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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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AICTP: COACHING ENHANCED BY THERAPEUTIC INPUT

By Mark Farrall Around 100 practitioners identifying professionally as therapists, coaches and/or somewhere in between, gathered at the inaugural conference of the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals (AICTP) on 21 January. What stood out for me was just what richness and variety of integrative practice means in the field of coaching. Examples provided by attendees […]

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AICTP conference: Nash Popovic on the why, how and what of integration

The trend in therapy is towards integrative approaches, and in coaching the question is not if we should integrate practice but what and how, suggested Nash Popovic in his keynote at the Association for Integrative Coach Therapist Professionals’ inaugural conference on 21 January Popovic leads the MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology at University […]

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The AICTP’s first conference highlighted richness and variety of integrative practice

By Mark Farrall, AICTP chair Around 100 practitioners identifying professionally as therapists, coaches and/or somewhere in between gathered at the inaugural conference of the Association of Integrative Coach Therapist Practitioners (AICTP) on 21 January. What stood out for me was just what richness and variety integrative practice means in the field of coaching. Examples provided […]

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FCC PUBLISHES GUIDANCE DOCUMENT ON ORGANISATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COACHING

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

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PASSMORE LAUNCHES EUROPE-WIDE COACHING STUDY

What is thought to be Europe’s largest and most ambitious coaching research project is underway, exploring attitudes to coaching and mentoring across the continent. The project, at Centre for Coaching & Behavioural Change, Henley Business School, UK, is led by Professor Jonathan Passmore, with support from EMCC, along with AC, ICF Global, APECS and ILM, […]

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