WHICH ARE THE PRIORITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR COACH SUPERVISION?

The 8th International Conference in Coaching Supervision, 11 May, Oxford Having a clear definition of coaching supervision, sharing best practice, embedding supervision into coach training, and researching the impact of supervision on both coaches and wider stakeholders- these are the key challenges and priorities for the field of coaching supervision. This was the consensus around priorities for challenges and next steps among some 40 coach supervisor delegates at a session held at the 8th International Conference on Coaching Supervision held at Oxford Brookes University on 11 May. The delegates were invited by Peter Hawkins, Carol Whitaker and Kristina Crabbe to […]

PRESS RELEASE: COACHING AT WORK AWARDS 2019 – For immediate release – 5 July 2019

A host of coaching and mentoring practitioners received accolades for their contributions in the Coaching at Work 2019 Awards, in what was one of the toughest years for judging given the high quality of those nominated. The winners were: Jonathan Passmore, Eve Turner & Marta Filipiak (Best Article/s); Charmaine Kwame (Internal Coaching/Mentoring   Champion); Jeremy Gomm (External Coaching/Mentoring Champion); Peter Welch (Contributions to Coaching Supervision); Fiona Adamson (Lifetime Achievement), and David Gray (Posthumous Lifetime Achievement). Gina Lodge, CEO at coach training and consultancy business the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) announced the winners and those highly commended at the awards ceremony […]

COACHBOT TO BE DEVELOPED FOR THE UK MILITARY

Military personnel may soon receive personalised daily support from a coaching app around health, wellbeing and resilience, personal planning and development. A project led by Daden with resilience, stress management and mental health at work training provider, Altruist Enterprises, and the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) aims to develop a coachbot with the intention of trialling it at RAF Fylingdales in North Yorkshire, whose primary and secondary missions are missile warning and space surveillance, respectively. The app builds on previous work by Daden, a specialist in developing conversational artificial intelligence (chatbots), and the University of Worcester for the Ministry of […]

FCC TO MAP LANDSCAPE OF ORGANISATIONAL COACHING

The multi-stakeholder coaching thinktank, the Future of Coaching Collaboration (FCC), has launched an additional workstream to identify and describe the dimensions that define different types of coaching taking place in organisations. The purpose of this work is to create a landscape of coaching in organisational contexts to enable a common language about how coaching is framed in organisations, enable organisations to navigate the territory and make the optimum strategic choices (based on resources, context and ambitions of the organisation) and to educate buyers and providers of coaching. According to FCC directors, Maria Symeon, formerly of PwC, and Louise Buckle of […]

GUIDED MEDITATION LEADS TO DEEP CONNECTIONS

ICF annual conference 7 May More than 80 coaches took time out for guided mindfulness practice to connect more deeply with themselves and other participants in Mark McMordie’s session on The Power of Feeling Safe: Leaders in a VUCA World at the UK ICF conference. With the recent publication of Amy Edmondson’s The Fearless Organisation and increasing awareness of the importance of trust and psychological safety in successful teams, thanks to Google’s two-year Project Aristotle, psychological safety is on the agenda of most progressive organisations. McMordie’s own book, Mindfulness for Coaches, co-authored with Michael Chaskalson, is the first in the […]

HENLEY AND AC PUBLISH SUPERVISION ‘CALL TO ARMS’

The Henley Centre for Coaching and the Association for Coaching (AC) have joined forces in a “call to arms” for wider coach supervision take-up and development, with the publication of their Manifesto for Supervision. Written by three prominent practitioners, Peter Hawkins, Eve Turner and Jonathan Passmore, the Manifesto promotes the importance of supervision in coaching, examines its history and what makes it important, summarises main models and research, considers ethics in supervision and calls for collaboration between industry stakeholders to take supervision to its next stage of development. The Manifesto forms part of wider work by Henley in supervision research […]

SGCP DELEGATES EMBRACE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY

Some 100 delegates gathered at the annual conference of British Psychological Society’s special interest subgroup, the Special Group of Coaching Psychologists (SGCP) on 6-7 June in London. In her opening address of the conference, Embracing Diversity and Inclusivity: Challenges and Aspirations in Coaching Psychology, SGCP chair Laura Rees-Davies positioned the vision and the objectives of the Group for the future. It was followed by three keynotes and some 20 presentations and workshops on the impact of AI on coaching, to mental health and wellbeing, supervision, innovation in delivery of cognitive behavioural therapy, aspects of identity, supporting entrepreneurship and models and […]

IT’S NOT THE SIZE OF THE PAY CHEQUE THAT MATTERS

By Liz Hall Doing meaningful work is the top of the league of factors impacting happiness at work, according to a survey of 4,000 workers in the UK, US, France and Germany by collaborative work management platform, Wrike. Globally, four in 10 respondents said they’ve taken a pay cut to accept a position that made them happier – 54% of UK respondents and 58% of US respondents, says the report, From Positivity to Productivity: Exposing the Truth Behind Workplace Happiness. The findings indicate happiest workers enjoy their teams, but also value balance between time at work and home, and that […]

REVIEW: THE HEART OF COACHING SUPERVISION

The Heart of Coaching Supervision: Working with Reflection and Self-Care Eve Turner and Stephen Palmer Routledge 978 11387 2977 3 5 stars   This is one of those books that before long will be well-thumbed, and like a dear friend on the shelf, with brightly coloured stickers marking those special gems that you turn to when looking for inspiration. It’s a celebration of the deep love and care that the contributors, all experts in their field, share for the growing area of coaching supervision. Topics include the Thinking Environment (Jane Adshead-Grant, Anne Hathaway, Linda Aspey and Eve Turner), and peer […]