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Welcome to the July 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the July 2012 issue of the newsletter “Coaches have to navigate between working in and challenging the status quo. The coach represents in some way a shaman who helps people to question and go beyond what we take for granted.” This was one of the messages from Aboodi Shabi in his keynote at our Coaching and Mentoring at Work conference on 11 July (conference report in the September issue). “We need to be bold and ask the questions others dare not ask, that’s when we really serve our clients….. if we don’t ask these questions, we are doomed […]

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What you’re saying online

How do you know coaching works? posted by Kevin Watson. Karen Castellon (US) says: “When the client responds to: ‘What have you gotten out of this coaching?’ It is the client’s perspective that counts.” Araya Khestong (Netherlands) says: “Whatever [my clients] want to reach [to accomplish] I coach them to their goals. When they reach their goals my work as a coach is done. That’s how I know if my coaching works.” What relevance do you think neuroscience has to coaching practice – now or in the future? posted by Gill Croft-Griggs Bartosz Zieleznik, who coaches in Poland, says: “Neuroscience […]

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Welcome to the March 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the March 2012 issue of the newsletter We have a fabulous line-up planned for our conference in central London on 11 July. The theme is Embracing and Enabling Change: resilience, creativity and wellbeing in these challenging times. Sessions include a keynote on neuroscience, case studies from Unilever and the Samaritans, and workshops on health/wellbeing coaching, fee negotiations, somatics and mindfulness. Our last conference was a sell-out and I know lots of you were disappointed. Don’t miss the boat this time – for more information and to book now click here .  

Our campaign to help increase the amount […]

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Welcome to the February 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the February 2012 issue of the newsletter Coaching at Work has launched a campaign to help increase the amount of high quality health and wellbeing coaching. As part of our Coaching for Health campaign, we’re running lots of editorial including our trends report in the March issue, and on health coaching approaches in the May issue. Why we’ve launched the campaign: • The cost of healthcare is spiralling yet we seem to be getting sicker • People have to take responsibility for their own health – they will rarely make behavioural changes just because a medical professional has […]

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Top leaders use neuroscience to improve EQs

CONFERENCE ROUNDUP: INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION UK NEUROSCIENCE CONFERENCE, LONDON, 16 NOVEMBER 2011 By Varya Shaw Top companies use neuroscience to develop their leaders because it’s rigorous enough to gain their trust, according to Tara Swart, an executive coach with a PhD in neuroscience. Neuroscience was used to help one of her clients, energy company Centrica, improve safety on drilling rigs by boosting emotional intelligence, said Dr Swart. Staff were “out on platforms, looking at computers, not having to communicate much – they had really high IQs but not much EQ…Centrica felt neuroscience was a way to elevate EQ and bring […]

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