30 April, 2010

Association for Coaching Leadership Coaching Conference 8 July 2010

I’m looking forward to this Association for Coaching Leadership Coaching conference, which I will be reporting for Special Group in Coaching Psychology publication The Coaching Psychologist.
Details and booking are on the Association for Coaching website, and there is a flyer attached below here.


Mum Ultrapreneur Book

The Mum Ultrapreneur book is an upbeat, honest yet encouraging look at the factors that support success in business for women who are also mothers. Advice is offered through a fictional format for part of the book, as readers become involved in ‘Gemma’s’ entrepreneurial journey. The other main part of the book provides tips under different categories from leading ‘mumpreneurs’. Research for the book included Susan Odev’s discussions with contributors, including an interview with me Jennifer Liston-Smith and my former business partner Anna Hayward discussing Managing Maternity, a pioneering corporate maternity coaching consultancy which we ran for five years until January 2010. (I continue corporate maternity coaching now under My Family Care). The main part of the interview starts around 1min 20secs in.

Mum Ultrapreneur is written by Susan Odev and Mark Weeks. Susan’s bio reads: “Susan is a proud, working mother with four beautiful children. She is a skilled writer, performer and human development specialist with nearly 20 years experience of designing, coordinating, managing and delivering training.  She has written on subjects such as time management, customer service and training for several trade journals. She has acted as an “expert” contributor on handling stress as a working mum for magazines such as Women’s Own and Women’s Weekly.

27 April, 2010

HBR Short Slideshow on the Pay Gap

Interesting Harvard Business Review coverage on the pay gap from a US perspective HBR Pay Gap
It seems that for women in higher-paying roles, such as law firm careers, the pay gap is relatively (and actually) much wider over the course of a career compared to those in low-paid work (such as repair / maintenance work).

21 April, 2010

Wisdom, Uncertainty and Imagery: my SGCP Events Report

In my role as Conference and Events Reporter for the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology, I regularly report events for our publication: The Coaching Psychologist.
A combined report on three excellent events from 2009 can be read on the SGCP website.
SGCP Event Report
The events are:
The Psychology of Wisdom: Connections for Coaching.
Julie Allan, March 2009.
Working with Uncertainty - An Existential Perspective for Coaching Psychologists.
Professor Ernesto Spinelli, May 2009.
Imagery Techniques for use within Coaching Psychology and Coaching Practice.
Professor Stephen Palmer, August 2009.