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3rd Party Event - Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Coaching

AC Co-Coaching: West Midlands Forum - 9 December 2019

Join the AC this November for our 1-day Masterclass Event where renowned Professor Peter Hawkins will discuss 'The Necessary Revolution in Coaching for the 21st Century'. Secure your place for your chance to attend this rare opportunity to see Professor Peter Hawkins and discover how this event could enhance your coaching skills.

Date: 20th November 2019 09:00 - 16.30 GMT

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Coaching Perspectives the Association for Coaching’s International magazine

Coaching Perspectives is the AC’s flagship global publication and a key benefit of membership. Published quarterly, the magazine delivers informative and thought-provoking content, global in reach and mindset. We are proud to feature leading coaches and thought leaders among our contributors. The magazine offers practical guidance, new ideas, research, interviews, and features on a wide diversity of activities, organisations and ventures pertinent to coaching and leadership. Coaching Perspectives is now available as a printed version, click on the button below for more details.

The October edition is on the theme of health and wellbeing. Recent years have seen soaring figures for depression and anxiety and a general increase in concern about mental health. As leaders and coaches, we must reflect on our roles and how we might become better informed to allow us to help more effectively – not just with individuals but also more widely across society.



Gill Smith

On 24th October, Gill Smith, a close and valued colleague of the AC, sadly lost her fight with cancer.

Many of our members will remember Gill during her 6 years serving on the AC UK Council, latterly as the AC, UK Chair. She was devoted to the AC and worked tirelessly to promote the AC and was instrumental in celebrating the AC’s 10th Anniversary in 2012. Gill will always be fondly remembered by us, our members and the wider coaching community. When she was diagnosed, she wrote her inspirational book ‘Because you Can’ - living and dying with CANcer on your own terms, in which she shared her journey through her illness. She will be sadly missed and our thoughts go out to her family at this time.

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