From the Toolbox
Core Competency #4:
Jude is a coach, trainer,
writer and psychotherapist
who has worked with senior
leaders globally since 1996.
As an associate for Nomadic
Psychology, which provides
virtual and face-to-face training
and coaching on leadership
and virtual facilitation, she
has designed and delivered
numerous innovative ‘virtual’
training and coaching programs
for remote groups and teams
since 2009. Email her at
8 Coaching World
Ability to be fully
relationship with the
client, employing a
style that is open,
flexible and confident.
Lost in Cyberspace?
As a growing number of multinational
organizations adopt coaching as a means of
enhancing performance, team effectiveness
and communication skills, coaches who are
willing and able to use virtual platforms to
coach individuals based in locales around the
globe are in increased demand.
However, despite obvious financial benefits (and
increasing popularity) coaching virtually is still viewed by
many practitioners as “second best” to its face-to-face
equivalent. Some coaches dread technology failure;
others insist that it is not possible to establish a trusting
relationship in virtual space, because lack of physical
contact makes us truly distant.
However, cultivating a coaching presence in the virtual
space is possible, particularly with the acronym “VELVET” to