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WOMAN OF THE PEOPLE – A PROFILE OF HEATHER COOPER

To develop a business you must also develop its employees, says Heather Cooper, chief people officer of financial services giant Hargreaves Lansdown. As an executive coach she is bringing new thinking to this vital role. Interview by Liz Hall Heather Cooper is possibly the first female executive coach in the UK to be made a […]

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HELP OR HINDRANCE?

In this three-part series, Louise Sheppard shares her research on the supervisee perspective in coaching supervision, which has implications for all involved. Part 1: how supervisees inhibit and enable their supervision   There has been little research into the supervisee perspective in coaching supervision even though it is more challenging and exposing to be a […]

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THE ART IN MENTORING

Successfully promoting innovation and creativity among young creative people through mentoring means treading a delicate line, as the Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership has discovered. Carmelina Lawton Smith reports As director of the Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership (OYAP Trust), Helen Le Brocq has worked with vulnerable young people and young emerging artists/practitioners for many years and […]

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BEHIND THE MASK

In this age of high exposure, what does it mean to be authentic in a workplace context, and what then does this mean for the coaching profession? Neil Tomalin shares his research What rules now apply to the sharing of personal information in the workplace? How should we do it and what should we say? […]

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PROFILE OF MARIA SYMEON – AN EXECUTIVE EDGE

‘Wait, watch, learn, engage.’ It’s a stance that has helped Maria Symeon get to the heart of the issue as coach, psychologist and OD specialist, both in her global work at PwC and now as she branches out on her own Award-winning coach, psychologist and OD specialist Maria Symeon can first come across as timid. […]

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BOOTS: UNLOCKING POTENTIAL

Boots Contract Manufacturing’s leader-as-coach programme is delivering a host of benefits, including higher engagement, enhanced retention of talent and significant cost savings Investing in growing leaders as development coaches has helped global manufacturer Boots Contract Manufacturing (BCM) retain 92% of its talent, enhancing their roles and saving the organisation an estimated £88,000 in recruitment costs. […]

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THE TRUSTING KIND

Coaching supervision has a vital role to play in helping coaches navigate tricky ethical decision-making, yet global practice varies widely. Eve Turner and Jonathan Passmore examine the results of a global research project into supervisors’ practices when presented with difficult dilemmas A few years ago, one of the authors, Eve Turner, was asked for advice […]

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SEASONING YOUR WORK

Karyn Prentice uses the cycle of nature’s seasons to evoke enquiry and discovery through coaching. Outdoor supervision is just one way that Prentice and colleague Elaine Patterson tease out fresh perspectives from their clients Imagine a scene outdoors that appeals to you the most. It might be looking at the burgundy and gold leaves in […]

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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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