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EMCC: SUPPORTING GROWTH

A study from the European Mentoring & Coaching Council on internal coaching highlights what support multinationals need, what the EMCC is already offering, and what it plans to offer, and invites responses from other professional bodies too. Lise Lewis reports It is now the norm for organisations to have an internal coaching capability, and 75% of organisations expect this to increase over the next two years, according to the 6th Ridler Report published last year (2016) with European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) UK. Along with the predicted further growth of internal coaching, there have been observations generally within the […]

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EMCC, AC and ICF form historic Global Alliance

By Liz Hall Coaches have broadly welcomed the Global Alliance formed by three of the industry’s leading professional bodies. The news of the formation of the Global Coaching & Mentoring Alliance by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association for Coaching (AC), broke at the EMCC’s annual conference in Bilbao, Spain, on 17 November (see photo), where it was made clear that it is an alliance, not a merger. The Alliance declared: “As a collective of global professional coaching and mentoring bodies, we seek to build alliances, a co-operative spirit, purposes and […]

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Opinion

Liz Macann has won accolades for, and spoken all over the world about, the award-winning internal coaching scheme she set up at the BBC. Macann spent 12 years at the Beeb – here she reflects on her time there, and what the future holds REFLECTED GLORY Liz Macann There was a time when a client would spot you heading in their direction and swiftly engage in a conversation rather than introduce you as their coach. These days it feels more like a badge of honour than an embarrassment. Coaching’s credibility, desirability and value continue to increase, with senior leaders often […]

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SHARE YOUR PASSIONS

What are the roles of coaching and mentoring in addressing the biggest challenges of the 21st century? In this three-part series, Neil Scotton and Alister Scott explore possible answers – and questions – from three camps. Last issue, they heard from clients making good things happen. Part two: Views and voices of coaches and mentors “It is our duty to refuse to work with any organisation if it is not about changing the world.” You can always rely on Sir John Whitmore for a comment to stimulate conversation. This one was retold to us by Marianne Craig of Firework Coaching and MIRUS (a […]

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Coach selection: improvements or progress but at what cost?

A recent survey of executive coach selection reveals smarter practices, but also evidence of commoditisation and excessive process. Carol Braddick reports I watched the chair of a conference on executive coaching struggle to introduce his keynote speaker to delegates from blue-chip businesses. Why? It was the labyrinth of terminology in the speaker’s bio and the hefty acronyms after his name. The chair deftly ditched the bio and endorsed the ‘excellent’ speaker. Just as conference delegates want great speakers, buyers in organisations, L&D and HR directors want excellent coaches – without having to hack their way through a jungle of jargon. […]

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Leary-Joyce appointed EMCC UK president

As its new president, John Leary-Joyce will be helping the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) UK clarify its unique contribution. “Each of the four bodies has a different character and offering, so in this rich and flourishing profession I want EMCC UK to be clear about the unique contribution it makes to the market of coaching and mentoring,” he said. Leary-Joyce, who steps into current president Mike Hurley’s shoes in September, will also be working closely with his European presidential counterparts to build a stronger more integrated European network of practitioners especially for coaches/mentors in organisations. A well-known figure […]

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Collaboration best approach

Collaboration across the profession to educate buyers and the public about what best practice looks like and to develop a joint code of ethics and complaints procedure are your preferred ways of encouraging good practice and reducing incompetent, poor and unethical practice, according to the Poor Practice 2010 Survey. The survey was carried out among Coaching at Work readers and members of the following professional bodies: the Association for Coaching (AC); the British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology; the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC); the International Coach Federation (ICF), and the Society for Coaching Psychology (SCP). Some […]

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Coaching at Work e-newsletter — August 2010

Welcome to the August issue of the newsletter A group of us watched Gillo Pontecorvo’s brilliant black and white movie The Battle of Algiers (1966, re-released in 2007) recently. The film uses a gritty newsreel effect to recreate France’s suppression of the 1950s Algerian uprising. The film is as gripping now as when it was first released, although it is noticeable that Islam is not mentioned once and there is a sense of the world being simpler then somehow. These days, we have much more exposure to so many different cultural layers and influences and are required to be more […]

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John Leary-Joyce takes up helm of EMCC UK

By Liz Hall As its new president, John Leary-Joyce will be helping the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) UK clarify its unique contribution. “Each of the four bodies has a different character and offering so in this rich and flourishing profession I want EMCC UK to be clear about the unique contribution it makes to the market of coaching and mentoring,” said Leary-Joyce. Leary-Joyce, who steps into current president Mike Hurley’s shoes in September, will also be working closely with his European presidential counterparts to build a stronger more integrated European network of practitioners especially for coaches/mentors within organisations. […]

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Poor Practice report reveals top ‘no-nos’

You’ve given the thumbs down to government intervention and the thumbs up to collaboration between professional bodies when it comes to dealing with incompetent, unethical and poor coaching practice in the UK. Only 14 per cent and 13 per cent of you, respectively, feel that government regulation will prevent or reduce incompetence, and poor or unethical coaching practice, according to the Poor Practice 2010 survey. Many of you want to see professional bodies jointly develop a code of ethics (84 per cent and 86 per cent, respectively) and a joint complaints procedure (76 per cent and 72 per cent). A […]

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