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GENDER: SOCIAL DOMINANCE

Men as a group hold disproportionate power and freedoms compared with women. Many societies have group-based dominance, in which a social group enjoys special privileges while at least one other group has relatively little power. Coaching can help dominant clients ‘self-parent’ that critical voice – and instead listen to their compassionate inner child By Nicole […]

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TROUBLESHOOTER: WHAT’S STOPPING ME?

An international executive repatriated to UK HQ seeks a career change, one with meaning. But why? How can coaching surface and work with a hidden agenda? The Issue Barbara is a high achiever, both professionally and personally, in her 40s, working for a global oil business, who is being repatriated to a role in a […]

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TWO STARS AND A WISH: A PROFILE OF RACHEL ELLISON MBE

Former BBC news correspondent Rachel Ellison MBE is known for her robust presence as a coach. Her challenging and direct approach is much admired by the many senior leaders she coaches. By Liz Hall “I hired you again because you’re the only person prepared to be rude to me,” one of Rachel Ellison’s CEO clients […]

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LEADERSHIP CIRCLES AT SOUTHAMPTON: UNIVERSITY CHALLENGED

A UK university’s novel group coaching initiative is supporting culture change, talent management, and collaborative working, and boosting leaders’ self-awareness too. Eve Turner reports By Eve Turner “We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for […]

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WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS: READY TO LAUNCH

This two-part series explores coaching women entrepreneurs. Part One: Setting the scene. Angel investor and coach Bridget Connell reports By Bridget Connell   The World Bank 2020 Goal of Universal Financial Access recognises that financial inclusion is a critical tool to promote economic growth. Yet universal access to finance has a huge gender gap. Women […]

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GUY’S AND ST THOMAS’ NHS FOUNDATION TRUST: BUILDING A HEALTHY TRUST

An internal coaching service introduced in a London NHS Trust is delivering improvements in patient care, inspiring clients to become coaches and mentors themselves, and promoting coaching and mentoring as the development intervention of choice. Hannah Reed reports By Hannah Reed When London healthcare provider Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) introduced an […]

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‘MARTINI’ COACHING: ANY TIME, ANY PLACE, ANYWHERE?

Ignore context at your peril, particularly if you want to work in the professional services sector. Sam Humphrey and Karen Dean expose the myth of ‘Martini’ coaching  By Sam Humphrey and Karen Dean While it’s important that coaches distinguish themselves from the competition, giving sense to coaching buyers of what they actually do as a […]

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TOOLBOX: TRIED & TESTED – TRANSFORM YOUR STORY

A two-day workshop, Women in Leadership: Purpose, Power and Presence, with Hetty Einzig and Liz Rivers, examines a new kind of leadership, with women at its centre By Liz Hall I’m in the heart of London with a bunch of sassy women leaders, participating in a coaching programme on developing purpose, power and presence. As […]

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HOW TO… MARKET YOUR COACHING BOOK IN EIGHT STEPS

Authors know that promotion is key to a successful publication. And the marketing should begin as soon as the idea is born, says Chantal Cooke By Chantal Cooke   Writing a book is a great way for coaches to reach more people, showcase their expertise and add an extra income stream – but only if […]

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Reviews

BOOKS Coaching for Health: Why It Works and How To Do It Jenny Rogers and Arti Maini Open University Press/McGraw-Hill 978 03352 6230 4 4 out of 5 In Coaching for Health, the authors offer the exciting prospect of improving healthcare practitioner outcomes using coaching approaches. Healthcare practitioners ought to be able to do a […]

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