BPS honours David Lane with award for outstanding contributions

By Liz Hall The British Psychological Society (BPS) has honoured David Lane and Graham Turpin with a joint award for their outstanding contributions to professional psychology. Lane was jointly given the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Psychology 2009 in recognition of his commitment to the professional development of psychologists and workers in many other […]

E-newsletters

Welcome to the January issue of the newsletter Happy New Year to you all. Our blogging section is now up and running with our first blog from John Whitmore – do let us know what you think. We’re currently gathering thoughts about issues concerning poor coaching practice to inform the survey we plan to conduct with […]

Executive coaching spend holds up

 By Liz Hall Spending on executive coaching is still on the up, suggests a report. Seventy seven per cent of respondents said they expected coaching spend to have risen or remained the same in 2009 (38% and 39% respectively), according to the third annual Ridler Report on executive coaching trends. However the percentage of respondents […]

2009: your year in coaching

By Liz Hall Last year could go down as the year coaching started to grow up. Certainly many of you consider its survival as a main achievement of 2009 – and rightly so. Yet it was also the year coaches showed just how resourceful, creative, accepting of facts, collaborative and outward-looking they can be (see […]

ICF in fight over credentialing changes

The International Coach Federation (ICF) is expected to make a decision this month (January) over its credentialing framework. As Coaching at Work went to press, more than 750 coaches from across the globe had signed a petition against the ICF’s proposal to replace its three-tiered credentialing with a single International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) credential. […]

AoEC joins space crew on mission to test sociomapping

The Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), several UK central and local government organisations and a space crew simulating a mission to Mars are among those exploring team dynamics using Team Sociomapping. At the Division of Occupational Psychology conference on 13 January in Brighton, Tomas Srb from QED Group will present the results of the pilot […]

AC polls coaches on regulation

Most coaches favour internal rather than external regulation of the profession, suggests a straw poll at an Association for Coaching (AC) debate on 16 November. The ‘Regulation Debate’ was held because the government recently moved to regulate counselling and psychotherapy, and some believe the spotlight will now fall on coaching. Coaches heard from panellists including […]

Ridicule, violent opposition, self-evidence – the path to coaching acceptance

Coaching is an art, a craft and a complex act of intellectual, emotional and conversational plate-spinning, Kim Morgan told conference delegates. “Think how many plates you spin as a coach, including hearing the unsaid as well as the said, creating a coaching alliance and managing boundaries, listening with rigour and with silence, watching with curiosity, […]

Positive psychology is prime tool for change

Around two-thirds of clients are in distress, according to a study on positive psychology in coaching. This approach helps clients refuel their energy to get on with their lives, stimulates action to progress, and is a constructive tool for change, said Lucy Ryan, presenting the results of her action research study at the annual European […]