Reflections in the mind

A very insightful & thought provoking session from Paul Mudd

There is no doubt that Paul’s session at last months CPD ever at the BBC, gave us more than enough evidence that we not only benefit from being mindful, but we badly need it – the information age has left us reeling out of our minds and a veritable slave to the IT we are surrounded by.

Mindfulness in a leadership context

Paul pointed out quite clearly that mindfulness is no more “eastern” than electricity “western” and thereby making it a right for everyone. There were some nice reflections on our inner layer and outer layer that made coaches present think about how much their inner layer is getting taken in by their clients subliminally and then replicating it with their own networks.

He used some short exercises to illustrate how the Brain and the Mind are separate entities and how the Brain can be conditioned by the body – albeit it that is is a conscious effort to start the ball rolling, so to speak.

Slides are available for those who attended and the flip charts have been transformed into “Wordles”
for the attendees also

Join us at our next CPD event – to  book a place – contact – tickets £10.00 on the day and it starts at 9.30 with coffee and finishes at 11.45 with lunch and networking.





ILM Coaching & Mentoring Programmes


The dates for the ILM levels 5 & 7 Certificate and Diploma Programmes for next autumn are:

14th Sept
19th Oct
16th Nov
14th Dec
11th Jan 2017 (L7 Diploma only)

These highly interactive and participative programmes cover every aspect of coaching from chemistry and contracting, through psychological models and theories and leaving you with a solid grounding in closure and evaluation. The three assessments are supported with academic supervision and the CFM Alumni is there for those achieving these qualifications.
We currently have space on these programmes and have some excellent on course supervisors to assist with the observations during the programmes. The workshops are held in Stirling, Central Scotland. For further details please contact Fiona on 01786 821272 or who will be happy to talk you through the programmes and the assessed elements.

New for 2016

IMG_0593We are also starting an ILM level 7 Supervision programme over 4 modules starting in Autumn 2016. This is an “accredited elective programme”, which means you have the option to attend the workshops without taking the qualification. The workshops hold the same content, the supervision only varies to the extent that if you take the qualification, you receive academic supervision. There are no assessments if you do not take the qualification.

For further details please contact Fiona on 01786 821272 or


ROSLLondon Programme

On the 12th & 13th of October at the Royal Overseas League’s offices in St. James St. London, we will be taking up to 15 delegates through foundation & intermediate coaching techniques and practices leading to an ILM endorsed award in coaching. Supervision sessions follow the two days to ensure you stay on track and complete your learning journey.

What to expect

 This comprehensive programme is targeted at making individuals more effective, whether they are managers, self-employed, consultants, sales teams or staff with high potential. It improves engagement, resilience, and retention. By making clear distinctions in the language we use along with deploying track proven models, we are confident your personal and working life can be improved on so many levels.

Further Details can be obtained from or on 01786 821272


Coaching & Managing

C & MThere is a large number of organisations who look at using the manager as a coach and struggle with the relationship between the two. It is worth looking at the Manager and the role of management first before looking at “bolting on” a coaching function. Many managers feel they are held responsible and have the responsibility for operations. This is not correct! The responsibility for operations has to be with the operators; it is the accountability that is retained by the manager. This is important to make this distinction before any aspect of coaching begins. As a coach, you want the responsibility for any actions to remain with the client. If there is any confusion over this it will cause problems. The Manager will end up with a much greater workload; the employee will abdicate upwards; there will be communication breakdowns and critically, any aspect of coaching within that team will fall into disrepute. As the diagram points out, coaching and managing is a complimentary relationship, but in order for it t work effectively both roles need to be in full working order.

When it comes to developing your coaching skills or if you know of someone who is looking to do just that , we have listed the dates of our next ILM accredited programme starting in September 2016. Please get in touch with Fiona on if you want to know more.

Coaching For More

coaching-consultancy-diceSince launching in 1999 CFM Consulting has grown to become one of the leaders in business and executive coaching in the UK and overseas, working across a range of sectors. We deliver courses for all levels from beginner to master practitioner. We also offer a variety of coaching and mentoring materials to support coaches and their clients. Any questions please drop a line to

Accredited Courses

coaching-consultancy-shopCFM runs open and in-house coaching qualification programmes throughout the UK – from beginner to master practitioner level. Could one of them be suitable for you or your staff? Please contact us to discuss on

You are invited to sign up to become a CFM member and we will keep you informed of all our coaching & mentoring developments. We also have new DVD’s and books in the shop too. Well worth looking at if you are considering your own development, or updating your resource centre.

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