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TEAM COACHING: CLAIMING AND LETTING GO

Presence is a tricky problem for team coaches, notes Erik de Haan. You want to help the team reflect, but you also want it to be in charge   Obviously, as a team coach you want to help a team to reflect more deeply, to innovate and become stronger at addressing and resolving issues. Team […]

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KEY INFLUENCER: SUPERVISION SPECIAL REPORT

We need more good supervisors, argues Erik de Haan. Why? Because it’s special work that it’s a privilege to be involved in. It throws a light on deep-set, often confidential, problems and helps brings solutions to the fore.   The more I do this ‘executive coaching’ work, the more I realise how precious and effective […]

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TROUBLESHOOTER: HERE’S MY OPINION

The chair of an organisation feels her CEO is not responding to coaching. The coach, against protocol, gives advice to both, which is followed. Wrong move? The issue Mary is an executive coach working with a CEO who is under pressure from the supervisory board of her company. Mary has had a triangular meeting at […]

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NEWS RESEARCH: PERSPECTIVE – IS THIS YOUR BEST?

Are you the coach you think you are? Erik de Haan shares research comparing coach and client perspectives Executive coaches have a wide array of possible behavioural responses at their disposal which can be dizzying and a source of doubt and anxiety for coaches. As coaches mature and ‘professionalise’ they’ll continue to reflect on which […]

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MANY FACTORS INFLUENCE OUR COACHING PERCEPTIONS

A large-scale study of coaching behaviours has revealed significant variations in perceived behaviour according to differences in age, gender, nationality, whether people identify as managers, consultants or coaches, or as a client of coaching By Erik de Haan   The study was carried out by Ashridge Business School among 537 coaches, 196 consultants and 559 […]

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Further guidance

Further guidance In the last issue, Erik de Haan and Michael Carroll argued that no amount of preparation can ready coaches for some tricky situations – there really are often no hard and fast answers. However, by considering real-life ethical dilemmas in the abstract we can fine-tune and add to ethical thinking Part 2: seven […]

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Outcome report: conversations are key to results

Erik de Haan and Nadine Page report on the largest quantitative coaching outcome study to date which they believe breaks new ground and will help to improve the effectiveness of coaching relationships. Coaches have long sought to improve their coaching conversations and have frequently questioned the effectiveness of their work and the impact it has […]

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Welcome to the September 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the September 2012 issue of the newsletter I remember talking to a head of coaching at a major retailer in the UK a while back (before the economic crisis) who didn’t believe in spending lots of money on evaluating coaching. He said he could see that it worked and that that was good […]

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Book Review: Supervision in Action: A Relational Approach to Coaching and Consulting Supervision

Title: Supervision in Action: A Relational Approach to Coaching and Consulting Supervision Author; Erik de Haan Publisher: Open University Press ISBN 978 03352 4577 2 Usefulness **** In this welcome addition to the literature on coaching supervision, de Haan applies the perspective he took in his earlier Relational Coaching. While other authors focus on the […]

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