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GENDER DIVERSITY: THE PERFECT LIFE BALANCE

Fashion designer Alber Elbaz once said: “When there is a wind of change, we can build a wall to protect ourselves from the storm or we can build a windmill… so we can benefit from the wind and be part of the change.” Work life balance has long been viewed as a women’s issue. But […]

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OPINION: GENDER – KEEPING THE GREY AT BAY

In our last article, we examined socially constructed obstacles to expanding into our collective and individual masculine and feminine ranges. Here, we explore what it means for our clients – and ourselves – to fully expand into the furthest extent of our respective ranges, granting ourselves permission ‘to boldly go’ where we may never have gone […]

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OPINION: GENDER CONDITIONING

This is the second column commissioned for our Campaign for Gender Equality. Last issue, Nicole Berg explored which qualities society determines to be masculine and feminine, and posited that feminine qualities are often viewed as incongruous in a work setting. This issue: the impact of gender conditioning By Nicole Berg   As coaches, raising awareness is […]

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GENDER: ACTS OF BALANCE

In this new column, commissioned as part of Coaching at Work’s Campaign for Gender Equality, Nicole Berg puts gender balance under the spotlight, and continues the rich, complex dialogue we tapped into in our Shaping the Future survey. This issue: Embracing both ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ qualities  By Nicole Berg The numbers are all around us […]

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LET’S TALK ABOUT EQUALITY IN COACHING: SURVEY ANALYSIS

In this year’s Coaching at Work: Shaping the Future survey, we asked what you think the key issues and topics are that we should be looking at around gender equality/diversity in relation to coaching and mentoring. Here are some of your responses What would you like to see under the spotlight? Here are some of […]

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Leading Ladies?

Are women still sitting waiting to be asked to dance? Mairi Eastwood reports on research on how to help organisations get more women into the executive group Now that the proportion of women non-executives is moving upwards, attention is focusing, rightly, on the pipeline of senior women in the executive group. Most chief executives we […]

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Worldly wise

Intercultural coaching is no longer a ‘niche market’ in our highly globalised world. Philippe Rosinski explains how learning from different cultures can refine and enrich your coaching skills If you feel coaching across cultures should be reserved for those working on international assignments and travelling abroad, or that intercultural coaching is a ‘niche market’ concerning […]

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HOW TO… SET UP AND DEVELOP A SUCCESSFUL COACHING PRACTICE

By Gladeana Mcmahon and Antoinette Oglethorpe This is the first in a series of articles aimed at helping coaches deal with the variety of factors associated with setting up a successful coaching practice Part one: Guidelines for coaches starting out in business Many qualified coaches love coaching so much they want to make it their […]

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Cracking the glass ceiling

Mentoring In the latest in a series of columns dedicated to mentoring, we look at designing mentoring to support women talent. This issue: a women-only programme Cracking the glass ceiling Lis Merrick and Paul Stokes Support your organisation’s female talent by setting up a women-only mentoring programme In the last issue we looked at how […]

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Coaching at Work Mentoring Digest no.2 – December 2011

Welcome to our second issue of Coaching at Work Mentoring Digest. As this year comes to a close, we’ve asked Coaching at Work readers to identify what the priorities are for the coming year. Managing talent came out top in the list of mentoring priorities (see News online), according to the Coaching at Work Annual […]

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