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.

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 […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017: FCC PANEL – BEWARE DISRUPTORS

Coaches need to be more aware of disruptors impacting the world of work, better recognise the changes already occurring and identify opportunities and challenges presented, urged a panel on professionalising coaching in a changing business context. By Nicole Berg The panel featured four members of the Future of Coaching Collaboration (FCC): Maria Symeon, global coaching […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017: AQUILINA – TUNE INTO YOUR BODY TO SHOW UP WELL

In many companies, despite well-intentioned efforts, the success of change programmes doesn’t last, often because of a lack of attention to the wisdom of the body and the shape of the organisation, suggested Dr Eunice Aquilina. By Sarah Dale   Dr Aquilina opened the conference by inviting delegates to explore what they noticed in slides of […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017: MCCAIN CULTURE CHANGE INVESTS IN STAFF BEHAVIOUR

Integrating coaching strategy with business strategy, sponsorship at board level and ensuring ongoing long-term partnerships, have been key success factors in McCain’s pilot coaching-based culture programme. By Nicole Berg The programme, with Starr Consulting, has seen output from factories increase, sales and profit at the Scarborough plant (one of McCain’s largest) rise so significantly that […]

EMBRACE THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OF DIVERSITY – JACKEE HOLDER: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

In her keynote, Jackee Holder, leadership coach, coach trainer, coach supervisor and creative writing facilitator offered a personal lens on diversity and challenged delegates to question their own assumptions around clients’ and their own stories. By Ros Soulsby   Delegates were invited to name diversity rather than pretend it’s not there, and to challenge how […]