee is not a passive passenger, they are involved in the journey and indeed set the destination in many ways.

⏭ a coachee often has the knowledge themselves, they often only need the carriage and the coach driver to get to their destination.

⏭ a coach often carries a spare wheel, a puncture kit, a first aid kit, sustenance and whatever is needed to assist in the journey

⏭ a coach ensures that the carriage is road worthy and is insured. It maybe a bumpy ride at times – but the coach driver will help the coachee to get to their destination safely.

⏭ if a coach driver can only ride a horse, then they dont drive the carriage….

A useful metaphor – and something that might help when we are asked what we do.

The Impact of Music and Images on Mood and Motivation

The Impact of Music and Images on Mood and Motivation

I am looking at the album cover of Sia – This is Acting (Deluxe Version).

It is an image of Sia with multi coloured paint on her cheeks, perhaps falling as tears from her eyes. The cover appears when my playlist hits ‘Unstoppable’. The image, and the song are now strongly linked for me. A link that resembles strength and hope at times when motivation and drive can be lacking. It is a goto on my main playlist and sets up my day should I need it too.

Interestingly, I am not a big Sia fan, but I love the feeling that her voice, imagery and motivation leads me toward.

Looking down on this from a position of being a coach – I have formed a link between an image / song and how I feel. This is something that we all have done at some point in our lives.

There could be music that played at different events (weddings, funerals, baptisms etc) that conjoured up significant emotion. Frank Sinatras “My Way”, Robbie Williams “Angels” are frequent funeral songs whereas other ‘tunes’ such as Queens “Don’t Stop Me Know” or Pharrel Williams “Happy” might encourage a growing inner glow.

What works for me depends on my mood and what I am trying to ‘do’.

I find Pachabel Canon in D Minor awesome for thinking – I have a playlist of lots of different variations for deep thinking and writing. The continuous beat forms a progressive thinking pattern – but that is for me.

What works for you?

What tunes and images will lead you to a different place?