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RESEARCH MATTERS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ‘BECOME’ A COACH?

The coaching industry continues to establish an identity, so how do those training to be a coach understand their own process of becoming? Coaching practitioner Liam Moore and Juliette Koning of Oxford Brookes University, examine the research As the coaching industry has grown, so has the number of people training to be a coach. However, […]

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HOW TO… COACH TO END WELL, PART 1

By Sheila Udall So many people end their time in their employment with a feeling of unfinished business. Supported transitions are usually only offered at a senior level, yet when employers help all their staff to ‘end well’, it benefits every stakeholder. Coaching has a vital role to play in making this happen In researching […]

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Eye on the prize: Hidden treasures

In this regular column, Sara Hope explores internal coaching. This issue: Hidden treasures When we set up internal coaching programmes, how much do we open our eyes to the wider benefits for the organisation and the system in which we work? What outcomes do we imagine are possible? These questions are crucial to help build […]

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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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News: Lack of preparation stalls cross-cultural mentoring

Many multinational mentoring programmes are at risk because employers fail to think strategically, adapt their approach to local cultures, or offer participants adequate cross-cultural training beforehand.
These were the key messages emerging from contributions to the multinational mentoring stream in the European Mentoring & Coaching Council’s (EMCC) first ever mentoring e-conference on 16-18 January.
David Clutterbuck, co-founder of the EMCC, said many organisations fail to change. “One of the mistakes I have seen commonly is for the headquarters of a multinational to assume that what works [fits] culturally in the home country is the right way to do it everywhere else. This cultural imperialism often leads to conflict and the abandonment of very effective local programmes.”

Adina Tarry, director of Rich Answers International, who has lived and worked in seven countries, and works with multinationals, said she has never seen a cross-cultural competence development programme precede mentoring, for example. She said businesses have a limited understanding of what cross-cultural experience, awareness, competency and sensitisation are, and do not appreciate that specific preparation is needed.

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News: Coach sails

Clipper world race for H2O children’s charity. Despite never having sailed before, Terezia Koczka, is taking to the high seas in the Clipper Round the World Race to raise funds for charity. Executive coach Koczka is rising to the challenge, both to celebrate her 60th birthday and to encourage support for the H2O programme, which […]

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News: Government portal helps SMEs find mentors

A UK government initiative has reached its target – by adding 15,000 more small business mentors to its books. Mentorsme.co.uk, a national mentoring portal owned and operated by the British Bankers’ Association, already had 12,000 mentors from the small business community. Over the past 16 months, it has trained a further 15,000 volunteers, to help […]

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News: Mindjet report: demoralised employees lack the willpower to succeed

Employers are struggling to motivate employees because of a lack of resources, recognition and direction from senior colleagues, suggests research. Inefficient communication is also a factor in holding people back, suggests the report from software company Mindjet. More than half of British office workers care about their employer succeeding in 2013, but only 49 per […]

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News: Ernst & Young builds relations

Mentoring in the community makes employees better at serving clients, and at managing people, according to an Ernst & Young community engagement champion in the US. Mentoring is a core leadership competency at Ernst & Young, said Rene Salas, Ernst & Young’s East Central assurance partner and community engagement champion. He said, “Mentoring in the […]

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News: ‘Sloppy work’ is biggest timewaster

Half of UK employees feel their employer doesn’t help them develop good team working skills, suggests a survey of 2,000 people by training consultancy Cedar. Employees understand their own work contributes to team targets, but one-fifth have never attended a meeting in which team performance was discussed. Four in ten have a manager “who does […]

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New Horizons – Venue

Home Programme Keynote sessions Case studies Workshops Venue Sponsors Booking We are pleased to announce that this year’s venue will be : Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/gb/en/london/lonbl/hoteldetail/directions

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New Horizons – Sponsors

Home Programme Keynote sessions Case studies Workshops Speakers Sponsors Booking Sponsors [toggles title=” GOLD SPONSOR” active=”1″] [toggle title=””] Insala is a leading talent development technology and consulting provider for mentoring and coaching based in London. We are the only organisation to provide a single technology solution to support and manage your mentoring and coaching initiatives […]

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New Horizons – Speakers

Home Programme Keynote sessions Case studies Workshops Speakers Sponsors Booking Speakers Eunice Aquilina Eunice Aquilina is a somatic coach, OD consultant, facilitator and coach supervisor who supports her clients to develop a strong authentic leadership presence, build skilful ways to cultivate trust, embody greater ease and connection and better manage their commitments and results. She […]

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New Horizons – Programme

Home Programme Keynote sessions Case studies Workshops Speakers Sponsors Booking Programme Coaching and Mentoring at Work conference New Horizons: Tuesday 2nd July 2013 Please note that this programme may be subject to alterations Time Description Speaker 8.30 Registration 9.20 Introductions & welcome Liz Hall 9.30 Keynote 1: An interactive keynote on applied neuroscience & coaching: […]

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New Horizons – Case Studies

Home Programme Keynote sessions Case studies Workshops Speakers Sponsors Booking   Case study 1 Caroline Curtis Talent management has for too long been seen as something that HR owns, leads and “does” but our experience is that the “big wins” come from the business owning and driving talent initiatives. In this session, Caroline Curtis, Head […]

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New Horizons – Workshops

Home Programme Keynote sessions Case studies Workshops Speakers Sponsors Booking   Workshop 1a Graham Lee Mindful Supervision: Working the Edges of Vulnerability At the core of human development is the capacity to work at the edge of discomfort and vulnerability. If, as coaches, we are to support our clients to inhabit new territories of uncertainty, […]

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New Horizons – Keynote Sessions

Home Programme Keynote sessions Case studies Workshops Speakers Sponsors Booking   Keynote 1 Professor Paul Brown Professor Paul Brown introduces neuroscience as the essential underpinning knowledge for the future of coaching as a profession and makes special reference to the power of the central integrator that organises the way the brain works. Keynote 2 David […]

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Festive cheer

Carol Wilson ran communication workshops with ‘guests’ at homeless charity Crisis last Christmas. The responses would not have been out of place in an executive boardroom “When a street stabbing happens it doesn’t start with knives; there are words that lead up to the knives. With the coaching skills I have learned here, I can […]

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EMCC, AC and ICF form an alliance

By Liz Hall In a landmark move for the coaching industry worldwide, three of its leading professional bodies have formed a global alliance. The International Coach Federation (ICF), the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association for Coaching (AC) broke the news of the formation of the Global Coaching & Mentoring Alliance in […]

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