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SPORTING BEHAVIOUR – A PROFILE OF KEITH ANTOINE

Keith Antoine is a rarity in the coaching world. As he prepares his athletes for the World Para Athletics Championships, he’ll be coaching business clients too. He explains to Liz Hall how having a foot in both camps benefits each discipline   This month (14-23 July) sees 1,300 athletes from 90 countries compete in the […]

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HEALTH COACHING FOR THE NHS

In part 3 of our series on coaching for health challenges, Alison Carter and Penny Newman explore how health coaching is delivering cost savings and improving organisational culture, and offer practical tips for coaches If it hasn’t already, health coaching may be coming to the NHS near you. You might not know it, but the […]

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A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY

Self-mentoring can help us navigate in any waters as an invisible leader, explains Dr Marsha L Carr “I want to thank my parents for giving me confidence disproportionate to my looks and abilities, which is what all parents should do” Tina Fey on receiving an Emmy for Best Actress, 2008   The Story After serving […]

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FLOWER POWER

From seed to fruit – Edwina Love-Lawrence’s garden is nourishing both herself and her practice   Several years ago, I was lucky enough to attend a workshop run by Aboodi Shabi, during which we explored the question: “What do you long for?” At the time, I did some personal work around this, alongside incorporating the […]

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LOSS ADJUSTER

Coaching can help clients manage transitions and loss including at the end of our and our loved ones’ lives. Naomi Craft and Sue Morrison report Our colleague and former chair of the Association for Coaching (AC) UK Gill Smith talked openly and courageously about her cancer diagnosis last year in Coaching at Work and at […]

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UNSEEN FORCES – THE ORDERS OF SYSTEMIC CHANGE

Leading systemic coach Edward Rowland explains the “hidden architecture” in organisations and how leaders can work with it to create effective organisational cultures Working with leaders across the world for more than 17 years, supporting them to create sustainable and effective organisations, I have learned that achieving breakthrough coaching results requires skilfully navigating the client’s […]

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IT’S ALL LUCK: A PROFILE OF ABOODI SHABI

What gives life meaning? It’s a question often pondered by Aboodi Shabi, executive coach and co-founder of UK ICF. Coaching, he tells Liz Hall, can help us find that meaning – if we approach it with compassion and humility   Aboodi Shabi, independent executive and personal coach and former head of coaching and training for […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: COACHING IN A CRISIS – PART 1 – WORKING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

In this series of articles to mark UK Mental Health Awareness Week on 8-14 May, we look at supporting individuals and organisations in challenging times. Part 1: Is a blanket refusal to work with coaching clients with mental health issues tenable? By Liz Pick and Liz Hall Many people with mental health issues fail to […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: COACHING IN A CRISIS – PART 2: THAT SINKING FEELING

Part 2 in our series of articles marking UK Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May): Supporting an organisation and its employees through crisis requires speedy ethical considered responses from HR, including coaching ‘in action’ says The Sun’s former HR director Carrie Birmingham   We live in a world of uncertainty and issues can quickly escalate […]

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ONCE MORE WITH FEELING

It’s time to give greater voice to emotions in coach supervision, argue Peter Duffell and Carmelina Lawton Smith Emotions arise frequently in coach supervision, and it’s important to investigate these as they offer valuable information, and to look for patterns across multiple events, suggests our latest research into emotions in the coaching space. In our […]

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