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RELATIVE MERITS

Coaching can offer vital support to family businesses, guiding members in relationship conflicts, for example. Manfusa Shams and David Lane report With the global economy increasingly built on contributions from family businesses, it’s important to help them grow sustainably. One effective means of supporting these businesses is coaching, but it requires a specialist, blended approach. In the UK alone, it’s estimated that around 4.6 million businesses are from family firms, employing almost 12 million people and contributing a quarter of GDP in the UK (IFB, 2016). The right support at the right time can make all the difference to the sustainability […]

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Down to Rio

Business coaching is growing rapidly in Brazil, but variable quality remains an issue, reports Stephen Eisenhammer from Rio de Janeiro Business coaching in Brazil has been growing significantly in the past few years, with a major escalation in the number of coaches, coaching companies and training providers. It has spread rapidly from its beginnings in the Brazilian subsidiaries of big international firms, to large national companies such as industrial conglomerate Votorantim, and even now to many mid-size businesses and the public sector. According to Joseph O’Connor, co-founder of Lambent do Brasil – the first coaching company in the country – […]

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SHARE YOUR PASSIONS

What are the roles of coaching and mentoring in addressing the biggest challenges of the 21st century? In this three-part series, Neil Scotton and Alister Scott explore possible answers – and questions – from three camps. Last issue, they heard from clients making good things happen. Part two: Views and voices of coaches and mentors “It is our duty to refuse to work with any organisation if it is not about changing the world.” You can always rely on Sir John Whitmore for a comment to stimulate conversation. This one was retold to us by Marianne Craig of Firework Coaching and MIRUS (a […]

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Business coaching to help unlock talent for Chubb

Liz Hall Chubb, a provider of security and fire protection services, has created its own university to unlock the potential of its future leaders.   Business coaches from leadership and organisational development organisation Acua will help roll out a leadership development programme over the next 12 months for the first 100 managers from all over the UK. The managers will then have the chance to study towards an internationally-recognised two-year foundation degree in Leadership. Acua will deliver one-to-one coaching at Chubb’s five regional centres within the UK. Accreditation will be awarded by Acua’s partner, Coventry University. The university set up […]

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