Entries by Coaching at Work

EMCC CONFERENCE: PARADOX MINDSET

How often do we treat paradoxes as problems to be solved in our coaching? Many coaching dilemmas have no ‘right’ solution – it’s more a case of shifting mindsets from ‘or thinking’ (absolve – “it’s not my problem” and solve – “someone has to choose”) to ‘and thinking’ (resolve – “there’s an opportunity here” and […]

EMCC CONFERENCE: TANNI GREY-THOMPSON – AIMING HIGH

“Aim high, even if you hit a cabbage,” Tanni Grey-Thompson’s grandfather used to tell her, and when others told her she’d “never get an education or have children”, her parents “ignored it for whatever reason”, said Dame Grey-Thompson during her keynote at the EMCC conference. Paralysed by the age of seven, she said: “The perception […]

AICTP: COACHING ENHANCED BY THERAPEUTIC INPUT

By Mark Farrall Around 100 practitioners identifying professionally as therapists, coaches and/or somewhere in between, gathered at the inaugural conference of the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals (AICTP) on 21 January. What stood out for me was just what richness and variety of integrative practice means in the field of coaching. Examples provided by attendees […]

OPINION: REFLECTIONS – DO YOU KNOW WHEN TO STOP?

Line managers may confuse coaching with performance management. Supervision and reflection will guide your decision to proceed or withdraw By Lindsay Wittenberg “We’re going to have to let her go, but we want to know she’s had a go at being coached” “His technical delivery is faultless, but he’s complacent about influencing people appropriately: he […]

OPINION: THE REAL BUSINESS OF COACHING – BE THE OWNER OF YOUR SUCCESS

Do we abdicate true responsibility for our business success? Don’t look for inspiration in another coach’s experiences when the answer lies with you By Ginny Baillie Imagine that, like me, you work with clients on being self-directed, taking inspiration where they find it, but holding ultimate responsibility for their own actions and results. Then why […]

TROUBLESHOOTER: CAN I MANAGE THIS?

A company CIO has been tasked with launching a digital change programme. He is worried he lacks the expertise to lead it. What can be done to support him? The Issue The board of a customer-facing business expect the CIO to lead a major digital transformation because they view it as “about technology”. But technology […]

IT’S ALL LUCK: A PROFILE OF ABOODI SHABI

What gives life meaning? It’s a question often pondered by Aboodi Shabi, executive coach and co-founder of UK ICF. Coaching, he tells Liz Hall, can help us find that meaning – if we approach it with compassion and humility   Aboodi Shabi, independent executive and personal coach and former head of coaching and training for […]