Team coaching in its infancy

Team coaching is at the point where individual coaching was 30 years ago, said Peter Hawkins. Buyers of team coaching are not sophisticated and individuals don’t know what it is, said Hawkins, speaking at the European Mentoring & Coaching Council annual conference in Paris on 17-19 November. Hawkins, founder of the Bath Consultancy Group, said: […]


Cross-Cultural Coaching Presented by Jenny Plaister-Ten Jenny Plaister-Ten Cross-Cultural Coaching Shape of the session ·  Background and summary research findings ·  Introduction to ‘The Kaleidoscope’ model ·  Knowledge café : Exploration of culture in coaching practice ·  Reflections and application to practice The importance of culture Discussion: Is culture important to the coaching relationship? Why? Why culture is important ·  A global market ·  A mobile global middle class ·  Emergence of ‘global nomads’ into leadership positions, ·  Coaching intervention for global executives, expatriate postings, multi-cultural/remote teams & during international mergers & acquisitions

Research matters – Why are ethics the right thing?

Coaches face moral decisions every day, yet within these dilemmas lies the path to coaching excellence. Janet Laffin and Stephanie Sturges, senior lecturers at Sheffield Hallam Business School, explain why Coaching ethics focuses on the principles and values that affect how we conduct ourselves and make decisions in our coaching. Ethical dilemmas are an everyday […]

Global villager

If anyone knows how to make things happen, it’s Zulfi Hussain MBE. From role-modelling disadvantaged youngsters, to championing cross-cultural working and bringing Eastern philosophies into coaching – no mission is impossible. Liz Hall discovers what’s on his bucket list Zulfi Hussain is a man who makes the impossible possible. When someone says, “It can’t be […]

Perspectives – There is no wall

Stuart Haden What do you do when you hit a wall? Cut through your perceptions and coach yourself past it
 I’ve been competing in ultramarathons for the past three years. Recently, I started making the connection between these endurance events and my role as a coach. As soon as you start contemplating distances beyond 26.2 […]

Myth buster – We’re only human

ABOODI SHABI ‘Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children’ 
Kahlil Gibran I was at a party the other day, having a discussion with an old friend about what she might do next in her career. I suggested […]

Symbolic gestures

Are traditional approaches to coaching, and their rational solutions, the only answer? What if the shift needs to happen at a deeper level? Katherine Long reveals how metaphors have the power to transform both coach and client A favourite cinematic scene of mine is from Il Postino1, where Mario, the poor, lovelorn postman, sits on […]

Mentoring – Taking care of business

LIS MERRICK AND PAUL STOKES How do we guide the developing mentoring relationship through to its successful conclusion? In the fifth in a series of columns dedicated to mentoring, we look at how to support, motivate and create the most effective mentoring. This issue: energising the relationship The mentoring relationships have begun. Now we need […]