RISING FORTUNES

China’s coaching market is becoming increasingly sophisticated and competitive, writes Wang Fangqing, in Shanghai   Professional coaching in China is starting to move into the mainstream, with the intervention increasingly welcomed into businesses, whether foreign or locally owned. The Shanghai operation of the International Coach Federation (ICF) witnessed a surge in coaching activities within mainland […]

ROI: A WASTE OF OUR TIME?

ROI in executive coaching? For the sake of our profession, let’s stop using it, says Willem Jan Hofmans There is a lack of empirical evidence that coaching delivers the desired results, according to much of the academic literature, prompting me to focus my research for my Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) on the efficacy of […]

GO HUG YOURSELF

Rachel Ellison reports on how the Danish concept of hygge – living with ease – is going global and what working with it might look like in a coaching context Scented candles, logs on the fire, fluffy hot water bottle covers and cashmere socks. Think autumn colours: orange, gold, burnt ochre, deep cocoa. You may […]

AHA MOMENTS: A MOMENT OF CLARITY

How important are ‘aha’ moments and how can we increase the likelihood of them occurring in coaching, asks Sophie Austin   Many of us are familiar with Archimedes’ cries of ‘Eureka!’ on discovering density and volume, and Sir Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity. Intrigued to find out whether it’s desirable to enable such moments of […]

IDEAS IN ORBIT

In this two-part series, angel investor and coach/mentor Bridget Connell explores why and how to support women entrepreneurs. Part 1 highlighted the untapped potential in this group. In Part 2, she delves into what supporting women start-up entrepreneurs means in practice I’m passionate about supporting women in business. As I highlighted in Part 1* of […]

EMCC: SUPPORTING GROWTH

A study from the European Mentoring & Coaching Council on internal coaching highlights what support multinationals need, what the EMCC is already offering, and what it plans to offer, and invites responses from other professional bodies too. Lise Lewis reports It is now the norm for organisations to have an internal coaching capability, and 75% […]

RELATIVE MERITS

Coaching can offer vital support to family businesses, guiding members in relationship conflicts, for example. Manfusa Shams and David Lane report With the global economy increasingly built on contributions from family businesses, it’s important to help them grow sustainably. One effective means of supporting these businesses is coaching, but it requires a specialist, blended approach. In […]

ENGAGING WITH EMENTORING

Universities are increasingly supporting students through mentoring and technology, helping them gear up for employment and encouraging diversity in the workplace, reports Sophie Hurst Young people entering the world of work today have different expectations than earlier entrants. They are more used to technology and multitasking and they want interaction. Yet some things haven’t changed. […]