Thu 25 Oct, 2018 09:30
Positive Psychology for Coaches: A Training and Workshop Event
  • Hosted by Association for Coaching
  • Clavering House Business Centre, Clavering Place, Newcastle, NE1 3NG

Positive Psychology is the science of happiness and wellbeing, now taught in most University psychology departments across the world. Positive Psychology is not about promising a life of blissful contentment in which nothing ever troubles you. But it is based on a core principle that however happy or unhappy you are today, it is almost always possible for you to be happier tomorrow. Understanding how this can be achieved is particularly relevant for all coaches, managers and anyone responsible for helping other people lead happier, more productive lives. Led by highly experienced life coach, Paul Hemphill, this training and workshop event aims to do just that, as well as providing you with some helpful take-away tools and exercises. Finally, it will give you a great opportunity to discuss and agree some relevant Positive Psychology based best practice with other coaches and managers.

Wed 31 Oct, 2018 09:00
Working with Evolving Clients: Theory and Practice of Developmental Coaching with Tatiana Bachkirova
  • Hosted by Association for Coaching
  • (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) Society Building, London, N1 9RL

There is a multitude of well-known and respected theories in the field of adult development (e.g. Kegan, 1982; Torbert, 2004; Graves, 1970; Cook-Greuter, 1999; Wilber, 2000). The value of the insight these theories provide for individualised approach to working with clients seems evident. However, there are serious issues that prevent effective use of them in coaching. The main issue is associated with the need to use complex and labour-intensive instruments of measurement that require not only sophisticated training but also a high level of development of the scorers themselves. A new developmental framework (Bachkirova, 2011) rectifies this problem and provides an opportunity for practitioners to identify developmental stages on the basis of the issues that clients face. At this event we will explore Tatiana's framework and experiment with applications of it for our own personal and professional development and for the benefit of our clients. This offers the opportunity to contribute to the idea of human development on a wider scale and, at the same time, support our clients in the process of meaningful one-to-one interaction with a focus on their current needs.

Fri 2 Nov, 2018 10:00
Transforming Teams with Linda Aspey
  • Hosted by Coaching at Work
  • The British Psychological Society London Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE

The quality of everything we do depends on the thinking we do for ourselves firstly. However, it’s not the quality of our education or experience or IQ that most impacts on our ability to think for ourselves; it’s the way we’re treated by others while we’re thinking. The Thinking Environment® is a unique and powerful framework for generative thinking developed by Nancy Kline of Time to Think. Guided by principles and ways of being called The Ten Components, it liberates people to think for themselves in a unique way, generating new ideas, solutions and decisions and overcoming limiting assumptions that are blocking them. And its effect on teams is quite simply, transformational!

Wed 6 Mar, 2019 09:00
Coaching CBT: A Master Class with Dr Rob Willson
  • Hosted by Association for Coaching
  • University of Strathclyde, OSDU 4th Floor Graham Hills Building, 40 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QE

Join Dr Rob Willson PhD for a fresh look at the principles and practices of modern cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Discover how CBT can enhance your coaching skills and why it works. In this one day master class, leading CBT Therapist Dr Rob Willson PhD will be presenting the latest CBT Theory and how to apply it in a coaching context. Watch or participate in live coaching demonstrations and take advantage of the opportunity to broaden your individual knowledge in the coaching CBT clinic Q&A session. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is the most widely used evidence-based practice for improving mental health guided by empirical research. Over the last 30 years the applications of CBT have been widely promoted and its core principles have transcended therapeutic interventions and are now being practised across a broad range of talking treatments. However, while the core principles of CBT remain sound, much has changed in the application of CBT especially within the context of coaching. Rob will focus upon brief interventions as well as current ‘hot topics’ such as imagery, compassion, and transdiagnostic processes.