Your monthly Coaching at Work update – October 2009

Welcome to the October issue of the newsletter Coaching is weathering the financial storm, which is great news for all of us (see Stop press). We mustn’t rest on our laurels, however- let’s stay innovative, keep collaborating and ensure we measure and demonstrate coaching’s benefits clearly. As you may be aware, ongoing industrial action is […]

Hawkins joins Oxford Brookes as visiting professor

Peter Hawkins has joined Oxford Brookes as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Management and Organisational Studies, focusing on Coaching and Mentoring.  Hawkins is non-executive chairman of Bath Consultancy Group and honorary president of the Association of Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision. His co-authored book with Nick Smith, Coaching, Mentoring and Organisational Consultancy: Supervision […]

Palmer joins SCP as hon president

Describes the appointment of Stephen Palmer as honorary president at the Society for Coaching Psychology. The Society for Coaching Psychology (SCP) has appointed Stephen Palmer as honorary president. The SCP was set up in 2008 to offer coaching psychologists routes to international accreditation and certification. Palmer said: “I will endeavour to support the rapidly developing […]

ICF opens out discussion about proposals to revamp credentialing program

by Liz Hall The International Coach Federation (ICF) is consulting coaches about its proposals to replace its three-tiered credentialing program with a single, ISO standard certification. The announcement of its proposals prompted a grassroots campaign against the plans via social media, with more than 600 coaches, including five past presidents, signing an online petition. The […]

Beyond the Boys’ Club – Strategies for Achieving Career Success as a Woman

Title Beyond the Boys’ Club – Strategies for Achieving Career Success as a Woman Author Suzanne Doyle-Morris PhD Publisher Wit and Wisdom Press ISBN 978 0 956 268808 Usefulness 5/5 A refreshing book that takes the mystique out of how women can achieve career success without compromising integrity and femininity. It combines pragmatic career strategies […]

Seeing is believing

Paul, a high-achiever, is taking part in his firm’s leadership development programme. His coaching has faltered on the question of his future development. How can it get back on track? The problem An international business has started a nine-month leadership development programme for its European directors to help bring about a swift recovery following the […]

Going deeper

In this second article on her research into coaching and the unconscious, Eve Turner asked coaches how they feel about unconscious processes in their work – and reveals a general desire for much more training. Most coaches believe unconscious processes do happen and are relevant in coaching. Yet just over half say their coach training […]