A round up of the latest news and events to happen in the coaching and mentoring community. You can search the Coaching at Work archives by using the search box on the left.

AICTP conference: Magdalena Bak-Maier on Teaching minds to feel and hearts to think

Transformation, integration and healing were among the aims of heart and mind connection exercises offered by Magdalena Bak-Maier at the Association of Integrative Coach Therapist Professionals’ inaugural conference on 21 January. Dr Bak-Maier invited delegates to experience heart and mind connection exercises she uses to facilitate transformation (lasting shifts in behaviour); integration (greater internal alignment […]

AICTP conference: Nash Popovic on the why, how and what of integration

The trend in therapy is towards integrative approaches, and in coaching the question is not if we should integrate practice but what and how, suggested Nash Popovic in his keynote at the Association for Integrative Coach Therapist Professionals’ inaugural conference on 21 January Popovic leads the MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology at University […]

The AICTP’s first conference highlighted richness and variety of integrative practice

By Mark Farrall, AICTP chair Around 100 practitioners identifying professionally as therapists, coaches and/or somewhere in between gathered at the inaugural conference of the Association of Integrative Coach Therapist Practitioners (AICTP) on 21 January. What stood out for me was just what richness and variety integrative practice means in the field of coaching. Examples provided […]

FCC PUBLISHES GUIDANCE DOCUMENT ON ORGANISATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COACHING

Buyers and suppliers of coaching now have a comprehensive guide to help them define, articulate, purchase and deliver high calibre professional executive coaching in organisations. By Liz Hall Future of Coaching Collaboration (FCC), a multi-stakeholder group comprising volunteers from corporates, professional bodies, academia, research bodies and Coaching at Work, has produced a guidance document setting […]

PASSMORE LAUNCHES EUROPE-WIDE COACHING STUDY

What is thought to be Europe’s largest and most ambitious coaching research project is underway, exploring attitudes to coaching and mentoring across the continent. The project, at Centre for Coaching & Behavioural Change, Henley Business School, UK, is led by Professor Jonathan Passmore, with support from EMCC, along with AC, ICF Global, APECS and ILM, […]

STURGEON WILL MENTOR YOUNG WOMAN FOR A YEAR

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has launched a competition to find a woman between 18 and 23 years old to mentor for a year. She’s also called on women in leadership roles to follow her example and become mentors too. “I’m determined to play my personal part by becoming a mentor and I would urge […]

ATHEISTS AS DOGMATIC AS BELIEVERS IN UNSAFE TIMES

By Liz Hall During times of uncertainty, atheists as well as strong religious believers have a tendency to cling to dogmatic beliefs to allay anxiety, yet increased dogma increases prejudice, suggests research. Previous research has shown that dogmatic beliefs of strong religious believers can allay fears during uncertain times. Researchers at Jagiellonian University in Poland […]

STRATEGIC USE OF STAR PLAYERS MARKS OUT TOP FIRMS

The best companies have roughly the same percentage of star players as the rest, but they work differently with talent, according to research by global management consulting firm Bain & Company. Bain performed organisational audits on 25 global companies, benchmarking their practices against those of best-in-class businesses. Bain also collaborated with the Economist Intelligence Unit […]

TJ AWARDS HONOUR SWAROVSKI’S GLOBAL MENTORING

Swarovski’s global mentoring programme has won two awards at the TJ 2016 Awards. The organisation and its partner The Conversation Space, picked up bronze awards in both the Best Coaching/Mentoring Programme and Best Commercial Programme categories. The programme, showcased at Coaching at Work’s annual conference last July, has gone from strength to strength since it […]

WOMEN TWICE AS LIKELY AS MEN TO DEVALUE WORK

Women tend to be more critical of their own performance than men and are more likely to be generous when it comes to rating that of others, according to research by business psychologist Psychological Consultancy Limited (PCL). PCL looked at data from more than 4,000 workers involved in 360-degree appraisals – with individuals rated for […]