THE ‘F WORD’

Coaching At Work Annual Conference 2016, 6 July, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London In her keynote address on The Power of Positive Psychology, Dr Suzy Green said that in a VUCA world, the ‘F word’ is key – we need to be “flourishing”. To be flourishing we need to be at the high end of the […]

LET’S DO IMPROV

Coaching at Work annual conference 2016, 6 July, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London What has improvisation got to do with coaching? So asked coach, facilitator and founder of the More Fool Us comedy improvisation team, Paul Z Jackson, in an engaging workshop on eight ways to improvise as a coach, based on his ‘Lifepass’ model. In […]

I-COACH ACADEMY FOUNDER MIKE VAN OUDTSHOORN

Mike van Oudtshoorn, the founder and inspiration behind i-coach academy, passed away on 15 July 2016 while on a short holiday in Barcelona, Spain. Caroline Horner, managing director of i-coach academy, said, “A generous teacher, coach and mentor, Mike touched the lives of many with his intellect, wit and passion for learning and life. Offering […]

BSC LAUNCHES ILM QUALIFICATION FOR AGES 14-24

British School of Coaching (BSC) has launched what is thought to be the first professional qualification for young people (ages 14 to 24) following a successful pilot test in Lancashire, UK, this year. The ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders, which takes three months to complete and includes two-day workshops, aims to develop key […]

ISCP ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE

The International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) has launched an international research centre. The ISCP International Centre for Coaching Psychology Research is also launching virtual ISCP research hubs in different countries. They will use Skype to interview/talk to researchers about their research or recent articles. University departments/centres/units and relevant professional bodies are being invited to […]

PUBLIC SECTOR STAFF FAVOUR TECH OVER FAMILY TIME

Almost half of UK-based public sector employees say they spend less time with their families than they did five years ago, reveals research. On average, public sector employees clock more overtime hours (three hours and 48 minutes) each week than those in the private sector (three hours and 12 minutes), according to the research conducted […]

A MOTHER’S TOUCH INCREASES EMPATHY IN CHILDREN

Clients whose parents were more tactile with them are likely to have more ‘social brains’, suggests research among children. Those children whose mothers are more tactile tend to have increased development in brain regions involved in social functions, such as empathy, suggests a neuroscientific study published in Cerebral Cortex. The research follows in the footsteps […]