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To reach a level of professional mastery takes time, focus and practice. We invite you to join the Collaborative Conversations with Masters programme to:

  • Develop as a coach, grow your practice and create a lasting legacy
  • Raise your personal and professional profile
  • Engage with a vibrant and knowledge rich global coaching community
  • Learn, share, challenge and grow

The Collaborative Conversations with Masters is an AC Digital Learning initiative, offering our community access to thought leadership and online learning on a range of relevant and thought provoking topics.

In a December 2017 survey, AC members shared their ideas regarding topics and speakers they would like to see on this programme and we've been bringing these to you in monthly live webinars since March 2018. Below you can find descriptions of the webinars we've ran so far as part of this programme.

This is an Exclusive Member Benefit and AC members are welcomed to access the recordings and resources of all past webinars (see below).

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To find out more about each of the webinars we have held in this programme, click on each link below.

Bereavement is a universal topic for everyone. Very few are untouched by this personally, and professionally it is something that enters the coaching space whether it is invited or not. This webinar is relevant to all coaches and supervisors irrespective of field, level or training.

Very little has been researched and written from a coaching profession perspective on bereavement. This has led to Maggie and Julia wishing to start a dialogue with coaches and supervisors via webinars, surveys, and published articles in order to shed light on an area still regarded as taboo in some cultures.


In this webinar, we interviewed Julia and Maggie to find out:

  • a) Where are the boundaries between coaching and therapy around the topic of bereavement?
  • b) What other coaches say about how they handle this topic?
  • c) Outcomes from a global survey of coaches/supervisors during 2019
  • d) Self-awareness on how personally I handle this topic within a coaching and/or a supervision context

We also considered key learning points such as how the theme of bereavement may not be just about death for our clients but all sorts of loss in its many forms.


SPEAKER BIO -

 

 

 Julia Menaul, has been running her own practice, Spark Coaching and Training, since 2001. Julia is an Accredited Professional Executive Coach (Association for Coaching), Member of the British Psychological Society and Board Member for the Association of Coaching Supervisors.

She coaches senior and middle managers and their teams across all sectors, as befits her eclectic background after working in several industries over the past 35 years. She is a published author and her latest e-book by Book Boon is “The Coaches Guide to the Drama Triangle”.

 

Julia’s psychology degree and interest in behavioural change led to her discovering her passion for people development. A Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, she was Training and Development Manager within areas as diverse as retail, a charity, electronics, and the criminal justice system. 

Coach supervising since 2006 and supervising Supervisors since 2010, Julia is one of the few supervisors to have coaching supervision qualifications from the two leading providers in the UK. She supervises many independent coaches (1 -1 and group), as well as internal coaches in larger organisations such as Housing Associations, the NHS and the Prison Service. Julia is based in the West Midlands, UK.

 

Maggie João has been a coach since 2008, Professional Coach Certified (PCC) by International Coach Federation (ICF), EMCC Individual Accreditation at Senior Practitioner level and Coach Supervisor since 2012. 

Maggie provides individual coaching and team facilitation, all over the world. She works in English, Spanish and Portuguese (her mother tongue). Maggie is a published author of 13 books about Coaching in these three languages and co-authored a few more.


Maggie coaches middle management to top management, including entrepreneurs and millennials, focusing on the client’s needs on leadership, change management, team management, communication skills, external mobility, maternity coaching, amongst others. She supervises coaches individually and in groups.

She is also certified as Medical Coach by the Medical Coaching Institute, working directly with clients who are going through a medical process, as patients or caregivers and reach out in order to give meaning to this phase of their lives.


Webinar Recording and Resources

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As coaches, our clients have many roles and one of those is often being a ‘student’. This might be in a formal learning setting, at university; learning for taking professional examinations or Continuous Professional Development. Many clients consider themselves ‘life-time students’ and have an openness towards learning and changing in a more informal sense.

Often, an implication of learning and studying is that the client is looking to progress and improve themselves and may reconsidering their future.

Natalie Lancer has spent the last seven years researching this topic in her Ph.D. in Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. She has created a framework to enable coaches to understand the tensions that students experience when they are studying and thinking about their future.

This webinar is useful and thought-provoking for any coach who has already coached a student who intend to coach “life-long learners”.



