Arts-based interventions are a ‘competitive advantage’ in the workplace

Coaches working with business to bring about organisational change and development could do well to introduce arts and culture into their interventions, suggests research by Arts & Business, a charity which sparks partnerships between commerce and culture. The research was carried out by Giovanni Schiuma, an Italian expert on performance management, intellectual capital management and […]

24/7 phone service targets time-poor clients

People development business Inspiring Potential has launched 24/7 phone coaching for busy executives. The service, Inspiring Potential Now!, is staffed all year round by International Coach Federation accredited coaches from all over the world, who have director-level corporate experience. Personal coaching sessions can be booked and paid for online by credit card. Businesses can book […]

US practitioners suffer as incomes ‘take a dive’

Coaches in the US and Canada have seen their earnings take a dive of up to 14 per cent, suggests research. Income was down 8 per cent for coaches with less than three years’ experience, returning to the levels of two years ago, according to the Sherpa Coaching Survey 2010 Earnings Report. Ten per cent […]

Hull’s inmates use coaching to escape prison

The Hull Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP) has launched a trailblazing coaching and mentoring project to tackle the problem of short-term prisoners re-offending. The Minerva Project is the first of its kind in the UK prison service. Funded through One Hull and Working Neighbourhoods Funding and supported by Hull City Council, HMP Hull, Humberside […]

Letters from readers – Vol 5, Issue 2

Insider dealing Katharine St John-Brooks’ article, ‘Moral Support’(vol 5, issue 1) was an interesting perspective on the challenges of being an internal coach. Having operated as both an internal and external coach, I agree that the ethical dilemmas faced by internal coaches can be more complex. So it was worrying to learn that only a […]

Crowd pleaser

The story of the Coaches in Government Network is a lesson in what can be done when practitioners get together. Ken Smith, its founder and co-ordinator, shares the tale of its success One afternoon in 2006, after coaching a client who clearly experienced something important, I knew I wanted to do more of this work. […]

Solaglas is clear ICF winner

ICF Prism Awards 2009 Glass replacement and installation expert Solaglas has won an award for a coaching initiative for frontline managers that reaped a 490 per cent return on investment (ROI). The award-winning initiative also saved the business £797,000 in performance improvement, subcontracting, materials and recruitment costs and in absenteeism. It was the second time […]

Seoul Man

by Paul Jeong Coaching in Korea has risen from little more than a forced trend to a real and very promising movement. I came to Korea from the US in 1998 to start a coaching company. It was hard to introduce professional coaching here, even though I saw such a great need for it. In […]

‘Intensive’ support takes heat off BME recruits

British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology annual conference, Brighton, 13-16 January 2010 Selection coaching accelerates diversity, according to a pilot at London Fire Brigade, writes Kisane Prutton, from the BPS’ DOP annual conference. Chartered occupational psychologist Philip Wilson described how the Brigade has used coaching to help people from black and minority ethnic (BME) […]