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The importance of Empathy Every morning I ease myself into the day with a cup (or two!) of tea and the authoritative tones of the Today programme on Radio 4. This week I was surprised to hear a conversation about the importance of Empathy, which caught...

Have you wondered why why more and more organisations are keen to build a coaching culture? Find out some great reasons in this article! If you are thinking of developing a coaching culture in your organisation - Edinburgh Coaching Academy can help! Find out how or contact us....

At the exhilarating ECA CPD event 'Renew', the response from those attending echoed what I find when delivering Mindfulness courses throughout the UK. Coaches seek practical advice on how they might introduce the Mindfulness approach in their work, so that clients might benefit from some extra...

Edinburgh Coaching Academy is delighted to announce dates for our upcoming programmes: Coaching for HR – 2-day programme launching in June (Glasgow) and September (Edinburgh) to give those working in HR/ L&D and OD the key practical skills and knowledge of coaching. Mindfulness – 2-day course in May (Edinburgh), designed...

Mindfulness conjures up all sorts of ‘happy-clappy’ positive thinking stuff, but can it ever be truly helpful in our busy chaotic world? My first thoughts were quite skeptical: do we ever have time to add something else in just to help us be more ‘present’?...

When I first took on formal training as a Coach with ECA a few years ago, I was pleasantly surprised by the emphasis on knowing myself better before thinking about models, tools / techniques and approaches to coaching. Like many of my peers, I had...