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HERTS NHS TRUST TRIALS COACHBOT DIGITAL COACHING

By Molly Hall The Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT), Unilever and Logitech are among the first organisations to use CoachBot, an interactive AI-powered digital teach coach. CoachBot, launched by team analytics company Saberr in September, digitises the team-building work traditionally done by an external human coach to help teams address and improve on issues […]

DOWNEY LAUNCHES SCHOOL OF COACHING INTERNATIONAL

Myles Downey, who founded the School of Coaching in 1996 with The Work Foundation, and sold up in 2009, is launching training business, The School of Coaching International (SoCI), with entrepreneurial company Growhouse. The School of Coaching, a leading coach training provider for coaches and managers in Europe, was sold to JMJ Associates “with a […]

ICF: GLOBAL CHAIR’S AWARD GIVEN TO MEMBERSHIP

International coach federation (ICF) converge 2017, 24-26 august 2017, WASHINGTON D.C., USA By Lisa Cunningham More than 1,600 coaches from 61 countries convened in Washington, D.C., in the US on 24-26 August for ICF Converge 2017, the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) first large-scale global event since 2012. ICF Converge provided a dynamic, interactive experience. Rather […]

ICF GLOBAL STUDY SEES RISE IN COACHING AWARENESS

Awareness of professional coaching is growing worldwide, but many people believe coaching is not important at this point in their life or that they don’t need coaching, according to research from the ICF. Globally, 66% of respondents indicated that they were somewhat or very aware of the field of professional business and/or life coaching, with […]

AFCC TAKES 2017 ICF INTERNATIONAL PRISM AWARD

by Abby Tripp Heverin Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC) is the winner of the 2017 ICF International Prism Award, with EY (formerly Ernst & Young) this year’s honorable mention. The ICF International Prism Award programme “honours organizations that have achieved the highest standard of excellence in coaching programs that yield discernible and measurable positive impacts, […]

NEWS RESEARCH: PERSPECTIVE – IS THIS YOUR BEST?

Are you the coach you think you are? Erik de Haan shares research comparing coach and client perspectives Executive coaches have a wide array of possible behavioural responses at their disposal which can be dizzying and a source of doubt and anxiety for coaches. As coaches mature and ‘professionalise’ they’ll continue to reflect on which […]

MANY FACTORS INFLUENCE OUR COACHING PERCEPTIONS

A large-scale study of coaching behaviours has revealed significant variations in perceived behaviour according to differences in age, gender, nationality, whether people identify as managers, consultants or coaches, or as a client of coaching By Erik de Haan   The study was carried out by Ashridge Business School among 537 coaches, 196 consultants and 559 […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017: NEWS ROUNDUP

Alternative tyranny? In their interactive session based on their award-winning article, Is a coaching culture an alternative tyranny?, Karen Dean and Sam Humphrey involved delegates in small group discussions around questions including: What is a coaching custodian? What are the challenges and successes for coaching custodians? What’s the purpose of a coaching culture? How do […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017: BUSINESSES MUST FIND A NICHE

Paying attention to quality relationship building, developing a niche and deciding to ‘bring your own stuff’ to your role as coach are key in building a successful coaching business, according to a panel on the ‘real business of coaching’. By Sarah Dale Coaching at Work columnist Ginny Baillie chaired a panel with fellow coaches Manjula […]