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.

Self-help plan gives boost to minority leaders

Some 22 organisations have signed up to a co-coaching initiative for groups under-represented at senior management levels.Participating organisations include BT, HM Revenue & Customs, Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Middle managers and team leaders are eligible to join Coaching Squared’s self-managed scheme in the categories: women; black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), and […]

NHS assessment highlights poor practice

A red flag has been raised on unchecked poor coaching practice, prompting Coaching at Work to join forces with professional bodies to look at this area. The dilemma of what to do when faced with poor practice came up at a recent assessment of coaches by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement (NHSIII) and […]

Stuck on you

Explains how an understanding of attachment theory can be a benefit to leaders Attachment theory can help leaders “develop greater attachment security, bring more coherence to their narratives and find their path to more authentic and mature leadership as a result,” according to David Drake of the Center for Narrative Coaching. Writing in the International […]

The best of the blog

The winners of a coaching bloggers’ contest have been announced Liz Hall Coach training body the School of Mastery (SCM) has announced the winners of its coaching blog contest. Cath Duncan has come in at first place in the Best Coaching Blogs 2009 Contest, followed by Jeanette Maw in second place and Jude Eastman in […]

Professional bodies assess downturn’s impact

EMCC UK, ICF and AC to survey community on impact of recession on coaching and mentoring Liz Hall Three UK-based professional coaching bodies are joining forces to assess how the recession has impacted coaching and mentoring. The initiative has grown out of the Coaching Roundtable- a band of professional bodies in the UK which meets […]

Pinna and LSN to help businesses in North West

PINNA and LSN are to roll out a leadership development programme for small businesses in the North West. Liz Hall The partnership consisting of Preston-based coaching firm Pinna and not-for-profit education-sector training consultancy LSN is one of 13 training providers/partnerships delivering the £9.5 million programme LEAD (Leading Enterprise and Development), aimed at helping 2000 businesses […]

Internal coaching at Logica hits new highs

Logica CMG is raising the bar for its internal coaching, introducing a set of global standards and requirements for its 50 coaches. The international IT and business services organisation has revamped its internal coaching strategy to better align coaching with the business to ensure it delivers business improvements, to equip leaders with a coaching style […]

Employee engagement is a priority for firms in global downturn

Coaching is emerging as a favoured cost-effective way to motivate and engage staff in the current climate. Liz Hall The downturn is prompting firms to increase their focus on engaging staff, suggests research by Hay Group and WorldatWork. Sixty per cent plan to focus more on career and development opportunities in the future, according to […]

Lessons from beyond the glass ceiling

New research shows what coaches are focusing upon with their senior female clients and what lessons they have learnt through coaching them. As a number of reports have highlighted recently, women are still under-represented at senior levels in many organisations1. Many books about leadership and diversity recommend mentoring and coaching as useful interventions to help […]

Henley launches MSc in coaching and behavioural change

Henley Business School is introducing an MSc in coaching and behavioural change this autumn. Liz Hall The programme will emphasise the organisational context for coaching and incorporate an MBA-style management challenge. It is aimed at independent executive coaches, line managers using coaching and managers seeking to build a business-focused coaching culture in their organisations. On […]