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Psychology of Coaching by Kim Morgan / Punishment & Humiliation by John Le Drew

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•[masked]: Arrival and Networking

•[masked]: Keynote Speaker 1 - Kim Morgan - Psychology of Coaching

•[masked]: Break for Pizza and Drinks

•[masked]: Keynote Speaker 2 - John LeDrew - Punishment and Humiliation

• 2100 Onwards: Close and Networking for anyone interested

Talk 1: Psychology of Coaching


Kim Morgan will explore some of the key principles which make coaching more transformational than transactional. These will include:

• How transformation occurs and how coaching should be more than just a “cosy chat”

• The importance of high emotion and creativity in coaching

• Understanding the psychology of motivation – associating everyday behaviours with long-term outcomes

• The coach as an “Empathetic Provocateur” and the coach as an instrument of change

• Dynamic listening to ignite the mind.

• Starting with the end in mind and presupposing success

There will be lots of opportunity for interaction, questions and to coach and be coached in this session.

About The Speaker

Kim is an executive coach with over 25 years’ experience. Managing Director of Barefoot Coaching Ltd, one of the UK’s leading providers of coaching and University Accredited Coach Training, Kim has trained thousands of coaches around the world, most of whom continue to access expert supervision through Barefoot.

Kim works extensively across the UK and Europe, typically with senior business leaders and executive teams. She is a specialist in delivering mentor and coach education at all levels within organisations and on developing, implementing and sustaining a coaching culture within the workplace.

As a writer Kim has self-published and co-authored The Coach’s Casebook: Mastering The Twelve Traits That Trap Us ( to widespread acclaim and is a regular contributor to Psychologies Magazine, writing a monthly column about coaching.

Talk 2: Punishment and Humiliation


What does punishment and humiliation look like in a professional context? Is it ever justified? Why do we use punishment as parents, as a society or as leaders? And most importantly, does it work? Or rather, does it work the way we expect?

In this interactive session John we will explore what these behaviours look like in a professional context, and get to grips with the difficult question of why we do it and do we need it? And while we're at it, do we need to blame at all?

This will be a deep journey discussing, for many, challenging topics, expect to be disrupted!

About the Speaker:

John has over 17 years of experience working in software engineering as a system administrator, software engineer, technical lead, technical director, development manager and agile coach.

He currently runs the consultancy firm Wise Noodles where he helps organisations solve tough technical problems by untangling their people problems. He is also host of The Agile Path Podcast which creates in-depth audio documentaries on the topics that most affect organisations transitioning to agile ways of working.


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