Coach FEATURE: Meet Kerryn Griffiths, PhD, PCC

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Kerryn Griffiths, the mastermind behind ReciproCoach!

I love featuring our fellow coaches, building community and learning more about people coaching and doing great work! This month we're featuring another of our blog authors - as we thought you might like to get to know a few of our writers. A big thank-you to Kerryn for sharing herself with us for this month's coach feature.

And for those of you unfamiliar with ReciproCoach, it's a fantastic service that Kerryn developed whereby coaches can receive affordable coaching, mentoring and so much more - through coaching each other! Recripocal Coaching...

About Kerryn Griffiths, PhD, PCC

From: Byron Bay, Australia

Business name: ReciproCoach

Describe your coaching business in one sentence: I am predominantly a career and small business start-up coach (although I still love it when I get a life coaching client by chance). I also run an international professional development program for other coaches (ReciproCoach).

Meet Kerryn:

QUESTION 1: What one book should every coach read - and why?

A foundation book every coach should read is Co-active Coaching (Whitworth, Kimsey-House & Sandahl).

Editor's Note: This book is now in its 3rd edition!

QUESTION 2: Which website do you visit the most? of course, but other than that, these days probably ?! Though for coaching references, I find myself reading Carly Anderson's blog every month.

QUESTION 3: Whom do you admire most?

Other than my partner, who can do everything I can't (or won't), Ruth Ann Harnisch.

QUESTION 4: What's your vision for your life? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Birth my second child, be fully present to raise both of my children happily, and ensure every coach in the world knows what my other ‘child’ (ReciproCoach) has to offer them.

QUESTION 5: What is your "big project" at the moment?

Growing a baby, while setting up my business so it keeps ticking while I breastfeed!

QUESTION 6: What has been your favourite coaching moment so far?

My favourite kind of coaching moment is when I'm working with a sponsored client who comes unwilling to be coached or is cynical about the process. Then, through intense presence (I find a resistant client needs even more presence than a willing client), I manage to meet this client exactly where s/he is at, without my own assumptions, blinkers and rules about what is and isn’t coaching. And then we have a magical coaching experience together. They wind up feeling gobsmacked by the coaching process and what they learned through it and I end up enjoying these challenging clients even more than the easy ones!

QUESTION 7: What are your Top 3 favourite coaching tools and/or resources?

Oooh, I'm probably not a great person to answer this question as I don't consistently use many tools or resources very much in my coaching and instead rely on the process between myself and the client and the organic tools and resources that emerge from our work together. Having said that, I start every new private coaching engagement (I also coach for another company) with my online client intake form and my online coaching wheel.

QUESTION 8: What do you love most about being a coach?

I always say that becoming a coach was the best thing I ever did for me, let alone any of the clients I’ve coached! Every time I coach, I learn. And I'm passionate about learning.

QUESTION 9: Tell us a secret about you...

Well, almost 10 years ago now, my coaching action from a coaching session was to face my fears and kiss my now partner! Well, I'm married to that person today, thanks to my coach at that time!

QUESTION 10: If you could change one thing in our world, what would it be? And how would you go about it?

ONE thing? That's hard. Well, if it's just one thing, then I guess, at the root of it all, is our world's disconnection with ourselves, our planet, each other and so on. So I would work on connection. One first step towards this could be reducing the average working week to about half, so that there’s more time for connection, and less money for distraction.

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One Comment

  1. Kenn

    Kerryn is a force to be reckoned with 😉

    Love this => "My favourite kind of coaching moment is when I'm working with a sponsored client who comes unwilling to be coached or is cynical about the process."


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