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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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RISING FORTUNES

China’s coaching market is becoming increasingly sophisticated and competitive, writes Wang Fangqing, in Shanghai   Professional coaching in China is starting to move into the mainstream, with the intervention increasingly welcomed into businesses, whether foreign or locally owned. The Shanghai operation of the International Coach Federation (ICF) witnessed a surge in coaching activities within mainland […]

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ROI: A WASTE OF OUR TIME?

ROI in executive coaching? For the sake of our profession, let’s stop using it, says Willem Jan Hofmans There is a lack of empirical evidence that coaching delivers the desired results, according to much of the academic literature, prompting me to focus my research for my Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) on the efficacy of […]

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PROFILE: GILL FENNINGS-MONKMAN – WORKING FOR JOY

Proudly working class and always striving, Gill Fennings-Monkman has turned adversity into positive energy, becoming chair of BACP Coaching and gaining an MBE along the way. She shares her journey with Liz Hall As a former professional dancer raised in a striving, working class family, hard work and discipline are core to outgoing British Association […]

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TWO STARS AND A WISH: A PROFILE OF RACHEL ELLISON MBE

Former BBC news correspondent Rachel Ellison MBE is known for her robust presence as a coach. Her challenging and direct approach is much admired by the many senior leaders she coaches. By Liz Hall “I hired you again because you’re the only person prepared to be rude to me,” one of Rachel Ellison’s CEO clients […]

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LEADERSHIP CIRCLES AT SOUTHAMPTON: UNIVERSITY CHALLENGED

A UK university’s novel group coaching initiative is supporting culture change, talent management, and collaborative working, and boosting leaders’ self-awareness too. Eve Turner reports By Eve Turner “We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for […]

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PEER AND TRADITIONAL SUPERVISION: THE BALANCE OF POWER

How is power experienced in traditional and peer supervision, and how can we best work with power dynamics? Carola Hieker reports By Carola Hieker While the large number of publications about supervision over the past three to five years confirms a growing interest in supervision, most focus on what we call ‘traditional supervision’ within a […]

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WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS: READY TO LAUNCH

This two-part series explores coaching women entrepreneurs. Part One: Setting the scene. Angel investor and coach Bridget Connell reports By Bridget Connell   The World Bank 2020 Goal of Universal Financial Access recognises that financial inclusion is a critical tool to promote economic growth. Yet universal access to finance has a huge gender gap. Women […]

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