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LOCKED-IN LEARNING: SUPERVISION SPECIAL REPORT

Struggling to meet the requirements for coach accreditation or feel you’ve lost your edge? Clare Norman reports on a ‘lock-in’ weekend retreat she’s developed to boost CPD   Does the following describe where you’re at? It’s been some time since you attended your original coach training. You fear you’ve lost your razor sharpness, but you […]

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OCM 17TH ANNUAL CPD AND SUPERVISION CONFERENCE: 15 JUNE 2017, HOLIDAY INN, OXFORD

Quigong and embodied mindfulness, an open space debate on making your coaching more challenging – these were among the sessions offered at the OCM’s 17th annual conference in Oxford. By Charlotte Bruce-Foulds   The unifying theme of the conference was “Making an Impact – delivering GREAT Coaching & Mentoring consistently and effectively.” Around 85 delegates as diverse […]

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Happy New Year?

Your Wish Lists and Resolutions for 2011 Marcel Egotista (ME) of Liveyourlifepath That the celebrities I have blessed with my gift of meaning will plug my book on Oprah instead of inviting me for yet another pool party, or by God!, the fire they walk through next time will be real That the executives I […]

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View from the balcony – Mentoring was meant to be

This series of columns by an anonymous coaching buyer takes a thought-provoking helicopter view of what’s going on in the industry. This issue: mentor vs coach The use of the term ‘coach’ in a business sense is a 20th century phenomenon; ‘mentor’, however, dates back to the Ancient Greeks. Yet in business, coaching has been […]

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BILDing talent

Jack Wills, chair of the British Institute for Learning and Development (BILD) and Sophie Turner, National Grid talent manager, discussed performance at the World of Learning conference in Birmingham on 28-29 September. The BILD ran three other skills workshops, including on internal coaching. For more information on CPD events, visit www.thebild.org Coaching at Work, Volume […]

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Letters from readers

fine line The issue of the boundary between coaching and therapy was a theme in Coaching at Work (vol 5, issue 4). Your Poor Practice Survey showed 61 per cent of respondents thought practising therapy while coaching was unethical, and 49 per cent poor practice, while Jenny Rogers urged us to stop looking for boundaries. […]

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Frantically devoted to you

How many times have you been faced with a client and felt paralysed by your own ineptitude? In this series, Sam Humphrey looks at stereotypical clients and identifies the CPDs you can undertake to support your coaching mastery. This issue: God’s gift Client profile Favourite group a-ha Favourite TV Surprise! Surprise!, Who Do You Think […]

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Don’t get your hopes up

How many times have you been faced with a client and felt paralysed by your own ineptitude? In this series, Sam Humphrey looks at stereotypical clients and identifies the CPDs you can undertake to support your coaching mastery. This issue: the uncoachables Client profile Theme tune The Final Countdown Favourite TV Any big money game […]

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Collaboration best approach

Collaboration across the profession to educate buyers and the public about what best practice looks like and to develop a joint code of ethics and complaints procedure are your preferred ways of encouraging good practice and reducing incompetent, poor and unethical practice, according to the Poor Practice 2010 Survey. The survey was carried out among […]

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The flip side

Sara Hope swapped her role as internal coach at KPMG for the life of an independent, while Louise Buckle stepped into Sara’s shoes after seven years of successful independent practice. Six months on they share their insights and experiences Wow I’m surprised,” said Louise Buckle’s supervisor as she announced she was moving into an internal […]

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