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CIPD: CIVIL SERVICE STRENGTHS FOCUS IS ‘A BIG SHIFT’

Focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses is more likely to boost performance, according to research from the CIPD. The findings of the research with the UK Civil Service won’t come as a surprise to advocates of a strengths-based approach, but as Jonny Gifford, senior research adviser for organisational behaviour at the CIPD, said, “The strengths-based […]

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SHOULD WE EMBRACE OR RESIST OUR DIGITAL FUTURE?

The replacement of many coaches, commoditisation of coaching and loss of the ‘human touch’ are some potential downsides of adoption of new technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), according to a group of prominent industry thinkers and contributors surveyed by Coaching at Work. By Liz Hall   The predictions come as more research highlights the widespread […]

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LET’S ADD REAL VALUE TO UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCES

Last November saw Manchester Metropolitan University host the 4th EMCC in Education conference and the first to be dedicated to higher education. By Jafar Akhavan-Moossavi The conference, Creating an inspirational experience for university students and staff, on 1 November opened with three vignettes highlighting the positive impact of coaching and mentoring on students at different […]

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TOP COACH TO LAUNCH UK SCHOOL SPORT STANDARDS

National standards in UK children’s sports coaching are now in sight, thanks to the success of a pilot training programme for primary school sports coaches. By Molly Hall The child-centred TOP Coach programme was developed by charity Youth Sport Trust and UK Coaching in response to the need to increase physical activity in young children […]

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HERTS NHS TRUST TRIALS COACHBOT DIGITAL COACHING

By Molly Hall The Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT), Unilever and Logitech are among the first organisations to use CoachBot, an interactive AI-powered digital teach coach. CoachBot, launched by team analytics company Saberr in September, digitises the team-building work traditionally done by an external human coach to help teams address and improve on issues […]

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DOWNEY LAUNCHES SCHOOL OF COACHING INTERNATIONAL

Myles Downey, who founded the School of Coaching in 1996 with The Work Foundation, and sold up in 2009, is launching training business, The School of Coaching International (SoCI), with entrepreneurial company Growhouse. The School of Coaching, a leading coach training provider for coaches and managers in Europe, was sold to JMJ Associates “with a […]

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ICF: GLOBAL CHAIR’S AWARD GIVEN TO MEMBERSHIP

International coach federation (ICF) converge 2017, 24-26 august 2017, WASHINGTON D.C., USA By Lisa Cunningham More than 1,600 coaches from 61 countries convened in Washington, D.C., in the US on 24-26 August for ICF Converge 2017, the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) first large-scale global event since 2012. ICF Converge provided a dynamic, interactive experience. Rather […]

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ICF GLOBAL STUDY SEES RISE IN COACHING AWARENESS

Awareness of professional coaching is growing worldwide, but many people believe coaching is not important at this point in their life or that they don’t need coaching, according to research from the ICF. Globally, 66% of respondents indicated that they were somewhat or very aware of the field of professional business and/or life coaching, with […]

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AFCC TAKES 2017 ICF INTERNATIONAL PRISM AWARD

by Abby Tripp Heverin Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC) is the winner of the 2017 ICF International Prism Award, with EY (formerly Ernst & Young) this year’s honorable mention. The ICF International Prism Award programme “honours organizations that have achieved the highest standard of excellence in coaching programs that yield discernible and measurable positive impacts, […]

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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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