Coaching at Work conference 2018 – Working with and learning from the younger generations – Lindsay Wittenberg, Victoria Niroomand-Rad and guests

By Molly Hall One unusual session at the Coaching at Work annual conference on 4 July saw coaches, young female students and their teacher come together in a lively exploration of assumptions different generations hold about one another, potential differences and common ground between the generations, and offered coaches a chance to try out coaching students. The session was facilitated by Lindsay Wittenberg, with secondary school teacher Victoria Niroomand-Rad, with the aim of exploring “what connects us, what divides us, and how to make connections”, said Wittenberg. They were joined by two female students from a London school, all of […]

Conference Material 2018

Conference Programme – 4th July 2018 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. CASE STUDY 1: A cross-organisational mentoring programme in the aid and humanitarian sectors – Lis Merrick, Emily Wilton & Courtlin Stoker Case Study 1 – Lis Merrick, Emily Wilton & Courtlin Stoker   CASE STUDY 2: Coaching an extra-dependent team: a case study in […]

PRESS RELEASE COACHING AT WORK AWARD WINNERS 2018 – For immediate release – 5 July 2018

A host of movers and shakers received accolades for their contributions to the coaching profession, at this year’s Coaching at Work Awards. 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, which was then followed by a reception sponsored by the online training provider the Wisdom Tree Academy to celebrate the awards. Craig G Howe from the Wisdom Tree Academy handed winners a plaque and those highly commended, a certificate. A full conference report, with photographs, will appear in Coaching at Work’s September/October issue of the magazine. “It’s been really […]

Podcast: Louise Sheppard and Graham Lee

Graham Lee and Louise Sheppard talk to Coaching at Work’s Liz Hall about the importance of supervision being supervisee-led     Louise Sheppard’s research on supervisee-led supervision, featured in Coaching at Work magazine, has been creating waves, and her series of articles on this has seen her shortlisted for a Coaching at Work award – results will be announced on 4 July at the Coaching at Work annual conference. At the conference, in a session with Graham Lee, she will share some insights from this research and get delegates really thinking. Louise is APECS accredited executive coach and coaching supervisor who’s worked with […]

Podcast: David Kesby on extra-dependent teams

Liz Hall interviews David Kesby about extra-dependent teams David Kesby is an organisational coach, and is also chief consultant coach and faculty for the Academy of Executive Coaching. His first career was in the Parachute Regiment before completing an MA in Management and Organisational Learning at Lancaster University and transitioning into a career focused on development. The last 12 years of his two decades working as a coach and OD consultant have been spent exploring, researching, and road testing extra-dependent teams.  His research will be shared in his  book, Extra-Dependent Teams: Realising the Power of Similarity (Routledge, July 2018). Dave Kesby

Podcast: Anna Sheather on embracing art in coaching

Molly Hall talks to Anna Sheather about how embracing art in coaching enables deep work with clients Anna Sheather is an executive coach and supervisor who is also a self-taught artist. Anna has been coaching for more than 12 years having trained with Henley Business School. She is an accredited APECS Executive Coach and qualified coach supervisor. Most recently Anna has been commissioned by Routledge to write a book about her art-based coaching practice. She’s been increasingly drawn to combining her passion for art with her passion for coaching. In 2016 Anna launched ‘Art in Coaching’ as a platform for […]

Podcast: Tim Dench on internal coaching at Euroclear

Molly Hall talks to Tim Dench about how Euroclear has built internal coaching and increased access to coaching   Tim Dench is head of coaching at Euroclear and is a former IT programme manager experienced in delivering large multinational projects and cultural change programmes. He’s designed and built the internal coaching capability at Euroclear and is now an accredited individual and team coach, holds a diploma in coaching supervision and delivers ILM accredited training courses. A firm believer in external networking, he’s a founder member of the Belgian Coaching Network, made up of a number of blue-chip companies and government […]


Alternative tyranny? In their interactive session based on their award-winning article, Is a coaching culture an alternative tyranny?, Karen Dean and Sam Humphrey involved delegates in small group discussions around questions including: What is a coaching custodian? What are the challenges and successes for coaching custodians? What’s the purpose of a coaching culture? How do you build a coaching culture? Dean and Humphrey see coaching culture as a means to an end rather than an end, which they felt organisations could run away with if these questions weren’t addressed, writes Sarah Dale.   Dorset revises strategy Dorset County Council has […]


Paying attention to quality relationship building, developing a niche and deciding to ‘bring your own stuff’ to your role as coach are key in building a successful coaching business, according to a panel on the ‘real business of coaching’. By Sarah Dale Coaching at Work columnist Ginny Baillie chaired a panel with fellow coaches Manjula Bray, Rebecca Hourston and Blaire Palmer. Each panellist lay out their history of using different business models including working with clients, as an associate and as an employee. All four were honest about their successes and failures in finding a business model that worked for […]


Coaches need to be more aware of disruptors impacting the world of work, better recognise the changes already occurring and identify opportunities and challenges presented, urged a panel on professionalising coaching in a changing business context. By Nicole Berg The panel featured four members of the Future of Coaching Collaboration (FCC): Maria Symeon, global coaching leader, PwC; Joy Harcup, founder of Harcup Consulting; Sally Bonneywell, VP coaching at GlaxoSmithKline and Liz Hall, editor, Coaching at Work. The FCC is a multi-stakeholder group including representatives from corporates, leading professional bodies in the UK, academia, research institutes, and Coaching at Work. The […]