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COMENSA news April 2011 by Coaches and Mentors of South Africa
Coaching And Mentoring News from COMENSA South Africa April 2011 Spotlight on Professionalism Issue
Will COMENSA be an ostrich or an eagle?
By Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron and Nick Wilkins
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there" - Lewis Carroll Coaching faces a great deal of work in its developmental journey, from an indeterminate emerging field towards being a recognised, responsible, substantive, evidence-based discipline.
A Monthly Morsel: Writing a GREAT Profile
By Megan Hudson: COMENSA National Marketing Consultant and owner of MH Consulting
What makes a compelling profile? Research by Princeton University's Department of Psychology into consumer brand loyalty and purchase behaviour released in August 2010 showed that people were the first brands and faces were the first logos. (Susan T. Fiske, 2006).
Cracking the Code: MCSC for Members Part 6: Delivering Desired and Measurable Results
By Megan Hudson, Editor-at-large and Code-breaker
Excuse me, but what have you been waiting for to start building your Portfolio of Evidence - a home visit from a COMENSA office-bearer?
Mentoring in career development
By Penny Abbott
The global consultancy Accenture conducted research in November 2010 in 29 countries among 3 400 executives (Meyer, 2008). The main findings of the study were that, despite high levels of dissatisfaction with current jobs, most respondents intended to stay with work on their personal development.
A Transformational Shift
By Jonelle Naude
In February, I attended the Coaches Training Institute's (CTI) first international conference at the beautiful Marco Island, Florida. CTI is world renowned for being one of the founder-schools of coaching, having trained 35 000 people in co-active coaching with roughly about 4000 certified coaches across the world.
How do you stack up?
By Adolph P Kaestner
Professionalism and standards - two very interesting concepts that most people in business believe they deliver but which most customers/clients complain about. So why is there a disconnect between the Provider and the Receiver? Let's look at the two concepts: Professionalism, in its simplest form, merely means that a person is being paid for a service.
Professionalism & Standards in the Marketplace
By Dr Christo A Scheepers
Professionalism is something most companies are concerned about, but what does it really mean in practical terms? Standards are the ethics everyone requires, but what does it mean in everyday life?
Entering the marketplace, the broad idea of professionalism and standards are a well-known concept and most people claim to be professional and to work or live according to certain standards - but is that the reality?
The Science of Pain
By Lisa Steingold
When we are left without choice, we can only surrender as it is surely the most courageous of acts It seems the world is going through its own crisis at the moment. The other day, at gym, I looked up at the screen and saw Egypt in crisis, Tunisians fleeing for Italy, a cyclone in Australia and half of America underneath massive snow drifts. A little closer to home I have had friends go through massive crisis such as loss of health, loved ones and businesses.
Earthquake in Japan
By Rosemary Clark
It is nearly impossible not to be impacted in some way by the devastation we have seen in Japan this last month. How can we be the same again after experiencing that? How does someone involved in it make sense of it and ever fully recover? It takes a giant leap in consciousness to see a value in it and yet perhaps there is some greater understanding behind it all. Why, we might ask, must there be a meaning behind it?
A GUIDE FOR COACHEES: How to optimize your personal coaching journey BY: Penny Abbott & Kathy Bennett PRICE: R159.00 This gem of a book is a must-read for everyone who is considering working with a coach. It is an excellent starting point in a journey that will be rich and rewarding in ways you can only imagine.
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