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Toolbox – tried and tested

A new, occasional column, in which readers share tried and tested tools they’ve invented or adapted. This issue, Eve Turner shares her lift analogy. Looking out, not looking up This tool came about in my early days as a coach. I was working with someone who wanted to apply for a role two grades above their current position. In the major organisation involved, applying in such circumstances was highly unusual, and the chances of success were very limited. We talked about preparation – the normal things you would expect, such as looking at CVs, job descriptions and person specifications; matching […]

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Prism award: everyone deserves great leaders

International coach federation global conference, 3-6 October 2012, london The return on investment for introducing coaching within a management development programme is 87.6 per cent at the United Nations Secretariat, delegates heard. The organisation won the International Coach Federation (ICF) Prism award, along with Banner Health and Roche Turkey. Staff engagement at Roche Turkey has gone up by 20 per cent, thanks to its coaching strategy. The establishment of a coaching culture at Roche began two years ago, said internal coach Mustah Zarlari, and has seen more people promoted internally. Zarlari said the number of assignments overseas has increased: “I […]

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Toolbox

Coaching at Work road-tests Clean Language Do you see what I see? 1 The tool What is it? Clean Language was developed by psychologist David Grove to resolve traumatic memories. Many coaches find the techniques useful to help their clients resolve deep-seated emotional impulses, such as stress, fear, anger and frustration. The approach is particularly relevant in today’s business world of change and uncertainty, according to Carol Wilson, who worked with Grove from 2004 until his death in 2008 to create techniques that would be safe for coaches to use with no training in therapy. She now delivers training in these […]

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Opinion

Liz Macann has won accolades for, and spoken all over the world about, the award-winning internal coaching scheme she set up at the BBC. Macann spent 12 years at the Beeb – here she reflects on her time there, and what the future holds REFLECTED GLORY Liz Macann There was a time when a client would spot you heading in their direction and swiftly engage in a conversation rather than introduce you as their coach. These days it feels more like a badge of honour than an embarrassment. Coaching’s credibility, desirability and value continue to increase, with senior leaders often […]

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