Innovation mindsets begin with discontent

Conference Roundup Association for Coaching 5th International Conference: Journey to Coaching Mastery, Budapest, 30-31 October 2014 By Zsófia Anna Utry The Association for Coaching’s 5th International Conference: Journey to Coaching Mastery was opened by its global CEO Katherine Tulpa in Budapest in October 2014. Coaches connected with colleagues from more than 20 countries over two days, […]

Strong hierarchies cause managers to retreat into shells

Mid-level managers are likely to show signs of ‘hermit crab syndrome’ if they do not feel their ideas are being reflected in top management decisions, suggests research from the University of California, Riverside. The study says that organisational hierarchies can influence a manager’s propensity to pass on information and suggestions to their bosses, contributing to […]

Mindwise launches mental health diploma

Conference Roundup European Mentoring & Coaching Council Annual Coaching and Mentoring Conference, 20-22 November 2014, Venice, Italy Ireland-based coach training organisation Kingstown College has teamed up with mental health support organisation Mindwise to launch a mental health and wellbeing coaching diploma. The Advanced Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing Coaching from Recovery to Discovery, draws […]

Inclusive leadership still thin on the ground

Organisations must develop inclusive leaders if they are to survive, but these leaders are still very rare, suggests research. Vertical, siloed business hierarchies are being replaced with increasingly flat and modular structures, and a different type of leader is essential, according to a report by Opportunity Now (ON). The new leaders are inclusive, adaptable, and […]

EMCC conference: Robert Garvey honoured with 2014 Mentoring Award

Coacharya, Professor Robert Garvey and Sweden’s Solidarity Coaching all received awards at the 21st European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) annual coaching and mentoring conference in Venice, Italy on 20-22 November 2014. Coacharya, an executive coaching firm dedicated to the enhancement of human potential through a ‘mindless’ and transformative coaching process, won the Coaching Award […]

NZ Air Force mentors attain ISMPE gold standard

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) is the first armed service in the world to be awarded gold accreditation for its mentoring programme by the International Standards for Mentoring Programmes in Employment (ISMPE). The RNZAF received the accreditation after lengthy evaluation, culminating in a visit to Base Auckland by the chairman of ISMPE, Professor […]


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