HOW TO… MAKE A PROFESSIONAL WILL

Have you got a professional will? It makes sense to arrange one – while you still can. Gill Smith and Linda Aspey report What would happen to your clients, your livelihood and your business if you were suddenly unable to work because of serious illness, accident or unexpected death? Have you made arrangements about who’d tell […]

HOW TO…WORK WITH THE COMPETENCE LADDER

Jenny Bird and Sarah Gornall describe working with the competence ladder, a model for exploring the discomfort of learning Lots of coaches are familiar with the competence ladder, which describes a series of predictable stages through which people pass as they learn something new. It’s a useful model in relation to our own development and […]

HOW TO… KEEP WORKING PARENTS ENGAGED

Coaching for maternity and paternity returners only is a missed opportunity. For a well-managed transition, they must be engaged before, during and after their leave, says Jennifer Liston-Smith Why do organisations provide specialist coaching through the transition to parenthood? To engage and retain their knowledgeable mid-career people, support their performance on return from leave and […]

HOW TO… DEVELOP AUTHENTICITY

Charisma comes from being true to yourself. This aura of authenticity helps leaders flourish in the workplace. So why is it so hard to be authentic at work? And how can coaching help surface the barriers? By Nikki Owen   Charisma is an authentic power that captivates the hearts and minds of others. I believe […]

HOW TO… USE PSYCHOMETRICS IN COACHING

Psychometric questionnaires are used to increase self-awareness – something we, as coaches, strive for. They can also reveal the type of coach we will be. But which test is right for you?   By Jenny Rogers I guarantee that pressing questions for any newly qualified coach include, ‘What about psychometrics?’, ‘Do they really add value?’ and ‘What […]

HOW TO… COACH THE BOARD

Directors and CEOs in highly regulated environments are under intense pressure to succeed. Specialised coaching is required at board level for a productive relationship By Judith Nicol While the broad objective of improving effectiveness may be the same, coaching the board, as individuals or collectively, is different from working with executives further down the management […]

HOW TO… SUPPORT THOSE RETURNING TO WORK AFTER LONG-TERM SICK LEAVE

An employee who has experienced serious ill-health, whether physical or mental, needs time and understanding at work. Wellness coaching effectively supports such transitions, says Jackie Arnold In our volatile and unpredictable world there is a great deal of pressure put on individuals to always be at the top of their game. However, as many coaches know, […]