Are you there?

Fans of the work of Ingmar Bergman, will appreciate the importance of silence in human interaction. In coaching too, silence can be golden. But just how does that work in a telephone session? John Charlton explains Silence is a really important part of good coaching. A good coach knows silence indicates reflection,” says independent coach […]

A fair cop

With 60 per cent of its short-term offenders returning to jail, Hull had a huge and costly problem. That is, until ex-chief inspector, Russ Waterman, came up with a liberating solution. Liz Hall investigates Russ Waterman used to be a “typical cop”. He went to work, did his paperwork and went home. But after a […]

Adapt and survive

Senior managers are increasingly being asked to work across cultures on a global scale. To do so they need to let go of their ingrained beliefs and become cultural chameleons. Jenny Plaister-Ten explains why this ‘unlearning’ is the jewel in the crown of global coaching In today’s global economy, executives are increasingly required to be […]

If the hat fits

Much has been published on how to improve leadership performance, yet its practice remains uneven. Could coaching hold the key to transferring learning to the workplace, asks Jonathan Passmore There is no shortage of books on leadership, many of which claim to offer a unique model or a shortcut to greatness. Yet despite such wide […]

On song

What has music to do with coaching? Rachel Ellison brought her iPod along to a session with a high-level executive. His personal transformation proved to her she was on the right track Go and get your pads on,take your place in the sun From Bangalore to Kingston, the age of revolution… from The Age of […]

Spot the difference

How do you choose between executive and life coaching? Should we even be using labels? Georgina Fuller reveals why personal coaching is a victim of its own image and how the industry views its ‘poor relation’ What’s the difference between a life coach and an executive coach? The question might sound like the start of […]

Fitness factory

Engineering firm Festo has evolved in order to retain its changing customer base. By rolling out coaching to its salesforce it has ensured sustainability of learning, says Gary Wyles In recent years, Festo’s operating environment has changed significantly. For many of our customers, product is no longer key. To evolve, adapt and continue to win […]

Guardian angel

Darryl Warden found a little coaching went a long way to helping him achieve success in the Great North Run. Could he translate that positive feeling into a coaching culture at South Tyneside Council? I won my race! I completed my first ever Great North Run in the time I wanted to. The feeling was […]

Working it out?

The economic downturn should generate more business for outplacement coaches. So what type of services are they offering, and just how useful are they, asks John Charlton If most people are still coping with the fall out of recession, then outplacement (OP) services providers are some of the lucky few. For them redundancies mean more […]