In this webinar, we interviewed Natalie Lancer to find out:

  • a) What is unique about coaching students (from undergraduate and postgraduate to people studying for professional examinations, to people undertaking CPD)?
  • b) How is the coaching relationship different when coaching students?
  • c) What is the “Eight Tensions Framework” and how can coaches implement it?

SPEAKER BIO -

 

Natalie Lancer, MA (Oxon), PGCE, MA (Lond), Dip Psych (Open)


Natalie is an accredited coach and a member of the Association for Coaching. She is the Secretary of the British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology. She started her own coaching practice in 2010, specialising in career coaching for young adults drawing on her 13 years in various roles within schools, such as Assistant Head and Director of Higher Education.


She co-authored a book on Coaching Techniques – Lancer, N., Clutterbuck, D. and Megginson, D. (2016). Techniques for Coaching and Mentoring (2nd edn). Oxford: Routledge. Natalie is finishing her doctorate in Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London, in which she researches how coaching impacts students’ personal growth at university.

Find out more about Natalie on her website here.


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In the next 2 years, Millennials* will comprise over 50% of the workforce in both the UK and the US, whilst Gen Z* will comprise 36%.

And yet, Millennials are the ‘least engaged workforce’ according to Gallup in their pioneering study of ‘How Millennials Want To Work and Live’. In the same study, they estimated that millennial turnover, due to lack of engagement, costs the US economy $30.5 Billion annually. In this webinar, we are going to explore what is unique about Millennials and Gen Z’s; what is the impact they have in the world, and how this should influence our coaching approach. This webinar is for anyone coaching, interested in coaching or simply anyone working alongside these generations and wishing to gain an honest insight into their perspective of the world.


In this webinar, we interviewed Chloë & Robin to find out:

  • a) What is unique about Gen Zs/Millennials?
  • b) What has made them unique?
  • c) What is their impact on the world/the workplace?
  • d) How to coach Millennials/Gen Z’s and the possible impact coaching can have on these generations.

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SPEAKER BIO -

 

Chloe Garland, Founder of Quarter-Life


Chloe Garland

 

Chloë is a certified coach with The Academy of Executive Coaching, Animas Centre for Coaching and MOE Coach Training. She is the founder of the coaching practice ‘Quarter-Life’ which has helped hundreds of young adults in their teens and twenties gain clarity over their lives and careers.


Quarter-Life was formed as a response to the lack of career support available to young adults and the problem of an increasingly disengaged workforce.


Quarter-Life has worked with young adults in universities, schools, charities, and hospitals and continues to find innovative ways to use coaching as a tool to help young adults from all backgrounds live more meaningful and fulfilling lives.


Robin Chu, Garland, Founder and CEO of CoachBright


Robin Chu

Robin is an Executive Coach and the CEO and Founder of CoachBright, a national social enterprise. Through coaching his organisation helps young people become independent and resilient so they can realise their potential. Traditionally, this has been through training university students in coaching skills to widen access to universities for the most disadvantaged pupils.


Working with students and graduates, he has trained hundreds of young professionals in coaching skills.


Robin has trained as an Executive Coach with the Academy of Executive Coaching. He is also a Shackleton Leader, Trust Director of a local multi academy trust and a fellow at the School for Social Entrepreneurs.


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Coach people completely different to you: challenge yourself by building a modern coaching brand

 

For most of us, our first clients are frequently people we know. And in reality, if we’re really honest, most of our coaching happens with articulate, relatively privileged, professional people in a certain age bracket.

While there is nothing intrinsically wrong with this, we can get stuck in our comfort zone: similar thought patterns, similar topics, similar outcomes.

There are 3 zones of learning:
  1. Comfort Zone – where you don’t learn much
  2. Fear Zone – where you learn a lot very quickly or nothing at all
  3. Stretch Zone – where you explore the boundaries of what you’re used to, challenging yourself, while still relying on the foundation of skills you are comfortable with.

As workplaces become more diverse and flexible, the types of people that need and seek coaching will do the same. Make sure you’re ready to take on the challenge.

In this session, we explore why coaching people different to you will enable you to grow as a coach; where to find them and how to ensure you’re operating in your comfort not fear zone.

