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 of sunshine caressing the riverside buildings combined with the clarity of wintry air to produce a magical light; where the ubiquitous presence of water provided a sense of flow, and of reflection. And of course, all those twists and turns­ when you wander away from […]

Coaching at Work November e-newsletter

Welcome When our body and mind work pretty much as we wish them to, we tend to take it for granted. When they don’t, we can easily fall into seeing them as an adversary, piling frustration and anger upon what is already a challenging situation. Separating us in here from our ‘badly-behaving’ body or mind over there. Or we beat ourselves up for bringing the situation on ourselves somehow. That has certainly been my experience at times recently. I am currently suffering from repetitive strain injury (RSI) and ideally need to refrain completely from using the computer and many other […]

Coaching at Work October e-newsletter

Welcome I’m not one personally for taking to the high seas but it was hard not to get caught up in the buzz in Alicante port in recent weeks. The nine-month Volvo Ocean Race, the toughest race in professional sailing, started in Alicante on 11 October, with various in-port races in the lead-up. One of the seven teams, Team SCA, is the first all-female team in a decade. And judging by the number of people sporting magenta pink (the sailboat’s colour) as we wandered around the port before the starting gun rang out- – they have a lot of public […]

Coaching at Work September e-newsletter

Welcome Here in Spain where I’m writing this, summer is most definitely not over yet. It’s hot, hot, hot, (35 degrees, real feel 36 degrees).  However, there’s still a post-holiday, back-to-school but not-quite-ready-yet feeling. It’s a feeling I know lots of you are also experiencing, given some of the conversations I’ve been having. But slowly, slowly, momentum is building up once more and there are certainly lots of things to look forward to. A number of conferences coming up: ICF global in Malmo this month; EMCC and AC UK conferences in November, and Coaching at Work’s two remaining master classes […]

Welcome to the August 2014 issue of the newsletter

If you haven’t yet read the winning articles from this year’s Coaching at Work awards, you can do so below (see Stop press.) And you can read our awards report in this issue- see News Online (also published in the September issue of the magazine). Hold this date! The date for the next annual Coaching at Work conference in London is 1 July 2015. We’ve posted an announcement with the date in our LinkedIn group- do post on this thread with any ideas for what/who you would like to see at the conference or email me at liz@coaching-at-work.comLiz Hall Editor, Coaching […]

Welcome to the July 2014 issue of the newsletter

  It was wonderful to see so many of you at our annual Coaching at Work conference on 2 July- as usual, a real buzz, lots of interesting speakers including our surprise speaker Anthony Grant from Australia. At the conference, we announced the winners of this year’s Coaching at Work awards- see Stop Press.Thanks again to our conference sponsors: Gold Sponsor Coaching Supervision Consultancy; Silver Sponsors Association for Coaching; Centre for Coaching; Coaching Cloud; i-coach academy; International Coach Federation; Kogan Page; Open University Press; Routledge; Special Group in Coaching Psychology; The University of Warwick, and Work Positive, and Bronze Sponsor […]

Welcome to the June 2014 issue of the newsletter

      Many more of you are considering doing a coaching masters programme and there is much more choice out there. Should you take the plunge? And if so, which one should you go for? Read our special report (see Highlights).  Less than a month to go until our annual conference, we’re getting very excited! If you’d like to tweet in the run-up to the big day on 2 July (and at the conference, of course), here’s the hashtag: #cawconf14 The tweetwall can be seen on our home page at The conference has once again sold out, sorry to […]

Welcome to the May 2014 issue of the newsletter

      We’ve finalised a fabulous line-up for this year’s Coaching at Work conference on 2 July in London’s Bloomsbury quarter. See our programme here.Network Rail, Samsung and Royal Mencap Society are among the case studies we’re featuring and other sessions will feature case study material presented by clients too. Also new to the programme are a session from Spark Inside on coaching young offenders (an area where coaching opportunities are set to grow) and an interactive research seminar on “Anxiety in work teams and team coaches from Declan Woods. Our keynotes will be delivered by Julie Starr on […]

Welcome to the April 2014 issue of the newsletter

  Spring has sprung in the Western hemisphere and it’s a good time to do some spring-cleaning of internal initiatives. Lis Merrick has some tips on how (see her latest mentoring column in Highlights).To coincide with World Health Day on 7 April, a European psychologists’ body underlined the importance of changing behaviour in improving health. As coaches, challenging and helping to change behaviour is part of what we do, of course. And we need to take a systemic, holistic perspective. Sometimes it’s up to us to tread where others dare not. It’s no good helping a burned out leader do […]

Welcome to the March 2014 issue of the newsletter

COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2 JULY 2014 All systems go: holistic, forward-thinking best practice in coaching and mentoring. This year, we’ve chosen to attend to the systemic, the holistic, and to take a forward-thinking perspective at the Coaching at Work annual conference. Once again, we’ll be offering delegates all the hallmarks of our successful conferences: interesting keynote speakers, useful workshops, informative case studies, tasty food, and great networking in an intimate self-contained yet spacious setting at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in central London. Every year, our conferences sell out months in advance – so do be sure to book a […]