Career Development – Don’t women like ambition?

The issue of ambition in women’s careers

Welcome to the first in a series of three articles as we lead up to International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2017, in which we consider the issue of ambition for women. Ambition still seems to be an obstacle for some women when developing their careers. Women’s presence on the Board has been proved to add competitive advantage to an organisation and despite there being roughly the same numbers of women and men in the workforce, there is still an unbalanced ratio in favour of men in more senior leadership roles. In the last two decades, many employers have shown enthusiastic commitment to gender diversity and women have made enormous strides in being able to compete on the same playing field as men at work, so what is going on? Continue reading

‘Tech-savvy and lazy?’, How to mentor millennials

Millennials at workThe way mentoring programme design was approached ten years ago needs to be reconsidered in the light of more recent generational differences in the workforce. By 2020 half the working population globally will come from the generation born between 1980 and 2000. As generations evolve, so do the methods for training, developing, coaching and mentoring people. Mentoring someone from the Millennial Generation (sometimes known as Generation Y) is not textbook developmental mentoring as we have experienced it previously. Understanding Millennials’ quite different career and value expectations is key if mentors are going to provide the right type of support to them, as well as the form of mentoring that Millennials relate best to, in order for organisational mentoring programmes to be effective.

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Does your organisation have destructive leaders?

Or do you have pockets of evangelists?

Champion LeaderIt never fails to amaze me in my conversations with HR and L&D Professionals how many of them absolutely agree with me, that coaching is a des
red leadership behaviour, but under examination, it is not one particularly evident or valued in their own organisation. Of course, there is always one ‘good person’ on the senior management team who is a champion, but can’t seem to get traction. Or some middle managers, who are pushing the cause. However, it is so rare to find a ‘real’ energised coaching culture in any organisation. The best you can hope for are pockets of evangelists, who fly the flag for coaching and have partial success until their ‘ring leader’ leaves, or is deposed or fired!  Continue reading

Do you want to sample Team Coaching?

Experience Team Coaching in person

team-line-upHere is your opportunity to experience the process of Team Coaching; to discuss the issues and dilemmas of a Team Coaching intervention; and, to realise the power and potential of Team Coaching as a Leadership and Team Development intervention all under the safe tutelage of Dr Julia Claxton and Dean Horsman of Leeds Beckett University. Continue reading

Developing the next generation of leaders

Conference attendee20th October 2016
12 – 5pm
The Royal York Hotel,

York, YO24 1AA

Or call +44 (0) 1943 430107

 

Focussing on coaching and mentoring solutions, the conference brings together a wealth of practical knowledge and experience, to inspire and inform the development of the next generation of leaders within your organisation.

Our speakers are drawn from wide-ranging backgrounds, including academia, consultancy and the private sector. Each brings with them a vast amount of knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm, to inspire and equip you with pragmatic coaching and mentoring interventions.

Coach Mentoring Ltd clients include: BT, Amazon, Associated British Foods plc, MetLife, Cognizant, Unicef UK and Save the Children. Read on for further in-depth information on the agenda for the day, the speakers & workshop topics. Continue reading

‘VUCA World’ Workshops

Following on from the enormous success of the ‘Coaching and mentoring in a VUCA world‘ talks and webinars run during International Coaching Week, we are delighted to announce 2 full day workshops on the topic, later this year. The workshops will again be lead by Coach Mentoring Ltd’s Managing Director, Lis Merrick, and are suitable for coaches, mentors, HR and L&D professionals. Continue reading

Coach Mentoring Ltd conference, save the date!

‘Coaching & Mentoring: Developing the next generation of leaders’

20th October 2016
12 – 5pm

The Royal York Hotel,
York, YO24 1AA 

 

Special Early Bird offer: £95 + VAT pp
book by 15th July to receive this offer.
Standard price £120 +VAT pp

Join us for an inspiring and informative day:

Focussing on coaching and mentoring solutions, this conference brings together a wealth of practical knowledge and consultancy experience, to inspire and inform the development of the next generation of leaders within your organisation. Designed with the HR professional in mind, the conference will provide pragmatic coaching and mentoring interventions to help maximise the leadership development of individuals and teams within your organisation.

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Skills Training Videos for Coaching and Mentoring

Skills-Training-Video How wonderful it would be to have that little ‘nugget’ of coaching or mentoring knowledge available to watch just when you needed it?  If you are responsible for delivering a coaching or mentoring programme then we have a range of these ‘nuggets’ available within our ‘off the shelf’ standard skills training videos, ready and waiting for you to use.  Alternatively we offer a bespoke product, where the subject matter and content of videos can be personalised to meet your specific needs.

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