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Generating The Future For Coaching & Coach Training with Mary Watts & Ian Florance

Please note: This event is open to anyone with an interest in Coaching & Coach training, Business Coaching, & Coaching Psychology .

Virtual Connecting: Following this webinar, there will be an extra 30 minutes added to the session for an opportunity to virtually connect with your fellow attendees.

Mary Watts, Ian Florance & co-authors welcome you to a conversation about their recently published books: Emerging Conversations in Coaching & Coaching Psychology (Routledge) and The Trainee Coach Handbook (Sage) (see below for 20% discounts).

Attendees of this session will learn more about the key themes and issues in coaching and coaching psychology, including the potential for enhancing and advancing the experience of coaching – for both coach and client. The webinar will take a conversational style approach; highlighting the key issues and topics found in the books and their relevance for everyday coaching.

By attending this webinar, you will be introduced to new, and maybe controversial, topics in coaching such as: emerging specialisms in mental health & trauma coaching; approaches and tips for practitioner research; a new approach to psychometrics; the ethical challenges linked to changing markets for coaching & the critical future use of technology in coaching. Mary & Ian will also discuss specific chapters in The Trainee Coach Handbook including the business issues in setting up a successful coaching practice.

Both Emerging Conversations in Coaching & Coaching Psychology and The Trainee Coach Handbook seek to promote critical questioning as well as offer guidance and skills for coaches – but not concrete long-term solutions.

Attendees of this webinar will also receive two 20% discount codes to purchase Emerging Conversations in Coaching & Coaching Psychology and The Trainee Coach Handbook.

Emerging Conversations - FLR40 - 20%

Trainee Coach Handbook - UKCOUNS20 - 20%

“Emerging Conversations in Coaching & Coaching Psychology is an unusual book amongst various edited volumes. It opens conversations on a whole range of debates… an important read for serious stakeholders of the coaching profession.” – Professor Tatiana Bachkirova, Director of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies, Oxford Brookes University, UK
“Coaching is reaching a point of maturity as a craft, a field of research and an industry. Emerging Conversations in Coaching and Coaching Psychology is an excellent navigational aid in plotting the path ahead” Dr David Tee, PhD, Wales Coaching Centre, University of South Wales, UK
“Great conversations leave me energised and inspired ... This book (Emerging Conversations in Coaching & Coaching Psychology) reads like an opportunity to dip into a range of great conversations supported and informed by a growing body of evidence and experience that can expand and enrich our coaching philosophy and practice" – Alison Clarke, Chair, Practice Board, British Psychological Society
“It is important that this book (The Trainee Coach Handbook) exists: it marks the maturation of coaching - from an activity, to a (rapidly growing) global industry, and on towards a profession… so please use the wisdom, the guidance, the narratives and counter narratives, the diversity of thought and approach contained within this book, as you learn, then unlearn” - Dr David Tee, PhD, Wales Coaching Centre, University of South Wales, UK

Ian Florance spent much of his career at NFER-NELSON, the pioneer of clinical, educational, and business psychological testing in the UK, and was Managing Director of business consultancy and publisher ASE. He founded and still serves as secretary for the European Test Publishers Group, which now comprises 26 publishers from around Europe. He has worked as a journalist and a ghost-writer, as well as being an author and poet in his own right: his most recent novel is A Glass Rope.

Mary Watts is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at City, University of London. A British Psychological Society (BPS) registered coaching psychologist she is also a chartered health and counselling psychologist and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. She is Programme Director of The Meyler Campbell Mastered Programme (business and executive coaching). A former university pro-vice-chancellor she has experienced the rewards and scars of leading large-scale education and organizational restructuring, including the overhaul of associated information systems, and the creation and development of many university courses. Over many years her roles within the BPS have included co-leading the creation of new routes to professional recognition in health and counselling psychology, psychotherapy, and currently, the route for becoming a chartered coaching psychologist. Mary has researched and written widely on topics as diverse as leadership, autism, mental health, and professional education. At the heart of her work is a deep focus on learning, including the relationship between psychology, ideology, personal biography, and learning. Her writing and practice draw on her learning from living and her degrees in sociology, education, and psychology, as well as her former training and work as a general and psychiatric nurse and nurse teacher. She has visiting/associate roles with several universities, including Chester, Christchurch Canterbury, and Maastricht. Her thriving independent practice as a global coach and supervisor spans business and leadership contexts, health, education, and professional learning -including expertise (and a healthy skepticism) in matters relating to accreditation. Mary values highly the opportunities she has had to contribute to our shared endeavour of enhancing and advancing quality coaching for all people of all ages. She is by nature both a skeptic and a creative constructor of alternatives.

Recent publications include:

  • The Trainee Coach Handbook (co-edited with Robert Bor & Ian Florance) 2021, Sage
  • Emerging Conversations in Coaching and Coaching Psychology (co-edited with Ian Florance) 2021, Routledge
  • Supervision in the Psychological Professions (co-edited with David Lane & Sarah Corrie) 2016, OU Press

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