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What is Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)?

Neuro Linguistic Programming, or NLP, has been in our awareness since the 1970s when Richard Bandler and John Grinder first started looking into the use of language in development and modelling what successful people do in various therapeutic roles. Since then, there have been many contributors to NLP that have broadened the ability of a…

Meet the Trainer: Sally Strazzanti

Over the last 16 years, I have trained hundreds of people at different levels on coaching and mentoring programs, from introduction to coaching programs through to level 7 Masters module programmes. Before working in leadership development and coaching and mentoring, I worked in the health service in human resource management and organisational development. I have…

CASE STUDY: Kathryn reflects on the ILM 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

As a director in the housing sector, Kathryn had already been coaching and mentoring in an unofficial capacity for the previous 6 years. She knew she wanted to do more coaching when she left the corporate world. Kathryn took part in the ILM 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring in 2019, just before lockdown…

Are we talking or simply connecting?

We are more connected than ever, but the reality is we rarely speak to one another. With the variety of channels now at our disposal, it’s easy to lose track of what we have said to who, when and on what platform; if it’s not email, it’s text, messenger, or even WhatsApp. You’ve then got…

Are coaching and mentoring the same?

If you are considering an ILM Training Course you may be wondering whether coaching and mentoring are the same? Then this guide is for you. Both coaching and mentoring exist for a similar purpose: assisting people in growing and developing to attain their full potential. Both approaches allow one to take responsibility for their personal…

It’s the most miserable day of the year.

Yes, that’s right, today is the day when being a misery guts is common practice, but what is it about the third Monday in January that makes us feel so blue, and how can we install some much-needed positivity on this cold January day. Maybe it’s the wintery weather, perhaps it’s the Christmas debt, or…