22 January, 2010

Transitions and the Meaning of Life

Jennifer Liston-Smith, Dr. Siobhain O’Riordan and Sheila Panchal will be speaking at the Association for Coaching Conference Going Global 2010 on 12th March in London. The workshop, part of the Beyond Coaching stream will address: “Transitions and the Meaning of Life: The Vital Role of Coaching Psychology”
http://www.firebyte.co.uk/as2010/index.asp?Page=4&Main=20

17 December, 2009

Coaching for Transitions: our Masterclass at the European Coaching Psychology Conference

Jennifer Liston-Smith, Dr. Siobhain O’Riordan and Sheila Panchal led a one-day Masterclass today at the 2nd European Coaching Psychology Conference, hosted by the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology.
The Masterclass on “Life Transitions and Turning Points: Using a Developmental Coaching Psychology Approach” offered guidance and approaches for coaching through transitions in general and insights from the specialist areas of Turning 30 (Sheila Panchal), Becoming a Parent (Jennifer Liston-Smith) and Retirement and Later Life (Siobhain O’Riordan). Working practically and discursively, participants also explored how developmental psychology can inform our work with meaning, values and identity at these turning points.

06 March, 2009

Report on European Coaching Psychology Conference in Coaching at Work

News report by Jennifer Liston-Smith and Alanna O’Broin published Coaching at Work, Volume 4, Issue 2

Different ways of “meaning making” in an uncertain economic environment was a strong theme from the end-of-conference speakers’ panel, as were paths to transformational adult learning ... Stephen Palmer, commenting on the 2,300-strong membership of the British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology, expressed a strong wish to see further coaching psychology conferences in Europe.

02 August, 2008

Appreciative Inquiry and Solution-Focused Coaching - Report on SGCP Coaching Psychology Workshop

Report by Jennifer Liston-Smith published in The Coaching Psychologist Volume 4 Issue 2 - August 2008 http://bit.ly/hgAXf

Appreciative Inquiry presents a refreshingly enabling way of relating to ‘what is’ and ‘what could be’. Solution-focused coaching takes us miraculously - ping! - straight to a perfectly resolved future; which might be more possible than we think. These two approaches, underpinned by theory and years of experience, give structure to some applications of positive psychology in coaching.