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.

Equality bill brings maternity coaching to the forefront

Maternity coaching looks set to become more widespread as employers gear up to level the playing field for women, in anticipation of the equality bill coming into force in autumn 2010. Liz Hall The bill will replace a number of other laws, including the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, and […]

Gallwey relaunches ‘inner game’ in the UK

Tim Gallwey, the creator of the “inner game” approach to coaching, is set to take the UK coaching scene by storm once again. Gallwey, considered by many to be the godfather of the current coaching movement, has inspired leading thinkers such as Myles Downey – founder of the School of Coaching – Graham Alexander and […]

EMCC gives solo accreditation its ‘golden seal of approval’

The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) handed out its first individual accreditation awards at the EMCC UK conference. Liz Hall Europe finally has an independent accreditation scheme for individuals. The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) handed out its first individual accreditation awards at the EMCC UK conference in the final leg of a […]

Housing association body skills up coaching managers to offer 360 feedback

The National Housing Federation is underpinning its manager-as-coach framework with a 360 degree feedback programme rather than coaching skills training. Liz Hall The National Housing Federation is underpinning its manager-as-coach framework with a 360 degree feedback programme rather than coaching skills training. The Federation’s 16 senior managers, including the chief executive, have a responsibility to […]

Honour the diversity in coaching approaches globally

The US coaching was recently estimated at US$2 billion while a rough estimate based on this figure would value the UK coaching market at between £150-250 million. Jonathan Passmore Coaching has become a billion dollar business. The US coaching was recently estimated at US$2 billion while a rough estimate based on this figure would value […]

Coaching school wins Adair contract

Leadership guru John Adair has appointed the School of Coaching and Leadership Development as sole providers of his accredited leadership development trainer programme Leadership guru John Adair has appointed the School of Coaching and Leadership Development (SCLD), recently set up by Sarah Christie and David Minchin, as exclusive providers of his accredited leadership development trainer […]

The value of being Proactive

Describes how one company has introduced a value-based pricing structure for its coaching studies Proactive Style has launched value-based pricing for its coaching impact and evaluation studies. Director Clive Johnson has adopted an approach common in North America: customers pay a small proportion of the value (usually the savings) they can recognise from an evaluation’s […]

Settle down now

Reports that more people want to carry on working or learn a new skill rather than retire One-in-three 45-65 year olds want to carry on working or learn a new skill, says a new report. One in 20 would like to launch a new business when they retire. Standard Life’s Death of Retirement research carried […]

Mentoring tops school report

Explains how mentoring has been used to improve schools administration in Australia The practice of mentoring boosts performance in school administrative staff, according to research in Australia. Improvements were seen in generic competencies, office and administration, financial management, and teacher and student support. The report by Patrick van Esch assesses workplace performance against job description […]

‘De-escalate and reflect’ – de Haan

Coaches have an urgent role to play in helping people understand, de-escalate and reflect on conflict Liz Hall Speaking at the EMCC UK conference, de Haan said coaches are well-placed to help people understand conflict and unleash the potential for learning embedded in it. Now we are increasingly part of a global community, our conflicts […]