 

In this interview, Charlie Stainforth spoke about:

  • Why coaching people that are different to you will enable you to grow as a coach & build your business
  • Where to find your clients
  • How to ensure you're operating in your stretch and not fear zone

 

SPEAKER BIO -

 

Charlie Stainforth


Chloe GarlandCharlie started his career in education at a London Pupil Referral Unit working with some of the most disengaged pupils. As a founding member of the skill development company, Elevate Education UK, playing a major role in their growth across the UK & SA.

Following this, he worked as Head of Partnerships at career coaching organisation, Future Frontiers, where he started exploring the mutual benefits in connecting businesses and schools.

Through his partnership with Adrian Blair (ex-Global COO at Just Eat, now Group CEO at Receipt Bank) Charlie designed Circl to thoroughly equip both professionals and pupils with the skills and live experience they’ll need to be effective leaders.

 

You can find out more about Charlie here.


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We invited Sue Blight, Marketing & Business Growth Expert, to share her marketing expertise and top secrets on:
  • The requirement to set reflective goals
  • The key components to remain resilient in the moment;
  • The changing demands of leaders.

In this webinar, we interviewed Sue to find out:

  • How to build reflection into a wider structure of resilience for leaders
  • How to use the structure of reflection to create a balanced focus of learning;
  • The benefits as well as barriers to reflection.
 

SPEAKER BIO - Sue Blight

Sue Blight

Sue Blight is an experienced business coach, specialising in developing leadership resilience. Whilst studying for her Masters at Henley Business School she became interested in developing methodologies to enable managers to be on the front foot in an agile and sometimes reactive business world. Her dissertation on the power of reflection was awarded a distinction. This focus feeds into her training programmes which she delivers to organisations across a wide range of sectors.


She has held a number of senior Learning & Development positions in FTSE 100/250 businesses which have enabled her to appreciate the need for deep connections between the need to develop key talent and business productivity.


The result is the production of practical tools to enable leaders to quickly apply their learning, as well as offering a range of psychometric profiles to engage leaders in their own brand and their “Shadow of leadership”.



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Team coaching is one of the fastest growing fields in coaching, yet little is understood about the Art of Team Coaching.

Georgina believes that team coaching is significant and essential as almost all organisations are structured around teams, yet very few teams are effective. However, teams can be the source of creativity, innovation, transformation and dynamic change.

The power of a team is infinitely more than the combined power of the individual players, but only when the team can harness its talent rather than drown in the swamp of difficult dynamics.


How to harness this talent?

The growing number of books on coaching, filled with tools, theoretical concepts and frameworks can lull coaches into a false sense of security that the team coaching will be successful as long as the steps are well planned, and the coach is well armed with knowledge on what makes teams high performing.

In this webinar, Georgina shows us how the reality is very different as team coaching can be difficult, messy, unpredictable and challenging.

While being interviewed by our CFO, Darren Robson, Georgina reveals how Coaches can about develop their capacity to be fully present to the team, the organisation and to themselves as coaches.

The most effective team coaches dance the moment, they are able to stand in the fire of uncertainty or frustration and to use themselves as their primary coaching tool. They are being a team coach rather than doing team coaching. To Georgina, this is the essence of team coaching.

In this webinar, we interviewed Georgina Woudstra to explore:

  • The core competencies of team coaching;
  • What is ‘presence’ and ‘use of self’ in team coaching;
  • What is takes to dance in the moment with a team.

SPEAKER BIO - Georgina Woudstrat

Georgina Woudstra MCC coaches chief executives, senior leaders and executive teams. She has been described as having “strong presence and credibility”, as being “experienced and wise” and a coach who “has extraordinary empathy” allowing her to be “challenging but gentle”. She is a global shaper in the world of team coaching and is generous and open with her wealth of knowledge, and experience.


She is also the Principal of the Executive Coach Studio, who provide unique learning experiences for executive and executive team coaches looking to deepen their practice and develop greater congruence and coherence in their work. Georgina is a successful entrepreneur in her own right, a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the Association for Coaching (AC), the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) and co-author of ‘Coaching Global Top Teams’ in Leadership Coaching: Working with Leaders to Develop Elite Performance (Kogan Page)

 


SShe holds an Advanced Diploma in Coach Mastery from ITS, a Diploma in Transactional Analysis and a Certificate in the Supervision of Coaches, Mentors and Consultants from Bath Consultancy Group.

 

Find out more about Georgina here.



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In this webinar, Juliette Alban-Metcalfe was interviewed by Smaranda Dochia, AC Director of Digital Learning and Events, about her unique Performance Leader Identifier assessment tool for leadership behaviours.

