Coaching for Companies

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Hi, I’m Karen Smart, Head of Consultancy here at the AoEC. And I’m happy to share with you today some of the ways in which we’re supporting organisations to use a coaching approach.

Increasingly today, life is complex. And that makes leadership ever more complex. One of the best ways to show up as a leader is to be one that’s self-aware, be capable, but also be willing to share our vulnerability. And that involves deep self-discovery. A coaching approach is a great way to achieve this.

Well, we’ve worked with many organizations over the last 10 years. And what we’ve learned is that coaching can be really helpful in many ways. So we know that it has an impact on retaining talent, and that it can help people to feel more engaged at work. A coaching approach can be really useful working at senior levels. And for example, team coaches can bring a lot of awareness to boards. And having better connections and better interpersonal relationships is really brilliant way to get improved board effectiveness.

 We also use a coaching approach to help to promote well-being within the workforce, within teams. And that experience of being heard, of feeling heard is a real positive step in that direction.

And we also find that when we integrate our coaching approaches into what good work is already being done within an organization, that it can have an enhancing capability on top of whatever initiatives are already going on such as employee surveys or personal development plans.

The AoEC has four key areas where we can support with a coaching approach. One is, coaching as a line manager, we can help to upskill new line managers and help them to move from that functional expertise towards a management expertise use with a coaching style. We also help with executive coaching services drawing from our faculty and alumni. It may be that you want to develop your own coaching capability in-house and we can certainly help activate coaching in your organisation. We have plenty of experience with that. And we can also help board and team effectiveness.

Every engagement with each organisation starts with deep listening and a conversation that helps us to really understand what’s going to make a difference for you. We’d be delighted to have that conversation.

So if you follow the links in the video, you can find out more and book a time to talk to us. We look forward to it. Thank you.

Our expertise is to support coaching in companies

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    We have partnered with more than 53 organisations, globally, across a wide range of industry sectors, including both private and public sectors.


    Supported 4 NHS Trusts to develop coaching skills for Line Managers and helped to implement the Coaching Through Covid programme.

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    Served more than 10 Professional Services Organisations, including FTSE 100 organisations, global banks, Investment Management, Legal and leading Management Consultancy firms.

    Organisations we have supported include:

    Meet the team

    Karen Smart

    Karen Smart Head of Consultancy

    Karen Smart

    Karen Smart

    Karen is our Head of Faculty and the go-to person for organisations who wish to use coaching to generate positive change and business performance. She has a wealth of experience in supporting organisations to embrace coaching and coaching skills. Recent sector experience includes the following; financial services, professions, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, entertainment, public sector, utilities and SMEs.

    Tracy Childs

    Tracy Childs Customer Relationship Manager

    Tracy Childs

    Tracy Childs

    Tracy joined the AoEC in September 2019, following a 20 year career in the Financial Services Industry. Tracy has over 20 years experience in Account Management, most recently working with an Employee Benefits Consultancy company, delivering technology to support their clients. Tracy is really looking forward to supporting the Systemic Team Coaching programme. In her spare time, Tracy loves spending time with her family and friends, she has 3 children and a lively young labrador called Luna.

    Kim Wrighton

    Kim Wrighton Client Relationship Executive

    Kim Wrighton

    Kim Wrighton

    Kim works with the organisations team managing processes, governance, projects, contract issuing and coach matching. She has come from the banking sector with the majority of her career in HR working for a FTSE 100 company. She has built on her coaching skills having qualified as an executive coach on the AoEC Practitioner Diploma, prior to joining the AoEC in 2019. She is known for her practical, logical and structured approach along with the ability to listen to what is needed to find a way of getting the best possible solution for all involved.

    Mark Powell

    Mark Powell Faculty

    Mark Powell

    Mark Powell

    Seasoned leadership and performance consultant with a unique mix of experience – Australian with 19 years living and working across Asia; Corporate sector senior roles in Banking & Oil & Gas; Entrepreneur having started 4 businesses in 3 countries; Former International rugby referee; and strong supporter of diversity and inclusion. Mark works with senior regional and global leaders, and executive teams, helping them to transform themselves and their organisational performance. His portfolio includes C suite executive coaching, top team facilitation and supervision and development of other executive coaches. He joined the AoEC Asian faculty in 2017.

    Our team of Coach Consultants exist to help organisations maximise your potential, overcome obstacles, and achieve your goals. You can read more about the team here.

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