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.

IT’S NOT THE SIZE OF THE PAY CHEQUE THAT MATTERS

By Liz Hall Doing meaningful work is the top of the league of factors impacting happiness at work, according to a survey of 4,000 workers in the UK, US, France and Germany by collaborative work management platform, Wrike. Globally, four in 10 respondents said they’ve taken a pay cut to accept a position that made them happier – 54% of UK respondents and 58% of US respondents, says the report, From Positivity to Productivity: Exposing the Truth Behind Workplace Happiness. The findings indicate happiest workers enjoy their teams, but also value balance between time at work and home, and that […]

Coaching at Work’s 2019 Awards Shortlist

Internal Coaching/Mentoring Champion Criteria Championing coaching/mentoring within their organisation Raising standards and innovating within their organisation But also external-facing, contributing beyond the organisation to the wider field, taking part in cross-organisational/body groups etc   Angie Price, Executive Development Manager, Associated British Foods Clare Allen, Head of Coaching, KPMG Sharon Bancroft, Eversheds Sunderland Hannah Datema, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust Nicki Hickson, Director of Coaching, EY Charmaine Kwame, NHS National Leadership Academy Sophie Turner, Pinsent Masons   External Coaching/Mentoring Champion Criteria Generous with their time, energy and thinking for the greater good of coaching/mentoring, and those they serve Contributing to […]

HUMAN INTELLIGENCE (HI) LED AI/HI COMBO “UNBEATABLE”: SGCP CONFERENCE

By Liz Hall A combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Human Intelligence (HI) but led by HI could be “unbeatable”, said Adina Tarry in her presentation at the SGCP conference on Coaching in the age of AI and Robotics: are we ready for future digital collaborations? Tarry said AI and HI are good at different things: although AI is very good at doing fast volume work, it’s like a “one track mind” and isn’t very good at extrapolating, comparing and judging, while HI can’t do accurate volume and speed, but is very good at very complicated cognitive and practical tasks, […]

AICTP conference: interest in integration between and around coaching and therapy

By Mark Farrall Working with trauma, supervision, and neurological models based on animal paradigms were among the topics covered by keynote speakers at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals (AICTP) on 9 February, which highlighted continuing interest in ‘integration’ between and around coaching and therapy. Julia Vaughan Smith defined trauma as the ‘lasting impact’ on the networks of our internal systems and – more importantly its effects on how we feel, experience and respond to others. She discussed trauma as encompassing and affecting every aspect of human experience, including the somatic or physiological, and not […]

SHERPA: ‘NEWBIE’ COACH EARNINGS AT ALL-TIME HIGH

Rookie coaches’ hourly rates have skyrocketed, finds a survey of more than 700 executive coaches and other professionals from around 65 countries. Coaches with up to two years’ experience are earning an all-time high of $295 USD per hour, nearly $100 per hour more than just two years ago, according to respondents to Sherpa’s 14th annual Executive Coaching Survey. Hourly earnings for executive coaches are $398 (up from $386 last year and $352 in 2017), for business coaches: $251 per hour (down from last year’s average of $279) and for life coaches: $208 (an increase over last year’s $190 hourly […]

ALEXA, WHERE’S MY JOB? 1.5M ROLES FACE AUTOMATION

Around 1.5 million people in England are at high risk of losing their job to automation – and women are most at risk – according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS analysed the roles of 20 million people and concluded 7.4% of these were at risk of being automated and potentially replaced by computer programs, algorithms or robots. Women had a 70% chance of losing jobs to automation, followed by part-timers and young employees. Although the probability of automation cited in the ONS’ analysis is lower than that quoted by academics Frey and Osborne, which suggested as […]

COACHING AT WORK 2019 AWARDS: HAVE YOUR SAY

Preparations for this year’s Coaching at Work awards are underway, and once again we’d love to hear your thoughts as to who deserves to win. The categories, and criteria, are: Internal Coaching/Mentoring Champion Championing coaching/mentoring within their organisation Raising standards and innovating within their organisation But also external-facing, contributing beyond the organisation to the wider field, taking part in cross-organisational/body groups, etc External Coaching/Mentoring Champion Generous with their time, energy and thinking for the greater good of coaching/mentoring, and those they serve Contributing to raising standards Innovating and challenging thinking Contributions to Coaching Supervision Helping to promote and foster debate around supervision […]

“PAY IT FORWARD”, URGES MARSHALL GOLDSMITH

A group of 35 senior business coaches from around the world were treated to a day interacting with celebrated business coach Dr Marshall Goldsmith at Henley Business School’s Centre for Coaching in March. One of Goldsmith’s recent ventures provides free coaching to 100 leading American coaches, on the proviso that they then do the same. This approach has already gone viral in the US, and his visit to Henley is part of his quest to replicate it across Europe. He said that as leaders and as coaches, we have just two roles: to learn as much as we can, and […]

UK LEADERS NEED NEW MINDSET FOR THE LONG TERM

Business leaders in the UK do not feel prepared to lead through future challenges like artificial intelligence and political volatility, according to research by management consultancy, Lane4. More than three-quarters (79%) of leaders agree that senior leaders in their organisation will need to adopt a different mindset for their business to succeed in the future. However, 20% of leaders are not sure they have the skills necessary for future success and just a third (32%) feel they have what it takes, says the research. Lane4 surveyed more than 150 c-suite leaders. According to these leaders, the top skills business leaders […]

CIPD URGES EMPLOYERS TO OFFER MORE MENOPAUSE SUPPORT

Three out of five (59%) working women between the ages of 45 and 55 who are experiencing menopause symptoms say it has a negative impact on them at work, according to the CIPD. It’s urging employers to break the workplace taboo on the topic and offer more support, ranging from having a desk fan to accessing flexible working. The CIPD’s research surveyed 1,409 women with menopause symptoms. Of those affected negatively at work, 65% said they were less able to concentrate, 58% that they experienced more stress and 52% that they felt less patient with clients and colleagues. Thirty per […]