Juliette took us through how using a behavioural-based tool as a basis for coaching can be more effective than a personality tool. This is because behaviour is more closely linked to performance than personality, and provides more immediate scope for development.

She told us about how exploring leadership this way also provides a greater opportunity for addressing important issues of diversity and inclusion, innovation, readiness for change, work-related stress and many others. This conversation will outline contemporary leadership theory and how coaches can enhance their practice using an approach that clearly addresses the key challenges organisations and leaders face today.


In this webinar, we will interviewed Juliette Alban-Metcalfe to find out:

  1. How leadership assessments based on personality or behaviour differ
  2. How leadership behaviours make a critical difference to key organisational challenges today such as diversity and inclusion, stress, innovation and readiness for change
  3. How you can assist your coachees to become more effective using a cutting edge leadership behaviour assessment I

SPEAKER BIO - Juliette Alban-Metcalfe

Juliette is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Chief Executive of Real World Group (a University of Leeds spin-out company). She is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for Sustainable Business and Enterprise, University of Southern Queensland.


Juliette has been working with Real World Group for the past 16 years, supporting leadership development with both individuals and groups up to Board level globally. She has a particular passion for positive psychology and diversity in leadership.

 


She has helped establish Real World Group’s approach to Engaging Leadership, based on uniquely proven research involving tens of thousands of people across the world. This and subsequent research has established the common sense but often missing behaviours that distinguish leaders from managers.

 


Juliette consults on behalf of Real World Group with organisations from the UK, North America, South East Asia and the wider Asia Pacific region. She has authored a number of articles in practitioner and peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters. She is co-Chair of the Thought and Action Steering Group of the UK government-sponsored Engage For Success and on the editorial committee of the International Congress on Leadership, Management and Governance.

 



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In this webinar, Martyn Newman updated participants on the research conducted over 10 years with 7,000 professionals from 11 regions of the world, and will reveal the 10 key Emotional Intelligence skills that drive leadership performance.

Martyn also introduced the Emotional Capital Report™ (ECR) – the first psychometrically reliable tool specifically designed to measure emotional intelligence and leadership ability. He described a powerful coaching methodology for building EI skills.

In this webinar, we interviewed Dr. Martyn Newman to find out:

  1. Why emotional intelligence continues to provide such a compelling framework for coaching personal change
  2. Why benchmarking and developing your EI is not a personality assessment
  3. How neuroscience supports the development of EI
  4. How mindfulness is a key technology for developing EI.

SPEAKER BIO - Martyn Newman

Martyn Newman, PhD is a clinical psychologist specialising in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Mindfulness. He is author of the best selling book Emotional Capitalists and newly released The Mindfulness Book. And coauthor of the Emotional Capital Report™ – the global benchmark for measuring EQ and leadership performance – and the Emotional Intelligence Sports Inventory – the world’s first psychological inventory to measure how EQ supports elite sports performance.


Martyn received his PhD from the University of Sydney and holds an MA from GTU at the University of California, Berkeley, a Masters of Psychology from Monash University, Melbourne, and a Doctor of Psychology from La Trobe University, Melbourne. He has held academic posts as Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, the School of Psychology at ACU National and is currently Visiting Fellow for Leadership at Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University and an Instructor in Mindfulness on the MBA program, Sydney University.

 



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In this webinar, we interviewed Carole Gaskell from Full Potential Group to find out:
  • How to help coachees improve their brain power by becoming more neuro-agile
  • What neuro-agility is, and how to measure the six drivers to boost it
  • Why motivation is often the missing link in helping coachees realize more potential
  • The nine motivators that make the biggest difference to activating potential.

Carole also shared why knowing the seven factors that influence a person’s unique neurological design and how recognizing the motivational hot buttons of your coachee will make you a more impactful coach.


SPEAKER BIO - Carole Gaskell

CEO of Full Potential Group, Carole Gaskell, is a highly-acclaimed coach, key-note speaker and best-selling author in the field of coaching, people and leadership development. She has made numerous TV and radio appearances and is a regular contributor to business, national and consumer publications.

 

Founding Full Potential Group in 1998, Carole is passionate about the potential of people. A coach to senior business leaders and their teams, Carole helps them reach their full potential and create high-performance cultures within their organizations.

