Psychologist Proulx to be Paralympic torchbearer

Psychology lecturer Michael Proulx is to be the torchbearer in the Paralympic Torch Relay ahead of the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games. Dr Proulx, who begins his new role as senior lecturer in psychology at Bath University in September, was chosen because of his research into blindness and interaction with the visually impaired. He […]

Ex-BACP coaching leaders form new body

A band of former executives of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Coaching division have struck out on their own to form a new professional body for coach-therapists. Already, the LinkedIn group of the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals (AICTP) has more than 200 members, including from the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada […]

Ridler & Co joins forces with EMCC UK

By Liz Hall Executive coaching form Ridler & Co is collaborating with the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) UK on the fifth Ridler Report due out in spring 2013. Companies such as 3i, AMEC, Barclays Capital, BSkyB, Compass, E.ON, John Lewis, Linklaters, National Grid and PricewaterhouseCoopers have participated in previous Ridler Reports. Since its […]

EMCC launches revised individual accreditation award

By Liz Hall The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) launches its revised European Individual Accreditation (EIA) award in June. The quality award seeks to assure clients and sponsors of coaching and mentoring that they will receive an excellent quality of coach/mentoring from accredited coaches. The award has four levels, allowing the applicant to apply […]

Balfour Beatty champions wellbeing programme

Balfour Beatty’s next wellbeing programme will target 300 of its most senior employees. Meanwhile, internal coaches are supporting 260 employees who took part in a pilot Know Your Numbers wellbeing programme run by Ei World in August to November 2011, in Balfour Beatty Plant and Fleet Services, one of the infrastructure services business’ divisions. The […]

Let’s make health coaching the next big thing

Coaching at Work has launched a Coaching for Health campaign to encourage widespread high-quality health coaching. Why are we doing this? The cost of healthcare is spiralling yet we seem to be getting sicker. People have to take responsibility for their own health – they will rarely make behavioural changes just because a medical professional […]

Morgan and Merrick are our 2011 people of the year

Kim Morgan has won our Coaching at Work Coaching Person of the Year 2011 award. “Winning this award is a wonderful achievement and I feel honoured to be recognised,” she said. “I look forward to supporting the coaching profession yet further.” Meanwhile, Lis Merrick was “absolutely thrilled” to be awarded our Coaching at Work Mentoring Person of […]

Should coaches sniff cognitive enhancers before sessions?

Cognitive-enhancing pills and a spray of bonding hormone oxytocin could be just what the modern coach needs, a neuroscientist has suggested. “Oxytocin helps with facial recognition and trust. Imagine the coach and client having a little sniff before they start the session,” said cognitive scientist and neuroscientist Geoff Bird in his keynote at Coaching at […]

External coaches must get to know their organisation, or be overlooked

CONFERENCE ROUNDUP: EUROPEAN MENTORING & COACHING COUNCIL (EMCC) ANNUAL CONFERENCE, PARIS, 17-19 NOVEMBER External coaches will set themselves apart in coaching sponsors’ eyes if they stop treating them the same and understand their context, needs and interests, according to a working group of sponsors including KPMG, Fujitsu and Diageo. “It goes back to really understanding […]

Goal-setting findings should silence critics

COACHING AT WORK COACHING AND MENTORING AT WORK: BEYOND FRONTIERS CONFERENCE, BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OFFICES, LONDON, 23 NOVEMBER By Jane Campion Findings from neuroscience showing the importance of goal-setting should flatten opponents of the GROW model once and for all, suggested cognitive neuroscientist Geoff Bird. Goal-setting provides a means for clients to achieve fast results […]