JOAN OF ARC

The Coaching Chronicles Hello, I am Roach the Coach and I am your guide through the Coaching Chronicles. There are 4,500 species of us cockroaches so we are well placed, across the globe, and across time, to tell you about coaching… It is believed that Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orléans, was born in […]

DO WE COACH THE NUANCES?

In the latest in our series of columns looking at coaching and mentoring-related research, Lis Merrick explores whether the gender of our clients is relevant in the coaching dialogue – and whether we should we coach to it Social science research, popular myths, fairy tales, films and any number of psychological studies suggest men and […]

ARE YOU LOSING IT?

Lis Merrick In the latest in a series of columns dedicated to mentoring, we look at intellectual capital. This issue: how mentoring can spearhead knowledge management in your organisation Strategic mentoring can harness the power of your staff’s tacit knowledge and enhance productivity The knowledge and skills of a workforce (its intellectual capital) are an […]

The Fertile Void: Gestalt Coaching at Work

Title The Fertile Void: Gestalt Coaching at Work Author John Leary-Joyce Publisher AoEC Press ISBN 978 09930 7720 3 Usefulness 5 stars To suggest there might be a ‘bible’ for Gestalt Coaching is a bit of a paradox. However,  John Leary-Joyce covers the topic with such depth of understanding that any coach would be hard-pressed to […]

HOW TO… COACH TO END WELL, PART 2

In the last issue we focused on how coaching can contribute to employment relationships ‘ending well’. In part 2 we now concentrate on coaching relationships and the 4Ps for ending well: Purpose, Process, People and Prevailing forces Reflecting on past coaching relationships, do you wonder why they have ended in a particular way? Why some […]

RESULTS WITH MEANING

Coaching at Work road-tests DeltaFeedback© 1) The tool What is it? DeltaFeedback is an online 360 tool with a difference – it recognises that feedback scores will depend on how generous or conservative the responder is. Thus, on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), a score of 6 may be low for a […]

CUMBRIA CALLING

When Carlisle City Council built a new internal culture, other public sector organisations became interested, too. With the help of Barefoot Coaching, the Cumbria Coach Academy was born. Darren Crossley reports Senior managers at Carlisle City Council have been working with a dedicated team of staff from across all our services to consult with all […]

OPEN TO LEARNING

In the final part of our special report into coaching in education, we look at the evidence for coaching in education and suggest next steps. Margaret Barr reports Fourteen-year-old Mary (not her real name)had a chaotic home life and found it difficult to converse or make eye contact.  Today, at our school fair, she was […]

NEVER MIND THE GAP

In the second part of our special report on coaching in education, Jason Pascoe and John Campbell propose a strategic approach to coaching in schools The Knowing-Doing Gap (Pfeffer & Sutton, 2000) is a well-established phenomenon. We usually know what we should be doing, but there is often a gap between that positive intention and […]