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RESEARCH MATTERS: EMPLOYEE RESILIENCE – THE VALUE OF COACHING

It’s official: coaching can enhance resilience, which in turn is linked to greater wellbeing. Carmelina Lawton Smith explores the research   As we approach what may become one of the most turbulent periods for UK organisations, many are looking to build the emotional resilience of their workforce. Resilience has been a hot topic over recent years partly because higher resilience is often linked to greater levels of wellbeing. Personal resilience has been described as the capacity to maintain or recover high levels of wellbeing in the face of life adversity. Much advice and information has been offered from organisations such […]

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THE ART IN MENTORING

Successfully promoting innovation and creativity among young creative people through mentoring means treading a delicate line, as the Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership has discovered. Carmelina Lawton Smith reports As director of the Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership (OYAP Trust), Helen Le Brocq has worked with vulnerable young people and young emerging artists/practitioners for many years and has become a highly sought expert on how best to apply mentoring in this context. The people Le Brocq works with often aim to build a career in the arts, yet have experienced an education system that didn’t value their creativity and innovative capability. Their […]

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