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OPINION: THE FCC – LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS

In this new column series, the multi-stakeholder Future of Coaching Collaboration Group, showcases its initiatives. Issue 1: introducing the Coaching Knowledge Portal   June 2017, a small group of people, including from GSK, KPMG, PwC, the professional coaching bodies and Coaching at Work, pondered, ‘how can we ensure that coaching is utilised, relevant and useful in tomorrow’s world?’ We were curious about the future of coaching from many perspectives, including it being our livelihood, a fascinating industry, whether it will be just another fad, and what research is being done globally. We quickly realised we didn’t know where to find […]

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FCC: WHAT’S NEXT

It’s coaching but not as we know it. Participants at the Future of Coaching Collaboration (FCC) Group’s roundtable on disruptive technology share further thoughts and highlight next steps   The coaching market just got a lot more crowded. In addition to the usual flood of new coaches, coach supervisors and coach trainers, we’re seeing more options to deliver coaching without a human coach and a host of players stepping in to manage and supply these options. And the pressure is on in organisations to weigh up which options will best suit. Consider the following scenario. A leader selected for a […]

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FCC LAUNCHES ‘GO-TO’ ONLINE KNOWLEDGE PORTAL

The multi-stakeholder group, the Future of Coaching Collaboration (FCC), has launched a website designed specifically to enable anyone involved in developing original knowledge in coaching to share links to the activities and projects that contribute to the development of the knowledge base of coaching.   The aim is for the website to be the ‘go-to’ place to find out where significant thinking is happening for the future of coaching. Any organisations carrying out any studies, publishing any articles or creating any forms of knowledge that they want people to know about, can register for free. The Coaching Knowledge Portal allows anyone […]

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PROFILE OF MARIA SYMEON – AN EXECUTIVE EDGE

‘Wait, watch, learn, engage.’ It’s a stance that has helped Maria Symeon get to the heart of the issue as coach, psychologist and OD specialist, both in her global work at PwC and now as she branches out on her own Award-winning coach, psychologist and OD specialist Maria Symeon can first come across as timid. But the former head of global development (partner & leadership development) at PwC is just sussing out the lay of the land before contributing. When she’s ready, informed by what the system tells her, her contributions pack a lot of punch, offering welcome insights and […]

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COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017: FCC PANEL – BEWARE DISRUPTORS

Coaches need to be more aware of disruptors impacting the world of work, better recognise the changes already occurring and identify opportunities and challenges presented, urged a panel on professionalising coaching in a changing business context. By Nicole Berg The panel featured four members of the Future of Coaching Collaboration (FCC): Maria Symeon, global coaching leader, PwC; Joy Harcup, founder of Harcup Consulting; Sally Bonneywell, VP coaching at GlaxoSmithKline and Liz Hall, editor, Coaching at Work. The FCC is a multi-stakeholder group including representatives from corporates, leading professional bodies in the UK, academia, research institutes, and Coaching at Work. The […]

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OPINION: COMPETENCES – CAPTURING OUR BEHAVIOURS

Competences have come under attack in recent years. They are either used wrongly or picked apart to find fault. David Sleightholm comes to their defence I’ve been involved with competences in their various forms for many years, and I’m noticing a pattern in articles written about them in coaching journals. They tend either to set them up to do things they were never intended to do, and then analyse how and why they fail, or they document poor practice in their deployment. The conclusion is that they are a bad thing. I beg to differ! Competences are useful, when deployed […]

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