Celebrating 10 years of Coaching at Work

Coaching at Work celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2015 This year (2015), it’s Coaching at Work’s tenth anniversary- for us it’s a time for celebration, for innovation and renewal, and also for reflection. One of a raft of initiatives we’ve launched to celebrate is this new-look website. We hope you like it as much as […]

YVES SAINT LAURENT

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…   Yves Saint Laurent is one of the most celebrated and successful fashion designers […]

STREET WISE

Mentoring In our latest column dedicated to mentoring, we look at ways a mentor can support vulnerable young people. This issue: beginning a journey that is safe for mentor and mentee DUNCAN DYASON AND LIS MERRICK Neglected children can face poor life outcomes, but mentoring interventions can reverse such negative pathways During the late 1990s, […]

HOW ARE WE ALL DOING?

How does coaching work? Dr Adrian Myers, senior lecturer, faculty of business, Oxford Brookes University, examines ways we can look at the process and how we separate the web of causes and effects Coaches gain a sense of the benefits of coaching whether expressed in the changes of one client or at a broader organisational […]

HOW TO… COACH CLIENTS TO BUILD A £1M BUSINESS

By Shweta Jhajharia Many start-ups are built on a great idea, fuelled by passion and enthusiasm. They are also looking to make a profit. But the difference between average growth and making a million means ‘thinking big’. How can coaching help make that leap? MOST businesses never hit a turnover of £1m. So what’s holding […]

DIGITAL ASSISTANT

Coaching at Work road-tests the GROWCoach app 1) The tool What is it? There are a number of coaching apps on the market, including those which take users through the GROW model process, which was popularised by John Whitmore. One of these is the GROWCoach app, available through the Positivity Institute, an organisation dedicated to […]

CHANGE YOUR SPOTS

Leadership thinker Marshall Goldsmith’s latest book explains why it’s so hard to change behaviour and what we and our clients can do to reshape our thoughts and actions: it’s all down to our environment, he says  As coaches, our success often rides on whether our clients can change their behaviour, for example, start listening better, […]

THE MAGIC OF MAPP

Dr Christian van Nieuwerburgh in the UK and Dr Ilona Boniwell in France contemplate the positive effects of studying on postgraduate Positive Psychology degrees Positive psychology has witnessed a phenomenally rapid growth within a relatively short period of time (Hefferon & Boniwell, 2011). Its distinguishing orientation is towards the potential in people rather than their […]

A NEET IDEA

Coaching skills are helping support workers connect more deeply with young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs), empowering and motivating them to take responsibility for their lives. Mark Bisson reports More than 35 million young people across OECD countries are not in education, employment or training (NEET), according to the OECD Skills Outlook 2015. In […]

FACING UP TO SHAME

We have all felt shame at some point. It is integral to our learning, yet it can block it too. Zoe Cohen considers shame within coaching and supervision and why it matters so much Shame is a universally experienced human emotion and therefore, by definition, must be present in the field in our coaching and […]