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. […]

LEADERSHIP CIRCLES AT SOUTHAMPTON: UNIVERSITY CHALLENGED

A UK university’s novel group coaching initiative is supporting culture change, talent management, and collaborative working, and boosting leaders’ self-awareness too. Eve Turner reports By Eve Turner “We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for […]

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS: READY TO LAUNCH

This two-part series explores coaching women entrepreneurs. Part One: Setting the scene. Angel investor and coach Bridget Connell reports By Bridget Connell   The World Bank 2020 Goal of Universal Financial Access recognises that financial inclusion is a critical tool to promote economic growth. Yet universal access to finance has a huge gender gap. Women […]

GUY’S AND ST THOMAS’ NHS FOUNDATION TRUST: BUILDING A HEALTHY TRUST

An internal coaching service introduced in a London NHS Trust is delivering improvements in patient care, inspiring clients to become coaches and mentors themselves, and promoting coaching and mentoring as the development intervention of choice. Hannah Reed reports By Hannah Reed When London healthcare provider Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) introduced an […]

BECAUSE I CAN: A PROFILE OF GILL SMITH

Gill Smith has worked tirelessly as chair of the Association for Coaching UK. She continues to live purposefully, despite her recent cancer diagnosis   Gill SmithBy Liz Hall Sharp, tenacious, hard-working, warm, inspiring, a consummate professional – these are just some of the ways Gill Smith, the Association for Coaching (AC) UK’s chair for the past […]

THE STATE OF THE PROFESSION – ICF GLOBAL COACHING STUDY

The coaching industry is growing rapidly worldwide – and at a record pace, according to research by the International Coach Federation. Magdalena Mook reports The coaching industry is experiencing a significant evolution. The number of coaches worldwide is increasing at a record pace, according to the International Coach Federation (ICF)’s latest global coaching study, and […]