Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Courses – Standard and Refresher

Ken is an accredited Mental Health First Aid master facilitator of the 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course and the 4 Hour Refresher course. This teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. He is available to deliver these courses across Perth and Western Australia. The next public Standard 2 day course will be held at Holyrood Pavilion in West Leederville on Monday & Tuesday, 4/5 October 2021. Please get in touch with Ken if you are interested in more information or [...]

Book of the Month – When All is Said and Done, Neale Daniher

Welcome to a new blog post topic that I intend to complete each month -  Book Recommendations.  These books will relate to coaching in some form, self development, change, challenge and/or inspiration. This month, and quite timely given Queens Birthday week and the Big Freeze at the MCG, I would like to recommend Neale Daniher’s book, “When All is Said and Done”.  I purchased this book when in South Hedland earlier in 2021 and thought it would be a great read from a sporting perspective.  I was very pleasantly surprised as this book shares his sporting achievements (and as an [...]

KRC Coaching and Facilitation Services are now on-line.

We are all feeling the dramatic effects of the COVID-19 on our lives, businesses, relationships and life in general. Throughout this disruption I continue to reflect on the Chinese word for crisis/change, a combination of 2 characters wei & chi - meaning danger and opportunity.  This chaotic and complex disruption right now is sowing the seeds of change that will impact on all of us from now on. In times of change, it is often the perfect opportunity to reflect and consider your future, what are you going to do when the storm passes?  The challenges are enormous but they don’t have to be [...]

Journaling – the case for….

My coaching clients are all aware of the power that I believe journaling has, indeed I provide all my coaching clients with their own coaching journal.  For me, there are two fundamental reasons why I like using journals: Firstly, journaling allows one to write down all their thoughts in a way that helps to reflect on the issues, and capture their concerns, highlights and of course goals. Secondly, it frees up space in the brain knowing that whatever is on the mind is now down on paper.It needs to be done in handwriting (not on PC) as the tactile movement [...]

AIMHS in Western Australia

I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed as a Director for the Australian Institute of Male Health and Studies (AIMHS). This aligns with my passion and interest in supporting men through the various challenges that can occur in their lives - including but not confined to separation (from wife, partner, children), the blues, stages of stress, and understanding the differences between the sexes.  This information is contained in a Menswatch Program, or can be shared individually with clients as appropriate. Earlier this year I successfully facilitated a 3 week Menswatch program in Busselton (held one night each [...]

Capabilities help to future-proof your Career.

The OPIC Coach@work program is a fantastic tool for helping Leaders and Managers to embed coaching as a key process into their skillset.  Coaching skills are fast being recognised as a critical capability within the workplace.  The central component of the OPIC approach and expertise is in the identification and development of Capabilities as being crucial for an individual, not only within their role, but ultimately in being able to work effectively within their team and to make a contribution to and be successful within a complex corporate organisation. Recently I interviewed Peter Zarris, the CEO of OPIC about the [...]

Myers Briggs Training in Perth and WA

Myers Briggs Types Indicator (MBTI) is the most widely used instrument for understanding normal personality differences. Ken is a highly experienced MBTI practitioner and has used MBTI process with teams and individuals.  MBTI is a fantastic tool to use when helping team members better appreciate the diversity within the group, improving trust and cohesion. The purpose of the MBTI is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in behaviour is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic [...]

The Wisdom of Bob the Builder

Bob the Builder – what can we learn from him?? Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reflecting on how we can often get caught up wallowing in negative thought space.  Now this is not unusual for most of us, for generally we have at least twice as many negative thoughts to positive thoughts.  Indeed, negative self-talk is the biggest drag on our capacity to see things in a brighter note, and perhaps seek resolution to our problems. I’ve been reading Daniel Pink’s terrific book, To Sell is Human, and one passage really tweaked my interest.  He refers to Interrogative [...]

Interview at Coaching@Work Magazine Conference

In 2015 whilst in London, I had the pleasure being interviewed by Stephen Palmer, the Honorary President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology.  Amongst his other positions, he is also the publisher of the Coaching at Work magazine. Click here to watch the video

New ways of looking at Change

On Thursday 10 September, I travelled to Newman courtesy of the Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, facilitating a session on change, and discussing different ways of coping with the inevitable. The crew in the Pilbara were very engaged, asking lots of questions, and reflecting on changes in their own lives. The session covered two models of change, Kotter’s eight-step model, as well as Appreciative Inquiry. We looked at Stakeholder needs, and that we have the capacity to change – reflecting on self-efficacy. One analogy that was shared and considered helpful was that “change is just like falling asleep in [...]