EMCC gives solo accreditation its ‘golden seal of approval’

The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) handed out its first individual accreditation awards at the EMCC UK conference. Liz Hall Europe finally has an independent accreditation scheme for individuals. The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) handed out its first individual accreditation awards at the EMCC UK conference in the final leg of a two-year journey to create the EMCC European Individual Accreditation (EIA). The EIA scheme will be launched across Europe later this year, following a pilot in the UK. It has been developed in response to demand for an accreditation which recognises the proven practice of individual […]

Housing association body skills up coaching managers to offer 360 feedback

The National Housing Federation is underpinning its manager-as-coach framework with a 360 degree feedback programme rather than coaching skills training. Liz Hall The National Housing Federation is underpinning its manager-as-coach framework with a 360 degree feedback programme rather than coaching skills training. The Federation’s 16 senior managers, including the chief executive, have a responsibility to provide 360 feedback and coaching for all their direct reports. It called in 360 feedback specialists Simply360 to help it incorporate 360 feedback into coaching. All coaching managers are required to produce clear, practical action plans for every individual, setting out what tangible business benefits […]

Honour the diversity in coaching approaches globally

The US coaching was recently estimated at US$2 billion while a rough estimate based on this figure would value the UK coaching market at between £150-250 million. Jonathan Passmore Coaching has become a billion dollar business. The US coaching was recently estimated at US$2 billion while a rough estimate based on this figure would value the UK coaching market at between £150-250 million. It’s hard to reach the true figures, given the spread of coaching globally and its penetration within companies using a mix of external and internal coaches. Most large consulting firms now offer coaching as part of their […]

How to select a coach

Tips on how to select a coach Roger Trapp Sports coaches, occupational psychologists, counsellors, clinical psychologists, HR professionals, business experts, existing employees coaches come in all shapes and sizes. And let us not forget the cowboys. Add to this the confusion about what constitutes coaching and how it differs from counselling and mentoring, and it is not surprising that many organisations struggle to choose a suitable coach. The first step, says Paul Fairhurst, principal consultant with research body and coach supplier the Institute for Employment Studies, is to work out exactly what you hope to achieve from any coaching activity. […]