On the 26 April 2018, we are proud to have hosted:

Preparing Today for Tomorrow

– Developing an engaged workforce to achieve your organisational goals

The first human capital event organised by the UK Chapter of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce  (BSCC)


Welcome and Introduction
Gina Lodge, CEO, The Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC)

Building a High Trust Culture in a World Where Nothing Can Be Hidden
John Blakey, CEO Coach & Author of ‘The Trusted Executive’               

The Benefits of a Coaching Approach at Deutsche Bank
Birthe Mester, Global Head of Performance, Engagement and Culture, Deutsche Bank 

Leveraging Diversity for Growth
Sue Johnson, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, PwC

Panel contributors:

Nick Ceasar, Head of Performance Consulting, NatWest Markets

Robin Chu, CEO & Founder, CoachBright

This was an interesting event in the prestigious surrounding of the Royal Society hosted by AoEC  (The Academy of Executive Coaching, a BSCC Patron) and sponsored by PwC.

There was a distinguished panel of six, three of whom delivered very lively introductory talks which were followed by a lively panel debate moderated by James Woodeson, the Secretary General of the BSCC and Leader AoEC, Switzerland.

Amongst the suggestions for developing an engaged workforce were:

  • Be humble, remain curious, hold regular meaningful conversations which foster mutual expectations, give feedback whilst holding people accountable for their achievement of the organisation’s objectives.
  • Recognise with colleagues that advancement in an organisation does not just have to be recognised as climbing a ladder but that moving into new areas can also be seen as recognition.
  • Leverage the benefits of diversity for growth and reach out to hitherto ignored groups to strengthen diversity. Diversity can improve the quality of decision-making.

Delegates then continued their discussions with the panelists at the post event networking reception and enjoyed delicious canapés and wines in the beautiful surroundings of The Royal Society.

Thank you to PWC for sponsoring this event

Article from Global Mobility Magazine – From Awkward to Meaningful Conversations: Coaching for Tomorrow

Photos of the event

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