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2nd December 2019

What is the role of coaches in the climate crisis?

In early December political leaders and climate diplomats are meeting in Madrid for COP25, against a background described by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as “the point of no return is no longer over the horizon.”  With rising sea levels; a warming climate; melting ice caps; more floods, droughts, forest fires, cyclones; the loss of […]

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17th May 2019

The Manifesto for Supervision

The Manifesto for Supervision is a “call to arms”: it promotes the importance of supervision in coaching, examines its history, why it is important, summarizes main models and research, considers ethics in supervision and calls for collaboration between industry stakeholders.  Written by Peter Hawkins, Eve Turner and Jonathan Passmore, it is jointly published by Henley […]

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10th April 2019

The Launch of the Manifesto for Supervision – May 2019

Supervision has a key role to play in coach development, linking theory and practice through the whole action learning cycle and is the core of quality reflective practice. On Wednesday 15th May the Association for Coaching is holding a Master Class to launch a manifesto for supervision in Canary Wharf, London with speakers including AC […]

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22nd March 2019

Coaching, supervising and ecology

In the last few weeks I have been reading some very interesting and challenging posts about the future of our planet and the living beings on it.  One was written by coach Neil Scotton and considered fracking as a metaphor (drilling into the earth and fracturing rock using a pressurized liquid to release gas) and […]

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29th December 2018

Blowin’ in the wind

How do coach supervisors respond to ethical dilemmas and tricky issues?  Jonathan Passmore and I have been conducting research over the last few years in stages and we have just published a two-part series in Coaching at Work magazine with fellow researcher Marta Filipiak.  Seven main themes emerged: sources of ethical dilemmas, obstacles in dealing […]

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