Entries by Coaching at Work

BE SAFE, BE FREE

Mark McMordie reports on the transformative power of feeling safe, and how mindfulness can help, boosting innovation, creativity, connection and collaboration   When a marketing director of a global sportswear brand invited me to facilitate a mindfulness offsite for her team to refuel creativity and innovation after a particularly intense 18 months, she shared as […]

AGE MATTERS

“I don’t want to be coached by my mother.” How might generational differences have an impact on coach supervision? Peter Duffell and Natalia de Estevan-Ubeda report   Generational differences are becoming increasingly relevant across society. Our research examines which differences are prevalent, and how they may show up in coach supervision.   Research To help […]

NHS TRUST: PEER SUPERVISION

Two and a half years ago, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust shared 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 2: Introducing a peer coaching supervision programme. Hannah Datema, […]

A WOMAN OF INFLUENCE

Coaching boosts women’s legitimacy to lead in male-dominated workplaces and could have a pivotal role in shifting to gender parity. Kate Oldridge reports   It will take more than 200 years for women to have the same pay and employment opportunities as men by current trends, according to the World Economic Forum (2018). However, this […]

PULL TOGETHER

‘Pairs coaching’ may be just what’s needed to support executive leaders to navigate and enhance relationships within extreme uncertainty and complexity, argue Baz Hartnell and Lucy Ball     Today’s senior leaders increasingly make huge decisions collectively about complex problems with no known answers. This requires a deeper understanding of relationships with peers and subordinates and […]

THE GRID™ UNLOCKED

Dr Magdalena Bak-Maier shares how organisational coaches and their clients are using her Grid™ work-life balance and productivity tool to achieve results in balance with life   Working hard and being well-known in the field of performance coaching across the world, I am no stranger to high-intensity work that can result in burnout. On the […]

HOW TO… AVOID DIGITAL DISTRACTIONS

Steer clear of digital distractions if you want to increase your wellbeing and productivity. Jane Piper reports   Modern technology including smartphones, email and social media, are having a major impact on the way people think, work, communicate and collaborate. Many, including coaches, struggle to manage the pressure of the triple whammy of being available […]

MENTORING – MAY WE HAVE THIS DANCE?

To mark the publication of her 50th column for this magazine on mentoring, Lis Merrick explores how mentoring consultancy has developed and how, given its evolution, you can still add value to your ‘expert’ clients   I had a major lightbulb moment when teaching consultancy skills recently. I realised that the theoretical models we were […]

IT’S A FUNNY OLD WORLD

In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there   It’s a dog’s world Could combining coaching with walking canine friends be the next hot thing? Given that coaching so very often follows in the footsteps of therapy, this is […]