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News: Money makes coaching research go round

Conference roundup: European Mentoring and Coaching research conference, Sheffield Hallam university, 3-4 july, 2012 Are we obsessed with performance when it comes to researching coaching? This was one of the questions explored at the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC)’s second Research conference on 3-4 July. Delegates from all over the world gathered at Sheffield Hallam University to hear some of the latest research. They met at a pre-conference event to discuss what should be on the coaching research agenda. “Should we be focused on performance or should we pay more attention to learning and development?” asked David Megginson, co-founder […]

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Three minutes to midnight

Save the planet? You’re having a laugh! This new column explores our role in tackling the complicated combination of economic, environmental and social challenges we face. It will be a place to question, offer, share, explore, challenge, dissent, celebrate, reflect, learn and enjoy. Chris Smith, chairman of the Environment Agency, was a guest at a recent client event. He shared a story of a taxi driver who asked him what he did. Chris told him about the agency’s work. “Haven’t we got better things to think about than saving the planet?”, the driver said. It’s a funny, serious, fascinating question. […]

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Conference Material

Home Programme Keynote sessions Case studies Workshops Conference material Sponsors Booking Thank you to all our sponsors, speakers and delegates for your support Strengths-based coaching for culture change & leadership effectiveness at Samaritans: James Brook and Claire Watt Click here to view James Brook and Claire Watt material Kent County Council: coaching networks: Carol Wilson and Serena Cunningham Click here to view Carol Wilson and Serena Cunningham material Resilience in coaching: Carole Pemberton Click here to view Carole-Pemberton material Work/life balance in coaching & mentoring: David Clutterbuck Click here to view David Clutterbuck material Using metaphor for creativity & wellbeing […]

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Welcome to the May 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the May 2012 issue of the newsletter We’re feeling like good sports and in somewhat of a celebratory mood, what with the recent bout of sunshine here in the UK and the international sporting event taking place so we’ve launched a special 15% discount offer on digital subscriptions. We know many of you still appreciate receiving a hard copy of the magazine and enjoy our quality paper and illustrations, but for some of you, particularly if you’re based overseas, the digital sub can make sense. So here goes: here’s the code for the 15% discount. CADSUM2012. Please feel […]

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Welcome to the March 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the March 2012 issue of the newsletter We have a fabulous line-up planned for our conference in central London on 11 July. The theme is Embracing and Enabling Change: resilience, creativity and wellbeing in these challenging times. Sessions include a keynote on neuroscience, case studies from Unilever and the Samaritans, and workshops on health/wellbeing coaching, fee negotiations, somatics and mindfulness. Our last conference was a sell-out and I know lots of you were disappointed. Don’t miss the boat this time – for more information and to book now click here .  

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SPECIAL REPORT: DISABILITY

In this three-part report, we look at how coaching can be used to support disabled people. Two coaches and their clients – one a deaf UK-based coach and the other a Greece-based coach with no disabilities – share their experiences and reflections. And David Clutterbuck offers guidance on using mentoring with disabled people PART ONE : MISSED ABILITY? Disabled people are just like other people. Why offer them particular support as a group? The short answer is because it could help unearth talents that employers are unaware of, says deaf coach, Jane Cordell When I started coaching in 2008, it was […]

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IN TWO MINDS: A PROFILE OF DAVID CLUTTERBUCK AND DAVID MEGGINSON

The two Davids – Clutterbuck and Megginson – are a powerful double act on the coaching and mentoring circuit. And they’ve had some of their best ideas halfway up a mountain. Liz Hall discovers a highly professional, yet very human working relationship Mention mentoring to a bunch of coaches, HR and L&D professionals and chances are David Clutterbuck’s name will come up. Clutterbuck has been credited with introducing supported mentoring to the UK in the 1980s and, more recently, to many other parts of the world. His co-authored book Everyone Needs a Mentor1 has been a mentoring bible for 20 […]

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