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HOW TO… KEEP WORKING PARENTS ENGAGED

Coaching for maternity and paternity returners only is a missed opportunity. For a well-managed transition, they must be engaged before, during and after their leave, says Jennifer Liston-Smith Why do organisations provide specialist coaching through the transition to parenthood? To engage and retain their knowledgeable mid-career people, support their performance on return from leave and […]

MENTORING: MY FLASH OF INSPIRATION

Lis Merrick explores how organisations are increasingly turning to ‘flash mentoring’ to support their employees   Some of you may remember the 1980s film Flash Gordon and its theme song by Queen, with a smile on your face. I am evoking this memory for a reason. Flash Gordon was seen as a miracle and king […]

RESEARCH MATTERS: TEAM COACHING – TRIALS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Dr Judie Gannon and Sue Fontannaz from the International Centre for Coaching & Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University reflect on the academic and practitioner debates around team coaching While team coaching continues to receive more attention in the practitioner media, the empirical evidence for this area of coaching remains relatively thin. Team coaching is […]

IT’S A FUNNY OLD WORLD

In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there   No, I really am more honest than you! Studies have long highlighted that we tend to have a sense of personal superiority around moral traits. New research finds this is […]

OYAP Trust mentoring case study – Hannah Bruce

OYAP Trust works with young people aged 7-25, especially those most isolated, vulnerable and at risk using inspirational arts projects to encourage and support development. It uses creativity and the arts to provide opportunities to learn, develop skills, gain confidence and realise potential. It does this by working in partnership with inspirational artists and the […]

HERTS NHS TRUST TRIALS COACHBOT DIGITAL COACHING

By Molly Hall The Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT), Unilever and Logitech are among the first organisations to use CoachBot, an interactive AI-powered digital teach coach. CoachBot, launched by team analytics company Saberr in September, digitises the team-building work traditionally done by an external human coach to help teams address and improve on issues […]

DOWNEY LAUNCHES SCHOOL OF COACHING INTERNATIONAL

Myles Downey, who founded the School of Coaching in 1996 with The Work Foundation, and sold up in 2009, is launching training business, The School of Coaching International (SoCI), with entrepreneurial company Growhouse. The School of Coaching, a leading coach training provider for coaches and managers in Europe, was sold to JMJ Associates “with a […]

ICF: GLOBAL CHAIR’S AWARD GIVEN TO MEMBERSHIP

International coach federation (ICF) converge 2017, 24-26 august 2017, WASHINGTON D.C., USA By Lisa Cunningham More than 1,600 coaches from 61 countries convened in Washington, D.C., in the US on 24-26 August for ICF Converge 2017, the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) first large-scale global event since 2012. ICF Converge provided a dynamic, interactive experience. Rather […]

ICF GLOBAL STUDY SEES RISE IN COACHING AWARENESS

Awareness of professional coaching is growing worldwide, but many people believe coaching is not important at this point in their life or that they don’t need coaching, according to research from the ICF. Globally, 66% of respondents indicated that they were somewhat or very aware of the field of professional business and/or life coaching, with […]