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Coaching Impacts – a year long exploration

A major international funder, the Oak Foundation, has asked CIAO to explore the impact of our coaching after reading Coaching Behind Bars. We’re delighted they’ve given a grant that will help us do this and to spread the word about … Continue reading

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CIAO – the next generation

It’s been nearly seven years since we first asked people to join us to design a coaching approach for prisoners and, whilst we’ve coached over 800 clients inside and out, we want to coach far more. We said “This will … Continue reading

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CIAO trustees are 2 of 5 national award shortlistees

Liz Cross (our Chair) and Jane Cromblehome (a trustee) have both been shortlisted in the Not-for-Profit/Public Service category of the national Non-Executive Director Awards by professors from Cranfield University and Henley University for the different boards they chair.   It’s fabulous recognition of the great people CIAO … Continue reading

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Early Help for children and families in Trafford

CIAO has been offering coaching as part of the Trafford Early Help partnership since 2016 to help some of Trafford’s most at risk families. This means working with 53 young people aged 13+ and their families, particularly those displaying anti-social … Continue reading

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Woman of Achievement

We’re thrilled to announce that our founder, Clare McGregor, attended the 2016 Women of the Year lunch as a ‘2016 Woman of Achievement’ yesterday to celebrate extraordinary and inspirational women alongside Sandi Toksvig, President of Women of the Year, and the Prime Minister. … Continue reading

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CIAO on BBC Radio Wales

BBC Radio Wales tackles the topic of how Welsh women prisoners find themselves locked up in English prisons, as there are no women’s prisons in Wales. CIAO works with many Welsh women in HMP Styal and Clare, our MD, reflects … Continue reading

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CIAO on Radio 2, Sunday 6th March 2016

Tune in to Radio 2 this Sunday 6th March 2016 to hear Clare McGregor, CIAO’s MD, talking about our work in prisons on Clare Balding’s show, at 8.10am.  To hear it again click here.   This is the rescheduled interview as the November one … Continue reading

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Global Coaching Perspectives – CIAO and ‘extreme coaching’

CIAO is in The Association for Coaching’s global quarterly magazine talking about tackling the world’s toughest problems by linking with others doing ‘extreme coaching’. Download the CIAO article or the whole January 2016 magazine.

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Coaching begins in HMP Kirkham

CIAO started at Kirkham, an open prison near Blackpool, on 25 November. After the introductory session 10 out of 13 men signed up for the 1st of 2 cohorts and coaching began that very afternoon.

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CIAO on Radio 2, Sunday 15th November

Tune in to Radio 2 this Sunday 15th November to hear Clare McGregor, CIAO’s MD, talking about our work in prisons on Clare Balding’s show, at 8.10am.  Those who prefer a lie in can  catch ‘Good Morning Sunday’ afterwards by clicking on … Continue reading

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