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BTP BUILDS CROSS-ORGANISATION COACHING STRATEGY

British Transport Police (BTP) is developing a coaching strategy, ensuring coaching is the preferred method of development, it’s accessible to all and is championed organisation-wide. The launch of its Coaching Strategic Plan towards the end of this year will be the latest in a raft of initiatives designed to build a coaching culture, “one where people feel valued and nurtured and are encouraged to evolve and grow”, according to Rachael Etebar, BTP director of people and culture. The strategy is a response to a number of challenges and makes certain key assumptions. One is that a new leadership coaching approach […]

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A FORCE FOR GOOD. A PROFILE OF KATHERINE CHOWDRY

Katherine Chowdry has always championed coaching in her roles at British Transport Police. Through restructure, a sideways move, budget restrictions and her conversion to Islam, her passion did not waver, and now her efforts are bearing fruit. Liz Hall reports When British Transport Police (BTP)’s HR department was restructured and relocated from London in 2010 and internal coaching champion Katherine Chowdry’s role made redundant, it seemed the organisation’s coaching initiative was in its death throes. A coaching strategy had been launched in BTP in 2009, which saw external coach consultants Linbert Spencer OBE and Lois Leeming team up with BTP’s […]

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