Category Archives: ICW

International Coaching Week, 8 - 11 May 2018

  • Things are shaping up for an incredible international coaching week here in York. We are delighted that members and colleagues have been stepping forward to help create a very special agenda. Below is a link to an outline of the week. There are one or two details and changes still to happen, but hopefully this can allow you to begin to plan your attendances for the week. A finalised calendar of events will be sent out as soon as we have it.
  • Overview of ICW 2018 (v2)

Developing International Competence

Coaching using the International Profiler

The International Profiler (by Worldwork) is a tool to facilitate international business relationships. In this sessions we will explore the 22 international competences that form the basis of the tool and present case studies of how York Associates coaches have used it in coaching programmes for international business clients.

Time                      10.45-12.00

Location                York Associates, Peasholme House, St Saviours Place, YO17PJ.

Session Leader     Mike Hogan, Director York Associates


Let’s celebrate coaching!

Join us lunchtime on Friday 20 May, in the gorgeous surroundings of York Associates, at Peasholme House, St Saviours Place, YO17PJ from 12.00 until 13.30 for a buffet lunch celebration of the week. Please do come along and share your highlights, relax with friends and tell us how you may want to be involved with Coaching York as we move towards our Vision of “York as the Coaching Capital of the UK”.  We look forward to seeing you – after all, coaching is well worth celebrating!


Whilst there is no need to book for these events it would be helpful to let us know you are coming. Please contact us at

Future Proof your Community and Voluntary Sector Organisation

May 18 9.30-12.00

York CVS

15 Priory Street

York YO1 6ET

Fresh thinking will help us to address the challenges we face and will enable us to find new opportunities for collaboration. Sarah Armstrong Chief Executive York CVS

Join this event co-sponsored by York CVS with input from Robert Laycock, Leaders Network for Social Change, the Island and The Big Lottery Fund.

In this time of unprecedented challenges to the Community and Voluntary Sector, where the demand is constantly to “do more with less” the Sector, more than ever, needs to draw on its history of innovation and expertise. This event provides an opportunity to explore alternative responses to these challenges and harness the Sector’s collective expertise through coaching and collaboration.

Spaces are limited. To register for this free event please email Coaching York’s Geoff Ashton on Click here for more information.


ICW 2016 York - Launch Event

Coaching York ICWMay 16th – City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6GA

City of York logoCoaching York look forward to welcoming you and introducing you to International Coaching Week 2016  at our launch event hosted by the City of York Council.

Our theme for this year’s week of events is Coaching Branches Out and we will both be sharing our journey, and inviting you to join us on our journey to making York the coaching capital of the UK. As well as sharing our own story, we will be able to hear the stories of people who are working with us and benefitting from coaching.

Morning session 10.00 – 12.45

Professor Bob Garvey will open the event, sharing about the profile Coaching York has gained beyond the York area and insights from his professional work into the current benefits and impact of coaching.

Jon Stonehouse, Director of Children’s Services, Education and Skills will introduce City of York Council’s activity to make a coaching approach normal business in the organisation. Nigel Burchell, Head of Workforce development will describe in detail the Council’s journey, and how it is affecting not only internal working arrangements, but also interactions between council staff and residents.

Last year Coaching York launched its Community offer – this year we will be able to share how local coaches have generously donated their time to bring the benefits of coaching to local organisations, together with reports from recipients of our coaching offer.

We will conclude the morning with our future plans and the opportunities these provide for delegates to engage with the Coaching York vision.

Lunch 12.45 – 13.45

Afternoon session 13.45 – 15.45

We will provide time for a short coaching session with a professionally-qualified coach followed by an interactive session around coaching supervision. There is a growing recognition that supervision not only supports the ongoing professionalism of individual coaches, but is also an important element in ensuring that organisation get the best value and maximum impact from their coaching interventions. The session will be led by Bernadette Cass and Steve Page, who have extensive experience and expertise in the field of supervision.

To register for this event, please email our Steering Group member Geoff Ashton on by May 10th


International Coaching Week Conference: A Coaching Mosaic

We are really pleased to be able to announce this year’s ICW coaching conference will be hosted by York St John University on Thursday May 19th at De Grey Court – York St John University Lord Mayors Walk, York YO31 7EX, United Kingdom.

This free to attend conference invites you to join representatives from a variety of sectors to explore the myriad forms and settings of the contemporary coaching scene, and combine cutting edge coaching expertise with current hot topics to create our own ‘coaching mosaic.’ The conference will feature keynote addresses by Professor Bob Garvey from the York St John Business School and by Lis Merrick, UK President of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.  Most of the day will be devoted to participatory discussions and workshops and, in keeping with the spirit of coaching, the topics and aims of these conversations will be decided by conference delegates, using an Open Space approach.

For more details, and booking arrangements, got to the York St John website.


York Coaching Group - Resilience 16 May

york coaching groupHello Coaching Colleagues,

Our forthcoming May session kick starts a series of events celebrating International Coaching Week here in York.