 She is author of global best seller ‘Transform Your Life – 10 Steps to Real Results’ and ‘Your Pocket Life Coach’ in addition to two specialist books, ‘Full Potential Leadership – a Provocative Call to Make a Dramatic Difference’ and ‘Full Potential Coach – Transforming People’s Potential into Results’.

 

You can find more details about Carole here or you can connect with her here.



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Coaches need clients. Global statistics on coaching businesses say that 82% of these businesses fail in the first 2 years. The reason for this is that often, coaches have excellent coaching skills, but not-quite-so-excellent business development skills.

A successful coach needs both skill sets to be excellent. 

Our speaker for this webinar, Sarah Short, shared her expertise on how to:

  • Work out who is most likely to buy from you - your ideal client
  • Identify what your ideal client needs to hear in order to be able to understand WHY they need to work with you
  •  Work out where they are and how to reach them.

SPEAKER BIO - Sarah Short

Sarah Short and two colleagues founded The Coaching Revolution to help coaches beat the odds (4:5 failure rate) and build financially successful coaching businesses.

 

The Coaching Revolution is antidote to the snake-oil peddlars in the coaching arena who promise the earth, at significant cost to the coach, and have ‘systems’ that just don’t work.

 Coaching Revolution mentees are supported 1:1, by experienced coach/mentors who have already become the 1:5 who does succeed.

 

With a background in both education and business development, Sarah has used these skills to create a growing movement that is truly revolutionising the coaching world.




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“Holding The Liminal Space” is a metaphorical container for the transformative interaction between a coach and client. In this context, liminal relates to a transitional process that can be facilitated by applying the skill of Open Awareness, thereby creating the optimal context for exploration, growth and transformation in coaching sessions. It is also a practical way in which coaches can help their clients to dis-identify from the stressful, fearful and disruptive content of the mind.
This webinar was created for Coaches who want to enhance their ability to establish deep report with their clients and hold the space for transformation to occur naturally in coaching.

In this webinar, Darren Robson interviewed Jevon Dangeli to find out:

  • The one fundamental factor that underlies all the issues that clients hope to resolve through coaching
  • How to elicit this underlying factor, and how to begin transforming its previous effect into a more resourceful response
  • he role of Open Awareness in cultivating mindful resourcefulness, receptivity, empathy, compassion, and a sense of interconnectedness.

Participants joined in via our live Q&A and said:

“Thanks Jevon for your deep insight. Looking forward to reading your pdf and developing skills in Open Awareness.”

“A very helpful session - thank you. It will help me better prepare as a coach.”

“A great webinar - would like to see more offerings from Jevon. First class, very enriching session. Thank you very much!”

“I completely agree with what is being said and in my experience being the space between myself and my client means that transformation is not coming 'from me' (I am not doing it 'to them') but that the answers come from the co-created space between us. Almost like this is the service of Life.”


SPEAKER BIO - Jevon Dangeli

Jevon has written eight training manuals and published many articles relating to transpersonal coaching. He has recorded over 30 audio programmes and a comprehensive video series where he teaches integrative approaches for transpersonal development.


He’s been active as a professional coach and trainer since 2004. Open Awareness is a fundamental aspect of his live Transpersonal Coaching courses, and the online Postgraduate Certificate Course in Transpersonal Coaching Psychology that he presents each year through Alef Trust, accredited by Liverpool John Moores University.

Open Awareness was the topic of his MSc research, which he presented at the International Transpersonal Conference and at the Transpersonal Research Colloquium in Prague, 2017, as well as at the European Transpersonal Conference in St. Petersburg, 2018.

By combining his 40 years of judo experience with his 20 years of psychology exploration and his passion to help children grow into happy, healthy and authentic adults, Jevon created the “jumi” (judo mind) concept and practice. The core objective of jumi is to develop Open Awareness and the ability to maintain it in all types of situations. He provides jumi training at various locations around the world. Jevon lives in the alpine region of northern Italy with his wife and their 2 children.


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Danielle Grant, explained how values, insight, instinct, intuition, purpose, intense will, ethics all come together into full consciousness to enable a leader to operate beyond their own self-interest and create sustainable success for all stakeholders of their organisation.

In this webinar, we interviewed Danielle to find out:

  • What is the value of leading beyond the ego
  • Insights and techniques to help clients make better decisions aligned with values and purpos
  • Ideas to support leaders moving beyond Emotional Intelligence.


