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COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 3 JULY, LONDON: NHS TRUST SCHEME EMPOWERS PHARMACY TRAINEES

By Adina Tarry Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) NHS Trust has introduced a coaching initiative to lift morale, support staff wellbeing and improve performance. The initiative consists of an initial one-to-one coaching programme for pharmacy trainees, then a four-week inter-professional pilot programme. Prior to the introduction of the initiative, pharmacy trainees had no access to regular coaching or mentoring, were disengaged, lacked resilience and weren’t empowered to support their own learning and development, delegates heard. Trainees’ overall mood, engagement and effectiveness had not been as high as hoped for, said internal coaches, Nicola Arnold, associate director for learning & organisational […]

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COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE, 3 JULY, 2019 – COACHING STORIES: FLOWING AND FALLING OF BEING A COACH

By Adina Tarry Sam Humphrey and Karen Dean drew on their book about the world of a coach and being a coach, rather than about coaching or coaching clients, to prompt reflection in participants. The session, Coaching stories: Flowing and falling of being a coach, presented by began with Dean introducing herself and the background to the book, with a reference to her earlier career. She worked for eight years with some 700 people delivering more than 3000 hours of coaching, including to cruise ship teams. This constant and significant volume of practice provided the opportunity to reflect on her […]

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HUMAN INTELLIGENCE (HI) LED AI/HI COMBO “UNBEATABLE”: SGCP CONFERENCE

By Liz Hall A combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Human Intelligence (HI) but led by HI could be “unbeatable”, said Adina Tarry in her presentation at the SGCP conference on Coaching in the age of AI and Robotics: are we ready for future digital collaborations? Tarry said AI and HI are good at different things: although AI is very good at doing fast volume work, it’s like a “one track mind” and isn’t very good at extrapolating, comparing and judging, while HI can’t do accurate volume and speed, but is very good at very complicated cognitive and practical tasks, […]

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TECH: THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY

In part 2 of her two-part series examining coaching and technology, Adina Tarry highlights the importance of taking an ethical perspective as technology becomes more widespread and sophisticated. This issue: Coaching and technology: revolution or co-evolution? Just as I anticipated in a LinkedIn article posted at the start of the year, 2018 has so far been a year when all things related to digital technology have exploded into mainstream consciousness, into the media and into conferences, talks and dedicated events. The impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics is now one of the top issues for debates about work and increasingly […]

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THE FOURTH REVOLUTION

In the first of a series of further articles examining coaching and technology, Adina Tarry highlights the importance of taking an ethical perspective as technology becomes more widespread and sophisticated. Part 1: ethics and technology must shake hands but can they, and what has this got to do with coaches? In the past three years I’ve closely monitored the latest technological advancements and reflected on related ethical implications, while attending relevant CPD events, doing research and paying attention to the media coverage of the subject. In this article, I share some of the answers, reflections and further questions that this interest […]

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