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EMBRACE THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OF DIVERSITY – JACKEE HOLDER: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

In her keynote, Jackee Holder, leadership coach, coach trainer, coach supervisor and creative writing facilitator offered a personal lens on diversity and challenged delegates to question their own assumptions around clients’ and their own stories. By Ros Soulsby   Delegates were invited to name diversity rather than pretend it’s not there, and to challenge how […]

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CROSS-CULTURAL COACHING – RECONCILE THE PAST WITH THE FUTURE: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Jenny Plaister-Ten, director of 10 Consulting, explored the richness and diversity of inter-cultural communication and presented an updated version of her model, the Cross-Cultural Kaleidoscope. By Ros Soulsby   Drawing on seven years of research and being part of an inter-cultural family, Plaister-Ten has distilled her findings into a model and tool for inter-cultural coaching. […]

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EMPLOYEES STRUGGLE TO BE AUTHENTIC AT WORK: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Meetings are a microcosm for how people show up more widely, and it’s easier to come out as homosexual at work than to challenge others in meetings, said Neil Tomalin. By Ros Soulsby   Presenting early findings from his research on authenticity, at the Coaching at Work annual conference on 5 July, Tomalin said, “The […]

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Coaching at Work December e-newsletter

Welcome Venice: such a feast for the mind, senses and soul. The location for this year’s European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s annual conference, it proved to offer a delightful backdrop. It was energizing to explore a city whose lines and curves are unblemished by tower blocks, neon lights and satellites; where the soft warm golden­ness […]

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Coaching at Work November e-newsletter

Welcome When our body and mind work pretty much as we wish them to, we tend to take it for granted. When they don’t, we can easily fall into seeing them as an adversary, piling frustration and anger upon what is already a challenging situation. Separating us in here from our ‘badly-behaving’ body or mind […]

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Coaching at Work October e-newsletter

Welcome I’m not one personally for taking to the high seas but it was hard not to get caught up in the buzz in Alicante port in recent weeks. The nine-month Volvo Ocean Race, the toughest race in professional sailing, started in Alicante on 11 October, with various in-port races in the lead-up. One of […]

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Coaching at Work September e-newsletter

Welcome Here in Spain where I’m writing this, summer is most definitely not over yet. It’s hot, hot, hot, (35 degrees, real feel 36 degrees).  However, there’s still a post-holiday, back-to-school but not-quite-ready-yet feeling. It’s a feeling I know lots of you are also experiencing, given some of the conversations I’ve been having. But slowly, […]

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