Coaching at Work e-newsletter – January 2011

Welcome to the January 2011 issue of the newsletter A very Happy New Year to you all. Is internal coach supervision a case of the Emperor’s New Clothes? Or is it just what’s needed to help manage internal coaches? Read Balancing Act  by Liz Macann and Alison Fletcher, the first of three articles on supervision […]

Coaching on the rise in NGOs

Internal coaching and mentoring is on the increase in international humanitarian and development organisations. The increase is not just due to cost reasons but because it has the knock-on effect of motivating those chosen as coaches and mentors, and giving them a sense of pride and engagement, according to a report from the Center for […]

McMahon and Clutterbuck are our People of the Year

This year’s Coaching at Work Coaching Person of the Year award goes to Gladeana McMahon, recently re-elected chair of the Association for Coaching (AC) UK. Nomination comments include “unstinting generosity to other coaches; work for AC, and developing Cognitive Behavioural Coaching”, and “not just for what she does that is overt? but for what she […]

TV show keeps Aussies happy

Australia is happier, thanks to a new documentary and associated website sharing tools such as mindfulness and Positive Psychology exercises. The three-part documentary, Making Australia Happy, was aired in November. By December, more than 40,000 people had completed measurement questionnaires and exercises on its associated website. At one point the site crashed after more than […]

NHS internal coaching to live on despite cuts

Despite the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement facing the axe in 2012, Sue Mortlock, its head of board development, is optimistic that its work on internal coaching and internal coach supervision will continue across the NHS. Mortlock said: “We feel we’ve done too much to let it slip. We need to look at where […]

Value is top issue into 2011

By Liz Hall Demonstrating that coaching adds value or is good value for money (VFM) is the top priority for 2011. Some 42 per cent of you say this is either the top or second priority for coaching, according to the annual Coaching at Work reader survey. Last year, evaluation and showing VFM came in […]

Book reviews – Volume 6, Issue 1

Title More Time to Think: A Way of Being in the World Author Nancy Kline Publisher Fisher King Publishing ISBN 978 19063 7710 6 Usefulness     3/5 “Language matters. We live it and in it”, “Ask people who are never asked”, “How far can you go in your own thinking, before you need mine?” A […]

Viewpoint: Pressure gauge

Dr Patricia Bossons How do you coach a stressed-out executive? Not from a place of problem solving or perfect solutions Coaching issues that are related to stress, or to working under pressure, are very familiar to any coach in the executive coaching business, particularly in the current economic climate. One of the main reasons people […]