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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 […]

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. […]

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: […]

Welcome to the January 2014 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the January 2014 issue of the newsletter

A very Happy New Year to you all. Resolutions are not everyone’s cup of tea and goal setting is not the be all and end all in coaching, but we all appreciate the power identifying meaningful goals can have. Do you have any New Year’s resolutions, or at least a general sense of what you want this year to look like? The Institute of Leadership and Management asked 1,001 workers about their workplace resolutions- 31 % identified improving work/life balance, 28% a desire to receive more training or attain a new qualification, 13% to become a better manager, and 11% to be more productive at work. A fifth plan to quit their job this year.

One of our resolutions here at Coaching at Work is to make extra sure we’re giving you what you want. We’ve now gone through the results of our survey on the topics you’re interested in for conferences and masterclasses (thanks to those of you who responded). Our masterclass line-up for this year takes your responses into account- neuroscience, coaching through transitions, leadership and team coaching are among the hot topics and we’ve announced dates for masterclasses on all four (see Diary Dates) with more in the pipeline. We’re using your responses to inform our choices for our annual conference on 2 July too.

Liz Hall Editor, Coaching at Work, Winner of the Association for Coaching Award for Impacting (Leadership/External Focus) Service to the Wider Community for 2010–11

Welcome to the December 2013 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the December 2013 issue of the newsletter

Even before the outpouring of grief, respect and gratitude that has graced many of the world’s press pages over recent weeks following Mandela’s passing, if you’d asked someone to name a handful of truly inspirational leaders, chances are Mandela’s name would have featured. We asked a handful of coaches and leadership experts what we can learn from Mandela for leadership and coaching today – see News Online below.
How about you: what is Mandela’s legacy to you, and how can we as coaches and mentors help to develop future leaders who can follow in Mandela’s footsteps?

In 2014, income in coaching will rise, predict 54% of respondents to the annual Coaching at Work readers’ survey, compared to15% last year (see News Online ). The top priorities for 2014 are: becoming more aligned with business (36%), evaluation/ROI (33%), then forming a chartered institute for coaching/and or mentoring (24%), followed by accreditation (22%). You have mixed feelings whether the profession should form a chartered institute (News Online) http://www.coaching-at-work.com/2013/12/13/news-mixed-feelings-about-chartered-institute/

Please note that the Coaching at Work offices will be closed over the Christmas period, re-opening on 6th January. For urgent subscription enquiries, call 08443221274

We thank everyone for your support and wish you all the very best for 2014.

Welcome to the September 2013 issue of the newsletter

Independent thinking is systemically repressed at every level in our culture and the coaching profession needs to be the first to halt this, said the ever-inspirational Nancy Kline in her keynote address at the Association for Coaching (AC) UK annual conference in London.

As coaches, we tend to operate solely in ‘exchange thinking’ and this is what we’re paid for, yet it’s the fostering of generative ‘fully independent thinking’ that our clients long for, said Kline.