A look at developments within the Coaching sector and related fields.

Coaching is the single most cost-effective development investment an organisation can make ...
9/21/2011 8:37:56 PM

"Coaching is the single most cost-effective development investment an organisation can make as this learning naturally spreads across the workplace."The survey questioned participants about the value of coaching to their staff. The majority of respondents (95%) said coaching was a direct benefit to their organisations, with 96% seeing benefits to the individual. A broad range of specific benefits were identified, ranging from improvements in communication and interpersonal skills, to improved business knowledge and skills in specific areas and increased motivation levels.

Penny de Valk, Chief Executive of the Institute of Leadership & Management, 'Creating a Coaching Culture', May 2011

Employability of Young People, as discussed on BBC Breakfast 17th August 2011
8/18/2011 12:23:38 PM

A review of the jobs market and the latest employment stats showed a marked increase in the unemployment, with significant impact on women and youth 16-24. On the subject of youth employment or more specifically employability comments from interested members of the public, business owners/prospective recruiters noted that young people... Lacked the skills required of business ... Struggle with commitment... and ... Have questionable time keeping.

Similar sentiments were shared within a live discussion with Joanne Gordon, Managing Director, Elite Telesales, who felt that young people lacked the communication skills required to be successful in business; most notably, the ability to build rapport and adapt their language and communication style to the needs of the audience.

Food for thought! It is this sort of commentary from business leaders and recruiters that informed our Youth coaching offer and more specifically our First 2 Present development programme. If you are interested in finding out more please click here.
Third Sector Digital Communication & Social Media Convention
7/29/2011 12:50:58 PM

I was fortunate to not only attend the Third Sector Digital Communication & Social Media Convention on June 14th but also to have been asked to chair the Digital and Social Media Service Delivery seminar in the afternoon.                 

Overall the convention was well presented and a great success. Jon Snow, the Journalist and Broadcaster, Chaired the first of the 2 day convention and made it look effortless. What skill!! By the end of the second day, I had learned a lot and realised not only how little I knew about the world of social media but how digital communication can help with business development. I heard some great presentations and listened to people talk about how creative they have been in their use of social media.            

The fact that I am placing my thoughts about the convention on our site, is testimony to the way I will be re-thinking the way I will be interfacing with the world of social media and digital communication. I will especially be thinking about how social media and digital communication will help to develop my own company, MED Executive Coaching and Consultancy LTD. 

I am so excited about how social media and digital communication is impacting on the social care environment, I have volunteered to chair a seminar at the up and coming Public Sector Convention taking place on September 14th 2011.

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