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OBITUARY: SARAH YOUNGER

Sports psychologist and executive coach Eve Turner remembers a ‘unique’ friendship with Sarah Younger – world sporting record holder, elite sports psychologist and an exceptional leadership coach   To say Sarah was inspiring and passionate is an understatement. A superlative sports psychologist and executive coach, she was so much more – and it was this that made her unique. I’ve never had a friend before who held three world records, and as I have a fear of heights, to learn they were for paragliding was, well, awe-inspiring. This was alongside her medals from World and European championships. Sarah had also […]

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COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 3 JULY, LONDON: CREATE A ‘POSITIVE RIPPLE’ BY LISTENING SYSTEMICALLY

By Kate McGuire Should coaches be raising wider systemic issues such as business ethics or environmental concerns in coaching conversations if not raised by clients? This was one of the questions asked by Professor Peter Hawkins and Eve Turner in their session on Systemic coaching: Delivering value beyond the individual. Hawkins suggested coaching should shift its focus from solving today’s problems towards building 21st century leadership to solve the huge challenges facing future generations of humanity. Coaches should start coaching conversations by asking, “what is the work your world needs us to do together?” He challenged those in the room […]

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COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE, 3 JULY, 2019 – HALOS AND HORNS AND TIME TO THINK

HALOS AND HORNS Eve Turner together with Natasha Maw and Gregor Findley, presented Turner’s tool Halos and Horns, about our assignment of values and biases in our interaction with others, and the exploration of this unconscious process, when reflected on. Guided by a method of questions and answers, the tool is designed to reveal trends and patterns of thinking that we, as practicing coaches, may not be aware of, in relation to our clients and also our own preferences and prejudices. Attendees were invited to take part in individual and group work, by completing a personal table of answers first, […]

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HENLEY AND AC PUBLISH SUPERVISION ‘CALL TO ARMS’

The Henley Centre for Coaching and the Association for Coaching (AC) have joined forces in a “call to arms” for wider coach supervision take-up and development, with the publication of their Manifesto for Supervision. Written by three prominent practitioners, Peter Hawkins, Eve Turner and Jonathan Passmore, the Manifesto promotes the importance of supervision in coaching, examines its history and what makes it important, summarises main models and research, considers ethics in supervision and calls for collaboration between industry stakeholders to take supervision to its next stage of development. The Manifesto forms part of wider work by Henley in supervision research […]

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REVIEW: THE HEART OF COACHING SUPERVISION

The Heart of Coaching Supervision: Working with Reflection and Self-Care Eve Turner and Stephen Palmer Routledge 978 11387 2977 3 5 stars   This is one of those books that before long will be well-thumbed, and like a dear friend on the shelf, with brightly coloured stickers marking those special gems that you turn to when looking for inspiration. It’s a celebration of the deep love and care that the contributors, all experts in their field, share for the growing area of coaching supervision. Topics include the Thinking Environment (Jane Adshead-Grant, Anne Hathaway, Linda Aspey and Eve Turner), and peer […]

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TRIED & TESTED: THE HORNS OF THE DILEMMA

Eve Turner shares her ‘Halos and Horns’ model for exploring our practice and client systems systemically   The purpose of this tool is to look at our coaching, mentoring, supervision or consulting practice systemically, rather than considering individual elements, cases or clients. I devised it a few years ago, partly because I felt that some clients were rarely brought to supervision, staying ‘in darkness’ instead – and I strongly believed all our clients deserved their time ‘in the sunshine’. Also, I believed that when we look at clients individually, we may miss the patterns and themes: for example, what sort […]

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STILL BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND

How do coach supervisors respond to ethical dilemmas and tricky issues? In the last of this two-part series, Jonathan Passmore, Eve Turner and Marta Filipiak conclude their research   In the last issue we asked whether coaches and their supervisors could be equally culpable if they unwittingly collude with their clients against the wider interests of the client organisation and of society. In this second part of the series, we review coach supervisor responses to ethical dilemmas and tricky issues, picking up on four further themes from our research. We offer insights for coaches and their supervisors which may help […]

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BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND: SUPERVISION SPECIAL REPORT

How do coach supervisors respond to ethical dilemmas and tricky issues? In this two-part series, Jonathan Passmore, Eve Turner and Marta Filipiak report on their research The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind”: songwriter Bob Dylan’s famous lines suggested it’s not hard to do the right thing. Too often people ignore the obvious, because it’s tricky or because making an ethical decision creates unpleasant consequences for them. In this article we explore coach supervisors’ responses to such dilemmas and issues. The article picks up on themes from our previous articles (Turner & Passmore, 2017; Passmore & Turner, 2018) and […]

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HOW TO… USE RECORDINGS IN REFLECTIVE PRACTICE WORK

Eve Turner and Peter Hawkins consider how we enhance learning when someone brings an audio or video recording to supervision   A topic that regularly comes up in supervision is the use of recordings: why, when, what, where and how. This article explores these issues, and how we can get the most benefit from recordings. It offers thoughts on giving feedback as a supervisor/tutor to someone who brings or submits a recording for review in a way that enhances learning, keeps the review collaborative and a dialogical inquiry and minimises the person feeling judged, criticised and then becoming defensive. We […]

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REVIEW: BECAUSE YOU CAN BY GILL SMITH

Because You Can by Gill Smith Richard Painter, Print Resources ISBN: 978 15272 1483 5 5 out of 5 stars The subtitle of the book sums it up beautifully: Living and Dying with CANcer on Your Own Terms. This is a book that anyone could (and should) read, because it is about courage and using our skills to be proactive in our own lives (and in Gill’s case, treatment). Most of all, it is about living life to the full and remembering what is important. Its relevance is obvious – all of us will have either experienced cancer or another […]

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