SPEAKER BIO - Danielle Grant

Danielle is passionate about enabling coaches to support leaders who will survive and thrive in our changing world and bring them as aware, ethically authentic leaders into organisations to make them more sustainably successful. Her business background includes Board level commercial positions to CEO with blue chip firms including Disney. She changed course and qualified as an advanced executive coach with AoEC in 2004 and has held a PCC credential from ICF since 2007. She gained an MA (dist) in developing brain friendly embedded leadership development programmes. She is an expert in creating blended programmes which foster coaching-style leadership.

As a Director of Leadershape Global she has co-authored two books: Leadership assessment for Talent Development (coaching & feedback chapters) and Leading Beyond the Ego: How to Become a Transpersonal Leader as well as multiple articles and interviews on developing leaders, culture, diversity and inclusion.


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Do you want to attract more clients, reach a wider audience and make the leap from 1:1 clients to 1: many? Workshops are an incredibly lucrative way of adding another stream of income to your coaching business.

We asked Salma Shah from Launch Signature Workshops to share with us how to:

  • Sell and market your workshop to your ideal audience
  • Structure a workshop that engages
  • Turn one-off clients to raving fans that come back for more workshops.
 

SPEAKER BIO - Salma Shah

Salma has a thriving coaching and mentoring business with a focus on helping coaches, consultants and creatives build personal brands, figure out their signature programs and launch workshops. She is also running a training business called Soft Skills 4 Tech.

Before flying the corporate gilded cage Salma worked for the David and the Goliath’s of the Tech sector. In 2003 she took the leap and qualified as a co-active coach. For the next few years she started to build her coaching practice but soon realised for financial and personal satisfaction reasons that she also wanted to work with larger groups. Since 2006 her business has been a blend of in-person workshops and coaching/mentoring.

Salma has designed and delivered workshops for clients including: Estee Lauder, O2, Microsoft, Reuters, EY, Women In Technology

She has been featured in Psychologies, The Guardian, Stella (Telegraph Magazine), The Pool and The Stylist

Find out more about Salma and what she does here. Join Salma’s Facebook Community.



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We invited Robert Bownes, Founder of Old Street Communications, to share his expertise and top secrets on how to build your own PR function - from working out your aims to issuing news and building a thought leadership campaign. In this webinar, we interviewed Robert to find out:
  • Why PR is important
  • How to set up a PR function
  • How to think like a PR pro.
 

SPEAKER BIO - Robert Bownes

Robert has ten years of experience in PR and marketing. Prior to founding Old Street Communications, he was Director of Communications for data science and marketing technology company Profusion. There, he built a press office function from scratch, creating a content pipeline, PR function, brand guidelines, and an awards and events programme. The initiatives resulted in 300+ pieces of earned media coverage in the first year, including the BBC, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal. Profusion won numerous awards and secured a series of high profile speaking opportunities at some of the world’s largest tech events.

Before joining Profusion, he worked with Ballou PR to deliver award-winning full-service PR campaigns for companies including Waze, Eventbrite, Flipboard, WhatsApp, Seatwave, eBay, GoEuro and many more. Robert started his career in professional services PR where he worked with global law and property firms. Learn more about Robert here: www.oldstreetcommunications.com

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We invited Valerie Fawcett and Rona Rowe to share their expertise on how they have used the Functional Fluency model and its accompanying behavioural profiling tool (TIFF) in coaching people at all levels in organisations.

 

In coaching, we are often helping people to gain insights into their own behaviours and those of others in order to work or live together in more rewarding and effective ways.

The Functional Fluency model promotes people’s ability to gain these insights by describing the behaviours we use when we are being effective as managers, colleagues, friends, partners or parents, and the ineffective behaviours which waste our energy and can cause unhelpful conflict and a lack of self-respect. It also guides people in how to make the behavioural changes they need to develop.

In this webinar, we interviewed Valerie and Rona to find out:

  • The Fabulous Five behaviours which enable relationships to thrive
  • The four Purple Pitfall behaviours we all fall into and how to get out of them
  • How to be a “functionally fluent” coach and use Functional Fluency with your clients.

Valerie and Rona shared details of the model and explained how Functional Fluency can be useful for your particular client base and which are the best ways to use this in your own coaching relationships.

