Popular misconceptions of coaching lead many to believe that the older and more experienced the coach is, in their counterpart’s (coachee’s) field of expertise, the better. General Manager, Education Mandy Geddes disputes this view, and reveals what you should really look for in a coach.   Executives...

In this compelling piece, Jane Porter MCC, Head of Education courageously raises awareness of the "elephant" that senior women leaders face as they near or deal with midlife.   I’m increasingly noticing an “elephant in the room” when coaching senior women leaders approaching (or in) midlife. It’s an...

Jane Porter MCC tackles the ongoing and robust debate on coaching versus mentoring, which continues unabated in the coaching industry. Is one better than the other? Is mentoring really that different to coaching, and if so, do these two need to be separately active, or...

The International Coach Federation (ICF) represents the highest quality in professional coaching. Our General Manager, Education, Mandy Geddes, is often asked how IECL’s coach training aligns with ICF accreditation. Here’s what you need to know.   This is one of our most frequently asked questions, and fair...

Our Coaching Practice team, John Raymond PCC and Renee Holder have demystified how to find the right organisational coach, including the questions to challenge a prospective coach with, and points to be considered after the first meeting.   IECL is proud of our cadre of more than...

Recently, Vogue India’s Gouri Shah discussed executive coaching but called it life coaching in an online story, asking whether coaching is “New-age gobbledygook or an effective way to reboot your life?” IECL’s General Manager, Education Mandy Geddes gives her take and sets the record straight...

IECL’s Director of Training Chip McFarlane MCC sat down with Nicole Sitosta to discuss how organisational coaching is evolving, and the threats and opportunities that disruption is bringing. He also shared what current organisational coaches need to develop in themselves to move with, and ahead...

Once upon a time only professional coaches needed to learn coaching skills. And they are still the real experts in the field, with more profound coaching skills than most of us will ever need. However, some basic coaching skills are starting to feel like a...