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MANY FACTORS INFLUENCE OUR COACHING PERCEPTIONS

A large-scale study of coaching behaviours has revealed significant variations in perceived behaviour according to differences in age, gender, nationality, whether people identify as managers, consultants or coaches, or as a client of coaching By Erik de Haan   The study was carried out by Ashridge Business School among 537 coaches, 196 consultants and 559 […]

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GROUP COACHING ‘MUSICAL’ GOES INTO PRODUCTION

Ever thought that there’s plenty of rich material from your coaching for a play, a novel, or even a musical? Two seasoned coaches are making this a reality with The Workshop – a Musical, based on group coaching, which is ready to go into production in New York. It’s been created by sister duo Thailand-based […]

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COACHING AT WORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017: MCCAIN CULTURE CHANGE INVESTS IN STAFF BEHAVIOUR

Integrating coaching strategy with business strategy, sponsorship at board level and ensuring ongoing long-term partnerships, have been key success factors in McCain’s pilot coaching-based culture programme. By Nicole Berg The programme, with Starr Consulting, has seen output from factories increase, sales and profit at the Scarborough plant (one of McCain’s largest) rise so significantly that […]

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RELATIONAL TEAM COACHING – DARING TO DANCE ON THE EDGE: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

‘Something’s just happened’, said Georgina Woudstra to open her session at Coaching at Work’s annual conference on 5 July . She went on to share her own experience of taking a relational approach to team coaching, as well as her journey in developing this approach. By Sarah Dale “Presence and awareness are at the heart […]

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MEASURING MOTIVATION TO BUILD A THRIVING CULTURE AT GROSVENOR: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Carole Gaskell, founder of Full Potential Group (FPG), and Robert Nunn, head of learning and development at Grosvenor, shared insights on how FPG has boosted motivation at Grosvenor, a 300 year old company with a firmly established culture, from both supplier and client perspectives. By Nicole Berg   The session argued that motivation is key […]

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CONTRACTING FOR INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Jenny Bird opened the session by sending co-presenter Sarah Gornall’s apologies for her absence, and reflecting on how the conversation between them about this had had its own elements of successful contracting. By Sarah Dale She went on to lead group discussions on what an organisation might want to deliver and change through coaching, as […]

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THE WORKSHOP: A MUSICAL

Ever thought that there’s plenty of rich material from your coaching for a play, a novel, or even a musical? Two seasoned coaches have made this a reality By Liz Hall The Workshop: a musical, based on group coaching, is ready to go into production. It has been created by highly experienced coaches Chérie Carter-Scott […]

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THE BREXIT EFFECT: BRAIN DRAIN OR CHANCE TO REASSESS?

By Liz Hall Just over a year after the UK’s EU Referendum and after June’s shock snap election outcome in which Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get a clear Brexit mandate, researchers, industry commentators and coaches are highlighting a number of Brexit-fuelled challenges and opportunities. Potential challenges for employers include a brain drain and skills […]

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CIPD MANIFESTO FOR WORK URGES FOCUS ON SKILLS

The CIPD has called on the UK government to support investment in skills for all, particularly future-relevant skills and lifelong learning. In its Manifesto for Work, launched in May, the CIPD called on the government to support investment in skills, lifelong learning and improvements in employee wellbeing and engagement by reforming the apprenticeship levy as […]

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GSK COACHING INITIATIVE BOOSTS FEMALE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Coaching has helped GSK address the issue of gender imbalance at middle and senior leadership levels, supporting females to become more self-aware and self-confident, among others. The Accelerating Difference (AD) initiative combined individual and group coaching, sponsorship and dialogues. It was put in place after an internal review showed the percentage of women was diminishing […]

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