Assessments: not so obvious

Assessments: not so obvious By Jennifer Liston-Smith It’s not what people tell you, but what they cannot tell you that matters in assessment, revealedAdrian Furnham. “We need to go beyond the obvious to explore the underlying concepts,” said Professor Furnham, focusing on the provocative topic of assessment in coaching. Furnham, who is better known for […]

Mentoring Diversity

PART THREE : MENTORING DIVERSITY Disability is increasingly important in business diversity. David Clutterbuck reveals the core issues for mentors One of my most emotive recollections of mentoring is taking part in a Civil Service programme for disabled staff. One of the participants was a Thalidomide victim. Partially sighted, with only rudimentary fingers at the end […]

Asset management

ASSET MANAGEMENT Why should disability be a problem when you coach the ‘whole’ person? Surely it’s just another phase in the continuum of life? CoachBarbara Asimakopoulou and client Katerina Hurd report Business coaches are ideally placed to be equal partners to disabled people, helping them gain or regain control of their professional lives. The ultimate […]


IS IT ON THE CARDS? A coach at a global organisation has discovered that his client, who wants promotion, is heading towards a disciplinary. However, his boss hasn’t told him this. Can supervision help the coach find clarity? A large multinational engineering company employs seven executive coaches. There ought to be clarity around the desired coaching […]


Continuing our series looking at coaching tools and techniques, Coaching at Work road-tests the photoVoyage process THE WOW! FACTOR photoVoyage is a process that combines portrait photographs with facilitated conversation, raising self-awareness and allowing us to see ourselves as others see us. Here, Penny Millar, owner and director of photoVoyage and an executive coach, along […]

How to… help clients prioritise

By Magdalena Bak-Maier All too often clients waste time and energy on activities that weigh them down. But how do we make the best use of our time when time is so limited? Magdalena Bak-Maier uses three lenses, diamond, gold and lead, to help clients work out where to target their focus Time is limited. […]

The Coaching Chronicles

THE MIDDLE AGES Hello, I am Roach the Coach and I am your guide through the Coaching Chronicles. There are 4,500 species of us cockroaches so we are well placed, across the globe, and across time, to tell you about coaching… The Middle Ages is characterised by explorers desperate to find new lands, people and […]

Body of Evidence

A major development in coaching has been making an impact in North America, and it’s heading to the UK and the rest of Europe. Doug Strycharczyk reveals why evidence-based instructional coaching, designed to help the client implement proven practices, is such a valuable proposition To coaching purists, instructional coaching (IC) may seem a contradiction in terms, […]

Walk of Life

In a maze you can get lost, in a labyrinth, you can only find yourself. Coach Anneliese Monden reveals how her coaching clients are walking the walk, literally, and coming to their own conclusions. Labyrinths have been drawn and built for thousands for years. Today, they are being discovered again, as a powerful tool for […]