Entries by Coaching at Work

EMBRACE THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OF DIVERSITY – JACKEE HOLDER: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

In her keynote, Jackee Holder, leadership coach, coach trainer, coach supervisor and creative writing facilitator offered a personal lens on diversity and challenged delegates to question their own assumptions around clients’ and their own stories. By Ros Soulsby   Delegates were invited to name diversity rather than pretend it’s not there, and to challenge how […]

CROSS-CULTURAL COACHING – RECONCILE THE PAST WITH THE FUTURE: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Jenny Plaister-Ten, director of 10 Consulting, explored the richness and diversity of inter-cultural communication and presented an updated version of her model, the Cross-Cultural Kaleidoscope. By Ros Soulsby   Drawing on seven years of research and being part of an inter-cultural family, Plaister-Ten has distilled her findings into a model and tool for inter-cultural coaching. […]

EMPLOYEES STRUGGLE TO BE AUTHENTIC AT WORK: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Meetings are a microcosm for how people show up more widely, and it’s easier to come out as homosexual at work than to challenge others in meetings, said Neil Tomalin. By Ros Soulsby   Presenting early findings from his research on authenticity, at the Coaching at Work annual conference on 5 July, Tomalin said, “The […]

COMPASSION IS AT THE HEART OF A HELPFUL FEEDBACK CONVERSATION: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Compassion is at the heart of a helpful feedback conversation: research presented at Coaching at Work’s annual conference on 5 July in London By Ros Soulsby   Despite designing an ‘immaculate’ competency system for an organisation Lise Lewis found that things remained as bad as before, including emotionally damaging behaviour when giving feedback, prompting her […]

INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK 2017: MAY, YORK, UK

Community coaching has been given another boost in city of York’s celebrations for International Coaching Week 2017 in May. Geoff Ashton and Peter Lumley from Coaching York share their reflections For the fourth year running, social enterprise Coaching York (CY) responded with vigour and creativity to the challenge set by the International Coach Federation to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]