SHERPA 2016: COACHING CREDIBILITY AT ‘RECORD HIGH’

Demand for coaching remains high, the perceived value and credibility of coaching stand at record high, and coaching is once again being ‘democratised’, according to Sherpa’s 2016 Executive Coaching Survey. Change management is the top reason why coaching is sought, according to the survey. Other reasons why buyers seek coaching include: creating growth (30 per […]

MENTORS TO GUIDE MORE SPORTSWOMEN ON BOARDS

More than 100 leaders from 30 organisations gathered in HSBC’s London headquarters on 17 March to launch the first sport and business mentoring scheme from the 30% Club and Women Ahead. The 30% Club, an organisation that seeks to improve the rate at which women progress through the pipeline to the C-Suite, joined forces with […]

BOOTS PILOTS MATERNITY TRANSITION WORKSHOPS

Boots is one of a number of organisations piloting an innovative group coaching approach developed by The Talent Keeper Specialists to support maternity transitions. By Liz Hall The Talent Keeper Specialists founder, Jessica Chivers, launched a series of free, open programme group coaching workshops in 2014 to respond to the large number of women “feeling […]

MISMATCH LEADERS AND WORK CULTURES FOR SUCCESS

Forget aligning leaders and company culture – leaders should instead be supplying what’s missing, suggests a study. The researchers investigated which combinations of leadership and business culture would bring the biggest financial benefits nine months on. They asked members of 120 management teams in technology firms to rate their CEOs on task leadership and relational […]

PARAGON’S ‘FUN’ APPROACH WINS SUNDAY TIMES AWARD

Free breakfasts, curry nights, bacon butties on Fridays and some top-notch executive coaching have helped Paragon Interiors Group win the Sunday Times Best Small Company Award. Commercial design, build and fit-out company Paragon’s ambition is “to have the most fun in the world whilst at work, meeting financial, spiritual, cultural and ethical goals.” Engaging and […]

TALKING TALENT APPOINTS DIVERSITY EXPERT ALVES

By Liz Hall Talking Talent’s newly appointed managing director, Freddie Alves, plans to build the coaching consultancy’s strategic approach in the diversity and inclusion arena. Talking Talent provides consultancy and coaching for women and working parents in the UK and is developing the female talent pipeline across the globe. Alves, former global head of diversity […]

RIDLER REPORT: FINANCIALLY BASED EVALUATION OF COACHING STILL EXCEPTION – NOT RULE

The latest Ridler Report finds most organisations evaluate coaching against individual clients’ objectives. Just a few organisations measure the financial return on their investment in coaching. Clive Mann explores why, in the last in a series of articles featuring themes from the 6th Ridler Report The most commonly used measure to evaluate coaching is “subjective […]

OPINION: GENDER – KEEPING THE GREY AT BAY

In our last article, we examined socially constructed obstacles to expanding into our collective and individual masculine and feminine ranges. Here, we explore what it means for our clients – and ourselves – to fully expand into the furthest extent of our respective ranges, granting ourselves permission ‘to boldly go’ where we may never have gone […]