OCM 17TH ANNUAL CPD AND SUPERVISION CONFERENCE: 15 JUNE 2017, HOLIDAY INN, OXFORD

Quigong and embodied mindfulness, an open space debate on making your coaching more challenging – these were among the sessions offered at the OCM’s 17th annual conference in Oxford. By Charlotte Bruce-Foulds   The unifying theme of the conference was “Making an Impact – delivering GREAT Coaching & Mentoring consistently and effectively.” Around 85 delegates as diverse in background as the content of the sessions, gathered at the event which is noted for its friendly atmosphere and structure, both conducive to networking. The event is designed for coaches, mentors, supervisors and those with responsibility for implementing great coaching and mentoring in their […]

RELATIONAL TEAM COACHING – DARING TO DANCE ON THE EDGE: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

‘Something’s just happened’, said Georgina Woudstra to open her session at Coaching at Work’s annual conference on 5 July . She went on to share her own experience of taking a relational approach to team coaching, as well as her journey in developing this approach. By Sarah Dale “Presence and awareness are at the heart of this work”, she said. This belief prompted her to use this in real time with the group in inviting them to reflect on the changes in the room as the session started. Her approach involves her working with executive teams by going to their […]

MEASURING MOTIVATION TO BUILD A THRIVING CULTURE AT GROSVENOR: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Carole Gaskell, founder of Full Potential Group (FPG), and Robert Nunn, head of learning and development at Grosvenor, shared insights on how FPG has boosted motivation at Grosvenor, a 300 year old company with a firmly established culture, from both supplier and client perspectives. By Nicole Berg   The session argued that motivation is key to a thriving culture, highlighting how motivations are our inner drivers that determine how we feel and act. Instinctively we may know that optimal performance requires engagement, and thus motivation, and the Hay Group (2015) backs up this assertion. Its research indicates that highly engaged […]

CONTRACTING FOR INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Jenny Bird opened the session by sending co-presenter Sarah Gornall’s apologies for her absence, and reflecting on how the conversation between them about this had had its own elements of successful contracting. By Sarah Dale She went on to lead group discussions on what an organisation might want to deliver and change through coaching, as well as consideration of what an individual might want to change through coaching. The issues in successful contracting were brought out through these questions. As Bird reflected on her own experience too, she said that “success is likely to be judged on how well we, […]

THE WORKSHOP: A MUSICAL

Ever thought that there’s plenty of rich material from your coaching for a play, a novel, or even a musical? Two seasoned coaches have made this a reality By Liz Hall The Workshop: a musical, based on group coaching, is ready to go into production. It has been created by highly experienced coaches Chérie Carter-Scott and Lynn U Stewart. Thailand-based ICF MCC Carter-Scott, CEO of personal development and professional training firm MMS Institute and her Netherlands-based ICF PCC sister, Lynn U Stewart, have been running a two-day Inner Negotiation personal development workshops around the world for 43 years, helping people […]