May 2020

May meeting copy 2.001

The first major shocks to the then emerging coaching field was the financial crash in 2008, and the subsequent waves of austerity that have followed. In spite of those shocks, coaching as a profession has shown itself to be remarkably resilient. Yet the growing need to collectively respond to climate crisis as highlighted throughout 2019, coupled with the global COVID-19 pandemic and its long-term consequences for many different sectors and facets of life, throws up a whole new set of challenges, and possible opportunities.

In this virtual session, we’ll be exploring these questions:

  • What are some of the key changes relating to the wider context for coaching, and what implications does that have for the way we practice?
  • How do we hold space for client issues when we are essentially all tackling the same challenges, albeit in different ways (e.g. potentially very little separation between client and coach issues)?
  • What practices for self-renewal and self-care can support us and our clients at this time?

This virtual session will be a combination of presentation, group discussion, and small group work.

fbtKatherine Long has worked in the field of leadership and organisational development for almost 20 years, and is an EMCC accredited Master Practitioner coach, ESIA accredited coach supervisor, Focusing Practitioner, and previously ran the Masters in Coaching programme at Warwick University. She recently contributed to Jo Birch and Peter Welch’s book, Coaching Supervision: Advancing Practice, Changing Landscapes, which brings an evolutionary and systemic perspective to how the shared worlds of coaching and supervision adapt in the face of a rapidly changing world.

Booking in advance is essential for this online session.

Please email for further information.


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