11 March, 2010

Transitions and the Meaning of Life: The Vital Role of Coaching Psychology

Jennifer Liston-Smith; Siobhain O’Riordan and Sheila Panchal led a workshop at the Association for Coaching Conference Going Global 2010, exploring the implications for coaching of three ‘meaning of life’ turning points across the lifespan: turning 30 (Sheila Panchal), becoming a parent (Jennifer Liston-Smith) and Retirement / later life (Dr. Siobhain O’Riordan).

The conference programme information read like this:
Workshop: ‘Transitions and the Meaning of Life: The Vital Role of Coaching Psychology’
Do you coach people through those big ‘meaning of life’ moments? With bags of experience working in major organisations and of shaping the world of coaching psychology, these presenters will share an opportunity to deepen your work with people who are Turning 30, Becoming a Parent or Retiring. And you’ll have a chance to refresh your own life vision! Come and share a lively exploration of the psychology behind transitions and an upbeat look at today’s generational factors, globalisation, and global repositioning. Placed in context with questions such as, ‘How do these affect people’s transitions today?’ and ‘What are the new pressures, challenges and opportunities?’