Coaching is becoming democratised and our tech is enabling it. Could digital coaches eventually replace human ones? Carol Braddick discusses an alternative future Since the coaching boom of the early 00s, our ‘coaching heroes’ working in HR, talent and L&D have picked their organisation’s spot on the governance spectrum: laissez faire or tight central management? They’ve dealt with pressure to show impact and ROI, and have navigated the maze of coaching certifications and rates. All their work, though, was done for the select few, such as future global leaders. Thousands of employees didn’t ‘get’ a coach. Instead, they got training, […]

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Adapt to our digital world… or it’s the end for traditional coaches and mentors By Andrew Jackson, Tammy Tawadros and David Tinker The digitalisation of our culture and our psyches provides new challenges for coaches and mentors, who must re-think traditional practices or face a bleak future. Our always-on society and the digitalisation of most aspects of our lives mean we live in a state known as ‘cyberbeing’. Millennials and centennials certainly feel a need to be constantly accessible and connected. The rise of e-learning and e-coaching is revealed in the CIPD’s Learning and Development 2015 report, which states that […]

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Welcome to the February 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the February 2012 issue of the newsletter Coaching at Work has launched a campaign to help increase the amount of high quality health and wellbeing coaching. As part of our Coaching for Health campaign, we’re running lots of editorial including our trends report in the March issue, and on health coaching approaches in the May issue. Why we’ve launched the campaign: • The cost of healthcare is spiralling yet we seem to be getting sicker • People have to take responsibility for their own health – they will rarely make behavioural changes just because a medical professional has […]

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