More than 600 people attended the International Coach Federation’s European conference in Paris in June. Delegates flocked from countries including the US, Singapore, Canada, Africa, Russia and from the Scandinavian countries. The conference’s French hosts encouraged European involvement and collaboration by inviting each country to nominate an ambassador and to bring an objet d’art to hang on a tree to represent coaching in that country in 2010. More than 40 UK coaches collaborated to produce their country’s offering of a teacup – sparked by the idea that coaching here is...

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