Freedom Fighters

How do you coach to the positive in extreme negative situations? Eric Foley and Richard E Boyatzis help two defectors from North Korea make sense of their past, and their future. Mr Bae, a North Korean, sat in jail for 13 months, without charge, as a possible traitor, while the North Korean authorities investigated him. […]

Bouncing Back

What is resilience? More importantly, what does it mean to your client? And can resilience be learned? Jenny Campbell explores these questions, among others, in her research into this much-debated topic Resilience is a hot topic. But is it a good thing? On the one hand, it’s seen as a negative trait that lands people […]

Mentoring Diversity

PART THREE : MENTORING DIVERSITY Disability is increasingly important in business diversity. David Clutterbuck reveals the core issues for mentors One of my most emotive recollections of mentoring is taking part in a Civil Service programme for disabled staff. One of the participants was a Thalidomide victim. Partially sighted, with only rudimentary fingers at the end […]

Asset management

ASSET MANAGEMENT Why should disability be a problem when you coach the ‘whole’ person? Surely it’s just another phase in the continuum of life? CoachBarbara Asimakopoulou and client Katerina Hurd report Business coaches are ideally placed to be equal partners to disabled people, helping them gain or regain control of their professional lives. The ultimate […]

Body of Evidence

A major development in coaching has been making an impact in North America, and it’s heading to the UK and the rest of Europe. Doug Strycharczyk reveals why evidence-based instructional coaching, designed to help the client implement proven practices, is such a valuable proposition To coaching purists, instructional coaching (IC) may seem a contradiction in terms, […]

Walk of Life

In a maze you can get lost, in a labyrinth, you can only find yourself. Coach Anneliese Monden reveals how her coaching clients are walking the walk, literally, and coming to their own conclusions. Labyrinths have been drawn and built for thousands for years. Today, they are being discovered again, as a powerful tool for […]

SPECIAL REPORT: DISABILITY

In this three-part report, we look at how coaching can be used to support disabled people. Two coaches and their clients – one a deaf UK-based coach and the other a Greece-based coach with no disabilities – share their experiences and reflections. And David Clutterbuck offers guidance on using mentoring with disabled people PART ONE : […]

RIPPLE EFFECT

How did a single coaching initiative at the NHS, with only modest support, lead to shifts in management thinking, enhanced leadership capability and a reassessment of customer-facing practices? Mark McKergow, Antoinette Oglethorpe and Justine Faulkner report Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is one of the UK’s largest, most widely spread, mental health providers. With […]

SHARE YOUR PASSIONS

What are the roles of coaching and mentoring in addressing the biggest challenges of the 21st century? In this three-part series, Neil Scotton and Alister Scott explore possible answers – and questions – from three camps. Last issue, they heard from clients making good things happen. Part two: Views and voices of coaches and mentors […]

HANDLE WITH CARE

By empowering people to take responsibility for their own health and make lasting, positive lifestyle changes, health coaching can have a real impact on spiralling healthcare costs and the nation’s wellbeing. We’d like to play a part in helping health coaching become more widespread, by debating how best it can be offered and by whom. […]