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7 Pitfalls to Creating a Coaching Culture within an Organization

With the challenges of operating in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) environment, many companies are recognising that the days of ‘command and control’ are long gone.  Thus they are looking to build an alternative approach, creating a culture where leaders are able to coach and mentor their teams. Knowledge is no longer seen as resting with a few key individuals; rather, companies are looking to empower their people, to encourage innovation and creativity. Through our long history and experience working with multinational corporations, we've proven how creating a coaching culture is the best way for companies to ensure their employees are fully engaged and enjoying their careers. If you [...]

7 Pitfalls to Creating a Coaching Culture within an Organization 2018-07-27T18:20:11+00:00

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Reasons Why Strong Leaders Develop Self-Mercy

Why is self-mercy an essential skill for great leadership? Download our infographic to discover 4 reasons why strong leaders are working to develop their own practise of self-mercy. DOWNLOAD PDF Most of us have not practised mercy towards ourselves with the amount of effort and diligence that we practise harsh self-judgement.  The key is that it takes great self-empowerment to practise mercy.  Someone who is disempowered can’t be merciful. To learn more about self-mercy and insights for developing your self-mercy practise, read our article The Strength of Mercy. READ ARTICLE

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Reasons Why Strong Leaders Develop Self-Mercy 2018-07-27T18:20:24+00:00

The Strength of Mercy

‘Strength’ and ‘mercy’ are not words we commonly link together.  Especially in the business environment, we have a tendency to relate to ‘strong leaders’ but what about ‘merciful leaders?’ To have mercy is often seen as a state of weakness and giving into one’s actions.  Yet in reality, mercy requires the utmost amount of strength; mercy is powerful compassion.  Mercy is strength and kindness together.  It is empowerment and gentleness at the same time. Abraham Lincoln, as he was preparing the United States for life after the U.S. Civil War in 1865 said, “I have always [...]

The Strength of Mercy 2018-07-27T18:20:35+00:00

Workshop: Resilience – Rising Above Uncertainty

Presented by Janine Ahlers, ICF-certified MCC coach and Academic Director of the Centre for Coaching Thursday, 26 April 2018   |   18h - 22h L'Armée du Salut, rue Centrale 23, 1110 Morges, Switzerland (3 min walk from Morges Station) The Centre for Coaching is excited to return to the ICF (International Coaching Federation) Suisse Romande Chapter on April 26th to present the topic of Resilience - Rising Above Uncertainty. Led by Janine Ahlers, an Integral Coach® and Director of the Centre for Coaching, this workshop is open to the general public and an excellent opportunity for you [...]

Workshop: Resilience – Rising Above Uncertainty 2018-06-04T15:52:22+00:00

ICF Conference – A Talk and Networking Event in Geneva

How to create a Coaching Culture - The Pitfalls to avoid. A conference and networking event organised by ICF Suisse Romande in Geneva Maria Cussel Date: Tuesday 27th March 2018 Location: Webster University Geneva Time: 18h00 - 22h00 The ICF (International Coaching Federation) of Suisse Romande is hosting a talk and Networking event on the 27th March 2018. Our Director Maria has been invited to share about how to create a coaching culture in the corporate wolrd, and her firm belief that it is the best way for companies to ensure their employees are fully [...]

ICF Conference – A Talk and Networking Event in Geneva 2018-04-05T17:55:10+00:00

Masterclass for CTE, ACC/CfD and/ or PCC graduates and NVW alumni

RESILIENCE - 'Rising Above Uncertainty' Janine Ahlers & Craig O’Flaherty Date: Saturday 21 April 2018 Location: Chateau de Bogis-Bossey Time: 9h30 – 18h00 (Registration from 8h30) What is resilience and how does it manifest in how we think, feel and act? How does building resilience contribute to our being more competent and effective in the world around us? What are the ways that we can assess our own and other’s resilience and how it is helping or hindering them? What are the practices and observations we can start to design for ourselves and [...]

Masterclass for CTE, ACC/CfD and/ or PCC graduates and NVW alumni 2018-04-05T17:55:10+00:00

Video: Introduction to an Integral Approach to Coaching

If you were unable to attend the LIVE session of our Introduction to Coaching with Centre for Coaching Directors Janine Ahlers, Maria Cussell, and Daniel Ahlers, do not worry. The Facebook Live video is available for viewing at your convenience.  If you have questions about coaching, the Centre for Coaching approach, or future programmes, do not hesitate to contact us on our Facebook page or email / phone us directly. Thank you to everyone who attended our first Facebook Live event and we look forward to seeing you at future events.  

Video: Introduction to an Integral Approach to Coaching 2018-07-27T18:20:49+00:00

Creating powerful synergies through a global alliance

Case Study : Versus Systems and Centre for Coaching Janine Ahlers, Director of Centre for Coaching Global: Established in 2002, the Centre for Coaching was founded at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (a world top-100 executive graduate school), and has grown into a global premier executive coaching organisation with Centres now in Switzerland and Australia, in addition to linking to over 25 years of cutting-edge coaching course development through its alliance with New Ventures West in San Francisco. Janine Ahlers, Director Centre for Coaching Global Daniel Ahlers, Director Centre for Caoching Europe [...]

Creating powerful synergies through a global alliance 2018-04-05T17:55:11+00:00

Certification Programme – PersProfile Manager

View Course Dates and Details Introduction As a global first, we are delighted to announce that, in collaboration with Félix Comby (CEO Versus Systems SA), we will be running a Certification Programme for an excellent behavioural assessment tool called PersProfile Manager. This tool has been in successful use for many years, although up till now the training has taken place only in French. The Centre for Coaching has been so impressed with our own usage and findings as to how PersProfile supports a coaching programme, recruitment and leadership development, we have decided to collaborate with the thought leader [...]

Certification Programme – PersProfile Manager 2018-04-05T17:55:11+00:00

Leadership Coaching: 7 Myths and Facts

IMAGINE... Leading a team that automatically adjusted to and overcame new challenges. You stopped micro-managing and time became available to focus on important goals. Picture a world that has opened up to you, one where you could identify and capture opportunities in both your professional and personal lives. Today, many individuals like you have experienced such results from Coaching, and although Leadership Coaching is a commonly used phrase, few can explain it. So let’s begin by shedding some light on a few key ingredients to success. Please click below to download our info guide: Leadership Coaching: 7 Myths [...]

Leadership Coaching: 7 Myths and Facts 2018-07-27T18:21:02+00:00