GENDER: THE CYCLE OF CONTROL

Nicole Berg concludes this column on gender with a two-part exploration of domestic abuse, a pervasive issue, yet still very much unreported. Part 1: setting the scene This column began one year ago as part of Coaching at Work’s Campaign for Gender Equality. Over the year, we’ve examined gendered personality traits, gender conditioning, expansion into […]

IDEAS IN ORBIT

In this two-part series, angel investor and coach/mentor Bridget Connell explores why and how to support women entrepreneurs. Part 1 highlighted the untapped potential in this group. In Part 2, she delves into what supporting women start-up entrepreneurs means in practice I’m passionate about supporting women in business. As I highlighted in Part 1* of […]

GENDER: SOCIAL DOMINANCE

Men as a group hold disproportionate power and freedoms compared with women. Many societies have group-based dominance, in which a social group enjoys special privileges while at least one other group has relatively little power. Coaching can help dominant clients ‘self-parent’ that critical voice – and instead listen to their compassionate inner child By Nicole […]

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS: READY TO LAUNCH

This two-part series explores coaching women entrepreneurs. Part One: Setting the scene. Angel investor and coach Bridget Connell reports By Bridget Connell   The World Bank 2020 Goal of Universal Financial Access recognises that financial inclusion is a critical tool to promote economic growth. Yet universal access to finance has a huge gender gap. Women […]

GENDER: FEELINGS UNDER PRESSURE

Men and women, from a very early age, are encouraged to express different types of emotions. While women are ‘allowed’ to show their feelings more than men, the latter are taught to ‘man up’ rather than cry. Yet it is socially acceptable for men to show one emotion – anger. How do these gender-specific differences […]

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 […]

OPINION: GENDER CONDITIONING

This is the second column commissioned for our Campaign for Gender Equality. Last issue, Nicole Berg explored which qualities society determines to be masculine and feminine, and posited that feminine qualities are often viewed as incongruous in a work setting. This issue: the impact of gender conditioning By Nicole Berg   As coaches, raising awareness is […]