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 wrote for Coaching at Work, which were published in 2020? 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 am delighted to say that they were awarded an Editor’s Award by the journal. I hope you enjoy them and would welcome any feedback, comments and questions!
You might also like to read the short article I wrote about relational mindfulness for Coaching Perspectives, the international magazine of the Association for Coaching, which were published in July 2021.
To understand how a Relational mindfulness programme can benefit coach development, you might like to read this case study about an online ‘Relational mindfulness for coaches’ programme I ran for the in-house coaches at Imperial College London in July 2020. It was published in Coaching at Work in May 2021.
For those who would like to deepen their relational mindfulness practice, in October-November, I am offering an online Relational mindfulness for coaches programme. If you would like to attend, please do book a place. Alternatively, if you would prefer to join a future programme or for me to run this programme in-house in your organisation, please get in touch.
2021, I will be offering a masterclass made up of two half-day sessions through Career Counselling Services. This will be an introduction to relational mindfulness for coaches and those using coaching in their role.
Periodically, I run online experiential introductions to relational mindfulness (for example the one I ran on 20th July). Please get in touch if you would like to attend one of these events in future or would like me to run a session in-house in your organisation.
In June 2021, I ran a relational mindfulness session for the Association of Business Psychology (ABP). If your organisation would like me to run a similar session, please get in touch.
In November 2020, I offered a one-day virtual masterclass on relational mindfulness for coaches as part of the Coaching at Work masterclass series. Please get in touch if you would like to attend a session like this or for me to run one in your organisation.
On 25th November 2021, I I will be speaking at the CIPD London Annual Conference. Hope you can join Rachel Suff and me for a discussion about line managers, mental health at work and compassionate leadership.
In November 2020, I gave a keynote session on relational mindfulness for coaches at the All Wales Public Service Virtual Coaching Conference. This session is available to view online.
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 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.
See above for downloads of articles I have written for Coaching at Work and Coaching Perspectives.
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.
During 2020, the CIPD invited me to write the content for a set of online learning materials for line managers. The aim is to help line managers manage in ways that support employee health and wellbeing.
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. She is also an Insight Dialogue teacher. 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.