The Financial Review’s “BOSS” magazine last week reported that Monash University is about to undertake a three year study of 100 executives undertaking coaching, comparing them with a control group who will not be coached. The aim of the study is to find out whether and how coaching improves performance, workplace relationships and personal outlook. Continue Reading »


Coaching across cultures

A leader in our increasingly “global” economy must expand the traditional repertoire of leadership skills to meet new challenges. Leaders today may be faced with diverse cultural challenges. Have you considered: Continue Reading »

When a person seeks out a coach they usually have a story to tell.   Through the telling of this story, the coach may discover that more than one story is present…within the “official story” there may exist a hidden story, and this often contains the real obstacles to a person fulfilling their potential.  Through building trust and safety, by demonstrating respect and empathy, Continue Reading »

While supervision has existed for many years in various ‘helping professions’, the concept of supervision for executive coaches is relatively new.  At the Institute we define coaching supervision as: Continue Reading »

Guilt is derived from the Old English gylt, which means “crime” and the original definition of guilt was responsibility for a crime or action. However guilt is also an internal experience that is both cognitive and emotional. It is experienced when a person believes (justified or not) that she or he has violated a moral code and is responsible for it. Continue Reading »

This month most of the IEC’s coaches spent a day with renowned futurist and thought-leader Richard David Hames, discussing “five literacies” of leadership.  Richard got us all thinking about what it means to be a leader now, and how to coach the 21st century leader.  The true new century leader: Continue Reading »

Even in tough times, successful organisations understand the financial and organisational benefits of supporting their employees to develop their careers.  Here are the Institute’s Top 10 Reasons to offer career coaching: Continue Reading »