 

SPEAKER BIOS - Valerie Fawcett/Rona Rowe

Valerie Fawcett is an experienced coach and trainer of coaches. She works with managers and leaders on developing their practice through coaching and training using Functional Fluency and other models from Transactional Analysis.  She is also a workplace mediator

Valerie believes that managers’ self-awareness and understanding of how to use their strengths and develop effective behaviour in their relationships is the best foundation for success. She has recently used Functional Fluency and TIFF individual profiling as a key learning tool in the Brookes Leadership Programme at Oxford Brookes University.




We invited Rona Rowe is an independent leadership coach and learning consultant who works with individuals and teams in the private and public sector to expand their capacity to think creatively, communicate with clarity and maximise the effectiveness of their working alliances. She is particularly interested in how leaders and managers recognise their behaviours as enabling or diminishing and how they can shift their attitudes to sustain more effective choices. Rona’s view is that a self-aware and self-regulating leadership enables more resilient teams and client-focussed organisations. Recently she has been working in collaboration with Restorative Justice practitioners on conflict resolution between teams. Earlier this year, she co-published a research report with Egremont International I Stone & River, entitled The Art of Not-Knowing, Leading in an Age of Uncertainty.

Rona is trained in organisational and counselling Transactional Analysis and uses the Functional Fluency model to support the development of her clients’ effective working alliances and reflect on her practice.

Learn more about Functional Fluency and the TIFF Profiling tool here.

Webinar Recording and Resources

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We invited Rob Lawrence, Podcasting Wizz, to share his expertise and top secrets on using podcasting for:
  • Growing your practice and creating a lasting legacy
  • Raising your personal and professional profile
  • Creating a powerful marketing tool to build a new audience which brings more clients.

In this webinar, we interviewed Rob to find out:
  • How to attract more clients through podcasting and audio
  • The 3 major steps and the big 6 benefits to starting a podcast show
  • How to build your confidence and credibility by starting your own podcast.

SPEAKER BIO - Rob Lawrence

As a qualified and experienced life coach, and as a member of the Association for Coaching, Rob collaborates with a variety of ambitious and motivated individuals in creative media, marketing and technology: with those interested in reaching their full, creative, potential: to create a life, and a story, that is both fulfilling and meaningful; one they love and one that makes a contribution to others.

As a speaker, coach and producer, Rob frequently addresses media, corporate and academic institutions on the importance of creative leadership and the benefit of creating powerful narratives and listening experiences.

Having lead award-winning teams across the globe, Rob has held leadership and managerial roles with Vodafone UK, HBOS Australia, Unisys, and ACNielsen. He also holds a first-class honours degree, as well as numerous professional qualifications.

In November 2014, Rob launched a successful podcast, Inspirational Creatives, on what it means to lead a successful, creative, life. This series features over 100 interviews with successful best-selling authors, entrepreneurs, artists, producers, coaches and business leaders. In December 2017, the podcast reached over 65,000 downloads.

Beyond spending time with his family, recording, and coaching, Rob’s interests have always included collaborating with others, human potential, creativity, audio and technology: He loves what he does. More about Rob here.

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We invited Kim Arnold, Marketing & Business Growth Expert, to share her marketing expertise and top secrets on:
  • Overcoming your fear of marketing
  • Avoiding that feeling of being pushy
  • Winning more clients more easily.

In this webinar, we interviewed Kim to find out:

  • Why marketing is more important than ever for coaches
  • The 3 easy steps to falling in love with your marketing
  • Why the way you think is far more important than what you do
  • The commonest cause of marketing pain (and what to do about it)
  • The weekly action that will make all the difference to your monthly targets.
 

SPEAKER BIO - Kim Arnold

Kim is a UK-renowned business growth expert who grabs companies by the scruff of the neck and shakes some spectacular marketing and sales into them.

She’s spent two decades getting a wide range of businesses to ditch their boring corporate jargon and bland branding so they become irresistible to their clients. She’s a firm believer that big marketing budgets can breed laziness, and that great things can be done with small pockets.

Now Kim advises businesses how to build creative and imaginative brands that attract, inspire and seduce their clients (and eclipse the competition). She’s also a respected industry speaker and coach on all things communication, sharing her unique secrets to help businesses talk and write in a way that inspires action, instead of inducing a coma. More about Kim here.



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