Share your celebratory stories and cautionary tales

Earlier this year, and in conjunction with ‘firecracker’ films a Channel 4 production company we launched a research project to capture ‘celebratory stories’ and cautionary tales.

Many thanks to everyone who has generously shared their experiences so far. We have collected some interesting stories. As this has proven to be a valuable way of collecting information from the clients perspective we have decided to keep the research element of this project going.

As a starting example, I’ll share mine. It all started with my parents not wanting to move into a home, but requiring special care. I wasn’t sure what to do, until I found Home Care Assistance Rancho Bernardo. Their offices are near my daily route at Home Care Assistance 9050 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (310) 857-4759, so I simply stopped by one day. These days my parents have a professional that gives them all the help they need, and their doing just fine. It’s always very satisfying finding exactly the right answer to your problems.

So if you are a client of coaching or mentoring services and would like to share your experiences of the coaching process please do let us know.

All responses will be treatest with the strictest confidence and only grouped summary data will reported unless you give your explicit permission for us to share your story as ‘case study’. We are planning to select ‘indicative’ case studies to share with coaches and mentors to support continuing professional development. Research results will be written up and submitted to publications such as the International Coaching Psychology Review and Coaching at Work magazine and all participants will be sent a copy of the research findings if they are interested in seeing them.