A BRAND NEW BEAT: A PROFILE OF PETER WELCH

Peter Welch, award-winning co-founder of the Association of Coach Supervisors, has a passion for self-directed learning. It’s shaping his latest multi-agency venture – creating ethical guidelines for coaching supervisors. Liz Hall reports   One wet Tuesday in Sussex more than a decade ago, self-directed learning advocate Peter Welch was in a coach networking session listening to an Irish woman talking about coaching supervision. Suddenly the penny dropped – coaching supervision was the missing link. Looking back at that lightbulb moment, Welch says, “People talk glibly about aha moments. Well, I did have one. Boom! I suddenly saw the link! There’s […]

CLIMATE HERO – A PROFILE OF CHARLY COX

Charly Cox has found her purpose, her ‘my why’, and focusing on climate change and coaching is the perfect vehicle to get her message across   After much deliberation and trepidation, and push-back from others, systems coach and former photojournalist Charly Cox re-launched herself as a climate change coach. It’s proved to be timely and welcome. Cox had spent two years trying to write her new website “because it felt very edgy to come out as a climate change coach when I’m not an environmental scientist”. Even the day before launching the website at the end of 2013, she considered […]

MY SIMPLE LIFE: A PROFILE OF EDNA MURDOCH

Edna Murdoch, one of the founders of Coaching Supervision Academy, and an early mover and shaker in the field of coach supervision, tells Liz Hall why who you are is how you work   Edna Murdoch is one of the world’s most renowned coach supervisors and co-founder of the coach supervisor training organisation, Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA). Core to the CSA’s philosophy is the idea that, ‘who you are is how you coach and supervise’. So who is Murdoch? She’s eloquent, wise and very present, practising what she preaches to students about attending to what’s unfolding in the moment. It […]

DIGGING FOR GOLD

Alison Hodge has a passion for learning, both for herself and her clients. It’s at the heart of everything she does as an award-winning coach supervisor. Liz Hall reports   Adventurous, playful and provocative, award-winning coach supervisor champion Alison Hodge has found learning gold in many ways, including on a group trek in Nepal, practising Tai Chi and through bereavement and in developing Bell’s Palsy. And she’s made it her life’s work to help others learn too. A big player in the development of coach supervision in the UK, Hodge won the Contributions to Coaching Supervision award in the Coaching […]

THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION: A PROFILE OF TIM DENCH

Working hard, having fun and remaining curious have been the guiding principles of Tim Dench’s career. They’ve helped him take coaching and mentoring from a small pilot at Euroclear to a successful company-wide initiative across 11 countries. Liz Hall reports   Eight or so years ago, Tim Dench, Euroclear’s head of coaching and mentoring, was considering leaving the organisation, and he hated coaching. Now he’s a huge champion of both coaching and mentoring. Dench has spearheaded a multi-faceted coaching and mentoring initiative at Euroclear which has seen coaching grow from a small pilot into an effective, performance-orientated coaching department with […]

RADICAL HONESTY: A PROFILE OF CLAIRE GENKAI BREEZE

Award-winning corporate coach and Zen Buddhist chaplain Claire Genkai Breeze wants to help leaders to challenge the status quo and lead a purposeful work life – from the inside out. She does this by living simply, out of the spotlight, she tells Liz Hall   Among ‘engines’ driving Claire Genkai Breeze, highly experienced corporate coach and coach supervisor, Zen Buddhist chaplain, and Coaching at Work award winner, are the practices of ‘nothing special’, ‘being nobody, going nowhere’ (teachings of Buddhist Ayya Khema) and “not believing my own press”. So she’s a hesitant ‘cover girl’. At the same time, she’s all […]

GENTLY DOES IT: A PROFILE OF ANNE HATHAWAY

Anne Hathaway has faced so many personal challenges she feels she has a PhD from the university of life. Yet she has always bounced back, as a leading pioneer of Nancy Kline’s Time to Think, working with the Thinking Environment to bring about transformation in her coaching “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Anne Hathaway, winner of the Coaching at Work External Coaching/Mentoring Champion 2018 Award, includes this quote from Gandhi in her email signature. It describes her approach beautifully. In person, Hathaway, an executive coach/coach supervisor, OD & L&D consultant and a member of Time to […]

A FORCE FOR GOOD. A PROFILE OF KATHERINE CHOWDRY

Katherine Chowdry has always championed coaching in her roles at British Transport Police. Through restructure, a sideways move, budget restrictions and her conversion to Islam, her passion did not waver, and now her efforts are bearing fruit. Liz Hall reports When British Transport Police (BTP)’s HR department was restructured and relocated from London in 2010 and internal coaching champion Katherine Chowdry’s role made redundant, it seemed the organisation’s coaching initiative was in its death throes. A coaching strategy had been launched in BTP in 2009, which saw external coach consultants Linbert Spencer OBE and Lois Leeming team up with BTP’s […]

YOUR INNER NEGOTIATOR: A PROFILE OF CHERIE CARTER-SCOTT

‘Mother of coaching’ Dr Chérie Carter-Scott, is a globally successful US coach, CEO of MMS Institute and a bestselling author endorsed by Oprah Winfrey. Yet it all began with a ‘premature life crisis’ when she was young, she tells Liz Hall Just as shamans are said to come to their calling through a personal crisis, so it was with Dr Chérie Carter-Scott. Often  described as the ‘mother of coaching,’ with 44 years of coach and coach training experience behind her, Carter-Scott traces her entry into the profession back to a ‘premature life crisis’ in her 20s. Fast forward to 2018. Carter-Scott […]

THIS WOMAN’S WORK: A PROFILE OF HETTY EINZIG

Hetty Einzig wants to reinstate feminine values at work, but it’s far from a step backwards. She talks to Liz Hall about her ideas for the future of coaching, her Jewish cultural heritage and how the #MeToo campaign is changing the workplace Leadership coach, activist and author Hetty Einzig has become one of the go-to coaches and trainers when it comes to developing women, and with her systemic perspective, a highly valued contributor to the debate around which game rules need to shift at work – and beyond. Einzig reports a marked increase in clients asking her to help them […]