Coaching gives vital boost to Turkish economy

By Liz Hall Coaching is helping boost entrepreneurship in Turkey, which is vital to help create jobs in its large and fast-growing young population. Istanbul-based Institute of Executive Coaching and Mentoring (IoECM) recently delivered individual and team coaching through a programme led by non-profit body Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum (MIT EF) to enhance […]

Perspectives – Take a hike

Pat Holland Pilgrims are looking for change on their journeys, and coaching is ready to help them find it What is it about the Camino de Santiago, the long walk in Spain along a medieval pilgrimage route, that has such an effect on those who take it? The pilgrimage, virtually dead in the 1960s, is […]

Palmer: Health ‘next big thing’

Conference roundup – Association for Coaching UK Resilience Conference, London, 14 July Health coaching will be the next big thing in coaching in the UK, predicts Professor Stephen Palmer, director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at City University in London. One possibility for growing health coaching is through online or telephone delivery, suggests Palmer, such […]

Professional bodies in landmark self-regulation

Calls for professional bodies to collaborate to enhance best practice have been heeded – Europe’s two largest coaching bodies have filed a common Code of Conduct for practitioners with the European Union (EU), and are urging other bodies to sign up, too. Coaching buyers have welcomed the landmark step by the European Mentoring and Coaching […]

EMCC Roundup

Conference report – 1st European Mentoring and Coaching Council Research Conference, University of Twente, The Netherlands, 7-8 July 2011 Power to transform Executive boards in France have low humility and a low ability to adopt a metaposition, making it harder for transformation to happen, suggested Michael Moral from France. Team coach and researcher Moral has […]

Take us seriously: Researchers

Conference report – 1st European Mentoring and Coaching Council Research Conference, University of Twente, The Netherlands, 7-8 July 2011 The practitioner-researcher offers useful perspectives and is not the Cinderella of the research community. Delegates highlighted the anxiety and concern for legitimacy felt by practitioner-researchers – what one called “walking the tightrope between practitioner and academic”. […]

Look in the ‘black box’ of relationships or risk denying the richness

Conference report – 1st European Mentoring and Coaching Council Research Conference, University of Twente, The Netherlands, 7-8 July 2011 The coaching and mentoring community needs more research that looks in the “black box” of relationships, said David Megginson, of Sheffield Hallam University. Mentoring research has tended to be from the positivist tradition, which relies on […]

What’s in a name? US study identifies styles

Conference report – 1st European Mentoring and Coaching Council Research Conference, University of Twente, The Netherlands, 7-8 July 2011 Researchers in the US have taken initial steps towards developing a taxonomy of coaching styles. The coaching community has no taxonomy to describe and differentiate styles, and many practitioners struggle with how to describe their own, […]

Pay attention: Got a minute for mindfulness?

Conference roundup – Association for Coaching UK Resilience Conference, London, 14 July One way to get busy clients to embrace mindfulness is to introduce them to “mindful minutes”, said mindfulness expert Michael Chaskalson. “We’re all busy, but if you ask someone if they can find a minute, nobody says no,” he said at the Association […]

You do it best, when you say nothing at all, says Nancy Kline

Conference roundup – British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Coaching Division inaugural conference, London, 17 June By Jane Campion It’s not easy selling silence to coaching buyers amid pressures for ever-greater and faster performance, and when the coach, not the outcome is measured, said Nancy Kline. However, giving ourselves and our clients the chance to […]