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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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