Resilience – working with self and others led by Jan Brause

In this session Jan will engage you in a discussion on the theme of resilience and what this means for us as coaches and for our clients.  Resilience remains a ‘hot topic’ in both our personal and professional lives.  In a working environment driven by technology, constant change and leadership challenge we can find our energies drained by an ever increasing demand to do more with less and then feeling guilty that we have less time in our personal lives. Equally our personal lives can throw up challenges that may impact our ability to be present and focussed on our work. You will be invited to reflect on your own experiences and those of your clients exploring what resilience means for you and them and understanding why it is such an important area for development.

Drawing on methods from Heartmath®, Mindfulness and presence based approaches Jan will share what has worked for her in challenging times.  She will also offer some simple activities to connect with yourself and become aware of how you can work on improving resilience in yourself and others.

About Jan:  Jan Brause spends most of her working time, coaching, supervising coaches and designing and facilitating coach training programmes for internal, external coaches and line managers. Her interests are in working with those in transition and supporting the building of resilience, mindfulness, compassion and an awareness of the use of heart energy in our work. Jan’s experience, both in the UK and overseas, has given her a valuable perspective on individuals and organisations. She is a member of the Association for Coaching, the Association of Coaching Supervisors, CSA Accredited Coach Supervisor and is a Fellow of the CIPD.  She has written several articles on coaching related themes.

We hope you can join us … use the button below to book your place and to get details of the time and place

York Coaching Group co-ordinating team


Self-Mentoring with Dr Marsha L. Carr

Cutting-edge practice from the USA  

Take a break from routine and join this session on May 17th, for powerful and practical insight into mentoring, coaching as well as the introduction of a cutting edge practice in the US that is a blend of both coaching and mentoring – Self-Mentoring.

Self-mentoring is the process of an individual of any age, profession, gender, race, or ability willing to initiate and accept responsibility for self-development by devoting time to navigate within the culture of the environment in order to make the most of the opportunity to strengthen competencies needed to enhance job performance and career progression. In multiple studies previously conducted in self-mentoring, results suggest individuals that learn to self-mentor experience increased confidence and augmented self-efficacy in a variety of settings.  Learn more about self-mentoring and if it suits your style of learning.

Event title:              Self-Mentoring: Walk the Line between Coaching and Mentoring

Location:                York St John College, De Grey 123

Date and time:        May 17th: 16.30 – 19.30.

How to register:      Please email by May 10th. Spaces are limited so please reply as quickly as possible

Coaching with Horses - Demonstration

An event for business owners, leaders and executives looking to develop their leadership and teamwork skills, and for coaches and consultants that want to consider adding this modality as part of their existing programmes.

JuFe HorseBusiness is changing rapidly and the old style of business and leadership skills will no longer get you where you want to go.  What if I told you a horse could show you a new paradigm?  A way of acting and being that will serve you more effectively in the future.

As we move from the information era to the collaboration era horses can model for us how to work as a real team, one where the leadership is shared, where communication is authentic and where the vision is crystal clear. How would you like these traits in your business?

If you are intrigued to find out more then join me to celebrate International Coaching Week when I will be hosting a demonstration on how I help my clients develop their leadership, teamwork and communication skills through coaching with horses.

What we will cover

A small number of volunteers will have the unique opportunity to work hands on with the horses to learn about their leadership style and how they show up in business. No horse experience is necessary.

This event is all about experiential learning so as an audience member you will also be participating providing feedback on what you observe.

What you can expect to learn:New Picture (7)

  • How you need to grow in order for your business to grow
  • Leading out of your comfort zone
  • How to use your leadership strengths to overcome barriers to success
  • The importance of body language and how to communicate with clarity
  • Creating a collaborative team
  • Negotiating conflict

and so much more………

Places are limited so please reserve your place (at this free event) and bring along family, friends, colleagues and your clients.

Location:  Gallabar Farm, Gallabar Lane, Marton-cum-Grafton. YO51 9QU (about 20 min drive form York)

Date and Time: Tuesday 17th May: 10:00 – 12:30

Register for this event here

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Coaching York ICWInternational Coaching Week May 16-20 2016

Building on the success and international profile of International Coaching Week (ICW) in the last two years, Coaching York is leading the delivery of a range of events for this year’s celebration. We have two open events. Our launch event will again be at City of York Council offices on Monday the 16th. At this all day event, you will hear about how City of York Council is making a coaching approach the normal way its staff do business  between themselves, their business partners, and in relations with local residents. We will update on our Community Coaching initiatives and invite you to share with us our vision for 2017. There will be an opportunity to work with a professional coach and explore how coaching can support you, your business, or your organisation.

On Thursday the 19th, York St John University invites you to join representatives from a variety of sectors to explore the myriad forms and settings of the contemporary coaching scene, and combine cutting edge coaching expertise with current hot topics to create our own ‘coaching mosaic.’ The event is free.

During the week there will be other events focused at specific sectors or exploring particular aspects of coaching.

Keep in touch for more details and joining instructions.