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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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WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

How the ancient mindfulness practice of loving-kindness meditation can turbo-charge your coaching. Paul Heardman reports We all know those quintessential lightbulb moments, when how we see the world suddenly shifts and things are never quite the same again. One of the great joys of coaching is being present when our clients experience such moments. I […]

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AN ELEGANT DANCE WITH CHANGE

How can group coaching cultivate creative confidence? Eli Fumoto reports, sharing a model she has developed Creativity has become “a kind of moral imperative” (Osborne, 2003). But while it’s often on the ‘to-do’ lists of business people, how many of us believe we can be creative? I worked for a multinational pharmaceutical company as R&D […]

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THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY. A PROFILE OF MARGARET CHAPMAN-CLARKE

Occupational psychologist, coach and supervisor, Margaret Chapman-Clarke’s love of learning has kept her one step ahead of the game, she tells Liz Hall   Margaret Chapman-Clarke has been described as a ‘quiet mover and shaker’. She’s often behind the scenes, observing, researching, integrating and, yes, shaking things up with insightful questions and innovations. A former […]

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FIRST PERSON: NATIONAL GRID CASE STUDY

Coaching is boosting performance and employee engagement at National Grid. Craig Rollason reports My first awareness of coaching was some 20 years ago, when my employer at that time introduced “coaching for excellence”, a two-day course based on the GROW model run by internally trained coaches. I really liked the concept – introducing a different […]

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VIRTUAL REALITY

Adapt to our digital world… or it’s the end for traditional coaches and mentors By Andrew Jackson, Tammy Tawadros and David Tinker The digitalisation of our culture and our psyches provides new challenges for coaches and mentors, who must re-think traditional practices or face a bleak future. Our always-on society and the digitalisation of most […]

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