Bringing mindful awareness, compassion and wisdom into each moment of interaction in your coaching
Bringing presence, compassion and wisdom into relationships to enhance leadership capability and people management
Supporting coaches to learn, reflect and grow
Nurturing leadership and management capability
Wondering what I mean by relational mindfulness? Why not download the articles I have recently had published in Coaching at Work? These formed a three-part series about what relational mindfulness is and what it can offer to leaders, coaches, mentors and supervisors and those they work with. I hope you enjoy them and would welcome any feedback, comments and questions!
In 2019 (2018 online) the systematic review I conducted for my professional doctorate was published in the peer-reviewed journal, European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology.
In November 2020, I offered a one-day virtual masterclass on relational mindfulness for coaches as part of the Coaching at Work masterclass series. Further similar events to follow!
In November 2020, I spoke (twice!) at the CIPD annual conference and exhibition:
- Managing remote teams - 14.30-15.00 on Wednesday 11th November (part of the Development Hub open to those who get a free exhibition pass)
- We need to talk more about mental health - but how do we tackle it sensitively? - 13.00-13.50 on Thursday 12th November (part of the main conference)
In November 2020, I am giving a keynote session for the All Wales Public Service Virtual Coaching Conference. This session will be available to view online in future.
In May 2020, I was part of a CIPD webinar discussed how people professionals can help staff manage the psychological impact of the coronavirus crisis.
In October 2019, I gave an interview at Henley Business School Centre for Coaching about relational mindfulness in coach supervision.
In May 2019, I was invited to write a blog for the British Psychological Society website.
Based on our research, Jo Yarker, Rachel Lewis and I wrote Preventing Stress in organisations, which was published by Wiley and won the British Psychological Society Book Award in 2015.
Since 2005, I have collaborated with a range of people, particularly my colleagues Jo and Rachel at Affinity Health at Work, to conduct and publish research on the role of leadership and management in employee health and wellbeing.
Emma aims to support the development of kinder, wiser workplaces, with more relational leadership and people management, improved employee health and wellbeing and greater inclusivity. Her varied professional portfolio includes teaching relational mindfulness, coaching senior managers and executives, individual and group supervision for coaches, consultancy for organisations and teams, research, writing, speaking, and public policy. She is a Registered Occupational Psychologist, an Accredited Executive Coach and a Certified Coach Supervisor. Alongside her role at Affinity Coaching and Supervision, she is Founding Director of Affinity Health at Work and a member of the Health and Safety Executive Workplace Health Expert Committee. In order to have the best possible evidence-base for her work, Emma is actively involved in research; at the same time, her consultancy and coaching with a range of organisations ensures that the research is of genuine practical use in real-world settings. In 2019 she completed a Professional Doctorate, in which she conducted research exploring the use of mindfulness and relational mindfulness for leadership development. Building on this work, she has now developed a range of programmes applying relational mindfulness to support leadership development and coach development. She draws on 12 years’ previous experience working in international relations and communications.