News in Brief

ICF: clients doubled Most coaches (67%) in the UK are female, according to the International Coach Federation (ICF)’s 2nd Global Coaching Study. Since the first study in 2007, the average number of active clients per coach has doubled to 10. The study also revealed that many coaches believe the public’s confusion about the benefits of coaching […]

Let’s make health coaching the next big thing

Coaching at Work has launched a Coaching for Health campaign to encourage widespread high-quality health coaching. Why are we doing this? The cost of healthcare is spiralling yet we seem to be getting sicker. People have to take responsibility for their own health – they will rarely make behavioural changes just because a medical professional […]

Morgan and Merrick are our 2011 people of the year

Kim Morgan has won our Coaching at Work Coaching Person of the Year 2011 award. “Winning this award is a wonderful achievement and I feel honoured to be recognised,” she said. “I look forward to supporting the coaching profession yet further.” Meanwhile, Lis Merrick was “absolutely thrilled” to be awarded our Coaching at Work Mentoring Person of […]

Book Review

Title Buddhism for Busy People: Finding Happiness in an Uncertain World Author David Michie Publisher Snow Lion Publications ISBN 978 15593 9298 3 Usefulness 2.5 What karma did you inherit? What karma are you creating today? What shift in attitude are you prepared to try? And what kind of change could it bring to a […]

Book Review

Title The Challenger Spirit: Organisations That Disturb the Status Quo Authors Khurshed Dehnugara and Claire Genkai Breeze Publisher LID London ISBN 978 19077 9412 4 Usefulness 5 This is a frank, engaging account of an interesting leadership phenomenon, written by two people with many years’ experience in organisational development and change. The book is based […]

Viewpoint

LIFE OR DEATH SALLY MOORE Can coaching provide a safe space for people to ask for help about their mental health issues – before it’s too late? I don’t follow football so, before his death, I didn’t know who Gary Speed was. The extent of the press coverage, including tributes and recognition of his achievements, […]

Profile – Peninah Thomson

KNOW YOUR PLACE When it comes to board-level female talent, there are “far too many lights under bushels”, says Peninah Thomson, and she is determined to find them. Liz Hall speaks to co-founder of the FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Programme Over the past nine years, as co-founder of the FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Programme, Peninah […]

SPECIAL REPORT: DISABILITY

In this three-part report, we look at how coaching can be used to support disabled people. Two coaches and their clients – one a deaf UK-based coach and the other a Greece-based coach with no disabilities – share their experiences and reflections. And David Clutterbuck offers guidance on using mentoring with disabled people PART ONE : […]

RIPPLE EFFECT

How did a single coaching initiative at the NHS, with only modest support, lead to shifts in management thinking, enhanced leadership capability and a reassessment of customer-facing practices? Mark McKergow, Antoinette Oglethorpe and Justine Faulkner report Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is one of the UK’s largest, most widely spread, mental health providers. With […]

SHARE YOUR PASSIONS

What are the roles of coaching and mentoring in addressing the biggest challenges of the 21st century? In this three-part series, Neil Scotton and Alister Scott explore possible answers – and questions – from three camps. Last issue, they heard from clients making good things happen. Part two: Views and voices of coaches and mentors […]