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News: ICF global fee report reveals ‘huge variability’

Global coaching revenue is $1,979m; the average annual revenue generated by coaching globally is US$47,900 and the reported average global fee is $229 per coaching hour, according to research by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Meanwhile, the ‘typical’ coach is female, aged over 45 years and “third-level educated” (with a master’s or doctorate), according to the ICF’s final report released at the beginning of July. Sixty per cent of 12,133 respondents were educated to this level (compared to 17 per cent of the general US population, for example), while 90 per cent have a degree (compared to 30 per cent […]

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Welcome to the July 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the July 2012 issue of the newsletter “Coaches have to navigate between working in and challenging the status quo. The coach represents in some way a shaman who helps people to question and go beyond what we take for granted.” This was one of the messages from Aboodi Shabi in his keynote at our Coaching and Mentoring at Work conference on 11 July (conference report in the September issue). “We need to be bold and ask the questions others dare not ask, that’s when we really serve our clients….. if we don’t ask these questions, we are doomed […]

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The First Degree

Students have started graduating from what is thought to be the world’s first taught doctorate programme specific to coaching and mentoring. Liz Hall looks at Oxford Brookes’ new offer In 2004, Grant and Zackon1 identified that most coaches are graduates and that many possess a higher degree. They recommended that universities should develop doctorate programmes in coaching. Oxford Brookes University Business School started its Doctor of Coaching & Mentoring (DCM) programme in 2007 to meet this growing need. Programme leader, Elaine Cox, says: “More and more employers are looking for evidence in coaches of a combination of in-depth understanding of […]

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What does it mean to be a professional? Our forum tackles some tough questions

Coaching body leaders, coaching buyers and sponsors had a fruitful dialogue on accreditation at a landmark meeting led by Coaching at Work. Here’s what they had to say The participants (Chair: Liz Hall, editor, Coaching at Work) The sponsors GlaxoSmithKline: Sally Bonneywell PricewaterhouseCoopers: Dee Cullen CMS Cameron McKenna: Jenni Emery (formerly of the BBC): Liz Macann NHS: Sue Mortlock Ernst & Young: Ian Paterson KPMG: Louise Buckle The bodies Association for Coaching UK: Declan Woods Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision: Jeremy Ridge British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Coaching: Barry White Coaching Bodies Round Table: Mike Hurley European […]

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Conference Report

Managing conflict and stress at work 2012 conference, london, 21 March 2012 Coach aspiring Beckhams to handle setbacks Coaches working with wannabe and professional footballers need to be able to help them cope with the stress and fear of failure that comes with the territory. Out of 20,000 boys aged 8-16 who play for clubs, only 1 per cent turn professional, while only a quarter of 16-19 year-old players land a professional contract. “So the first thing we’re dealing with is a terrible fear of failure. Most people who love playing football professionally are not doing it when they’re 21. […]

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Coaching bodies to agree fitness to practise levels

Coaching buyers remain confused by the language around coaching – including ‘accredited’ and ‘master coach’ – and are in danger of using incompetent coaches. One employer told Coaching at Work it had been approached by a ‘master coach’ who, it transpired, had been awarded the title after a five-day intensive programme. Despite the ‘coach’ struggling to articulate what coaching (actually) is and the initial in-house coaching contact asking them not to approach leaders directly, the ‘coach’ subsequently gained entry into the organisation by offering free work directly to senior leaders and is now looking to earn thousands a day. “There […]

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Kim Morgan and Lis Merrick are this year’s Coaching at Work People of the Year

1 March 2012 It seems to be getting tougher and tougher each year to decide on the winners of the Coaching at Work awards- there are so many deserving candidates out there. But for this year, we’ve made our choices: Kim Morgan wins our Coaching at Work Coaching Person of the Year 2011 award while Lis Merrick wins our Coaching at Work Mentoring Person of the Year 2011 award. They have made their mark in different ways but have in common a passion for the profession, generosity in sharing wisdom, and a commitment to raising standards. The judges were Liz […]

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Toolbox

Continuing our series looking at coaching tools and techniques, Coaching at Work road-tests the photoVoyage process THE WOW! FACTOR photoVoyage is a process that combines portrait photographs with facilitated conversation, raising self-awareness and allowing us to see ourselves as others see us. Here, Penny Millar, owner and director of photoVoyage and an executive coach, along with Peter Wilson, executive coach and Academy of Executive Coaching faculty member, reveal how they experienced Peter’s photoVoyage. Penny Millar: In coaching, as in life, I believe that personal authenticity is essential. photoVoyage allows us to look ourselves in the eye and talk about the […]

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Walk of Life

In a maze you can get lost, in a labyrinth, you can only find yourself. Coach Anneliese Monden reveals how her coaching clients are walking the walk, literally, and coming to their own conclusions. Labyrinths have been drawn and built for thousands for years. Today, they are being discovered again, as a powerful tool for stress reduction, connection with essential themes and true transformation. But why the revival? And why have we built one for coaching? The modern labyrinth The reasons are linked to the ever-increasing complexity of today’s world. Information overload There is an excess of information and an […]

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News in Brief

UK workers suffer most stress Workplace stress is at a four-year high, according to a report by management group Kenexa High Performance Institute. The UK has the highest stress, notes the four-year study of 60,000 workers in six countries: the UK, the US, Germany, China, Brazil and India. Some 35 per cent of UK employees are experiencing unreasonable levels of stress at work and the UK’s stress level has risen by 10 per cent since 2008, says the study: Stress: What’s the Impact for Organizations? There has been a marked increase in workplace stress in every country, industry and job type. […]

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