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VOLUME 12

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RESEARCH MATTERS: COACHING IN THE UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Dr Ioanna Iordanou, senior lecturer HRM (Coaching and Mentoring), Oxford Brookes University, discusses the potential benefits of incorporating the study and practice of coaching in undergraduate business education The increasing cost – both financial and emotional – of a university degree has shifted higher education students’ priorities towards networking and personal branding. As a result, in recent years, intellectual growth has played second fiddle to employability and securing a good job after graduation (Glenn, 2011). This attitude is particularly prominent in the sphere of business education, where the curriculum has been progressively prioritising employability and rationality skills over creativity and […]

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CLOSING THE ARABIAN GULF

Coaching in the Middle East is growing in both scale and quality and its key base is in the United Arab Emirates. Paul Cochrane reports from Beirut   The professional coaching sector is booming in the Middle East. Over the past decade the region has become increasingly interconnected in the global business system, and has adopted international standards. This has driven the need for professional coaching and training. But with coaching modelled on US and European norms, there is a need for greater localisation, while more accreditation is necessary to develop further confidence in the fledgling sector. Professional coaching started […]

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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, little is understood about the process of becoming a coach. We feel there is value in exploring this, as the self-reflection inherent in the process could support coaches and coaches-to-be in their continuing professional development (CPD). The following is based on research conducted into what […]

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FAMILY DYNAMIX

Case Study: Child Dynamix  Coaching is helping Child Dynamix deliver on its core strategic objectives, improving relationships, accountability and, importantly, funding. Jan Brause, from the family charity’s partner and coaching provider, Community Performance Partnership, charts its journey By Jan Brause   Charity Child Dynamix works with children, young people and their families to help them thrive. To do that, it too needs to flourish, despite a challenging economic environment. Over the past three years, coaching has been supporting the charity. Formed in 2005 by managing director, Jane Stafford, on the back of a 10-year regeneration scheme in the UK’s Humber […]

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VOLUME 11

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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 what occurs at the end of employment relationships, whether from career progression, redundancy, retirement or being ‘released’, it seems that the fear of ‘getting it wrong’ produces such a strong focus on legal or HR policy needs, that it excludes the possibility of really ‘ending […]

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VOLUME 10

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GROUP EFFORT

Internal coaches are in a unique position to bring their experience to bear in groups, supporting dynamic and truthful conversations that lead to organisational change, says Sara Hope As internal coaching becomes more embedded in many organisations, sponsors are increasingly looking for ways of capitalising on the value of employing a cadre of internal coaches. Working with a group is different to a one-to-one coaching relationship, and some may argue it uses a different skillset. It requires an appreciation of one’s self and one’s impact within the system. It takes an exquisite ability to be prepared to question and challenge […]

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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 a strong business case for internal coaching, one beyond articulating the immediate tangible benefits. Often our primary objectives include:  Establishing internal expertise  Growing coaches who know the organisation from the inside  Enhancing performance through more effective conversations  Adding new skills to […]

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