It’s not that you’re not listening…
I bet you don’t often stop to give someone a good listening to. Hardly anyone does.
And what if that ‘someone’ is you? How are you at listening to yourself ? Your intuition? Your gut instinct? Your gentle inner voice? Your heart? Your soul?
With the busyness of your day, we know how hard it can be to take the time to just listen to both yourself and others.
It’s not that you’re not listening. You’re just listening to something else…the brass band playing in your head. But all too often this slips into preoccupation.
And nobody does their best listening when they’re preoccupied. And when you’re preoccupied it always seems like you’ve got to try really hard to concentrate, because you’ve got so much on your mind.
But what if the answer isn’t to ‘try harder”? What if the answer is to try less?
Listening is the power behind every interaction…
The thing is, everyone already has the innate capacity to listen. We were born with it. The only thing that gets in the way is a busy mind.
How well you listen has everything to do with where you’re listening from – a quiet place, with not much on your mind, and a feeling of clarity, calm, and wellbeing.
As the noise in your head quietens down, your ability to actually listen, with more ease and less effort, automatically improves.
Listening is something that we teach on its own, and it’s also the foundation of all our programmes. Listening is the power behind any human interaction. Simply all we need to do is decide listening is a good idea, and then do it. What we explore is how…
Coaching, Coach Training, & Supervision
It’s time to adopt an approach to coaching that restores human beings to their natural ability to take care of themselves, each other, and the Earth. This way, coaching can contribute to the conditions necessary to adapt, evolve, and thrive, even in times of uncertainty, change, and crisis.
Inspired by the natural world, I believe the role of coaching is to facilitate the coachee’s connection with their true nature and the dialogue with their inner wisdom. And this starts with the Coach. At Angela Watson UK the coach’s skills are focused on facilitating self-listening, presence, insights, resilience, and awareness, for themselves as well as the coachee, rather than learning rafts of tools and techniques.
Here’s how you’ll know if you’re a good fit for Angela Watson Coaching training.
- You’re an organisation, a business, charity, or community group, who cares about people and the planet.
- You value health and wellbeing ahead of tick boxes, or the bottom line.
- You know that care and compassion, are people’s greatest assets in times of uncertainty, change, and crisis.
- You and your team are ready to challenge your assumptions and perceptions of what’s possible.
- You recognise that sustainable performance requires a wellbeing culture where people feel heard, valued, and that they matter.
- You know that you and your colleagues can’t have effective conversations with busy, preoccupied minds, and that you need to slow down and listen, to have a game-changing impact.
- You want to be a better leader, clinician, mentor, supervisor, coach, human being.
I’ve been coaching and sharing coaching, nearly every day for several thousand days. I believe in working real time with my in-house and open course delegates, focusing on the development of the individual rather than rafts of tools or techniques, or following a fixed agenda.
I love the experience of being with a group, facilitating learning in a way that genuinely engages people, rather than simply talking at them. And I love the deep sense of trust, connection, and intimacy that develops and how quickly the conversations go deep, when a small group of people sit together, listen and speak, from a quiet space within ourselves. There’s nothing quite like creating magic together.
It’s been my great privilege and joy to personally teach, coach, and supervise a wide variety of truly extraordinary human beings. I love what I do and I love whom I do it with. I especially love going back to my roots and working with healthcare professionals, and I relish working with previous course delegates to support them in making their own unique difference in the world.
In Other’s Words
“Angela pays exquisite attention to a group at the same time as YOU…& every other unique individual in the group. She has an instinct for what’s needed for learning & will use a stunning imagination & well honed knowledge to create the opportunity for it!” Sue White, Master Coach & Supervisor
“The Coaching course was an eye-opening experience and I’ve already started using coaching questions with trainees with good effect. Definitely the best ‘non-clinical’ course I’ve ever been on. I thought your leadership and teaching style were great, and the group gelled really well.” Dr Jacqui Nevols, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHST.
“Angela not only teaches her craft meticulously but provokes her students to exceed their personal boundaries, think for themselves and gain deeper insights, broader horizons and greater self awareness. Angela has opened my eyes to possibilities way beyond my ken.” Alastair Behenna, CIO/IT Director
“Angela’s personal style, her wisdom. kindness, humour, and natural ability to connect with me made the whole experience so enjoyable. I’m privileged to have been trained by Angela who is truly an expert in her field.” Clare Garrison, Learning & Development Lead
“Angela has the rare ability to move from profound insight to humour to really land a message. A truly impactful coach and coach trainer.” Coaching Course participant.
Your programme is a completely bespoke experience
However a bespoke programme is designed specifically for you.
We will take the time to listen and understand, and then design your bespoke programme.
“The Coaching For Educational Supervisors course was an eye-opening experience and I’ve already started using coaching questions with trainees with good effect. Definitely the best “non-clinical” course I’ve ever been on. I thought your leadership and teaching style were great – and the group gelled really well.”Dr Jacqui Nevols
Here’s how it works
You book a 15 minute suitability call so that we can exchange information and assess suitability and fit.
We schedule an intake session to get clear on what you want to have happen and what’s possible for you and your organisation.
If we agree you’re a good fit for Angela Watson Coaching we’ll propose a brief outline to deliver high impact and transformation.
About Angela Watson
Angela Watson has a proven track record in delivering impactful workshops, and coach training courses for people in health and care. She is passionate about showing individuals in NHS organisations the keys to creating a wellbeing culture.
Angela’s primary focus is on developing the skills of leaders, mentors, and educational supervisors, in health and care , how to have coaching style conversations that bring out the best in people, facilitate learning, and enhance wellbeing. This, in addition to her regular speaking engagements and her 121 work.
Angela’s 30 years of healthcare experience, including 14 years of coaching and training experience has seen her working with organisations such Health Education England, Oxford and Wessex Deaneries, Thames Valley & Wessex and South West Leadership Academies, as well as local Trusts, and CCG’s.
Over the past decade she’s trained thousands of independent coaches and those in NHS organisations to achieve graduate and post graduate level coaching qualifications.
Angela’s work has been published in the International Journal of Clinical Leadership, where she received accolades for making a statistically significant difference to the leadership capability of doctors, and she has also been featured in two books on coaching, as well as ILM Edge Magazine, and the local press.
In 2020 Angela founded The Tree Shirt Project, a social enterprise which supports global reforestation and community well-being projects. And with every Angela Watson Coaching programme, so do you.