Oxford Brookes Business School

Oxford Brookes Business School: Research Events

    • 05Nov
      Developing as a coach by dealing with paradoxes, contradictions, and tensions

      Developing as a coach by dealing with paradoxes, contradictions, and tensions

      Some people rely on a naïve picture of the world and may be blissfully happy in the belief that they know everything they need to know. In our business, this kind of bliss is not possible. However, the wish for simplicity is hard to abandon. This is why we might avoid recognising contradictions, gloss over serious tensions and might be oblivious about paradoxes. Some of these can be resolved through deep understanding and making a choice, but with some of these we have to live. What is interesting is that engaging in a deeper understanding of paradoxes and contradictions, however painful this might be, is developmental. In this session, if you are willing, we will engage with this opportunity. OBCAMS provides collaboration and networking opportunities for academics and professionals from a wide spectrum of coaching and mentoring interest. We introduce a range of coaching and mentoring topics in an informal setting and stimulate lively discussions and debates. The society has approximately 80 members, comprising academics, students and practitioners from across the region.

    • 19Nov
      Trauma-Responsive Coaching: A Powerful Paradigm for Transformational Engagement

      Trauma-Responsive Coaching: A Powerful Paradigm for Transformational Engagement

      The coaching industry has over-focused on differentiating therapy from coaching. This well-placed concern with professional integrity and scope-of-practice has served to create limitations and barriers. Essential learning occurs as clients move through adversity, and integration of the lessons that exist within the pain – the intra-traumatic growth that clients can experience – has been curtailed by this hesitation. OBCAMS provides collaboration and networking opportunities for academics and professionals from a wide spectrum of coaching and mentoring interest. We introduce a range of coaching and mentoring topics in an informal setting and stimulate lively discussions and debates. The society has approximately 80 members, comprising academics, students and practitioners from across the region.

    • 05May
      International Conference on Coaching Supervision

      International Conference on Coaching Supervision

      Given the continued uncertainty over public events in the near future, we have decided that the 2022 International Conference on Coaching Supervision will be a one-day online event with the following theme: Supervision in a changing societal landscape.