Claire writes: “What a joy when people take what they are learning, integrate it and make it their own! Ending a conversation in partnership matters, so I have said for a long time that a question – ‘have we finished’ keeps partnership right to the end in a way that ‘let’s finish there’ does not.

So thanks to coach Richard Lister who I heard use the ending phrase – ‘is this a good place to pause?’ which beautifully acknowledges that the thinking will continue beyond our encounter today. Thanks Richard”

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