Entries by Coaching at Work

TROUBLESHOOTER: PICKING UP THE PIECES

A serious case of workplace bullying, though resolved, continues to undermine the confidence of an otherwise ambitious manager. How can she move on? The issue Jenny is an ambitious senior manager in a public sector organisation who has been career ‘fast tracked’. During her early training she experienced a very unpleasant episode of bullying and harassment […]

MY SIMPLE LIFE: A PROFILE OF EDNA MURDOCH

Edna Murdoch, one of the founders of Coaching Supervision Academy, and an early mover and shaker in the field of coach supervision, tells Liz Hall why who you are is how you work   Edna Murdoch is one of the world’s most renowned coach supervisors and co-founder of the coach supervisor training organisation, Coaching Supervision […]

CROATIA: A LEGACY FOR YOUTH

A Croatian and UK partnership has developed a student mentoring programme in Croatia to increase internship opportunities in the workplace. Jane Rexworthy reports on a highly successful project   In September 2016, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) partnered with the Croatian Employers’ Association (HUP) and UK-based skills and quality assurance experts, People […]

GUY’S AND ST THOMAS’ NHS FOUNDATION TRUST: CARING FOR CARERS – PART 1

Just over two years ago, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust shared in this magazine how its internal coaching and mentoring service was improving patient care, among other benefits. In this series, we look at the Trust’s latest steps towards developing a coaching and mentoring culture. Part 1: background, updates on the internal service, […]

OUR EVER-CHANGING MOODS

Figure 1     While much quantitative research anchors the effectiveness of coaching in behaviour, a review of qualitative research highlights the importance of emotions too. Tünde Erdös shares her holistic model for working with a wider range of factors in coaching   Much current thinking on what constitutes good coaching practice assumes coaching is […]

TRIED AND TESTED: PASSPORT TO YOUR FUTURE

Greece-based Angelos Derlopa shares his PASSPORT method for establishing the coaching agreement and goal setting Over the past 10 years, I’ve introduced trainee coaches to several coaching models and tools. I’ve observed them practising and I’ve mentored and supervised them. I understand what helps them take their first steps into coaching. It can also lead […]

HOW TO… COACH FOR RESILIENCE – PART 3

In this three part series, Jenny Campbell explores how to coach for resilience. Part 3: The ethics of resilience coaching   In this final article in our three-part series on resilience coaching, we examine ethics. While coaching is a reflexive ethical profession that strives for real integrity on behalf of clients, resilience coaching has a […]

MENTORING: CRACKING THE CULTURAL CODE

How can we support mentoring relationships involving different national cultures? Lis Merrick reports   With the rise in global mentoring programmes comes issues associated with the norms, beliefs and behaviours of different national cultures and how these can impact mentors and mentees working cross-culturally. In same national culture relationships, there tends to be an expectation […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: USING COACHING FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION

How could coaching help executives handle workplace conflict? Sarah Hughes and Claudia Filsinger-Mohun discuss relevant literature and the findings of Sarah’s recent action research study   Workplace conflict is common and can have substantial negative effects, both for individuals and organisations (Dijkstra et al, 2012). High levels of relationship conflict are associated with lower morale, lower […]