By Liz Hall The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has seen the perceived value of coaching soar since introducing a bi-annual bidding system. It has also seen confidence levels “shoot up” among internal coaches since introducing supervision, said Pamela Major, an FCO internal coach. Previously, anyone in management who asked for coaching got it. “Being asked to bid for it and not knowing if they’ll get it has raised the value and makes people really think about what they want from coaching,” she said. Typically, applicants now flag up what they expect...

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