How to shortlist executive coaches


There’s a lot of executive coaches out there.  An awful lot.  The Association for Coaching lists over 1,600 members.  The International Coach Federation has over 20,000. There are multiple LinkedIn groups dedicated to coaching practice with 30,000+ members. The eventual decision on the coaches you choose to work with will often be somewhat subjective (hence … Continue reading How to shortlist executive coaches

Masterclasses in organisational change, executive coaching and behavioural change


Join us in London throughout 2017 to learn critical skills in organisational change, executive coaching and behavioural change. Hot on the heels of our successful one-day BootCamps, we’re delighted to announce a series of intensive two-hour afternoon sessions covering some of the most common questions we’ve been asked. Our MasterClasses provide an opportunity to look at … Continue reading Masterclasses in organisational change, executive coaching and behavioural change

Mindfulness – an unhelpful cliché that misses the point


Mindfulness and the broader topic of employee well-being has swept onto the development agenda over the last couple of years.  In its wake are thousands of managers frantically trying to jump on the bandwagon. Happier employees work harder, stay longer and deliver better results.  A study in December concluded that “Happiness seems to motivate greater … Continue reading Mindfulness – an unhelpful cliché that misses the point

Leadership development in action: Nyomi’s story


Just under a year ago we completed a 2 year high potential (HIPO) development programme with Shred-it, the the world’s leading secure information destruction company and part of Stericycle Inc. We welcomed participants from across Shred-it’s EMEAA operations, from the UK, Ireland, Germany and South Africa to a programme that would equip them to be … Continue reading Leadership development in action: Nyomi’s story

Success requires lots of small steps in the right direction


It’s been a pleasure to work with the team at Sapphire over the last 6 months.  A hugely successful design and manufacturing business, we’ve been supporting them in the building of their operating strategy and the development of clear behavioural principles that will guide their continued growth. Earlier this month, the strategy and behavioural principles … Continue reading Success requires lots of small steps in the right direction

Am I coaching or mentoring? Know the differences, but don’t worry too much…


At our regular, free Executive Coaching BootCamps, one of the most common questions we get is the difference between coaching and mentoring. Whilst it would be lovely to give a black and white answer to this, the reality is it’s a grey area and we will often do both at the same time. Pure mentoring … Continue reading Am I coaching or mentoring? Know the differences, but don’t worry too much…