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PERSPECTIVES: CHANGE, UPSKILL, INTERVENE

OPINION Technology has fuelled self-expression, and led to a demand for autonomy in the workplace. Internal coaches must find ways to engage with this new breed By Sara Hope During International Coaching Week on 18-24 May, I was part of some stimulating and challenging conversations about the future of coaching in organisations. What became apparent was that unless we continue to evolve our practice, we will not be fit for purpose in a rapidly changing world. I spoke at the UK ICF event – Inspiring Coaching: The Next 20 Years on 19 May about how internal coaching needs to adapt […]

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Troubleshooter: Man of the world

Jon is a senior sales director with a solid history of success leading teams. However, they have always been British, and he must now lead a multicultural team. How can he negotiate the cultural divides? Jon is an experienced senior manager, currently EMEA sales director in a global engineering company. He has recently moved divisions and now leads a multinational and remote team. Trying to create a sense of teamwork and sharing of best practice is proving quite a challenge. Jon is British and has led mainly British teams – with a significant level of success. Taking on this new […]

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Neuroscience part 2 : The eyes have it

Neuroscience part 2: Is there any evidence that NLP works? Scientist and NLP practitioner Trish Riddell believes there is As a scientist and practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), I often find myself balancing partially conflicting metaphors in my approach to NLP. I have seen for myself the power of some of the techniques for developing rapport and creating change, crucial skills in coaching, but the empirical evidence is often lacking. However, there is research which addresses issues that bear on NLP concepts. Rapport is one of them. In a two-part study by Molly Ireland and colleagues at the University of […]

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Perspectives

Creative Studies Clare Elstow Academic research demands serious study, but you can still take a creative approach to reflective learning If you’re a coach with extensive business experience, and an interest – but not necessarily any formal training – in psychology/social science, it can seem daunting to undertake your own academic research. It’s certainly a challenge and a major learning curve, but having been through the process via a postgraduate certificate (PGC) with i-coach academy and Middlesex University (Institute for Work-Based Learning), I have lived to tell the tale – and achieved valuable skills and a postgraduate qualification in the […]

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