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Understanding my Recurrent Patterns Using Disco...

I understand a recurrent pattern as something that I repeat unconsciously over and over again. I use the concepts of...

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Types of Strokes

Growth for me is being able to change limiting patterns and one of the limiting patterns for me was my...

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When I think I am in adult, but I am not

What attracted me to Transactional Analysis during my TA 101 workshop was that TA had various models that helped me...

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The Quiet Coach – 17

The value of paraphrasing A large part of the process of learning to be a coach is to let go...

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A structured approach to negotiating for yourself

For IWD 2023, we (as in Navgati) asked a group of senior women leaders to answer a few questions that...

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Interviewing for Wonderland: best practices at ...

Navgati turns 25 years old soon and over the years, we’ve evolved our own unique ways of assessing who would...

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Personal Development through TA

Start of my TA journey I am an educator, a writer, a parent, and a householder. I have been teaching...

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The Quiet Coach – 16

Setting up a three way coaching process “I’ve been asked by the leader of an organisation I’m working with to...

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The Quiet Coach – 15

Holding accountability for our clients – what does that mean? Consider this hypothetical coaching client of yours called Anish. He’s...

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Whatever! – Using Transactional Analysis to com...

Two of the TA concepts that I have found most useful to understand interpersonal relationships and communication are Transactions and...

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The Quiet Coach – 14

Preparing for the Credentialing exam when applying for an ICF credential The ICF Credentialing Exam is a three-hour exam, delivered...

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The Quiet Coach – 13

Concluding our series on becoming naturally therapeutic If you’ve encountered this post first, please take a look at the previous...

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From Injunctions to Inner Transformation: My Pe...

I joined TA nearly a decade ago; with a passion to understand others at work. But TA shifted the focus...

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The Quiet Coach – 12

Continuing to be naturally therapeutic If you’ve missed the first part of this post, first please take a look here...

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The Blue Beneath the Red – How my Anger Substit...

One of the first things I wanted to understand about myself was my anger. I found TA concepts like Rackets,...

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The Quiet Coach- 11

Becoming naturally therapeutic Decided to do something different for this week and do a review of this lovely little book...

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The Quiet Coach 10

Are all questions powerful questions? Consider this case – Hasina started the coaching conversation by saying “I’ve moved into a...

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The Quiet Coach 9

What’s your Critical Turtle saying when you’re coaching? We often start Navgati workshops by inviting participants to become aware of...

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Frames of Reference and Redefining

In this blog, I explain two TA concepts - Frame of Reference and Redefining. These are taught in the Advanced...

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The Quiet Coach 8

When do I refer a coaching client to therapy? Let’s start with a pop quiz. In which of these situations...

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What drives me

My Context There have been many instances in both my life when I have felt tears well up and held...

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The Quiet Coach – 7

What does it mean to be an ACC coach? Learning to be a coach is a complex and nuanced process...

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The Quiet Coach – 6

Paying attention to a client’s body language “I notice you smiled as you said that”. Ever heard a coach say...

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My favorite bad feeling

My journey with TA (Transactional Analysis c) started with a 2-day intensive script workshop post attending TA 101. That was...

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What keeps happening to you over and over?

In the TA 101, I recognised that I am likely to develop some patterns as a child that may be...

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The Quiet Coach – 5

Chemistry conversations These are short calls where coaches and clients quiz each other on the atomic masses of elements in...

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The Stroke Exchange – Trade Like a Pro!

The theory of Transactional Analysis places great importance on the quality of recognition among people as fundamental to healthy psychological...

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The Quiet Coach – 4

How to deal with a client who ghosts you I’m not normally the biggest fan of millennial slang (yes, yes,...

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The Quiet Coach – 3

Remember that episode from Big Bang Theory where Sheldon tries a mindfulness meditation? The voice on the tape says “Breathe...

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The Quiet Coach-2

Everyone who’s trained to be a coach is familiar with the GROW framework – an acronym that expands to Genuineness,...

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The Quiet Coach

This is the very first edition of the TQC newsletter (congratulations or commiserations on being here from the very beginning)....

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So you want to be a coach

Sunitha Krishnamurthi, our CEO and anchor of our ICF certified coach training programs, started doing an introductory webinar a couple...

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Do you have true inclusion in your team or is i...

We use the word inclusion in a very loose way to cover a wide range of topics – if a...

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Beyond Tokenism

We asked a community of learning leaders what the most tokenistic gestures were on Women’s day and the list goes...

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How should I charge for coaching?

Money is a touchy subject for many and the source of deep emotions, conflicts, anxieties and shame. It is a...

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Are performance and perception related? Here is...

(This is an article written by Gopakumar M, Senior Facilitator, Navgati) In 2004, World Bank economists Karla Hoff and Priyanka...

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How do organizations make decisions about coaches?

Chemistry conversations; the importance of being authentic and more as a coach The coaching market in India has evolved over...

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1000 or 1500?

(This is an article written by Gopakumar M, Senior Facilitator, Navgati) Let me offer you a choice of a prize:...

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Play the Ultimatum Game

Are you a rational or an emotional person (or a mix of the two)? Shall we play the Ultimatum Game...

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Being a Mindful Coach

Being a mindful coach Mindfulness and coaching are natural companions. Both have to do with helping people tap into and...

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Discounting – How we stay stuck with denial

Have you seen phenomena such as the following A leader receives a 360 feedback report with scathing comments, but says,...

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Putting agile leadership into practice

What does it mean to be an agile leader? Why is it important? Dictionaries define agility as the ability to...

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Games where all players lose.

Do you like the sound of games in which all players lose? Would you believe that most people, including you...

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Rescuing – Helping that Harms

Can helping actually cause harm? Transactional Analysis offers an understanding of helping that harms through the concept of Rescuing, which...

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What does it take to build leaders?

A review of the literature on leadership development Leaders are a hot commodity in organizations. As a result, the marketplace...

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What skills do I need to demonstrate to achieve...

If you’re familiar with all the words in the question above, chances are you’ve trained to be a certified coach...

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Caring for employees’ mental health during COVI...

It is not an understatement to say that much of our adult lives have been spent in our offices working....

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Leadership development

Leaders, it is okay to say, ‘I do not know’.

Many organisations (including ours) had a very ambitious plan for 2020. Somehow the resonance of the year made it seem...

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Why do we need women-only leadership developmen...

Two years ago, we were at the launch of a women leadership development program that we were leading for a...

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Becoming an ICF certified coach

All the questions you’re likely to have At Navgati, we have been running ICF accredited coach training programs for the...

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25 ideas to keep your team connected when you&#...

Navgati is a very closely bonded team; if you've ever been around more than one Navgati facilitator in the same...

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Learning in the time of Corona

The word clouds you see above capture what the L&D leaders who attended our first L&D meet-up are feeling in...

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Facilitation in Virtual Land

Facilitating virtual learning sessions effectively The last fortnight of being confined at home due to COVID-19 has meant a host...

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Unconscious Bias

There is a lot of discussion in the media and the academic space about unconscious bias - what does it...

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Psychological safety in the workplace

What is psychological safety Helping leaders build psychological safety in their teams should be an integral part of any leadership...

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Coaching certification as a path to personal gr...

The idea for this post came from a client who was keen to join our ICF coaching certification program but...

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Leading with joy – A unique leadership st...

One of our favourite TED talks is that by the Israeli conductor Itay Talgam. He analyses the style of various...

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