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FIRST PERSON: NATIONAL GRID CASE STUDY

Coaching is boosting performance and employee engagement at National Grid. Craig Rollason reports My first awareness of coaching was some 20 years ago, when my employer at that time introduced “coaching for excellence”, a two-day course based on the GROW model run by internally trained coaches. I really liked the concept – introducing a different […]

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ILM: LEADERS NEED COACHING SKILLS POST-BREXIT

By Liz Hall In the wake of the EU referendum, businesses need to equip leaders with core skills, including coaching, according to the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). John Yates, group director, ILM, urged businesses not to “feel disheartened by the impending upheaval, but invigorated to shake things up, challenge the status quo and […]

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IDEAS IN ORBIT

In this two-part series, angel investor and coach/mentor Bridget Connell explores why and how to support women entrepreneurs. Part 1 highlighted the untapped potential in this group. In Part 2, she delves into what supporting women start-up entrepreneurs means in practice I’m passionate about supporting women in business. As I highlighted in Part 1* of […]

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RELATIVE MERITS

Coaching can offer vital support to family businesses, guiding members in relationship conflicts, for example. Manfusa Shams and David Lane report With the global economy increasingly built on contributions from family businesses, it’s important to help them grow sustainably. One effective means of supporting these businesses is coaching, but it requires a specialist, blended approach. In […]

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THE REAL BUSINESS OF COACHING: TURNING ENQUIRIES INTO CLIENTS

Is your ‘onboarding’ process effective? Lack of proper diagnosis will keep coaches’ business low value, argues Ginny Baillie in her latest in this series In the ‘old days’ I used to offer potential clients a half-hour coaching session – it was called a ‘Living Brochure’. They got to experience what it would be like to […]

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RESILIENCE FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

Juan Coto, leadership business coach and mental trainer for elite athletes, shares with us how resilience is the key to peak performance and a training framework to become more resilient Peak performance is a term traditionally used in the elite sporting arena which is used more and more in the business world. Peak performance is […]

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THE REAL BUSINESS OF COACHING – ASSOCIATE COACHES: THE MYTHS

With more than 80% of corporate coaching bought via referrals, shouldn’t all businesses be cultivating such a valuable relationship, asks Ginny Baillie Why on earth would I want to help another coach build their business?” This was one response when I started to research the value of associate business to coaches – from an experienced, […]

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OPINION: THE REAL BUSINESS OF COACHING

Never forget – this is work In this new column, Ginny Baillie helps coaches get as good at the business of coaching as they are at coaching itself. This issue: setting the scene   The corporate coaching market is worth £1.6 billion. It’s one of the fastest growing industries in the world. But it doesn’t […]

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Body Talk

A recent survey found that nearly three-quarters of you are members of a professional coaching organisation. But for those of you who aren’t, confusion still reigns. Liz Hall brings clarity with an in-depth look at what’s on offer.

Professional bodies aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but as coaching buyers begin to ask more questions about accreditation, standards and ethics, more coaches are signing up. And they are discovering the real benefits to be had.

A recent cartoon by our resident humorist Kipper struck a nerve with many of you, highlighting the confusion that still reigns over who does what. How do you decide what body to join? Which are relevant to you? What do they offer?

Some 74 per cent of respondents to Meyler Campbell’s survey of coaches (see news, page 12) are members of a professional coaching body, up on last year’s 65 per cent. There was no clear leader last year either, but in 2009 the Association for Coaching (AC) pulled ahead by a long shot (59 per cent), followed by the International Coach Federation (ICF; 29 per cent), as shown in Table 1.

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