As a coach I am well aware of the benefits for individuals and companies from a rewarding coaching experience. This is increasingly important during these unprecedented times brought about by the constraints created by Covid-19.
Despite this period of isolation and remote working since mid-March, made necessary by the pandemic, Association for Coaching has continued to provide an excellent variety of webinars and member benefit programmes. Aimed at providing professional development for all those in the coaching industry including academic institutions and trainers, those attending certain online sessions can interact with guest speakers, putting their questions throughout each 60 -90 minute session. If you miss a live session you can catch up on the AC members portal with access to all the webinar recordings and the associated slides. The virtual events also offer a great opportunity to participate in group discussions. As a member of Association for Coaching I would recommend these as they are excellent learning opportunities for developing one’s own CPD with certificates sent by email following each event.
As a K2S partner with a coaching qualification I keep up to date with the latest thinking in and the application of coaching practise which all of us have had to embrace using online connections and working practises that were not required before Covid-19. The webinar ‘The Skill of Flexible Thinking in a time of Crisis’ with specialist coach and trainer Dr Chris Johnstone was a particularly relevant topic, coinciding as it did with the early weeks of the pandemic. I am looking forward to an exciting line up of autumn events at a time which is bringing prolonged uncertainty into our lives.
This month I am looking forward to ‘Managing Emotional Wellbeing at Work’ with business coach and CEO of Rising Vibe Ltd, Lou Banks.