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SECRETS TO SUCCESS

In this two-part series, Eva Kovacs and Louise Sheppard share findings from their recent research into organisation coach-client matching and what helps and hinders coaches in the meetings. Part 2: chemistry sessions   There has been little research about chemistry sessions or literature on the topic. Wycherley and Cox (2008) commented that “little is known about the role of chemistry. It is rarely defined and is a vague concept for practitioners and researchers”. Chemistry sessions are a mystery for many coaches. As one coach remarked, “I’ve been surprised with some I’ve won, and equally surprised with some I’ve lost.” The […]

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CHEMICAL BALANCE

How do organisations match individuals and coaches efficiently and effectively and what have coaches learnt about how to approach chemistry sessions? In this two-part series, Eva Kovacs and Louise Sheppard share their recent research into best practice. Part 1: coach-client matching   In this first part, we describe how coach matching has evolved at GSK and what we have learnt from our research with other organisations and coaching providers on their processes and learning. We started our research by conducting a review of the coaching literature on coach matching. A good coach-client matching process is a vital part of the […]

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PRESS RELEASE – COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018 – For immediate release 29 JUNE 2018

    This year’s Coaching at Work annual conference has the theme of creativity and innovation, which are much needed in our profession and in these challenging times. The conference brings together stimulating, respected and world-class speakers including Ernesto Spinelli, Louise Buckle, Maria Symeon, Lis Merrick, Thrive Partners, Rachel Ellison MBE, Louise Sheppard, Graham Lee, and Claire Breeze. The sponsors Once again, the event has been made possible in part thanks to the sponsors (full information about each organisation at the bottom of this release). These are:   GOLD SPONSOR Ashridge Executive Education www.hult.edu   SILVER SPONSORS Academy of Executive […]

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Podcast: Louise Sheppard and Graham Lee

Graham Lee and Louise Sheppard talk to Coaching at Work’s Liz Hall about the importance of supervision being supervisee-led     Louise Sheppard’s research on supervisee-led supervision, featured in Coaching at Work magazine, has been creating waves, and her series of articles on this has seen her shortlisted for a Coaching at Work award – results will be announced on 4 July at the Coaching at Work annual conference. At the conference, in a session with Graham Lee, she will share some insights from this research and get delegates really thinking. Louise is APECS accredited executive coach and coaching supervisor who’s worked with […]

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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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Supervised behaviour

Supervision may be mandatory for coaches as far as coaching bodies and providers are concerned, but it remains an emergent market, according to new research by Sam Humphreys and Louise Sheppard There is very little research into the fast-growing market of coaching supervision. So how is it perceived and used by coaches and organisations? Curious to find answers, we decided to start our own research. Beginning last year, we interviewed providers to explore their views and approaches to the provision of coaching supervision. According to our study, prestigious coaching providers TXG, Penna, The Alliance Group, Oxford Group, Hay, Acuity and […]

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