LOSS ADJUSTER

Coaching can help clients manage transitions and loss including at the end of our and our loved ones’ lives. Naomi Craft and Sue Morrison report Our colleague and former chair of the Association for Coaching (AC) UK Gill Smith talked openly and courageously about her cancer diagnosis last year in Coaching at Work and at […]

HOW TO… USE PSYCHOMETRICS IN COACHING

Psychometric questionnaires are used to increase self-awareness – something we, as coaches, strive for. They can also reveal the type of coach we will be. But which test is right for you?   By Jenny Rogers I guarantee that pressing questions for any newly qualified coach include, ‘What about psychometrics?’, ‘Do they really add value?’ and ‘What […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: LEADERSHIP TRANSITION COACHING IN THE NHS

Newly appointed senior NHS leaders must provide top-quality patient care within ever tightening budgetary constraints. Support is crucial if they are to succeed. Anne Gill and Dr Adrian Myers consider the contribution coaching can make The challenges confronting chief executives and senior leaders in the NHS are daunting even for the best and most experienced […]

MENTORING: TALK TO THE FACE

Lis Merrick considers the increasing trend in both virtual mentoring and delivering such programmes virtually In my early mentoring consultancy, it was usual for mentoring pairs to meet face-to-face and for preparation to be one or two days of face-to-face training for mentors and possibly mentees. Nowadays, about half of the mentoring programmes I work […]

BOOK REVIEWS

The Advanced Coaching Pocketbook Lynne Walley Management Pocketbooks 978 19066 1088 3 5 stars out of 5 The author’s new model, ‘SPACE’,* gives coaches a clear and comprehensive way to consider and reflect on their personal presence, their overall practice, and with their clients. The SPACE model is thorough and insightful, standing for: S = […]

IT’S A FUNNY OLD WORLD

Give us a smile Women smile more often and men frown more often, but this could be due to cultural expectations, suggests research. The study, A large-scale analysis of sex differences in facial expressions, published in PLOS One, builds on prior evidence suggesting women smile more often than men, but considers a greater variety of […]