PRESS RELEASE: COACHING AT WORK AWARDS 2019 – For immediate release – 5 July 2019

A host of coaching and mentoring practitioners received accolades for their contributions in the Coaching at Work 2019 Awards, in what was one of the toughest years for judging given the high quality of those nominated. The winners were: Jonathan Passmore, Eve Turner & Marta Filipiak (Best Article/s); Charmaine Kwame (Internal Coaching/Mentoring   Champion); Jeremy Gomm (External Coaching/Mentoring Champion); Peter Welch (Contributions to Coaching Supervision); Fiona Adamson (Lifetime Achievement), and David Gray (Posthumous Lifetime Achievement). Gina Lodge, CEO at coach training and consultancy business the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) announced the winners and those highly commended at the awards ceremony […]

Conference Material 2019

Conference Programme – 3th July 2019 Chrome browser users and anyone experiencing issues when viewing the PDFs, please right click on the link and select ‘save link as’ to view the PDF on your device.  In Safari right click and select ‘download linked file’. Firefox browser users do not normally encounter any difficulty viewing the files. KEYNOTE 1: Speaking truth to power – Megan Reitz KEYNOTE 1 – Megan Reitz   CASE STUDY 1: Pinsent Masons: A coaching approach to leadership: A journey of weaving a coaching approach into the culture of an International law firm – Sophie Turner CASE […]

COACHING AT WORK 2019 AWARDS: HAVE YOUR SAY

Preparations for this year’s Coaching at Work awards are underway, and once again we’d love to hear your thoughts as to who deserves to win. The categories, and criteria, are: Internal Coaching/Mentoring Champion Championing coaching/mentoring within their organisation Raising standards and innovating within their organisation But also external-facing, contributing beyond the organisation to the wider field, taking part in cross-organisational/body groups, etc External Coaching/Mentoring Champion Generous with their time, energy and thinking for the greater good of coaching/mentoring, and those they serve Contributing to raising standards Innovating and challenging thinking Contributions to Coaching Supervision Helping to promote and foster debate around supervision […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, 4 JULY 2018 – COACHING AT WORK 2018 AWARDS: THE RESULTS ARE IN

The winners of this year’s Coaching at Work Awards are Tim Dench, Anne Hathaway, Eve Turner, Edna Murdoch and Louise Sheppard. The award results were announced by editor Liz Hall at a ceremony at the end of the annual Coaching at Work conference in London on 4 July. It was followed by a reception sponsored by online training provider The Wisdom Tree Academy to celebrate the awards. Craig G Howe from The Wisdom Tree Academy congratulated winners and those highly commended, giving a plaque to the winners and a certificate to those highly commended. “It’s been really tough for the […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 4 JULY 2018, LONDON, UK – COACHES MUST BECOME ‘AGENTS OF UNCERTAINTY’

Prof. Enesto Spinelli challenged the conference delegates to become agents of uncertainty in their coaching, embracing the fact that we are all inter-connected and thus nothing is certain. In his opening keynote Spinelli said, “Uncertainty doesn’t have to be negative, it can be energising as well as anxiety-producing. “Existentialism takes the view that uncertainty is a constant given, and talks about the idea of relatedness – the assumption that every being is linked. That might feel gooey but there is a dark side. “If we really accept that, there are various consequences. We have to give up [the idea that […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 4 JULY 2018, LONDON, UK – ADOPT THE STANCE OF ‘IDIOCY’, URGES SPINELLI

by Nicole Berg Adopting a stance of curiosity – of idiocy even, where everything is questioned – promotes creativity and meaning-making for the client, according to leadership coach and well-known expert on existentialism, Prof. Ernesto Spinelli, who led a workshop on working with uncertainty. Spinelli cited German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer, who described two types of dialogue. Type 1 is characterised by focus and direction of dialogue, with explicit agreement to focus on a topic. If one person deviates, either has the right to turn the conversation back to the topic. Naturally, the conversation will come to an end. Type 2 involves […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, UK, 4 JULY 2018 – COACHES MUST FIND THEIR PLACE IN THE TECH FUTURE

Disruptive technology can offer many benefits, including improvements in cost efficiency, diagnostics, agility, accuracy, learning effectiveness and the ability to offer on-demand support – and to more people. by Nicole Berg If we embrace technology as a profession, as individual practitioners and as employers, it can present many opportunities, suggested a panel at the Coaching at Work conference featuring four members of the multi-stakeholder group the Future of Coaching Collaboration (FCC). They were: Maria Symeon, formerly of PwC and now director, Executive Coaching Edge; Carol Braddick, director of Graham Braddick Partnership; Alexandru Popa-Antohi, leadership development manager, Vodafone Group, and Louise […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, UK, 4 JULY 2018 – AID SECTOR PILOTS INTER-AGENCY ONLINE MENTORING

by Jackee Holder WaterAid, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, Save the Children, CAFOD, Plan International, UNHCR, Unicef, War Child and World Vision are taking part in a cross-organisational online mentoring programme to support leadership and management development in the humanitarian sector, the first of its kind. The programme was the brainchild of the humanitarian capacity building team at Save the Children UK, which recognised the importance of mentoring at all levels for personal and professional development. Save the Children used the pilot programmes – the first was launched in 2016 and another this year – as a platform to develop […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, UK, 4 JULY 2018 – SUPERVISEES NEED WAYS TO ENHANCE SUPERVISION

by Molly Hall Supervision is one of the most important aspects of a coach’s development, but not seeing ourselves as an equal partner to our supervisor, lack of agency, anxiety, fear of judgement and shame, and habits we employ can get in the way of us benefitting from good supervision, said Louise Sheppard and Graham Lee. There is much more that supervisees can do to empower themselves to get more out of their supervision, they told delegates at the conference. Drawing from doctoral research by Sheppard as well as her own supervision work, and from Lee’s supervision work, they suggested […]

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, 4 JULY 2018 – LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: WHY IT RESONATES

by Nicole Berg What if we coached with a location, not in spite of it? asked Rachel Ellison MBE She presented a case study at the Coaching at Work annual conference, of coaching one client across six different public spaces, explaining that this style of coaching requires working with uncertainty and response. She gave the example of a loud horn starting to blare within earshot of a location – what comes up for the client from this? She shared reflections of her client, herself as coach, and psychoanalysts reviewing her case study from each location, and through the coaching programme […]