Coaching at Work e-newsletter – September 2011

Welcome to the September 2011 issue of the newsletter Coaching is increasingly a core part of managers’ jobs and line managers are doing the lion share of coaching, according to a report out this month from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) (see Stop Press). But it’s important that this isn’t seen as cheap coaching, as we stress in the September/October issue (See Show of Support, Highlights). Managers who coach and internal coaches need to be given lots of training and support while coaching needs to be aligned with business priorities. Leeds Metropolitan University and NHS Leeds are among […]

Welcome to the August 2011 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the August 2011 issue of the newsletter It’s easy to feel daunted at the prospect of carrying out research if you don’t have an academic background. I’ve felt this myself throughout my many years working in journalism, digging around in all sorts of dusty corners, and more recently as a coaching practitioner. Apparently, many coaching and mentoring practitioners foraying into the world of research feel anxious and concerned that they are somehow frauds – this came through at the European Mentoring & Coaching Council’s first research conference in Holland. Academics are often responsible for this discomfort, reflected David […]

Welcome to the July 2011 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the July 2011 issue of the newsletter Exciting news that the joint efforts by the International Coach Federation and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council to produce a common Code of Conduct for practitioners have paid off (see Stop Press and next issue for full story). This makes perfect sense and will help coaching buyers enormously. Hopefully other professional bodies will soon join the initiative. As befits a new profession, we are still feeling our way around what coaching is and isn’t. No doubt the debate will run and run but it’s a worthwhile one, one which will […]

Welcome to the June 2011 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the June 2011 issue of the newsletter "Become what thou art", said philosopher Nietzche, and this is what keynote speakers at the International Coach Federation European conference in Madrid urged us to do- to step into the evolved state that is our birthright. A state that allows us to embrace our interconnectedness and stop pretending that others and the rest of the planet are separate to us. This is what has got us into this mess, yet "another fine mess", as Hardy, half of American comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy, would say. Consume more, spend more to get […]

Welcome to the May 2011 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the May 2011 issue of the newsletter Hope you can join us at our Coaching and Mentoring at Work: Beyond frontiers conference in London on 23 November. We have special discounted rates for subscribers, and for members of professional bodies and of our LinkedIn group. Session themes include Positive Psychology; neuroscience; mindfulness; ontological coaching; coaching/mentoring in the prison sector, juicy case studies and a hot debate on the fuzzy line between coaching and therapy. We will be including more details over the coming weeks but you can get an idea here: http://bit.ly/lifDMq We will be taking bookings very […]

Welcome to the April 2011 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the April 2011 issue of the newsletter We’re very close to releasing some of the details of our Coaching and Mentoring at Work: Beyond frontiers conference in London on 23 November. We will be looking at some of the newest developments in coaching and coaching in different contexts and will have some juicy workshops to help you push back the boundaries in your practice, plus some meaty case studies too. We´re very excited and we really hope you can join us! We will soon be posting details onto the website. For now, you can register your interest with […]

Welcome to the March 2011 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the March 2011 issue of the newsletter In this issue, we feature more highlights from the March/April issue of Coaching at Work including ‘Moral support‘ which looks at how coaching can help reset organisations´ and individuals´ moral compasses. Against the backdrop of the banking crisis and the imminent UK Bribery Act, the spotlight is on compliance but coaching offers the chance to go deeper and transform mindsets. Coaching at Work will be at the EMCC UK´s conference on 29-30 March, the CIPD´s HRD event on 6-7 April and the UKICF´s event on the art of mastery in coaching […]

Welcome to the February 2011 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the February 2011 issue of the newsletter The minefield that is coaching accreditation in the UK is becoming somewhat clearer at last. The professional bodies have taken a huge step forward towards greater clarity in response to calls from coaching buyers, body members and readers of Coaching at Work (see News online). They have provided information on their accreditation schemes, which can be compared on our website (www.coaching-at-work.com/accreditation-hub). This is a new section and we will include relevant research, articles and updated tables to help coaches and coaching buyers make sense of this area. Meanwhile, the bodies hope […]

Coaching at Work e-newsletter – January 2011

Welcome to the January 2011 issue of the newsletter A very Happy New Year to you all. Is internal coach supervision a case of the Emperor’s New Clothes? Or is it just what’s needed to help manage internal coaches? Read Balancing Act  by Liz Macann and Alison Fletcher, the first of three articles on supervision in this issue. See also the Best of Health and I wish I’d… (See Highlights). You have to be a subscriber to access most of our content but we do have some freely available content- see Sample content below. Your opinion counts: please let us […]

Welcome to the December issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the December issue of the newsletter Against the backdrop of public sector cuts, bail–outs and general economic strife, it is hardly surprising that many respondents to this year’s Coaching at Work Annual Survey identified demonstrating value for money as a key priority for 2011. Or that a number of you highlight survival or working on your coaching business to help you survive as a top priority (see Stop Press). The good news is that coaching is still here, creativity, collaboration, innovation and responsiveness will be key, you say. You can read the results in the next issue but […]