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EMBRACE THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OF DIVERSITY – JACKEE HOLDER: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

In her keynote, Jackee Holder, leadership coach, coach trainer, coach supervisor and creative writing facilitator offered a personal lens on diversity and challenged delegates to question their own assumptions around clients’ and their own stories. By Ros Soulsby   Delegates were invited to name diversity rather than pretend it’s not there, and to challenge how […]

CROSS-CULTURAL COACHING – RECONCILE THE PAST WITH THE FUTURE: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Jenny Plaister-Ten, director of 10 Consulting, explored the richness and diversity of inter-cultural communication and presented an updated version of her model, the Cross-Cultural Kaleidoscope. By Ros Soulsby   Drawing on seven years of research and being part of an inter-cultural family, Plaister-Ten has distilled her findings into a model and tool for inter-cultural coaching. […]

COMPASSION IS AT THE HEART OF A HELPFUL FEEDBACK CONVERSATION: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Compassion is at the heart of a helpful feedback conversation: research presented at Coaching at Work’s annual conference on 5 July in London By Ros Soulsby   Despite designing an ‘immaculate’ competency system for an organisation Lise Lewis found that things remained as bad as before, including emotionally damaging behaviour when giving feedback, prompting her […]

INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK 2017: MAY, YORK, UK

Community coaching has been given another boost in city of York’s celebrations for International Coaching Week 2017 in May. Geoff Ashton and Peter Lumley from Coaching York share their reflections For the fourth year running, social enterprise Coaching York (CY) responded with vigour and creativity to the challenge set by the International Coach Federation to […]

OCM 17TH ANNUAL CPD AND SUPERVISION CONFERENCE: 15 JUNE 2017, HOLIDAY INN, OXFORD

Quigong and embodied mindfulness, an open space debate on making your coaching more challenging – these were among the sessions offered at the OCM’s 17th annual conference in Oxford. By Charlotte Bruce-Foulds   The unifying theme of the conference was “Making an Impact – delivering GREAT Coaching & Mentoring consistently and effectively.” Around 85 delegates as diverse […]

Coaching at Work e-newsletter: February 2015

Welcome An independent review is urging the UK’s National Health Service to change its culture to make it easier for staff to blow the whistle on low standards of care (See Online news) without being victimised. This is great news. And it got me thinking about the role we coaches play as potential whistleblowers, particularly […]

Coaching at Work e-newsletter: January 2015

Welcome A very Happy New Year to all from the Coaching at Work team! What are your New Year´s resolutions this year with regard to your coaching practice? And what do you think the hot trends and challenges will be for coaching in 2015? According to a mini survey we carried out amongst sponsors, academics […]

Coaching at Work December e-newsletter

Welcome Venice: such a feast for the mind, senses and soul. The location for this year’s European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s annual conference, it proved to offer a delightful backdrop. It was energizing to explore a city whose lines and curves are unblemished by tower blocks, neon lights and satellites; where the soft warm golden­ness […]