Welcome to our Spring newsletter which includes:
- A look at our peer coaching service
- Links to our recent blog articles which include the topics of resilience at work and empathetic leadership
- Trainer Mark Eyre offers some fascinating insights and practical tips on the subject of sleep in our Ask the Expert feature
- A wellbeing tip considering whether effort might be better rewarded than result
- Links to helpful wellbeing in the workplace external resources and articles that may be of interest
- A bit of encouraging news with which to end
PCC Accreditation Achieved
Trainer and coach, Dr Karla Benske, has recently received her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accreditation from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
“PCC Credential-holders are trained (125+ hours), experienced (500+ hours) coaches. They have demonstrated knowledge and proficient application of the ICF Core Competencies, Code of Ethics, and definition of coaching. Earners show a commitment to high ethical standards and have demonstrated, through rigorous assessment, competence in using a variety of behaviours and skills in their work with clients. The PCC must be renewed every three years.” [ICF]
Karla delivers individual and peer coaching in addition to EDI training courses.
Training Course Delivery
Although we are starting to see a return to face-to-face course delivery, all our courses will remain available in both live online and face-to-face formats. Please state your preference when you enquire.
A spotlight on our peer coaching service
In a recent article, we looked at when peer coaching can be a useful tool, how it works, why those who try it tend to go from initial resistance to avid adopters of the process, together with a look at a few of the unexpected benefits reaped by those who engage with it.
Recent articles added to our blog
– Resilience at work : Internal v external locus of control and other terms unravelled
– Empathetic Leadership – Will 2022 be the year we decide it’s here to stay?
Effort or result – which do you reward?
We’re used to being rewarded for results achieved, but would rewarding effort be fairer and result in benefits for not only wellbeing but also productivity and performance?
Ask The Expert
In a series of 9 short Q&A’s, facilitator and coach Mark Eyre provides some fascinating insight and valuable tips for an activity we can all struggle with at times – sleep.
Amanda is reminded that doing others a favour can rekindle some good, plus a few not so good, memories but brings with it a lesson she’s grateful to be reminded of.
The external resources featured in this edition are on the topics of:
- building the case for a workplace wellbeing strategy
- creating the right conditions for mental wellbeing at work
- empowering employees to bring their whole self to work
- guidance for suicide prevention
- developing an organisational culture of equity, diversity and inclusion
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
Leo Buscaglia – Author and Motivational Speaker
“When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience.”
Jaeda DeWalt – Artist, Poet, Author
Other short reads which may be of interest
… and finally …
We finish with a little bit of good news –
According to the results of the world’s largest study of kindness, two thirds of people who took part in The Kindness Test think the pandemic has made people kinder.
Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. We are always delighted to hear from our readers, so if you would like to share your comments or suggestions with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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