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.

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 […]

The School of Coaching merges with global consultancy

The School of Coaching has been bought by global management consultancy JMJ Associates. Liz Hall Myles Downey, founder of London-based coaching consultancy and training firm, The School of Coaching, and author of Effective Coaching, said that the values match between the two business cultures was “excellent”. The two consultancies have a shared purpose of making […]

AC launches support for charitable causes

The Association for Coaching (AC) has launched a pilot pro-bono coaching programme for key workers at childrens’ charity Kids Company (Kidsco) The programme is one of a raft of initiatives to be rolled out globally by the AC’s special interest group for social responsibility (SR) which launches in June. It will “celebrate, communicate and champion […]

Merrick at SHU

Notes that Lis Merrick has joined the Coaching and Mentoring Research Unit at Sheffield Hallam University Lis Merrick has joined the Coaching and Mentoring Research Unit at Sheffield Hallam University from 1 May 2009. She will be involved with the delivery of the MSc in Coaching and Mentoring, both in Sheffield and Zurich. Her research […]