27 June 2009

New Zealand Mentoring & Coaching Centre director Aly McNicoll is travelling to Bahrain to train over 100 staff members at Bahrain Polytechnic.

27 April 2009

Aly McNicoll recently delivered the opening key note address entitled 'The Best in Social Good - what it takes to be a high impact Not for Profit organisation' at the 2009 Not for Profit Management Conference in Napier in March, .

23 March 2009

International speakers and well respected coaching authors and practitioners, Professor David Lane (UK) and Dr Michael Cavanagh (Australia) ran two workshops in Auckland during March. The NZ Coaching and Mentoring Centre hosted the workshops and it was a privilege for us and our clients to be a part of the conversations and learning that emerged. Some of the practical coaching strategies and advice shared by David and Michael for individuals and organisations were:

23 March 2009

The NZ Coaching & Mentoring Centre welcomes International Associate, Professor David Lane to New Zealand for his 3rd visiting expert series in March. David is both an academic, an author and a senior practitioner of executive coaching in the UK.

On his last visit in 2007 he was the keynote speaker for the inaugural Mentoring & Coaching Forum (Building Momentum) held in Auckland where he presented the results of his case study research on the realities of coaching in UK organizations.

18 March 2009

Professor David Lane has graciously allowed us to reprint this article he co-authored with Sarah Corrie.

I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s. (William Blake)

You should never belong totally to any cause or system. (John O’Donoghue)

11 March 2009 by Wendy Baker

For the largely unregulated field of mentoring/coaching to boost it's professional credibility, increase it's level of accountability as expected of professionals and to provide clients with quality assurance it would be prudent to embrace supervision of practice. Supervision has been the mainstay of other professional helping professions such as counselling, social work and psychology.

24 February 2009

What are the realities for managers as coaches in New Zealand organisations in 2009?

A recent Chartered Institute of Personnel Development survey in the UK reported that most workplace coaching is delivered by managers. If that is the lay of the land overseas, what is the current situation in New Zealand?

To identify what are the realities for managers as coaches in New Zealand organizations, the New Zealand Coaching & Mentoring Centre are conducting a research survey.

23 February 2009

Dr Michael Cavanagh is a Coaching and Clinical Psychologist and Deputy Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the School of Psychology, University of Sydney. He has graciously allowed us to republish this article, that focuses on systemic approaches to coaching, particularly coaching in complexity.

Michael is co-presenter with Professor David Lane at a full-day masterclass in Auckland, on March 9, 2009. This is a rare opportunity to work with two internationally acclaimed coaching psychologists. Read more here.

COACHING IS A JOURNEY in search of patterns. Our clients come to us, sometimes with fuzzy problems, sometimes with clear goals, but always
with a desire to understand their experience in a way that enables them to move forward. We, as coaches, undertake to work with them to develop
this new understanding, and to support them in taking the actions that flow from it. The value we add to our clients resides in our ability to
help them see their experience in a new way. We do this by helping them to discover or notice previously unnoticed (or ignored) patterns in the
complex mix of experience, thoughts, actions, and reactions that is their story. Coaching, then, is a journey in search of patterns.

4 February 2009

This is our ninth year of providing specialist coaching and mentoring services to organisations throughout Australasia and we have started 2009 with a name change to better reflect the nature of our work and the future of the industry.

We are now the New Zealand Coaching & Mentoring Centre and have lots of good material on our new website that will be of interest to workplace learning professionals as well as details of all our major courses and events.

29 December 2008

NZMC director Patti Gwynne is presenting at 3 coaching related conferences in New Zealand and Australia in late 2008. The common thread running through the 3 seminars is the emergence of, and need for, mental toughness and wisdom intelligence in the coaching domain.

On 16 & 17 October, Patti is presenting at the Kiwi Coaching Retreat in Queenstown, NZ, where she will be talking about 'Emerging Paradigms of Mental Toughness & Wisdom Intelligence in Leadership Coaching.'