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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 […]

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EMCC AND AC LAUNCH SINGLE GLOBAL CODE OF ETHICS; ICF OFFERS OWN GUIDE ON HOW TO BE AS A COACH

Ethics is currently particularly high on the industry agenda, with the launch by two of the professional bodies of a single global code of ethics, among other initiatives. On 5 February, the Association for Coaching (AC) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) launched the Global Code of Ethics for coaches and mentors, replacing […]

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HONG KONG CHINESE SEE COACHES AS EQUAL PARTNERS

Despite some coaches’ concerns to the contrary, the Chinese cultural heritage of the Hong Kong Chinese is compatible with Western coaching interventions, suggests a study from Hong Kong University. Coaching was introduced into Hong Kong Chinese society within the past two decades. While Hong Kong Chinese have a strong Chinese cultural heritage, with widespread Confucian […]

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PALMER APPOINTED TO PSYCHOLOGY ROLE AT AALBORG

Professor Stephen Palmer is to contribute to research and teaching in coaching psychology and psychotherapy at Aalborg University in Denmark. These contributions will be through his appointment as adjunct professor of coaching psychology to the Department of Communication and Psychology at the University’s Coaching Psychology Research Unit, and the Master level psychology programme. Director of […]

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US ‘LIFE COACH’ COUPLE ALLEGEDLY RAN PONZI SCAM

By Liz Hall A married couple representing themselves as ‘life coaches’ in the US allegedly used a string of shell companies to run a Ponzi scam that raked in $8 million to $20 million and which allowed them to live a highly lavish lifestyle at others’ expense, investors claim in a class action, according to […]

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CAMPAIGN CALLS ON BUSINESS TO HELP MENTOR TEENS

The UK Government has announced a campaign to encourage business people to mentor young teenagers who are at risk of dropping out of education. The campaign will be led through Capgemini UK and the Careers and Enterprise Company. The number of young people not in education, employment or training has fallen since 2010, but there […]

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PUTTING THE ‘M’ BACK INTO THE EMCC

European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) International has restructured its executive board, among other initiatives that include a renewed focus on mentoring. EMCC International president Lise Lewis talks to Liz Hall about the new strategic direction   European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) International is re-strengthening its focus on mentoring, maintaining its firm emphasis on […]

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INVEST IN SELF-CARE TO CREATE A FLOURISHING WORLD

SGCP 5th European coaching psychology conference, London, 10-11 December 2015 Are you flourishing? This was Dr Suzy Green’s provocative closing question to delegates at the conference. In her keynote on day two, Dr Green, clinical psychologist and founder of The Positivity Institute in Australia, explored the marriage between Positive Psychology and coaching psychology, suggesting they […]

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INTUITION: ‘TRUST YOUR GUT, BUT LISTEN TO REASON’

SGCP 5TH EUROPEAN COACHING PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE, LONDON, 10-11 DECEMBER 2015   Jackee Holder To work with intuition in coaching, it’s important that there be trust in the coach-client relationship, and that the coach feel safe with not-knowing, and avoid offering interpretations, instead sharing a hunch with the client, according to Claire Sheldon. Sheldon, lead coach […]

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BOOK REVIEW

Coaching in Times of Crisis & Transformation by Liz Hall Kogan Page 978 07494 6830 9 5 stars out of 5 In my experience, crisis is often what initially brings individuals and organisations to coaching, or indeed to any kind of helping conversation. And yet, both coach and client can be tempted to shy away […]

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