Words of wisdom

Freud was a wonderful observer but a rotten model builder. There is no id, no super ego, no unconscious, etc. This is a set of metaphors for how the brain works…not facts PROFESSOR PAUL BROWN, AC CONFERENCE People have more potential than they think and they interfere with that potential more than they like to […]

News in brief

Entrepreneurial e-mentoring Irja Leppisaari from Finland and Kari Korpelainen from Estonia co-presented on how e-mentoring models can be used in entrepreneurship education, linking business experts and higher education (HE) students and teachers. The research was based on pilots in the Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences (COU) in Finland and Tallinn University (TLU) in Estonia. […]

News: Let your brain find possibilities

Association for Coaching UK annual conference, Edinburgh, 22 june, 2012 The only way we can bring about change in a client is by engaging with their brain – so we might as well do this on purpose, said clinical and organisational psychologist Professor Paul Brown. “Everything that happens has a neurochemical basis to it … […]

News: There’s no need for evaluation of coaching

Swiss congress: Body membership not a factor in coach selection 2nd International Coaching Research Congress for German-speaking people, 5-6 June, Basle There’s no need for evaluation of coaching, according to panellists at a coaching research conference, including from large companies such as Daimler and Credit Suisse. The panellists’ challenge to the UK’s pre-occupation with ROI […]

News: Money makes coaching research go round

Conference roundup: European Mentoring and Coaching research conference, Sheffield Hallam university, 3-4 july, 2012 Are we obsessed with performance when it comes to researching coaching? This was one of the questions explored at the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC)’s second Research conference on 3-4 July. Delegates from all over the world gathered at Sheffield […]

News in brief: Merger news

Award-winning executive coaching and mentoring organisations The RBP Group and Harty Roberts have merged, creating Accelerating Experience, offering mentoring, coaching and business advice. Mike Taylor, managing director, said: “Our two organisations comprised business people who understand what it takes to achieve lasting business success, achieving enduring impact with our clients. Together we strengthen our core […]

News in brief: Stress busters

Work-related stress is the most common reason that employers seek occupational health advice, according to statistics compiled by the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). An analysis by Legal & General of reasons for calling the government’s pilot Occupational Health Advice Lines found that stress, followed by back pain and depression, was the most […]

News in brief: 2013 Ridler Report

Work is under-way on the 2013 Ridler Report. Ridler & Co’s study of strategic trends in senior executive coaching will be produced with the European Mentoring & Coaching Council for the first time and will continue to focus on topics of interest to coaching buyers, including the qualifications and qualities sought in coaches, the development […]

News: Neuroscience research paper roundup

The four key requirements for bringing about neuronal change in the brain are focused attention; repetition and practice; a good relationship between coach and client, and coaching processes that both parties believe in, according to research presented at the Henley Coaching conference. Kitty Chisholm was one of three graduates from Henley’s MSc in Coaching and […]