Wake-up call for ‘Neets’

by Liz Hall Intensive and personalised mentoring will be among the radical Youth Contract plans announced by the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. The government will pay training providers to make “alarm calls” to wake up unemployed teenagers in a bid to get them into work. Clegg’s initiative aims to tackle the record number […]

Conference Material

Home Programme Keynote sessions Case studies Workshops Conference material Sponsors Booking Thank you to all our sponsors, speakers and delegates for your support Strengths-based coaching for culture change & leadership effectiveness at Samaritans: James Brook and Claire Watt Click here to view James Brook and Claire Watt material Kent County Council: coaching networks: Carol Wilson […]

The Coaching Chronicles: The Tudors

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 Tudors ruled from 1485 to 1603 and brought peace to England. The Tudor period was probably […]


In the eighth in a series of columns dedicated to mentoring, we look at developmental versus sponsorship mentoring. This issue: Does mentoring have a positive career impact? schools for thought lis merrick and paul stokes We now know how to set up a mentoring programme. But which type are you using? Most of us are […]

Book Review: Supervision in Action: A Relational Approach to Coaching and Consulting Supervision

Title: Supervision in Action: A Relational Approach to Coaching and Consulting Supervision Author; Erik de Haan Publisher: Open University Press ISBN 978 03352 4577 2 Usefulness **** In this welcome addition to the literature on coaching supervision, de Haan applies the perspective he took in his earlier Relational Coaching. While other authors focus on the […]

Book Review: The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: From Theory to Practice

Title: The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: From Theory to Practice Editors: Leni Wildflower and Diane Brennan Publisher: Jossey Bass ISBN 978 04706 2444 9 Usefulness ***** This book’s central concern is what we do when we coach, and the foundation of our practices. A variety of contributors present theories on individual psychology, how we construct […]


By PETER CLOUGH AND DOUG STRYCHARCZYK Mental toughness is a significant factor in performance and wellbeing. Most of us have it, but don’t know how to use it. In part one of our two-part series, Peter Clough and Doug Strycharczyk explain their MTQ48 measure, which helps clients identify and develop toughness Mental toughness helps individuals […]

Toolbox: when feelings kick in

Coaching at Work road-tests the framework and tools of Team Emotional Intelligence 1 The tool What is it?’ The term ‘Team Emotional Intelligence’ was coined by Professor Vanessa Druskat and Dr Steven B Wolff to describe a methodology and framework for assisting teams to develop the emotional context for high performance. The Team Emotional Intelligence […]