19th Annual EMCC Conference Bilbao, 15 to 17 November 2012

European Mentoring & Coaching CouncilWhilst there have been considerable developments and expansion in the label “coaching”, there seems not to have been a corresponding development in mentoring. However, rather than seeking to work with the old debate around what the differences are between mentoring and coaching, Paul Stokes and I  are planning to use our latest research findings on modern mentoring practice to develop our understanding of mentoring as a field of practice. Continue reading

Organisational Change through Coaching

York St. John UniversityOrganisational Change through Coaching Conference at York St. John 05 July 2012

The York St John Conference was introduced by David Fleming, Vice Chancellor and hosted by Prof Bob Garvey from York St John. The first keynote was by David Megginson from Sheffield Business School, who had a humorous look at the challenges and benefits of adopting a coaching style of managing change and how coaching can develop or change organisational culture. We then had an opportunity to try some different workshops out around Brief Coaching, Listening skills, unblocking techniques in coaching and the fascinating ACT – Acceptance, Commitment Training based coaching based on emotional intelligence and mindfulness. Continue reading