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FCC OFFERS DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR EXECUTIVE COACHING

By Liz Hall Buyers, sponsors and providers of executive coaching now have a comprehensive guide to help them define, articulate, purchase and deliver high-calibre interventions in organisations.  (FCC), a multi-stakeholder group comprising volunteers from corporates, professional bodies, academia, research bodies and Coaching at Work, has produced a guidance document setting out definitions, principles and practices for […]

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COACHING AT WORK AWARDS 2017: HAVE YOUR SAY

We’re gearing up once again for the annual Coaching at Work awards and would love our readers to help us pull together our shortlist for contenders in the following categories: Coaching at Work Article of the Year Coaching/Mentoring Person of the Year (internal) Coaching/Mentoring Person of the Year (external) Coaching Supervision Award Please email your […]

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NEW GROUP TO SUPPORT THOSE AFFECTED BY CANCER

A community of professional coaches who coach people affected by cancer has been launched. The Cancer Coaching Community (CCC) seeks to enable people to deal successfully with the impact of cancer on their lives and to move forward from it in the way they need, said co-founder Barbara Babcock. She said the CCC “aspires to […]

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CO-OP: APPRENTICES BOOST TALENT

The Co-op Group plans to enable apprentices to reverse mentor ‘colleagues’ (employees) and is also looking at degree-level apprenticeships. The Group is one of a number of organisations being creative with apprenticeships to meet talent development needs. Interest in apprenticeships has increased as this month (1 May 2017) sees the UK’s Apprenticeship Levy kick in, […]

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NEWS IN BRIEF – MAY/JUNE 2017

Parental care Family-friendly working experts My Family Care has launched an online platform to help HR teams and line managers better support new and expectant parents. The Parental Leave Toolkit builds each user a tailored plan enabling and encouraging individuals going on leave and their managers and colleagues to have more informed and effective conversations […]

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EMCC CONFERENCE: INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL NEED A BLENDED APPROACH

As internal coaching continues to grow, we need collaboration and complementary activity, not competition between potential providers, and we need blended approaches to harness what external and internal coaching have to offer, according to a panel at the EMCC annual conference. Implications for external and internal coaching practitioners were explored by a panel consisting of […]

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EMCC CONFERENCE: POLARISED WORLD ACCEPTING ‘POST-TRUTH’ AS FACTS

In a seemingly increasingly polarised world, more and more unconscious biases are showing up, causing friction and poor communication among others, according to Jennifer Plaister-Ten and Carol Whitaker. In their session at the EMCC conference, the duo explored the unconscious biases people have in their daily lives, work and relationships with the world, and how […]

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EMCC CONFERENCE: GEN Y & Z ‘LACK INDEPENDENCE’

Members of newer generations are not the independent, innovative creatures many think they are – they need more support, stability, structure and inclusion than previous generations, according to a large-scale European study. “We assume for no reason that they [Gen Y and Z] are the bright young things. Organisations expect people to be more agile […]

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EMCC CONFERENCE: PARADOX MINDSET

How often do we treat paradoxes as problems to be solved in our coaching? Many coaching dilemmas have no ‘right’ solution – it’s more a case of shifting mindsets from ‘or thinking’ (absolve – “it’s not my problem” and solve – “someone has to choose”) to ‘and thinking’ (resolve – “there’s an opportunity here” and […]

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EMCC CONFERENCE: TANNI GREY-THOMPSON – AIMING HIGH

“Aim high, even if you hit a cabbage,” Tanni Grey-Thompson’s grandfather used to tell her, and when others told her she’d “never get an education or have children”, her parents “ignored it for whatever reason”, said Dame Grey-Thompson during her keynote at the EMCC conference. Paralysed by the age of seven, she said: “The perception […]

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