- Your client arrives smelling of alcohol.
- Your client says she's slept with her boss, regrets it and now wants your help in deciding what to do.
- Your client is unhappy in his organisation and you believe he's under-appreciated there. He asks you to coach him to land a new job elsewhere.
- Your client wants to discuss a difficult relationship with a colleague. The colleague is someone you know very well.
What do you do?
What are your options?
What is 'right'?
Come along to this highly participative workshop to explore, discuss and debate some of the trickier issues we can face as coaches and mentors. We'll refer to the professional bodies’ Codes of Ethics to help guide us as we tackle and resolve questions of ethical ambiguity, contractual terms and boundary management.
Drawing on the speaker’s - and your - experience of both a) internal and external coaching and b) coaching supervision, this workshop will give guidance on how to approach even the trickiest of dilemmas using case studies and role plays.
About the Facilitator
Katharine St John-Brooks is an external executive coach and also a consultant specialising in the strategic use of internal coaches within organisations. She has an MSc in Organisational Behaviour, an MA in Professional Development (Coaching) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting.
Her book, ‘Internal Coaching: The Inside Story’ (Karnac Books), based on research with 123 internal coaches and interviews with a myriad of lead coaches, internal coach trainers, internal coach supervisors and coach sponsors, was published in 2014 to wide acclaim.
In her coaching work, Katharine has worked across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and currently focuses exclusively on Board level and CEO clients. She is active within the EMCC and chairs their Third Sector Coaching & Mentoring Forum.
Katharine has spoken about internal coaching and coaching ethics at national and international conferences.
Note: A nominal charge of £5 will be collected on the door to cover refreshment costs and expenses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend this event?
This CPD event is open to all coaches and mentors with an interest in professional development, simply register your interest and reserve your place here.
I'm not certain that I can come: what should I do?
Places are limited by the size of the room, so please consider others when booking a place. If you do have to cancel please give as much notice as possible, by canceling your ticket on Eventbrite, so that others are not disappointed. We often have a waiting list for these popular events.
What are my parking options for the event?
There is free parking on site.
Both Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway stations are not far away. If anyone needs a lift from the station please advise and collection /drop off may be arranged.
Who is the onsite contact?
The contact on site is Firefighter John Parkinson, mobile: 07812 783 607.
Which room are we in?
The event is taking place in Washington Hall, in the main Training Centre, beyond the Fire Station.
Is there time for networking?
Informal networking from 14:00; the event starts at 14:30 prompt.
Are refreshments available?
Light refreshments on arrival and during afternoon break.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
There's no need to print out your ticket.
When & Where
EMCC NW Network
The EMCC NW Network is an opportunity for coaches and mentors to meet in the North West of England and share current knowledge and ideas in the field of coaching and mentoring. Both members and non members of the EMCC are very welcome to attend our events.
The network is managed by a small group of volunteers led by Sheila Udall.