Undoubtedly the most satisfying work we have undertaken in the last 12 years has been in the area of one-to-one personal coaching.
Because the demand has increased, we now include Coaching on some of our programmes when we discuss the subject in plenary and share Sir John Whitmore’ GROW model with the participants before giving them a chance to practice on each other. On other programmes, each individual enjoys the opportunity of discussing their issues privately and confidentially with an experienced and professionally qualified coach.
What emerges from these interactions is that coaching is often relegated to the ‘desirable’ category of skills instead of the ‘necessary’ one. Every manager and leader has ‘coaching’ as one of their prime responsibilities. Otherwise their organisation is in danger of stagnating, with good people leaving to find opportunities for further personal development.
Dr Kevin Money BSc, MSc, PhD, C.Psychol is a Chartered Psychologist, a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and a licensed NLP Practitioner. He is the Director of the Positive Psychology Forum – an organisation that applies advances from psychology to foster better relationships between stakeholders and business.
He works as a counsellor for children with special needs both in the USA and in the UK. Kevin is a director of iSolon.
The following comments about Coaching were made following a Management Development Programme held in The Netherlands:
“The section on coaching was very powerful.”
“I enjoyed learning about the basic psychology of decision making and communication.”
“As hard mentally as the coaching exercise is – it is necessary!”
“John & Nikki were a perfect match – John serious and joking, Nikki alive and energetic.”
“The course exceeded all of my expectations. I would go as far as to say ‘life changing’”
“Review of self is very powerful!”
Nikki Bartlett is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, an NLP Trainer, an accredited MBTI, Emotional Intelligence and Hypnosis Practitioner, and a member of International Coaching Federation.
She has worked with a wide range of people from scientists to fire-fighters to Chief Executive Officers. Nikki has helped a wide variety of people challenge their biggest obstacles and achieve their desired outcomes. Known for her energy and enthusiasm Nikki prides herself on an ability to ask that worthwhile question that unlocks and motivates.
Sue Green’s qualifications include a current BPS Practicing Certificate and a BPS Level B Certificate in Occupational Testing. She is an experienced, qualified user of MBTI, FIRO-B and 360 Feedback. She is an Associate Faculty at Henley Management College.
She has coached a number of Senior Executives including a Sales & Marketing Director of a Financial Services Organisation, a Main Board Director for a UK Telco, She previously worked for Interactive Skills for 6 years as a Senior Consultant and has an MSc in Occupational Psychology from Sheffield University.