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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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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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