Session on 17 November 2021 17:30 UTC - View on timetable
The ending of a team coaching assignment can be bittersweet. At its best, it is where coaches gain both the satisfaction of co-creating a rich learning process with the loss of a meaningful relationship. At its’ worst it offers the unforgettable combination of a fractured relationship, a sense of loss about what might have been, with a powerful learning experience. An ending is a significant relational juncture for both coach and client. So, what can coaches learn from relationship endings? This session will explore the complex nature of endings, the experiences of practitioners in the field and the correlation between relationship beginnings and ending well. It will draw on my published research in the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching (IJEBC, DOI: 10.24384/PGFG-2005) and my successive research into endings in executive coaching and OD consulting. You will also get an opportunity to share yours and explore others experiences and reflections on endings.
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Rachael is President of EMCC UK. She has over 25 years’ experience in international talent management, leadership development and commercial business leadership. She has a substantial track record in advising and consulting clients from multiple sectors that include consumer, technology, industry, financial services, professional services, public sector, and regulatory bodies, as well as higher education.
Rachael has a keen interest in systemic team coaching and is a joint owner of an innovation hub dedicated to researching teams. She has led multi-disciplinary teams of psychologist’s coaches and consultants at Harvey Nash (incorporating Alumni Global), Ashridge Business School and the US Center for Creative Leadership. Her prior career included the start-up and ownership of a talent management consultancy, as a non-executive for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and a panel chair for the Judicial Appointments Commission, for the assessment and selection of Judges in England and Wales.
She won an award for her outstanding contribution to the Recruitment Industry from the REC and her consulting team at Harvey Nash won an award for their innovative contribution to Diversity and Inclusion at the Business Culture Awards in 2018. In 2019, Rachael was elected to membership of the International Women’s Forum.