Coaching at Work’s editor Liz Hall has received an honorary award from the Association for Coaching (AC) for her work in impacting the coaching profession.
Hall received the AC’s award for Impacting (Leadership/External Focus) Service to the Wider Community for 2010-11 at the association’s annual conference on 11-12 March in London.
The award “recognises the work of an individual or as part of a group or collective that have/are clearly delivering and demonstrating ethically the benefits coaching based relationships deliver into the wider community. The individual ideally is identified as pioneering the development and use of coaching based philosophies that significantly benefit (make a difference) to members of society. The Award is unique in that it purposefully serves to highlight work of a novel or pioneering nature within the wider community.”
Hall, who is a trained coach and an award-winning journalist, said: “I am honoured and thrilled about this recognition for both myself and our readers and colleagues past and present. We believe passionately in coaching and in Coaching at Work playing a role in raising standards, stimulating debate, connecting the diverse sectors of the community, and acting as an independent voice for the profession, furthering and developing coaching – which I believe we can now safely call a profession.”
Hall continued: “This award is truly about the passion, hard work and vision of a whole bunch of us- the editorial team, past and present, including former People Management editor Steve Crabb, who sits on the Coaching at Work editorial advisory board; former colleagues at Coaching at Work’s former owner, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development whose brainchild Coaching at Work was; business partners Professor Stephen Palmer and Kate Thomas; and last but foremost- all the wonderful coaches I have encountered, whose stimulating ideas, commitment, inspiration, friendliness, warmth and integrity have informed this journey all the way.”
AC Global CEO Katherine Tulpa said: “Liz has made a great contribution to the coaching profession – role modelling inclusivity, collaboration, and high standards. In addition to the quality of what she contributes at Coaching at Work – which so many people benefit from – she has actively brought together key shapers in the industry to stimulate thinking and advance coaching, both in the UK and beyond… It is with great honour that the AC gives Liz this well deserved award, which I know is warmly embraced by others!”
Coaching at Work publisher Professor Stephen Palmer said: “Liz Hall deserves this award for her outstanding contribution to the coaching profession. Her hard work, drive and devotion to the field of coaching have benefitted coaches, their clients and the professional bodies around the world. She is an inspirational editor and coach.”