By SARAH DALE AND HALEY LANCASTER Most people understand that money can’t buy you happiness. In fact, beneath most presenting issues in a coaching session is a drive to increase wellbeing. So coaches really need to start bringing it into their mainstream work. Could the Five-a-Day model help? “If we are to prosper and flourish in this evolving environment, then it is vital that we make the most of all our resources – and this is as true for our mental resources as material resources 1” Professor John Beddington Modern life is a paradox. Western societies have found that wealth […]

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Coaching at Work road-tests Clean Language Do you see what I see? 1 The tool What is it? Clean Language was developed by psychologist David Grove to resolve traumatic memories. Many coaches find the techniques useful to help their clients resolve deep-seated emotional impulses, such as stress, fear, anger and frustration. The approach is particularly relevant in today’s business world of change and uncertainty, according to Carol Wilson, who worked with Grove from 2004 until his death in 2008 to create techniques that would be safe for coaches to use with no training in therapy. She now delivers training in these […]

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In the sixth in a series of columns dedicated to mentoring, we look at how to monitor and evaluate mentoring relationships. This issue: the key to measuring success Measuring the success of mentoring is hard, yet it is critical to gain funding and resources for the future HOW DO WE MEASURE UP? Lis Merrick and Paul Stokes In the last issue we looked at how to support mentors and mentees. However, it is also critical to review how these mentoring relationships are working during the course of the relationship and programme (formative evaluation) and to measure the relationship and programme […]

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