The invisible man

This series of columns by an anonymous coaching buyer takes a thought-provoking helicopter view of what’s going on in the industry. This issue: line managers in coaching When thinking about the role of line managers in coaching, certain film titles come to mind. The Invisible Man (no offence to women) would be particularly appropriate. The […]

Thank your lucky stars

This series of columns by an anonymous coaching buyer takes a thought-provoking helicopter view of what’s going on in the industry. This issue: Elite coaching I’ve recently had conversations with a number of individuals that I’d term star coaches. Who deserves such a label? Is it someone who has written one of the better known […]

Whose coach is it anyway?

This series of columns by an anonymous coaching buyer takes a thought-provoking helicopter view of what’s going on in the industry. This issue: outsourcing – buying coaching from whom and for whom? As coaching has expanded over the past decade, so too have the ways that we contract coaches. Non-traditional coaching organisations have grown. These […]

Stay away from the dark side

The third in our series of columns by an anonymous coaching buyer takes a thought-provoking helicopter view of what’s going on in the industry. This issue: ‘bad’ coaching A colleague commented recently that the leadership development industry focused almost solely on how to be a good leader, rarely addressing what they termed “toxic leadership”. I […]