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Strategic Partners – Global Angels

Global Angels is an innovative international children’s charity championing the needs of children around the world. We have an ambitious vision to inspire millions of people from all walks of life and spheres of influence to put their compassion into action and become ‘Angels’.

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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. Official Site »

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 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.


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.

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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

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