Welcome to the June 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the June 2012 issue of the newsletter Prompted by neuroscientist Geoff Bird’s suggestion at our last conference that coaches and clients might start sniffing bonding hormone oxytocin before sessions, we asked you what you thought. Some 94% of you voted against, in our online poll. We have another keynote on neuroscience in our second conference next month (July)- Chris Samsa will be talking about neuroscience and positive psychology. The conference is now sold out, weeks before the event, just like our last one. The conference sponsors this year are: Gold: Insala; Silver: Centre for Coaching; The CoachOnline, EMCC, […]

Welcome to the May 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the May 2012 issue of the newsletter We’re feeling like good sports and in somewhat of a celebratory mood, what with the recent bout of sunshine here in the UK and the international sporting event taking place so we’ve launched a special 15% discount offer on digital subscriptions. We know many of you still appreciate receiving a hard copy of the magazine and enjoy our quality paper and illustrations, but for some of you, particularly if you’re based overseas, the digital sub can make sense. So here goes: here’s the code for the 15% discount. CADSUM2012. Please feel […]

Welcome to the April 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the April 2012 issue of the newsletter How can we deal with complexity? This is one of the questions driving business leaders nuts, particularly when it comes to sustainability, according to some of the coaches I speak to. One says it’s causing ‘stratospheric stress’ levels in leaders. As coaches, we need to first think about how we personally deal with complexity and ambiguity, and how can we help our clients in turn. Speaking of sustainability, in this issue, we conclude the series by Neil Scotton and Alister Scott on the roles of coaches and mentors in addressing the […]

Welcome to the March 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the March 2012 issue of the newsletter We have a fabulous line-up planned for our conference in central London on 11 July. The theme is Embracing and Enabling Change: resilience, creativity and wellbeing in these challenging times. Sessions include a keynote on neuroscience, case studies from Unilever and the Samaritans, and workshops on health/wellbeing coaching, fee negotiations, somatics and mindfulness. Our last conference was a sell-out and I know lots of you were disappointed. Don’t miss the boat this time – for more information and to book now click here .  

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Welcome to the February 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the February 2012 issue of the newsletter Coaching at Work has launched a campaign to help increase the amount of high quality health and wellbeing coaching. As part of our Coaching for Health campaign, we’re running lots of editorial including our trends report in the March issue, and on health coaching approaches in the May issue. Why we’ve launched the campaign: • The cost of healthcare is spiralling yet we seem to be getting sicker • People have to take responsibility for their own health – they will rarely make behavioural changes just because a medical professional has […]

Welcome to the January 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the January 2012 issue of the newsletter We’ve set the date for our next Coaching at Work conference: 11 July 2012. We will be giving out details soon. Our last conference on 23 November was a sell-out weeks in advance so do make sure you don’t miss the boat! We now have available some of the speaker material from the last conference, including some of the presentations and podcasts. We’re really excited about the launch of the new digital version of Coaching at Work magazine in Calameo format, which allows you to flick through the magazine virtually. To […]

Welcome to the December 2011 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the December 2011 issue of the newsletter It’s been a tough year for so many people over the last year and it’s been little wonder that stress has been the main reason for sickness absence here in the UK. We’re all part of the system and it’s hard to build up immunity in the current climate. Apparently when Sarah Dale, who presented at the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology’s (BPS SGCP) 3rd European Coaching Psychology conference in December, asked a group of 100 managers if any of them woke up at 4am with work worries, […]

Coaching at Work Mentoring Digest no.2 – December 2011

Welcome to our second issue of Coaching at Work Mentoring Digest. As this year comes to a close, we’ve asked Coaching at Work readers to identify what the priorities are for the coming year. Managing talent came out top in the list of mentoring priorities (see News online), according to the Coaching at Work Annual Readers’ Survey 2011 (more results in Coaching at Work January/February issue). Our first conference since we took over the magazine, Coaching and Mentoring at Work: Beyond Frontiers, on 23 November, was a huge success. We heard about the importance of goal-setting and repetition to aid […]

Coaching at Work e-newsletter – November 2011

Welcome to the November 2011 issue of the newsletter We are riding on a high after our conference earlier this month. It was fun, friendly, stimulating, interesting and well-organised, many of you told us, which made all the hard work worthwhile. Read the tweets from the conference in Twitter under #cawfrontiers. Geoff Bird, who has carried out no less than 10,000 brain scans to date, sparked lots of interest with his keynote on neuroscience- gems included the possibility in the future of popping pills/sniffing oxytocin to enhance our coaching. Sounds surreal but who knows? You read it here first! Alex […]

Coaching at Work e-newsletter – October 2011

Welcome to the October 2011 issue of the newsletter Should coaches challenge clients when they think they’re doing something unethical? This is a burning issue given the financial crisis, environmental pressures and the continuing lack of confidence in the current business model. And according to the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and Management Today’s Index of Leadership Trust, released earlier this month (October), leaders are widely perceived to be prioritising profits over principles. Less than two-fifths of CEOs place ethics at the heart of business decisions, says the report. Should we stop playing god and remember we are engaged […]