What’s app?

Coaching-specific apps are few and far between, but, argues Jonathan Dyson, with the huge rise in the use of mobile devices among coaches, it’s just a matter of time before a range of targeted apps appear The use of smartphone and tablet apps looks set to become increasingly important in coaching. New apps are emerging […]

In fair weather and foul

A client and coach ought to be well matched at the start of contracting. But a lot can happen to the pairing along their journey of discovery, reveals Elspeth May. Just how prepared are you for a coaching relationship? It’s a leap of faith going into a coaching relationship, isn’t it?” This comment, from a […]

More than a feeling

Working with emotion in coaching is an under-researched and challenging area. However, with the right approach and tools, it offers insight into client sense-making and can help with goal attainment, argue Peter Duffell and Carmelina Lawton-Smith Emotion can be a significant indicator that a client may need a coaching intervention (Bachkirova & Cox, 2007). Yet […]

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Title Internal Coaching: The Inside Story Author Katharine St John-Brooks Publisher Karnac Books ISBN 978 17804 9172 1 Usefulness ***** With the demand for internal coaching on the rise (by 79 per cent according to the Ridler Report 2013), St John-Brooks’ book is perfectly timed. Internal Coaching’s empathetic, conversational style brings multiple perspectives from interviews […]

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Book Title The Art of Somatic Coaching: Embodying Skillful Action, Wisdom, and Compassion Author Richard Strozzi-Heckler Publisher North Atlantic Books ISBN 978 15839 4673 2 Usefulness ***** Every now and then a book is published that is destined to become a major contribution to the field of coaching: The Art of Somatic Coaching is one […]

Toolbox: creating a blueprint

Coaching at Work road-tests
Embark coaching culture diagnostic The tool What is it? Embark is a recently launched coaching culture diagnostic tool that maps an organisation’s current situation and provides an easy-to-understand blueprint for developing a coaching culture in the future. Drawing on the latest academic theories and 10 years’ practical coach and training experience, Embark […]

HOW TO… coach leaders dealing with change

By Sarah Lewis How do you help your client manage change in their organisation when so much of what we know about change isn’t necessarily true? Let’s dispel the myths and find some new approaches that will help leaders on their journey If you’re coaching a leader through organisational change, there are a few myths […]

Research matters: The wild west of coaching

Cowboy or professional? Let’s drop the negative discourse and use an inclusive one. Isn’t that what coaching is all about, asks Bob Garvey, professor of business education at York St John Business School The idea of ‘discourse’ is important in the study of people and society. Discourses are basically how people talk about things. They […]

Coaching chronicles: Queen Victoria

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… As we know, Queen Victoria was the longest reigning British monarch, and one of the most celebrated. […]

Welcome to the April 2014 issue of the newsletter

  Spring has sprung in the Western hemisphere and it’s a good time to do some spring-cleaning of internal initiatives. Lis Merrick has some tips on how (see her latest mentoring column in Highlights).To coincide with World Health Day on 7 April, a European psychologists’ body underlined the importance of changing behaviour in improving health. […]