Personal Development


Apprenticeship Myths

I am extremely thankful to Aron Myerthall of the British Institute of Recruiters for constructing the following article that I have edited slightly to form an emphasis on Apprenticeships in a wider context than for the recruitment sector that Aron represents. For those reading this article and who have direct interest in the recruitment […]


Personal Development, Sales Consultancy, SMEs, Training

Details of the EMCC Thames Valley Group group meeting 25th September 2017

  I am delighted to have Judy James attending our network event and she will provide a CPD workshop on: Working with Emotion – Fostering Emotional Intelligence, Resilience and Workplace Well-being. A basic understanding of emotion, emotional reactions and interpersonal dynamics at work are essential attributes for coaching professionals: This 2 hour session will explore that notion […]


Coaching, Education Sector, Personal Development, Training, Uncategorised

How to sustain a coaching culture

Over the past 6-7 years I have been involved with several projects where implementing a coaching and mentoring programme have delivered some great results. During a similar period I have witnessed and have had described to me numerous stories where great examples of coaching and mentoring schemes are delivering real differences to people’s lives and […]


Coaching, Personal Development

EMCC Member Benefits

One of the highlights of EMCC activities is the annual International Coaching and Mentoring conference. This was held last year in Edinburgh and majored on the theme of “Professionalising Your Practice” and included 40 sessions addressing the streams of Competence, Results and Practice. Recognising that many EMCC members are unable to make the event, Lis […]


Coaching, Education Sector, Personal Development

How does Well-Being play a role in modern leadership?

I was forwarded an interesting article recently on Well Being and began to read with my normal amount of skepticism on the subject, eat less, take more time off, be careful how much alcohol you consume….however the article posed an interesting concept of well-being as a skill and not just a mind-set. The link provided […]


Coaching, Personal Development, SMEs, Third Sector, Training, Uncategorised, Voluntary Sector

Developing a coaching and mentoring culture can support SME’s with staff recruitment and retention.

    One of the biggest challenges my clients face today is the difficulty in recruiting and retaining good quality staff that will help them to grow their businesses. It’s  difficult for SMEs to recruit and retain staff when they have to compete with larger organisations that are able to offer higher wages and more […]


Coaching, Personal Development, SMEs, Uncategorised

The EMCC International launch new accreditation for coaching and mentoring programmes.

International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programmes It is fantastic news that EMCC International has launched its new accreditation, the International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programmes (ISMCP). This new award recognises organisations designing, delivering and evaluating mentoring and/or coaching programmes either in-house or externally. It has been designed as a process to support an […]


Coaching, Personal Development, Training, Voluntary Sector

What now for SME’s with no government support.

News Update: 23 May 2012:  £200 million programme delivers growth support for England’s most ambitious small businesses. (Source:  Growth Accelerator has launched today, designed to help up to 26,000 of England’s brightest businesses achieve their ambition and potential. The new partnership between the government and the private sector will see proven business experts working with companies to […]


Coaching, Personal Development, SMEs, Uncategorised

Self-Assessment and Reflective Practice for coaching.

Adult learning is about reflecting on activity and event, using experience, judgement and feedback from you and others to help consider options and then plan actions. Self-assessment and a regular practice of reflecting on and in action can lead to performance improvement, a change of habit and a more fulfilling journey of development for the […]


Coaching, Education Sector, Personal Development, Training
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