The attitude you and your clients have towards money, your beliefs and your money mind-set will dictate the way all money comes to you, how much you receive, how often, how well you look after it and how good you feel about it, argues Wilma Allan   Money is an integral part of all of our lives. In terms of income from coaching, only a small percentage of business coaches earn more than £100,000 a year. For most, the figures are far less rosy. Our relationship with money is a three-dimensional affair in equal parts. First, there is the physical, […]


In our latest column dedicated to mentoring, we look at group mentoring. Does it really exist, and if so, is it a useful learning intervention? By Lis Merrick   Opinion is very divided on whether group mentoring is the same as action learning. Indeed, there is, so far, almost no literature on group mentoring. So this column is written slightly tongue in cheek. Some of my academic colleagues do not agree that group mentoring exists. However, I have used it with many clients and in many guises over the past few years. Group mentoring is a facilitated self-help group where […]


BOOK Coaching for Innovation: Tools and Techniques for Encouraging New Ideas in the Workplace Cristina Bianchi and Maureen Steele Palgrave Macmillan 978 11373 5325 2 4/5 stars This book is a comprehensive resource for managers who want to incorporate coaching techniques in order to encourage new ideas and bigger thinking in the workplace, and for coaches who want to help leaders and managers do so. The first part provides detailed coaching models to spark an innovation mind-set and culture. It includes practical exercises on feedback, powerful questioning as well as mindful listening and coaching models. These include: 6 steps to […]


As we try to identify good coaches and ensure some quality control, is it time to review our competencies, asks Dr Carmelina Lawton-Smith of Oxford Brookes University Business School How would you recognise a good coach? It’s a challenge that so many individuals and organisations wrestle with. Often the approach is based on little more than trial and error. Yet we know that knowledge and experience in a field may be a very poor reflection of coaching expertise. Knowledge of an industry can generate collusion and a consultancy mentality. Often, the contact is initiated by personal recommendation, but we know […]


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… By Sam Humphrey Leonardo, as we all know, was an amazing man. Many have said he was the ultimate Renaissance man, having a curiosity with no bounds and a very active imagination. As a child, Leo had a recurring dream that drove his ambition and curiosity. In the dream he was exploring in the mountains when he discovered a cave. On the […]


Executive search and leadership consultancy Heidrick & Struggles has acquired Co Company, a London-based advisory boutique specialising in leadership services that accelerate organisational performance. Tracy R Wolstencroft, Heidrick & Struggles’ president and chief executive officer, said: “The addition of Co Company provides a premium leadership and organisational development capability with tools that can scale globally. It will enhance our ability to work with senior executives around the world to accelerate individual, team and business performance.” Led by Colin Price, a senior leadership advisor, who previously served as a director at McKinsey & Co. and a partner at PwC, Co Company […]