Love’s labours lost

A survivor of a round of redundancies is now being coached as a potential high-flier. But she reveals that the upheaval has left her ambiguous about the company. How should coaching proceed? The problem Rachel works for a company that has fought hard to climb out of...

Coach driver

Kathryn Pope has a lot on her plate. AS UK ICF president, this tenacious and unconventional coach has set an ambitious agenda for a historically cautious body – and fully intends to meet it. Liz Hall discovers how. Kathryn Pope has a reputation for getting things...

Counting the cost

How coaches behaved in the credit crunch isn’t just a matter for personal reflection – coaching is young enough for our reactions to have affected the whole profession. It’s time to get our house in order, says John Blakey  At the start of 2009, I was reading Coaching...

Doctor’s orders

NHS managers make decisions that affect not only the state of their business but the health of every UK citizen too. Nowhere has executive coaching been more important says Sarah-Jane North The actions of any management team have a direct impact on the wellbeing,...

Cold comfort

Sarah Fenwick can boast one of the strangest and quickest assignments of most people’s coaching careers – supporting a polar expedition. She reveals the huge pressures – and the lessons learned by all. “It’s awful, the worst day of our lives”, and a tearful, “If it...