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Sep 19, 2023

Coaching usually takes a standard format: a series of conversations in which the coachee considers their goals, reflect on how they think and behave, and sets down their intentions. What if the coachee didn’t just talk, but instead used a variety of other medium to express and develop themselves?

In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Gemma explores this concept with experienced coaches Andréa Watts from UnglueYou and Marie Loney from Glow Consultancy.

We discuss:

·       what “creativity” is

·       how we (and our brains) benefit from being creative

·       “creative” techniques that L&D teams and managers can use.

In ‘What I Learned This Week’, Gemma mentioned learning about clouds on the wonderful Cloud Appreciation Society’s website.

To find out more about Andréa, her Coaching Collage Technique and how she can support you and/or your team, visit her website:

Marie Loney is the found of Glow Consultancy. You can find out more about Marie and how she helps her clients on her website:

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Connect with our speakers 

If you'd like to share your thoughts on this episode, connect with our speakers:

·       Gemma Towersey

·       Marie Loney

·       Andréa Watts