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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 it is. My gratitude for the opportunity to work with highly personal change is ever increasing. Nearly every one of my coaching sessions has at least one moment where my client makes an important link that helps to shine a completely different light on a […]

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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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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, so it was with Dr Chérie Carter-Scott. Often  described as the ‘mother of coaching,’ with 44 years of coach and coach training experience behind her, Carter-Scott traces her entry into the profession back to a ‘premature life crisis’ in her 20s. Fast forward to 2018. Carter-Scott […]

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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 supervisee-led supervision. This article presents new stages of supervisee maturity and guidelines about how they are best used.   A new definition for supervisees There are only a few definitions of coaching supervisees in the coaching and supervision literature at present, and the current definitions do […]

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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 way! Similarly, what about the times when it’s beneficial for both the individual coaching client and the business to give feedback to someone who is underperforming yet the anticipation fills us as coaches with dread? Whatever emotion we experience, all too often, introducing the concept […]

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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 our recently published book, Mindfulness for Coaches (Routledge, 2018) is based, many simply state “I’m here for me”. When we as coaches spend so much time extending ourselves to others, it’s important we have reliable ways to nourish and renew ourselves. Coaching can be emotionally […]

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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 that the team was currently reasonably effective but not fit for the future. The council was facing significant changes, including a rapidly increasing population in the borough with a high percentage of residents with greater than average social needs. At the same time, budgets were […]

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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 coaches and trainers when it comes to developing women, and with her systemic perspective, a highly valued contributor to the debate around which game rules need to shift at work – and beyond. Einzig reports a marked increase in clients asking her to help them […]

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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 numbers of organisations are embracing this approach, more training providers are adding a team application to their offer and growing numbers of coaches have team coaching training in their sights. However, widespread confusion as to what team coaching actually is, means much of what’s being […]

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WOMAN OF THE PEOPLE – A PROFILE OF HEATHER COOPER

To develop a business you must also develop its employees, says Heather Cooper, chief people officer of financial services giant Hargreaves Lansdown. As an executive coach she is bringing new thinking to this vital role. Interview by Liz Hall Heather Cooper is possibly the first female executive coach in the UK to be made a director in a FTSE 100 company. In November 2015, Cooper was appointed to the new role of chief people officer at Bristol-based financial services company Hargreaves Lansdown (HL). She was made a director last February (2017), joining the ranks of the 29% or so women […]

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