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CLIMATE CRISIS NEWS: CALL FOR MULTI-PRONGED COACHING RESPONSE TO THE GLOBAL CLIMATE CRISIS

The scientific evidence for climate change is overwhelming and Alison Whybrow, Zoe Cohen and Linda Aspey have responded, calling on the coaching community to help avert disaster   Seasoned coaches Alison Whybrow, Zoe Cohen and Linda Aspey have declared a coaching climate emergency and are calling for a range of actions in response. Cohen’s posting on LinkedIn of an open letter penned by the trio, sharing their reasoning and proposed actions had attracted 63 comments at the time of going to press. Many signalled their support and shared helpful resources. There was discussion too about whether it’s now acceptable in […]

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TROUBLESHOOTER: CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Friction within a team of healthcare consultants is being felt throughout the organisation. Can a team coaching intervention help heal the rift? THE ISSUE Marcus, the HR director in a healthcare organisation, is keen to find an intervention to reduce conflict in a team of consultants. The conflict has built up over a number of years, as two or three consultants have come into the team with a different skill set and more innovative approaches. There has been enthusiastic championing of innovative techniques and practices, with some positive impact on outcomes. However, as things have progressed, a surprising, persistent and deep […]

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The gift of giving

How do you reward high performing staff when bonuses are not an option? Music charity Youth Music and coaching and organisational development group Cocomotion, found a way, says Griff Griffiths, Alison Whybrow and Teresa Meek When HR consultant, Teresa Meek, was HR manager at children’s music charity Youth Music, she found herself at an impasse. She had a group of high performing staff, but lacked options to reward them for their efforts. It had crossed her mind that personal development coaching might be something the staff would value, but her initial searches for a supplier had been discouraging: costs were […]

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