A FORCE FOR GOOD. A PROFILE OF KATHERINE CHOWDRY

Katherine Chowdry has always championed coaching in her roles at British Transport Police. Through restructure, a sideways move, budget restrictions and her conversion to Islam, her passion did not waver, and now her efforts are bearing fruit. Liz Hall reports When British Transport Police (BTP)’s HR department was restructured and relocated from London in 2010 […]

ARE YOU GDPR READY?

Make sure your data policy is in place soon, because doing nothing isn’t an option. Jonathan Passmore and Kevin Rogers offer tips on complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in force since May Coaches setting up a business often focus more on coaching process, skills or coach accreditation than they do on business […]

NEF: TALENT LAUNCHER

Coaching is key to the success of the work of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, a not-for-profit which ‘incubates’ entrepreneurs. Linda Aspey reports The UK economy has been edging towards a healthy state – employment is at its highest since 1971 and wages are on the increase. This is due largely to the hard work of the […]

THE FOURTH REVOLUTION

In the first of a series of further articles examining coaching and technology, Adina Tarry highlights the importance of taking an ethical perspective as technology becomes more widespread and sophisticated. Part 1: ethics and technology must shake hands but can they, and what has this got to do with coaches? In the past three years I’ve […]

GOING GLOBAL

With competition for coaching assignments ever fiercer, is it time to develop your ability to coach internationally? You’ll need a certain mindset and the willingness and ability to embrace difference. Seasoned traveller and international coach Michael Millward explains About 25 years ago, I was working in a rapidly expanding telecommunications equipment manufacturer as an HR […]

POINTING THE WAY

In the last of this three-part series, Louise Sheppard shares her research on the supervisee perspective in coaching supervision, which has implications for all involved. Part 3: how to work with new stages of supervisee maturity Previous articles have addressed how coaching supervisees can get the most from coaching supervision and how supervisors can provide […]

HAVE A HEART

Lise Lewis shares her framework for weaving compassion into the feedback conversation We’ve probably all experienced at some time the sinking feeling when we hear the words, “Can I give you some feedback?” The giver of the feedback isn’t usually actually asking permission, it’s more of an entry statement into saying feedback is on its […]

CARE PACKAGE

Increasingly, coaches are seeking ways to take care of themselves, and mindfulness and self-compassion are ideally suited to support them to do so, argue Mark McMordie and Michael Chaskalson in their new book. Mark McMordie reports When Michael Chaskalson and I ask participants why they sign up for the Mindfulness for Coaches programme on which […]

PULLING TOGETHER

Team coaching helped one council team become more goal-focused, more cohesive and more reflective, with greater organisational confidence in its ability to lead with the future in mind. Georgina Woudstra reports I was brought in to coach the senior leadership board by a council CEO who’d been in post for one year. His view was […]