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CFC GROUP SETS SIGHTS ON GLOBAL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE

By Liz Hall Producing a ‘green paper’ for developing and disseminating the growing body of knowledge on coaching worldwide is one of the next projects to be tackled by the multi-stakeholder Collaborating for the Future of Coaching (CFC) group. At a meeting on 9 June in London, a working party was set up consisting of Professor Tatiana Bachkirova, co-director of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University; Sally Bonneywell, vice president of coaching at GSK, and Lis Merrick, EMCC UK president, among others. The group is to work on a global strategy for developing and […]

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GLOBAL NETWORK OFFERS FREE CPD TO SUPERVISORS

The Global Supervisors’ Network launched earlier this year is taking off, with more than 70 supervisors joining from countries including India, America, Canada and Australia, as well as Spain, Poland, France and the UK. The Network was the brainchild of Eve Turner as a response to what she saw as a lack of CPD opportunities for supervisors. The Network brings together people involved in the supervision of coaches, mentors and consultants, in a virtual community, gathering leading thinkers in the field who both host discussions and workshops and participate in them, explained Turner. It’s a “participative network, free of charge, […]

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ASPEY PRESENTS NEW FILM AWARD

By Liz Hall Coaching for Leaders founder Linda Aspey joined the world’s most advanced social robot, plus Sir David Attenborough, Joanna Lumley, Tilda Swinton and Ken Loach at an international documentary festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest Awards Ceremony last month (June), where she presented Sheffield Doc/Fest’s first-ever Creative Leadership Award. Aspey presented the award to Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, which saw the world’s film, TV, interactive and virtual reality communities come together from 10 to 15 June to discover, debate, provoke, do business and celebrate documentary storytelling. Some 160 international and UK documentaries were screened […]

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MODELS, APPROACHES AND RELATIONSHIPS EXPLORED

6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COACHING SUPERVISION, 10 MAY, OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY, UK By Sara Hammond The broadening of the supervision offering, the importance of relationships and systemic approaches, and the growing maturity of the profession were among themes which emerged at the conference. Robin Shohet kicked off the event the previous day with a challenging and enlightening preconference workshop, How Can I be Myself When I am with You? A Closer Look at the Supervisory Relationship.The broadening of the supervision offering, the importance of relationships and systemic approaches, and the growing maturity of the profession were among themes which emerged […]

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SUPERVISION TRAINING: FOCUS MORE ON EMOTIONS

6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COACHING SUPERVISION, 10 MAY, OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY, UK Coach supervisors feel very strongly that the emotions brought to supervision need to be investigated, but although they are prepared to explore emotions, nearly half do not do so, according to research by Peter Duffell and Dr Carmelina Lawton-Smith. Emotions are often encountered in coaching supervision, with frustration and anxiety most commonly reported, according to Duffell and Lawton-Smith’s research. The pair presented their findings on emotion in coach supervision at Oxford Brookes University’s 6th International Conference on Coaching Supervision on 10 May. Duffell said, “In the facilitated discussion, […]

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NEWS IN BRIEF – JUNE 2016

East or West? Workers in Western countries are more likely to rate themselves as happy at work, more loyal to their employers and more productive compared to their counterparts in the East, according to a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit and Aruba. Based on the self-assessment of 1,865 employees, those in key Western markets, especially the US, Germany and the UK consistently rated themselves higher for key performance metrics across loyalty, job satisfaction, productivity and creativity.   Satisfaction is success The more satisfied workers are, the more successful their employing company will be, according to a study in the […]

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HALLAM: HOW WELL DOES YOUR WEBSITE CONVEY YOUR VALUES?

BAREFOOT COACHING SPRING CONFERENCE, 26 APRIL 2016, COOMBE ABBEY HOTEL, WARWICKSHIRE, UK By Monika Lee Whether you love or hate the digital space, clients expect coaches to be visible and credible in it – and there are compelling reasons to build brands online: acquiring, engaging, converting and retaining new clients. So said Susan Hallam, managing director of a leading UK digital marketing agency, Hallam Internet, speaking at Barefoot Coaching’s Spring Conference in April. In an energetic and fast-paced session, Hallam urged coaches to “understand your values and make sure your digital brand portrays them consistently”. Hallam’s session was packed with […]

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FREE GROUP SUPERVISION AT ICW

INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK 2016, 16-22 MAY, GLOBAL The Association for Coaching (AC) UK and the Association of Coaching Supervisors (AoCS) lined up free group supervision sessions to celebrate International Coaching Supervision Day on 19 May, as part of International Coaching Week. The AoCS held three group supervision sessions, all free, for up to six coaches each session, three webinars on supervision-related topics and a live hosted chat session at the end of the day to share experiences. The AC UK hosted five group supervision experience calls with 44 people taking part from a range of countries including the UK, Ireland, […]

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COACHING YORK IS GROWING ASSET

INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK 2016, 16-22 MAY, GLOBAL Coaching York moved closer to its vision of creating the first coaching city in the UK during International Coaching Week. Coaching York, whose vision is to make positive and sustainable changes to the ways in which people relate to one another through coaching conversations, is starting to take its place in York as a community asset. It is bringing benefits to the city, such as ‘coaching conversations’ with local people in local communities. (For other examples see: http://bit.ly/1U6rVaZ) The week started with a launch event hosted by City of York Council and attended […]

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NEW PROJECT AIMS TO SUPPORT REFUGEE WORKERS

INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK 2016, 16-22 MAY, GLOBAL Front-line and other workers involved in the global refugee crisis are to be offered pro bono coaching to help them be more resilient. The CoachActivism Project, launched during International Coaching Week, will see coaching offered to front-line refugee workers, settlement and re-settlement workers, translators, first-responders, volunteers and private sponsors for an initial six-month period from this month (July). The coaching will seek to increase the resilience and self-care of these individuals, as well as help them organise, coordinate and facilitate their work. Individuals, referred through collaborating agencies, will have the chance to work […]

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