Viewpoint – A woman’s work…

Helen Pitcher A new report on the lack of women at board level has given coaches a significant opportunity to change the status quo A combination of entrepreneurs, existing providers and individuals need to come together to consolidate and improve the provision of training and development for potential board members Clause 9: Women on Boards […]

Toolbox – What are you like?

Continuing our series looking at coaching tools and techniques, Coaching at Work road-tests PRISM brain-mapping 1 The tool What is it? PRISM brain-mapping draws on developments and findings in neuroscience and psychology. Its aim is to provide a tool that acts as a light shining down on the brain of an individual. It highlights where […]

Take the plunge

Are you afraid of crossing the line between coaching and therapy? There’s no need to be so squeamish, argues Jenny Rogers A doctor wishing to re-enter work after a severe episode of bipolar disorder; a chief executive whose presenting issue was her marital problems; a banker whose misery at work meant he was upset through […]

Book review – Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes (25th anniversary edition)

Title Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes (25th anniversary edition) Author William Bridges Publisher Da Capo Press Inc. ISBN 978 07382 0904 3 Usefulness 4/5 Transitions is a classic text, offering context, comfort and support for people experiencing difficulties with change, and a source of insight and guidance for the coaches working with them. In […]

Book review – The FT Guide to Business Coaching

Title The FT Guide to Business Coaching Author Anne Scoular Publisher Financial Times/Prentice Hall ISBN 978 02737 3444 4 Usefulness 5/5 If you want to see exquisitely done networking, get yourself along to one of Meyler Campbell’s annual lectures. There you will meet many dozens of other coaches and hear an interesting speaker. You will […]

EMCC targets quality standards for coach supervision

The European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) is set to release draft quality standards for coach supervision training programmes this autumn. The professional body will release a draft framework for creating the awards, along with a draft information guide and application form. In the meantime, it is seeking organisations interested in piloting the supervision standards. […]

Modell ‘raises the bar’ at ICF Global

The president of ICF Global set himself a tough agenda when he took over the helm, but, he tells members, don’t forget to be sensitive to each other Ed Modell, president of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Global, often describes himself as “the poster child for the transformative power of coaching”. In 2002, he switched […]

Give me strength

Coaching company Strengths Partnership is teaming up with Samaritans, the charity that helps people experiencing emotional distress and suicidal feelings. The two-year partnership will promote and explore ways to increase emotional wellbeing and resilience, while raising funds for the charity. Planned activities include Going for Gold, a workplace challenge designed to capture the spirit of […]

Virtual community

Annette Fillery-Travis, coach and director of programmes for the DProf at the Institute of Work Based Learning at Middlesex University, has established a virtual community for those interested in the study of coaching. Membership is by invitation only. Contact Samantha Owen at Coaching at Work, Volume 6, Issue 4