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COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 3 JULY, LONDON: HOLD THE SPACE WHEN COACHING ENTREPRENEURS

Coaching at work annual conference 3 July, London By Kate McGuire Ever considered offering 15-minute coaching sessions? That was the reality faced by Lena Gustafsson in conversation with a potential entrepreneurial client who believed he didn’t have time for longer sessions. In the moment, she decided to “meet him where he is” and offer “laser coaching”, which would be fast but not deep. Over time, the client began to recognise that some of Gustafsson’s more challenging questions couldn’t be examined or solved in 15-minute bursts. He began asking for more time. This was just one of the challenges outlined by […]

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A BRIGHT IDEA

How do we best support entrepreneurs and how does the entrepreneurship wider culture vary? Kathryn Pope, Gaetane Lenain, Ave Peetri, Lena Gustafsson and Barbara Asimakopoulou report   As coaching someone with an entrepreneurial personality different from coaching anyone else? What are the challenges and potential pitfalls? What skills and resources do we need? These are some of the questions we’ve often been asked by other coaches. What’s the benefit of coaching? What will it help me do that I can’t do now? What results will I get? How quickly will I see these? Is it worth my time? These are […]

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WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS: READY TO LAUNCH

This two-part series explores coaching women entrepreneurs. Part One: Setting the scene. Angel investor and coach Bridget Connell reports By Bridget Connell   The World Bank 2020 Goal of Universal Financial Access recognises that financial inclusion is a critical tool to promote economic growth. Yet universal access to finance has a huge gender gap. Women find it harder than men to raise capital to grow a business and are half as likely as men to start their own. Access to finance is one of the key reasons given. Research by the consultancy firm, Development Economics, estimates that 2.7m women in […]

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Think entrepreneur

Coaching psychologists should be more entrepreneurial. This was a key message from a conference in Stockholm on 16 September, as part of the 1st international Congress of Coaching Psychology. Lars Ahlin from the Swedish Psychological Association, P-O Eriksson from Coachande Psykologer and Stephen Palmer, honorary professor of psychology at the UK’s City University, said psychology must take an offensive stance, reported Liv Hök from Sweden. For full story, see: www.coaching-at-work.com/2011/09/24/coaching-psychologists-need-to-be-entrepreneurial/ Coaching at Work, Volume 6, Issue 6

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