Coaching in a Corporate Environment

Time to Read – 4 Minutes

I had the privilege of chairing our first, to be annual, Coaching in a Corporate Environment seminar in Woking last week, and what an event it proved to be.

64 corporate leaders from companies including Manheim Car Auctions, GKN, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Sega, Waitrose, HSBC and Ford Retail participated in a day that was designed to be totally practical – real actions that could put into action straight away, as opposed to boring theory.

For the purposes of this NL week – seven different “sessions”, seven different take-aways:

Bob Perry (NL NLP Specialist) – Prepare for your coaching session in advance, by ensuring you are in the right state and frame of mind – as this will play a huge part in whether that session is a success.

Hazel Wilford (Corporate Case Study) – Your senior leaders are only focused on results; it is up to you to translate how coaching and leadership help achieve them.

Gavin Preston (NL Coaching Specialist) – It’s not about the model – it’s never about any model – it’s always about the person.

Tamar Hughes and Paul Heath (Phoenix Group Case Study) – It’s all about the relationship you have – everything else follows from that.

Bridget Dean (NL HR Specialist) – HR must be the drivers of a coaching culture – if they don’t do this, then someone else will.

Elephant in the Room session – When you share something deeply personal, you give permission to others to do the same.

And from me, across the whole day – Some coaching has got a bit up itself – there is no right or wrong way of coaching, there is what helps the coachee achieve their outcome, and what does not.

With my love, best wishes and thanks to all who attended.



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