Interesting Times (Continued)

Four years ago, some of us were quite genuinely living through “interesting times“… but in strange ways. Despite all concerned having good intentions, the build up to the British Canoeing Annual General Meeting got quite feisty. The upshot? A bit of a reset on several fronts… Ivan Lawler got elected & set out to adapt the role...

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Handling Ambivalence

Run Your Life Show With Andy Vasily

In this new Run Your Life Podcast we get Stephen Rollnick explaining Motivational Interviewing as “a way of handling ambivalence or uncertainty in someone” and once again highlighting the ordinariness of getting out of the way of others as they say why and how they might change. For the umpteenth time this year, I find myself championing...

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Transgression, Inclusion & Diversity in the Outdoors

Collie in a Covert

Is there just something about the inherent messiness of living in the real world that gets us feeling uncomfortable, or even keen to kick back, when we encounter a mindset of “we’re listening… so long as you’re willing to be more like us?” Does any such instinct grow where we see ourselves as part of diverse and...

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Navigating Uncertainty

Sonja Blignaut

Who does Sonja Blignaut speak for in suggesting we have outsourced our relationship with uncertainty to certainty merchants? Can we recognise something of ourselves in that characterisation? Are we among those who have forgotten that we already know so much about navigating uncertainty? This short presentation ranges over embracing messiness, re-cultivating our relationship with uncertainty and taking...

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The Talent Equation Podcast

The Talent Equation Podcast on Podbean

An Ecological Approach to Club Development? In this conversation, Greg and I explore how canoe coaching sets so comfortably with the ecological approach and how it has influenced the ways in which he works to develop a club environment that is about “people learning from people”. Stuart Armstrong, The Talent Equation Podcast The conversation was ranges over...

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