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COACHING AT WORK AWARDS 2016: ‘A HIGH CALIBRE’

By Liz Hall This year’s winners and highly commended individuals in the Coaching at Work Awards 2016 were announced at a glittering awards ceremony and drinks reception on 6 July in the heart of London.   The winners were: Sally Bonneywell (GSK) – Internal Coaching Champion; Erik de Haan (Ashridge) and Liz Dimmock (Women Ahead) […]

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GLOBAL COACHING REVENUE UP 19% FROM 2011

The coaching industry is expanding at a record pace across the world, according to the latest global study from the International Coach Federation (ICF). Coaching is taking off in new parts of the world too, indicates the ICF’s third survey, conducted by PwC, with responses from 137 countries. There are approximately 53,300 coach practitioners worldwide, […]

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INTERNAL COACHING HELPS RETAIN TALENT AT NEWS UK

Coaching At Work Annual Conference 2016, 6 July, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London Internal coaching has opened up communication across functions and helped talent be retained more easily at News UK – a “typical VUCA environment”, said James Hutton, former head of talent and development. In wake of the phone-hacking scandal and closure of News of […]

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SCIRT COLLABORATION FRAMES A MODEL OF RESILIENCE

Coaching At Work Annual Conference 2016, 6 July, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London Executive coach Kathryn Jackson was used to an indoor toilet, roads she could drive along and premises to run her career coaching business from. On 22 February 2011, in seconds, all that changed. Her city, Christchurch, New Zealand, was hit by a massive […]

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EINZIG: IT TAKES COURAGE TO SIT WITH ‘NOT KNOWING’

Coaching At Work Annual Conference 2016, 6 July, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London   “We don’t know where we’re going, but we’re going very fast” Hetty Einzig opened the Coaching at Work conference with a keynote that many delegates felt was timely in the aftermath of the UK’s EU referendum. She asserted that coaches are not […]

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GSK PROGRAMME BOOSTS TALENTED FEMALE LEADERS

Coaching At Work Annual Conference 2016, 6 July, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London With the number of women above director level within GSK growing at only 1% a year, it would take 21 years for women to reach parity with men. However, a specialised internal coaching programme is successfully speeding up the process. The Accelerating Difference […]

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DOWNEY: LET’S NURTURE THE GENIUS IN EACH OF US

Coaching At Work Annual Conference 2016, 6 July, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London After decades of coaching in the corporate world Myles Downey asked himself: “What have I done? I’ve helped more people to be compliant in their lives rather than expressed.” The Enabling Genius Project he led was driven by the realisation that the people […]

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SOUTHAMPTON UNI ROLLS OUT LEADERSHIP CIRCLES

Coaching At Work Annual Conference 2016, 6 July, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London How do you teach ‘esteemed professors’ to be leaders, to be collaborative and work with professional service colleagues? You don’t. You create an environment for them to teach themselves.”   So said coach and coach supervisor Eve Turner at her session on the Leadership […]

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WHEN DID YOU LAST FEEL GRASS?

Coaching At Work Annual Conference 2016, 6 July, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London In an inspirational keynote address on Complexity, Contradiction, Connection and Collaboration, Anthony Kasozi used the power of story-telling to encourage his audience to think more deeply about their way of “being” as coaches for the 21st Century: to share more of their own […]

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WE NEED COMPASSION, SAYS HALL

Coaching At Work Annual Conference 2016, 6 July, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London   “In order to blossom, we need the mud,” said Liz Hall, reminding delegates that crisis can enable people to grow, learn and transform. It requires us to be brave and foster the resources we need for this. Being critical and judgemental undermines […]

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