Academy of Executive Coaching
The Academy was launched in 2001 by John Leary Joyce who is also Director of the London Gestalt Centre. The organisation specialises in coach training for experienced executive coaches and combines theory and practice relating to advanced performance coaching, therapeutic skills and leadership development.
As well as promoting the Academy’s programme, this vast site offers some interesting perspectives on the coaching field and its relationship with therapeutic methods.
ADDers is a UK-based, hugely comprehensive site providing information and support for ADD sufferers and their families
AMED is the professional network for people in individual and organisation development.Its aim is to help members to develop themselves and other people, as well as to make an even greater contribution to innovation and good practice in the workplace and the wider environment.
Australian Institute of Training and Development
Australian Institute of Training and Development
Official Belbin website including products, books and information relating to R Meredith Belbin, best known for his work in defining team roles
Bright Solutions for Dyslexia
British Psychological Society
The professional body in the UK for setting and maintaining standards for psychologists.
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
With 100,000 members, The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development is the professional institute for those involved in the HR and development of people in the UK
Coach4Executives is a self-proclaimed ‘personal trainer for your mind, body and spirit’. Their business coaching focuses on development and achieving your potential, helping to enhance productivity and quality, building strong relationships with both employees and customers, and consolidating the strength of your organisation as a whole.
Coaches Training Institute
US-based Coaches Training Institute, now with a non-profit philosophy. Offers workshop-based training in the UK based on Co-Active Coaching methodologies. The book, Co-Active Coaching, is available from our bookshop.
US based coach training organisation which offers coach training via the telephone through ‘tele-classes’ along with one-to-one telephone sessions with a personal coach.
Cobweb is a site offering business-related information of relevance to small businesses.
Cobweb Information describe themselves as ‘a dynamic young organisation whose resolution is to discover and publish original business knowledge. Cobweb strives to provide a complete service that will fulfil the fundamental needs of businesses and their intermediaries by delivering relevant knowledge that is instructive, informative, and revealing. Cobweb was established by the UK’s pre-eminent enterprise agency, Project North East, an independent organisation created by a group of social entrepreneurs who have been pioneering innovative services for new start and growing businesses since 1980.’
Dick Hawkes Consultancy
Dick Hawkes is an EMCC accredited executive coach with a style that is very goals orientated, direct and challenging – looking for action and accountability. Dick has a long track record at senior level as a headhunter and has previous experience in other consultancy environments. Clients have included Bain, McKinsey, BSkyB, Thomson Reuters, Vodafone, The Natural History Museum, The Institute of Physics and The Institution of Civil Engineers. This gives him the combination of senior management consulting skills and up to date market relevance for advising on career progression, transition and management solutions.
Farmore IT Ltd.
Farmore IT provide small business IT support and website development throughout Central Scotland. Farmore were the first Microsoft Accredited Small Business Specialists in Central Scotland and have a wide portfolio of clients employing 2 – 25 staff.
The Financial Times website has recently been redesigned. Everything you’d expect from the FT – and more. Includes searchable archive of articles – many free for a period.
Institute of Directors
The Institute of Directors has a membership of over 60,000 directors and offers a variety of membership benefits
International Coach Federation
US-based non-profit federation promoting standards for coaches and coach training.
LifeMagic – William Barron
William Barron has developed this site to bring personal development information to everyone. A coach and business owner William bases his coaching on core ethics of helping, creativity, loyalty, trust, energy, honesty and fun, allied to strong people skills and lots of PMA.
Mentors Peer Resource Network
The Peer Resources Network (PRN) is a Canadian-based membership-based service provided by Peer Resources, a non-profit, educational corporation, specializing in the development of peer, coach and mentor programs.
Site operated by Hertfordshire TEC providing a useful source of mentoring news and activities
English Courses Britain
An English language course to learn english all day speaking english all day with teachers. Classes, meals and accommodation with teacher. Our maximum of 6 students per teacher will help you improve your english fast
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford Brookes University is one of the first to offer a Masters degree in coaching and mentoring.
Oxford Development Centre – Claudia Herbert
Claudia Herbert of the Oxford Development Centre is a Chartered Psychologist dedicated to bringing psychological approaches into business, to help people achieve better performance, greater fulfilment and professional as well as personal growth.
Professional Associations’ Research Network
Professional Associations’ Research Network is a membership organisation that has been set up with two main aims:
to act as a research facility for professional associations
to be a focal point for networking among professional associations from all sectors
soVirtual offers executive level client administration, secretarial services and project management mostly on a virtual basis. An example of these services available to individuals and teams include Well Being and Balance in Life, Project, Diary and Event Management, Travel Arrangements and a selection of services relating to every day administration that assist you within your business.
The Coaching & Mentoring Network
The Coaching & Mentoring Network is the UK’s leading independent source of information on all aspects of coaching and mentoring.
The International Dyslexia Association
A large site providing information on a whole range of training and development.
Life Coach Directory
A support network of UK life coaches with information on their training and experience, areas of life coaching, fees and contact details.
