Entries by Coaching at Work

SPECIAL REPORT: COACHING IN A CRISIS – PART 2: THAT SINKING FEELING

Part 2 in our series of articles marking UK Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May): Supporting an organisation and its employees through crisis requires speedy ethical considered responses from HR, including coaching ‘in action’ says The Sun’s former HR director Carrie Birmingham   We live in a world of uncertainty and issues can quickly escalate […]

ONCE MORE WITH FEELING

It’s time to give greater voice to emotions in coach supervision, argue Peter Duffell and Carmelina Lawton Smith Emotions arise frequently in coach supervision, and it’s important to investigate these as they offer valuable information, and to look for patterns across multiple events, suggests our latest research into emotions in the coaching space. In our […]

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

How the ancient mindfulness practice of loving-kindness meditation can turbo-charge your coaching. Paul Heardman reports We all know those quintessential lightbulb moments, when how we see the world suddenly shifts and things are never quite the same again. One of the great joys of coaching is being present when our clients experience such moments. I […]

AN ELEGANT DANCE WITH CHANGE

How can group coaching cultivate creative confidence? Eli Fumoto reports, sharing a model she has developed Creativity has become “a kind of moral imperative” (Osborne, 2003). But while it’s often on the ‘to-do’ lists of business people, how many of us believe we can be creative? I worked for a multinational pharmaceutical company as R&D […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: THE FORGOTTEN CUSTODIANS

The benefits of mentoring and coaching have never been so widely accepted, but do we recognise and value the skills and knowledge of those who develop and operate our mentoring schemes and coaching programmes, and what do we know about mentoring scheme and coaching programme coordinators’ development needs? Dr Judie Gannon, examines the research and […]

MENTORING: GO GIRLS, GO!

Lis Merrick explores the most recent innovative practice in mentoring female talent Women’s presence on the board has been proven to add competitive advantage to a business (Grant Thornton International; Davies Review, both 2015). Yet, despite about the same number of women and men in the workforce, there’s still an imbalance in favour of men […]

BOOK REVIEWS

The Cross-Cultural Coaching Kaleidoscope: A Systems Approach to Coaching Amongst Different Cultural Influences Jenny Plaister-Ten Karnac Books (Professional Coaching Series) 978 17804 9096 0 4 out of 5 Coaching is a global phenomenon, but its model of practice was often based on the Western perspective, which may not be appropriate in various cultures. Previous writers […]

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 Fair cop If a client has a career dream of becoming a chief constable yet no background in the police force, they could still stand a chance. The UK Home Office […]