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.

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 […]

Harvard Handout

Notes the funds available for coaching-related research from Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School The new Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School has $2 million to award in grants for coaching-related research, at $100,000 a year until at least 2015. Ruth Ann Harnisch, president of The Harnisch Foundation, pledged the money as part […]

Early support propels women to the top

Coaching is helping women executives break through the glass ceiling, according to international research. The study by the UK’s Institute of Employment Studies (IES), says that if coaching is offered early and at a career transition, it can help women overcome common obstacles, such as a lack of female networking and development. Andrea Broughton, IES […]

KPMG coach model puts flexibility first

KPMG’s internal coaches are coaching staff into winning business and client engagements. The team of 12 full-time coaches are also looking at how they market their services internally and demonstrate a client-centred approach across the firm. The move is part of a wider, more flexible, business-aligned coaching model. “We’re making sure we are aligned to […]

Forton’s free student initiative gets graduates ‘job fit’

Leadership coaching firm the Forton Group has launched a programme to help university graduates find work. Liz Hall Leadership coaching firm the Forton Group has launched a programme to help university graduates find work. Job fit coincides with the release of a CBI report which found that 35 per cent of students would have taken […]