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.

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 4 JULY 2018, LONDON, UK – ADOPT THE STANCE OF ‘IDIOCY’, URGES SPINELLI

by Nicole Berg Adopting a stance of curiosity – of idiocy even, where everything is questioned – promotes creativity and meaning-making for the client, according to leadership coach and well-known expert on existentialism, Prof. Ernesto Spinelli, who led a workshop on working with uncertainty. Spinelli cited German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer, who described two types of dialogue. […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, UK, 4 JULY 2018 – COACHES MUST FIND THEIR PLACE IN THE TECH FUTURE

Disruptive technology can offer many benefits, including improvements in cost efficiency, diagnostics, agility, accuracy, learning effectiveness and the ability to offer on-demand support – and to more people. by Nicole Berg If we embrace technology as a profession, as individual practitioners and as employers, it can present many opportunities, suggested a panel at the Coaching […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, UK, 4 JULY 2018 – AID SECTOR PILOTS INTER-AGENCY ONLINE MENTORING

by Jackee Holder WaterAid, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, Save the Children, CAFOD, Plan International, UNHCR, Unicef, War Child and World Vision are taking part in a cross-organisational online mentoring programme to support leadership and management development in the humanitarian sector, the first of its kind. The programme was the brainchild of the humanitarian capacity […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, UK, 4 JULY 2018 – SUPERVISEES NEED WAYS TO ENHANCE SUPERVISION

by Molly Hall Supervision is one of the most important aspects of a coach’s development, but not seeing ourselves as an equal partner to our supervisor, lack of agency, anxiety, fear of judgement and shame, and habits we employ can get in the way of us benefitting from good supervision, said Louise Sheppard and Graham […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, 4 JULY 2018 – LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: WHY IT RESONATES

by Nicole Berg What if we coached with a location, not in spite of it? asked Rachel Ellison MBE She presented a case study at the Coaching at Work annual conference, of coaching one client across six different public spaces, explaining that this style of coaching requires working with uncertainty and response. She gave the […]

Coaching at Work conference 2018 – Working with and learning from the younger generations – Lindsay Wittenberg, Victoria Niroomand-Rad and guests

By Molly Hall One unusual session at the Coaching at Work annual conference on 4 July saw coaches, young female students and their teacher come together in a lively exploration of assumptions different generations hold about one another, potential differences and common ground between the generations, and offered coaches a chance to try out coaching […]

FCC LAUNCHES ‘GO-TO’ ONLINE KNOWLEDGE PORTAL

The multi-stakeholder group, the Future of Coaching Collaboration (FCC), has launched a website designed specifically to enable anyone involved in developing original knowledge in coaching to share links to the activities and projects that contribute to the development of the knowledge base of coaching.   The aim is for the website to be the ‘go-to’ place […]

HENLEY: MANY COACHES STILL NOT READY FOR GDPR

Despite widespread press coverage about the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in May, and the hefty potential fines which might be incurred for non-compliance, many coaches remain confused about what they should be doing to comply. The days leading up to the deadline for compliance – 25 May – […]

UK ICF DELEGATES TOLD: INNOVATE FOR ‘A NEW ERA’

UK ICF conference, 7 May, London By Britt MacFarlane Coaches need to be pioneers and explorers in the world of coaching, innovating and exploring new methodologies that will form the basis of the profession’s next evolution, urged Hetty Einzig during her keynote: Coaching for a better future and respons-able leadership. The theme of this year’s UK […]

SURVEY: ONLY 28% OF COACHES TAKE CPD COACHING

EMCC 24th annual conference, Amsterdam, 11-13 April 2018 While coaches believe it’s important as a coach to be coached, not many are investing in coaching as part of their CPD, suggests a survey of 80 coaches. Eighty per cent of coaches responding to a survey carried out by Paul Stokes and Lis Merrick felt it […]