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. […]

Symbolic gestures

Are traditional approaches to coaching, and their rational solutions, the only answer? What if the shift needs to happen at a deeper level? Katherine Long reveals how metaphors have the power to transform both coach and client A favourite cinematic scene of mine is from Il Postino1, where Mario, the poor, lovelorn postman, sits on […]

Bullying tactics

Bullying at work isn’t something to be ‘got rid of’. It’s more complex – and messy – than that. And coaches are in a unique position to tackle these damaging situations that emerge from people’s inner worlds, says Varya Shaw After the News of the World shut last July, amid revelations of phone hacking, the […]

Oil on the water?

As the UK faces a potential double-dip recession and many other countries fear economic meltdown, can financial institutions afford to be without coaching? Jennifer Spalding, Ulrike Dadachanji and Joella Bruckshaw ask the bankers Against spectacular views over the City of London, bankers and coaches met at Barclays Bank’s offices in Canary Wharf to debate the […]

India links

Although business coaching is seen as costly in India, it’s common practice in India’s booming IT sector – and it’s expected to grow rapidly in other sectors too. Raghavendra Verma reports from New Delhi Business coaching may still be nascent in India, yet talented professionals are increasingly seeking it out. “[Business coaching] is seen by […]