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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 […]

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 […]