CONFERENCE SOUNDBITES

EMCC 22nd annual international conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 19-21 November 2015 “Music comes from silence” Tanguy Lunven “Change occurs when we become who we are, but not when we try to become who we’re not” “Where you don’t want to go, that’s where the learning edge is” John Leary-Joyce   AC Coaching with Mastery symposium, 10 […]

JOB LOSS: ‘YOU CAN RIDE THE CAMEL OR LEAVE THE LAND’

EMCC 22nd annual international Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 19-21 November 2015 By Eve Turner Cenk Dogru moved delegates to tears with his story of how coaching and mentoring helped soften the blow when vehicle technology multinational Delphi Automotive Systems closed a plant in Turkey. Dogru was the CEO of three plants in Istanbul, Izmir and Bursa […]

VODAFONE TURKEY’S SELF-MENTORING A ‘BIG SUCCESS’

EMCC 22nd annual international Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 19-21 November 2015 By Liz Hall A mentee-led light-touch mentoring scheme launched in August 2014 in Vodafone Turkey has generated much more interest and participation than expected, already touching around 10 per cent of its employees. Vodafone Turkey’s environment is one of continuous, radical change, while ‘speed’, ‘simplicity’ […]

EMCC RENEWS EQA PRACTITIONER STATUS FOR SHU COACHING COURSE

By Liz Hall Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) has had its EQA Senior Practitioner status for its executive postgraduate certificate in coaching and mentoring renewed by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). SHU is one of only two UK universities offering the course, delivered at the University’s Business School, the UK’s largest modern business school […]

WWL NHS TRUST DEVELOPS LEADERSHIP COACHING

EMCC UK annual conference, York, 21 October 2015 By Sarah Dale Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust has seen staff satisfaction rise and communication among managers improve, following the introduction of a coaching programme, Sarah Montgomery and Becci Martin told delegates. Sarah Montgomery, the Trust’s learning and development manager, had begun her coaching journey when […]

RIDLER REPORT: SOME 42 PER CENT OF BUSINESSES USE REMOTE COACHING ON A REGULAR BASIS

The latest Ridler Report has identified a significant increase in the use of coaching by telephone and video. What has motivated organisations to increase their use of remote delivery channels, asks Clive Mann. This is the second in a series of articles highlighting themes emerging from the Report Organisations are increasing their use of coaching […]

LETTER FROM ISTANBUL: LET’S GIVE REFUGE

With almost 60 million people in crisis, displaced from their homes, the EMCC conference in Istanbul reminded us to get in touch with our common humanity By Liz Hall I’m sitting on the deck of a cruise boat chugging along the river Bosphorus in Istanbul, along with fellow EMCC International conference participants. Lights of luxury […]

GENDER: ACTS OF BALANCE

In this new column, commissioned as part of Coaching at Work’s Campaign for Gender Equality, Nicole Berg puts gender balance under the spotlight, and continues the rich, complex dialogue we tapped into in our Shaping the Future survey. This issue: Embracing both ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ qualities  By Nicole Berg The numbers are all around us […]

REFLECTIONS: THE VULNERABLE COACH

Coaches need to be knowable to their clients. It increases their capacity to hear compassionately as clients open up to explore difficult issues By Lindsay Wittenberg My brief for these columns is to share my reflections on my client work, the learning that’s emerged for me from those reflections, and the impact on my practice. The […]