Strategic Partners – SEA
The Social Enterprise Academy design and deliver programmes for the social economy and community regeneration sector, with a particular focus on individuals and their development as social entrepreneurial leaders.<
The Social Enterprise Academy is an ILM Centre. The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) is a professional body with a world wide network of over 2000 accredited centres providing flexible and practical management development programmes which are quality assured to the ILM's standards.
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The Social Enterprise Academy works in partnership with CFM Consulting to offer coaching for social innovation.
Why coaching for social innovation?
Social enterprise is a new model for doing business. It is not private, public or voluntary sector but combines the strengths of all three. A social entrepreneur needs the business acumen of the private sector, the strategic thinking of the public sector, and the conscience of the third sector. This requires entrepreneurial flair, innovation and self-reliance.
The Social Enterprise Academy underpins the development of outstanding leaders for this new way of doing business and to foster a culture of learning and peer exchange to generate enterprising solutions.
What is involved in coaching?
Coaching is the art of facilitating the development, learning and enhanced performance of another. This ranges from a non-directive (pull) approach to a directive (push) approach. It is always pro-active and as a coach you do not always need any knowledge of the subject being coached. You do, however, need a degree of competence in the field of coaching.
The Social Enterprise Academy offers a range of opportunities for using coaching as a tool to develop leadership and professional practice for people who are using an entrepreneurial approach to create social and environmental benefit.
What does the Social Enterprise Academy offer?
Tailored coaching programmes – contact us to discuss your particular requirements
Co-coaching skills and practice: a 4 day programme
Coaching for leadership development: a 2 day module
If you are working in a social enterprise, you may be able to access bursary funding for these programmes.
What qualifications do your coaches have?
Our team of coaches are qualified with the Institute of Leadership & Management Diploma in Management Coaching and Mentoring or equivalent. They are also experienced practitioners in the field of social innovation.
We work in partnership with CFM Consulting, a leading coaching agency, adhering to their code of ethics and best practice guidelines. For further information, please see our leaflet entitled: Code of Ethics for Coaching.
CO-COACHING SKILLS AND PRACTICE
Co-coaching is a powerful way of working together with your peers to strengthen your practice and develop your leadership skills.
A co-coaching session comprises two equal periods of time focussing on the issues of one then the other person. There are clear roles, with each in turn using coaching tools to help the other in a peer learning exchange.
In this programme, you will attend a two-day co-coaching module which provides you with a grounding in the skills and practice of coaching. You then engage in co-coaching with a peer practitioner and attend two further days to reflect on and develop your coaching skills.
It requires commitment to co-coaching out with the four workshop days. For further information about this programme, please see our detailed leaflet.
Fee for 4 day programme (if you qualify for a bursary): £190.
COACHING FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
This is a two day module for people interested in learning about coaching and developing coaching techniques to use in the workshop within a leadership role.
It can be taken as a stand alone module or as part of an accredited programme. For further information about this module, please see our detailed leaflet.
Fee for 2 day module (if you qualify for a bursary): £95.
Strategic Partners – ILM
The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) is dedicated to advancing the capability of managers and leaders worldwide through the provision of expert qualifications, comprehensive membership services and learning resources. By improving the management knowledge, confidence and ability of individuals, ILM can contribute to enhanced business performance.
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Welcome to the Executive and Performance coaches approved by CFM Consulting Ltd. for their coaching programme. All of the Coaches have an excellent track record and are well versed in the three main types of Coaching as listed below.
There are three types of executive coaching and the desired type will determine the coach you pick.
(1) Traditional: The traditional approach is used to help executives learn how to define tasks and processes. This form of coaching looks more like training. It can be used, for example, to teach managers presentation skills, conflict resolution ability or assertiveness.
The coach must know the subject inside out. They are there to build the knowledge and skills of candidates through demonstration, practice and feedback. Evaluating the success of the traditional method can be done by assessing improvements in skills.
(2) Transitional: Transitional coaching looks very different to the traditional approach and is used for different reasons. In traditional coaching, the coach should know all the answers, but with a transitional style, this is not possible or desirable.
This method should be applied if there has been a large-scale change in your organisational structure or approach that means the team or department needs to find successful new ways of working.
The coach’s role is to pose questions, but not to provide answers. The process is designed to help the organisation work out the best solution to a specific situation.
(3) Transformational: Transformational coaching is aimed at very senior levels, and in some respects, is the most challenging of all three approaches. The aim is to enable individuals and/or entire organisations to envisage and move towards completely new ways of working.
Often the transformational option is appropriate when a company or an individual has a clear vision of the future and wants to build a bridge from that vision to where they currently are. It often calls for “blue sky” thinking – an uncluttered approach.
It usually involves the coach working with groups of senior managers or boards. Projects typically run for 1-3 years, with the coach working with the group on a monthly basis to constantly challenge their thinking. Without the right coach it can be difficult for management teams to consider changing what they think is set in stone.
to browse through the coaches to see if they meet your operational and developmental needs
Using the contact details provided, contact your preferred coach for an initial discussion to see if they meet your requirements
If they do, arrange an appointment to discuss the approach and process further using your HR department if appropriate
If they don’t, select another and then contact them as before.
Below are links to relevant ILM pages:
ILM Main Site
ILM Member Services