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 […]


Rosinski rewarded Prof. Phillippe Rosinski has received the Global Training & Development Leadership Award at the World HRD Congress 2017 (in Mumbai, India – 133 countries represented). See:   ICF Prism finalists The ICF 2017 International Prism Award finalists are: The Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University (USA); Automotive […]


Survey: can you help? The ISCP International Centre for Coaching Psychology Research is undertaking research into coaching and coaching psychology practice. If you are a coach please consider completing the Coaching Survey: If you are a coaching psychologist or a psychologist who coaches please consider completing the Coaching Psychology Survey:   Signs of […]


East or West? Workers in Western countries are more likely to rate themselves as happy at work, more loyal to their employers and more productive compared to their counterparts in the East, according to a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit and Aruba. Based on the self-assessment of 1,865 employees, those in key Western markets, […]


Our Award winners Congratulations to this year’s Coaching at Work Award winners: Louise Buckle; Tatiana Bachkirova; Peter Hawkins; Bridget Farrands; Dee Cullen and Sarah Edwards; Sarah Gilbert, Michelle Lucas and Eve Turner (see page 26 for report).   Big changes are learning opportunities Seeing major transitions as opportunities to develop and grow, rather than as […]


Coaching at Work’s LinkedIn group now has more than 34,000 members and is very active. Why not join us? –How do you coach a team member who makes mountains out of molehills, wondered Ngozi Penson (New Zealand)? Michael Haro (US) suggested simply listening until he gets near the top of the mountain. “When he […]

How to cultivate trustworthy leaders

Higher levels of trust are needed in the current economic atmosphere of change and uncertainty, according to research by the University of Bath and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. “Trust fills the void,” said Professor Veronica Hope-Hailey, dean of the School of Management at the University of Bath, speaking at the CIPD’s L&D Show […]

Online roundup

What you’re saying online ‘Use of self’ as a key coaching skill. What does it mean to you? Liz Ford   Dee Donnelly, Executive coach at DDC “I frequently remind myself that all the thoughts/feelings that occur during coaching sessions are a combination of my own and my client’s expressions. The trick is to understand […]

NEWS: mixed feelings about chartered institute

The profession is divided about whether we need a chartered institute of coaching in the UK – our question on this in the annual Coaching at Work Readers’ Survey 2013 stirred up strong responses.
Forty per cent of respondents came out in favour of setting up an institute, 33 per cent were against and 27 per cent did not know.
Forming a chartered institute came third on the list of priorities for 2014 (24%), after becoming more aligned with business (36%), followed by evaluation/return on investment (33%).
Accreditation was down to number four (22%), with supervision and playing a stronger role in sustainability coming in joint fifth.
Meanwhile, a spin-off from the Coaching at Work-led Accreditation Forum, the Chartered Institute of Coaching sub-committee, has started exploring demand and viability for such an institute. Some coaching sponsors, including GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and News International, members of the forum, are keen to see one set up.