Resources

Here’s a selection of useful resources about coaching and mindfulness.

Coaching

What is coaching?

Life coaching: excellent short video by ‘The Coaching Room’ summarising coaching 

Executive coaching: another great video by ‘Smith Leadership’ explaining executive coaching

Coaching professional bodies

International Coach Federation – global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high professional standards, providing independent certification, and building a network of credentialed coaches

Association for Coaching – independent, and not-for-profit professional body dedicated to promoting best practice and raising the awareness and standards of coaching

EMCC – develops, promotes and sets the expectation of best practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe and beyond

Mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

Video: Mindfulness expert Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness

Video: TED talk by Andy Puddicombe describing the transformative power of mindfulness

Video: Dr Mark Williams describes mindfulness.

Bemindful.co.uk: Mental Health Foundation campaign raising awareness of mindfulness meditation, with loads of great resources

Mental Health Foundation description of mindfulness

Mindfulnet.org: website with masses of mindfulness research and information resources

Mindfulexperience.org: another great research website

Themindfulmanifesto.com – excellent guide to mindfulness

Mindfulness in the media

BBC TV report on how mindfulness can improve commercial performance

BBC Breakfast News report on the scientific benefits of mindfulness

Guardian article on NHS recognition that mindfulness meditation is good for depression

Telegraph article on mindfulness

Mindfulness in academia

The Centre for Mindfulness Practice and Research

Oxford Mindfulness Centre

Coaching and mindfulness: a natural integration

Tim Segaller talk on coachmindfully.com