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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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CIAO featured in The Guardian

We’re so pleased to be featured in The Guardian with the print and online headlines: What changes a life sentence? A life coach & Prisoners are like CEOs – they’re skilled at hiding low self-esteem Coverage like this is a huge … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Birthday to us

It was five years ago today that Clare McGregor, our founder, rang the Governor of Styal Prison to ask if she could offer life coaching to the women inside. His response – Great, when can you start? – has led to … Continue reading

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Coaching Behind Bars – read all about it

Download a flyer to share with others here. We’re thrilled to announce that Coaching Behind Bars: Facing challenges and creating hope in a women’s prison is now out. The book gives a wonderful insight into the heart of CIAO and into the … Continue reading

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Our chair is interviewed by Greater Manchester Business Week

We were so delighted to see our wonderful Chair, Liz Cross, featured in Greater Manchester Business Week. In the article she shares something of her inspirations, motivations and underlying philosophy that drives her work at The Connectives. Read the full … Continue reading

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