About our January issue
This new year issue turns the spotlight on diversity in our profession – what does it mean and how does diversity (or lack of it) impact our work with communities? How do we change the coaching profession from the inside out – and what does this mean in practice?
Two sectors of the workforce who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are teachers and NHS staff, and in this issue, we explore how coaching is having a positive impact in these areas. We also hear from members of the new coaching children and young people special interest group about their work so far. If you work with – or have an interest in working with – children, young people and families, your tribe awaits you!
I hope you enjoy this issue. Do get in touch with your thoughts and feedback.
Diane Parker, Editor, Coaching Today
From the inside out: how coaching changes lives
Open article: President of BACP, David Weaver, talks to Carolyn Mumby about his work with young black men and calls for increased diversity within the coaching profession. Coaching Today, January 2021
Coaching in practice: Grass roots initiative
Seeds of change: Carolyn Mumby talks to three young people who have created a grassroots project emerging from their own struggle to remain confident and engaged while looking for work. Coaching Today, January 2021
Message from the Chair: The space between
"If this crisis can teach us anything, it is to become more comfortable with the not knowing, to exercise the muscle of patience, to recognise that time to rest and recover is essential." Coaching Today, January 2021
About Coaching Today
Straddling the interface between counselling and coaching, Coaching Today provides a platform for education, debate and sharing of best practice for those working in the diverse field of coaching, from private practitioners to line managers, peers, mentors, trainers and educators.
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A wealth of experience: making the invisible visible
Open article: Centre Director of Animas Centre for Coaching, Robert Stephenson, reflects on his personal journey towards contributing to a more diverse and inclusive coaching profession. Coaching Today, January 2021
One step at a time: coaching for social change
Open article: Carolyn Mumby explores the role that coaching has to play in changing our world for the better. Coaching Today, October 2020
Recovery: coaching in the aftermath of COVID-19
Open article: As we continue to experience the changes wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, Jenny Rogers and Julia Vaughan-Smith offer advice and guidance for coaches on how to look after ourselves as well as our clients throughout the crisis. Coaching Today, July 2020