BOOTS: UNLOCKING POTENTIAL

Boots Contract Manufacturing’s leader-as-coach programme is delivering a host of benefits, including higher engagement, enhanced retention of talent and significant cost savings Investing in growing leaders as development coaches has helped global manufacturer Boots Contract Manufacturing (BCM) retain 92% of its talent, enhancing their roles and saving the organisation an estimated £88,000 in recruitment costs. […]

THE TRUSTING KIND

Coaching supervision has a vital role to play in helping coaches navigate tricky ethical decision-making, yet global practice varies widely. Eve Turner and Jonathan Passmore examine the results of a global research project into supervisors’ practices when presented with difficult dilemmas A few years ago, one of the authors, Eve Turner, was asked for advice […]

SEASONING YOUR WORK

Karyn Prentice uses the cycle of nature’s seasons to evoke enquiry and discovery through coaching. Outdoor supervision is just one way that Prentice and colleague Elaine Patterson tease out fresh perspectives from their clients Imagine a scene outdoors that appeals to you the most. It might be looking at the burgundy and gold leaves in […]

ABB: A GLOBAL JOURNEY

ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB)’s coaching style OD ‘mentoring’ programme is bringing about a shift in culture and organisational growth. Dr Eunice Aquilina reports It may be helpful to draw distinctions between coaching and mentoring. In reality, I wonder if the name really matters, particularly if an intervention is succeeding. Certainly that’s the case with the […]

SPECIAL REPORT: PART 4 – COACHING IN A CRISIS – BREAKING THE SILENCE

In the final part of our series exploring coaching and mental illness, Liz Pick and Neil Atkinson offer pointers for adapting your practice to include people with mental health conditions   Mental health directly impacts work performance so surely it makes sense for coaches to talk about it with every client, whether they’re happy and […]

AN ARTIFICIAL REALITY

Coaching is becoming democratised and our tech is enabling it. Could digital coaches eventually replace human ones? Carol Braddick discusses an alternative future Since the coaching boom of the early 00s, our ‘coaching heroes’ working in HR, talent and L&D have picked their organisation’s spot on the governance spectrum: laissez faire or tight central management? […]

CANADA: YOU’RE WELCOME

Canada currently has the highest population growth among the G7 nations, driven largely by newcomer immigrants. They’re now key to its future and mentoring is helping them adapt, and hopefully stay, reports Roxanne Reeves in Canada This year Canada is celebrating 150 years as a nation – one that believes, more than ever, that great […]