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RADICAL HONESTY: A PROFILE OF CLAIRE GENKAI BREEZE

Award-winning corporate coach and Zen Buddhist chaplain Claire Genkai Breeze wants to help leaders to challenge the status quo and lead a purposeful work life – from the inside out. She does this by living simply, out of the spotlight, she tells Liz Hall   Among ‘engines’ driving Claire Genkai Breeze, highly experienced corporate coach […]

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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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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 […]

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YOUR INNER NEGOTIATOR: A PROFILE OF CHERIE CARTER-SCOTT

‘Mother of coaching’ Dr Chérie Carter-Scott, is a globally successful US coach, CEO of MMS Institute and a bestselling author endorsed by Oprah Winfrey. Yet it all began with a ‘premature life crisis’ when she was young, she tells Liz Hall Just as shamans are said to come to their calling through a personal crisis, […]

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POINTING THE WAY

In the last of this three-part series, Louise Sheppard shares her research on the supervisee perspective in coaching supervision, which has implications for all involved. Part 3: how to work with new stages of supervisee maturity Previous articles have addressed how coaching supervisees can get the most from coaching supervision and how supervisors can provide […]

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HAVE A HEART

Lise Lewis shares her framework for weaving compassion into the feedback conversation We’ve probably all experienced at some time the sinking feeling when we hear the words, “Can I give you some feedback?” The giver of the feedback isn’t usually actually asking permission, it’s more of an entry statement into saying feedback is on its […]

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CARE PACKAGE

Increasingly, coaches are seeking ways to take care of themselves, and mindfulness and self-compassion are ideally suited to support them to do so, argue Mark McMordie and Michael Chaskalson in their new book. Mark McMordie reports When Michael Chaskalson and I ask participants why they sign up for the Mindfulness for Coaches programme on which […]

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PULLING TOGETHER

Team coaching helped one council team become more goal-focused, more cohesive and more reflective, with greater organisational confidence in its ability to lead with the future in mind. Georgina Woudstra reports I was brought in to coach the senior leadership board by a council CEO who’d been in post for one year. His view was […]

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THIS WOMAN’S WORK: A PROFILE OF HETTY EINZIG

Hetty Einzig wants to reinstate feminine values at work, but it’s far from a step backwards. She talks to Liz Hall about her ideas for the future of coaching, her Jewish cultural heritage and how the #MeToo campaign is changing the workplace Leadership coach, activist and author Hetty Einzig has become one of the go-to […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: DREAM TEAMS

Team coaching is on the rise. But is it all adoption rather than adaptation? And who is leading the demand – coaches or their clients? In this indepth report, Liz Hall examines the state of play in team coaching applications 2018 may well turn out to be the year team coaching truly took off. Increasing […]

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