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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...

Most of us accept that constant change is the norm for many organisations. Whether it is pressure to be more profitable, improve customer service, increase employee engagement or decrease stress levels, we are bombarded with the message that ‘things around here need to change’.  Interestingly...

After the success of our first CPD Day, ECA are delighted to confirm our second event.  Please put Wednesday 15th March 2017 in your diary, and join us for an inspiring day of learning. Whether you are a new coach/coach supervisor, or an experienced coach there...

Here at the ECA, we have been hugely influenced by the Positive Psychology movement started by Martin Seligman, amongst others. We have always believed that a positive mental attitude has numerous benefits, and that being ‘happy’ can have positive spin-offs to other people. Without being...

Our key ethos is that to be a great coach requires great self-insight. We always say to our new delegates on our coaching programmes that coaching is really not about models and tools, it is about understanding yourself and bringing out your unique style and...

I was disappointed to read that the latest research paper from the CIPD presents a damning picture of British productivity which continues to lag behind the powerful economies of Germany and the USA, despite British workers complaining that they have never had to work so...