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Podcast: David Kesby on extra-dependent teams

Liz Hall interviews David Kesby about extra-dependent teams David Kesby is an organisational coach, and is also chief consultant coach and faculty for the Academy of Executive Coaching. His first career was in the Parachute Regiment before completing an MA in Management and Organisational Learning at Lancaster University and transitioning into a career focused on development. The last […]

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NEW MINDFULNESS SUMMIT AND JOURNAL LAUNCHED

Coaches, leaders and academics gathered in the Spanish mountains near Madrid on 25-26 May for the 1st International Summit for Mindfulness & Compassion at Work Speakers included Dr Megan Reitz from Ashridge who spoke on mindful leadership, Aberystwyth University’s Rachel Lilley who spoke about mindfulness and social change, and Wisdom at Work’s Dr Joel Levey […]

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Re-framing the mind

Re-framing the mind Liz Hall Our attributional style- how we interpret events that happen to us – impacts our lives and motivation levels but the good news is that it can be changed boosting resilience and wellbeing. This was one of the messages at this year’s European Mentoring & Coaching Council’s (EMCC) UK conferences held […]

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Millennials have great expectations

‘Millennials’ (those aged between 18 and 31) are the most ambitious generation- they seek more than money from their jobs, placing more importance on career development, mentoring, and workplace benefits, suggests a study of more than 5,000 workers.

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Book review. Mindful Coaching: How Mindfulness Can Transform Coaching Practice

Title Mindful Coaching: How Mindfulness Can Transform Coaching Practice Author Liz Hall Publisher Kogan Page ISBN 978 0749 46566 7 Usefulness ***** I cursed when I read this book. Why had I let Liz Hall write it first? Mindfulness is about being present to the moment. It has its roots in Eastern, particularly Buddhist, traditions […]

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Book review: Developing Mental Toughness

Title: Developing Mental Toughness Authors: Peter Clough and Doug Strycharczyk Publisher: Kogan Page ISBN 978 0749 46377 9 Usefulness **** The label ‘mental toughness’ may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but few can argue that these are challenging times in which topics such as resilience are particularly hot. Does resilience, or mental toughness, which […]

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Bring back joy

Unprofessional, fluffy? The idea of mixing mindfulness with ‘hard’ business has faced a difficult press. But the tide is turning, including within coaching. Mindful coach, Liz Hall, shares the results of her Mindfulness in Coaching 2012 survey and other research. Meditation used to be seen by many as the preserve of hippies and ochre-robed monks, […]

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EMCC, AC and ICF form historic Global Alliance

By Liz Hall Coaches have broadly welcomed the Global Alliance formed by three of the industry’s leading professional bodies. The news of the formation of the Global Coaching & Mentoring Alliance by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association for Coaching (AC), broke at the EMCC’s annual […]

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Alliance: a unified voice for coaching?

News of the alliance of the International Coach Federation, the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association for Coaching, broke at the EMCC’s annual conference in Bilbao in November. But is it a key milestone or the thin end of the wedge? Liz Hall finds out what you think… The creation of the […]

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Burditt Lectures: ‘inspired, moved, educated’

The second year of the Burditt Lectures saw entrants raise the bar even higher. Liz Hall reviews the top two winning entries at the awards ceremony in London This year’s Burditt Lectures Alumni Awards saw winner Brigid Russell’s essay turned into a book, while runner-up David Ramsey’s, which featured a speaking wardrobe, was enacted by […]

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