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CONFERENCE SOUNDBITES

EMCC 22nd annual international conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 19-21 November 2015 “Music comes from silence” Tanguy Lunven “Change occurs when we become who we are, but not when we try to become who we’re not” “Where you don’t want to go, that’s where the learning edge is” John Leary-Joyce   AC Coaching with Mastery symposium, 10 November 2015, Glasgow, Scotland “The more empathic you are as a coach, the more at risk you are of burnout” “We don’t pay enough attention to case formulation nor to decision-making theory in coaching” “Sitting with not knowing is a tough ask, but it’s what we […]

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JOB LOSS: ‘YOU CAN RIDE THE CAMEL OR LEAVE THE LAND’

EMCC 22nd annual international Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 19-21 November 2015 By Eve Turner Cenk Dogru moved delegates to tears with his story of how coaching and mentoring helped soften the blow when vehicle technology multinational Delphi Automotive Systems closed a plant in Turkey. Dogru was the CEO of three plants in Istanbul, Izmir and Bursa from 2007 to 2014, with a total of 6,000 staff. In his keynote closing the EMCC conference, he said that although these Turkish operations had the best efficiency in Europe, a decision was taken at the US HQ to close the Istanbul plant with the […]

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VODAFONE TURKEY’S SELF-MENTORING A ‘BIG SUCCESS’

EMCC 22nd annual international Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 19-21 November 2015 By Liz Hall A mentee-led light-touch mentoring scheme launched in August 2014 in Vodafone Turkey has generated much more interest and participation than expected, already touching around 10 per cent of its employees. Vodafone Turkey’s environment is one of continuous, radical change, while ‘speed’, ‘simplicity’ and ‘trust’ are core company values. It employs 3,300 staff with an average age of 34 and who are typically ambitious and assertive. Yet despite the pressures, time constraints and high staff expectations, the scheme is proving a big success, according to Sanem Celikyilmaz from […]

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EMCC RENEWS EQA PRACTITIONER STATUS FOR SHU COACHING COURSE

By Liz Hall Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) has had its EQA Senior Practitioner status for its executive postgraduate certificate in coaching and mentoring renewed by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). SHU is one of only two UK universities offering the course, delivered at the University’s Business School, the UK’s largest modern business school with some 8,000 students. Professor Isobel Doole, interim dean of Sheffield Business School (SBS), said: “This accreditation epitomises our personalised approach to delivering business education and our commitment to aligning our programmes with international accredited bodies.” Ann Norton, head of the management department at SBS […]

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NEW AOCS CHAIR LONG TO KEEP SUPERVISION ‘FIT FOR PURPOSE’

By Liz Hall Katherine Long plans to be a provocateur as chair of the Association of Coaching Supervisors (AOCS). Long, who took over in November from Erik de Haan, said: “My value in an AOCS chair role is more of a provocateur than a manager, and in channelling more energy into how coaching supervision stays fit for purpose in a changing world.” Long brings a wealth of experience to the role, as a coaching supervisor, experienced practitioner, author and faculty member of Warwick University. The AOCS board thanked De Haan for his “valuable two-year contribution in helping to raise the […]

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WWL NHS TRUST DEVELOPS LEADERSHIP COACHING

EMCC UK annual conference, York, 21 October 2015 By Sarah Dale Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust has seen staff satisfaction rise and communication among managers improve, following the introduction of a coaching programme, Sarah Montgomery and Becci Martin told delegates. Sarah Montgomery, the Trust’s learning and development manager, had begun her coaching journey when she attended a coaching programme delivered by North West Employers. Here, she started to recognise the value and importance of coaching, not only for managers and staff in the NHS, but also for coaching conversations with patients and service users. A few years later, when […]

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RIDLER REPORT: SOME 42 PER CENT OF BUSINESSES USE REMOTE COACHING ON A REGULAR BASIS

The latest Ridler Report has identified a significant increase in the use of coaching by telephone and video. What has motivated organisations to increase their use of remote delivery channels, asks Clive Mann. This is the second in a series of articles highlighting themes emerging from the Report Organisations are increasing their use of coaching via remote delivery channels, according to the 6th Ridler Report, published this month (January). Some 42 per cent of organisations said they frequently use telephone/video as a medium for executive coaching, compared with 29 per cent when the same question was asked in the 5th […]

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LETTER FROM ISTANBUL: LET’S GIVE REFUGE

With almost 60 million people in crisis, displaced from their homes, the EMCC conference in Istanbul reminded us to get in touch with our common humanity By Liz Hall I’m sitting on the deck of a cruise boat chugging along the river Bosphorus in Istanbul, along with fellow EMCC International conference participants. Lights of luxury riverside homes twinkle on our left. On one side of the sparkling bridge ahead lies Europe, on the other, Asia. Somehow, being here in Istanbul, it’s harder to ignore the plight of desperate refugees. Turkey is now ‘home’ to nearly two million displaced people. In […]

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GENDER: ACTS OF BALANCE

In this new column, commissioned as part of Coaching at Work’s Campaign for Gender Equality, Nicole Berg puts gender balance under the spotlight, and continues the rich, complex dialogue we tapped into in our Shaping the Future survey. This issue: Embracing both ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ qualities  By Nicole Berg The numbers are all around us and they point to a problem that is undeniable. In the workplace, women hold 51 per cent of non-management roles, but only 21 per cent of executive positions (CEB, 2015). A recent survey of more than 1,000 mid- to senior-level women indicated that 78 per […]

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REFLECTIONS: THE VULNERABLE COACH

Coaches need to be knowable to their clients. It increases their capacity to hear compassionately as clients open up to explore difficult issues By Lindsay Wittenberg My brief for these columns is to share my reflections on my client work, the learning that’s emerged for me from those reflections, and the impact on my practice. The very fact of setting out my reflections in public always makes me think carefully about the balance between my contract for confidentiality with my clients, on the one hand, and providing content that readers may find useful, on the other. It’s not always an easy […]

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