National Coaching Register
Autumn 2002 . First Training course Report and delegates comments
The first 10 day training course for qualification as an executive business coach finished in October 2002.
15 chairmen/MDs completed the course and are now progressively completing three trial coaching assignments, each of three days. By November 30 most will be qualified as the UKs first group of executive business coaches receiving the award of Derby University’s post-graduate Certificate in Executive Business Coaching (PGCert.Exec.Bus.Coach).
The first qualifying candidates are:
The group are now registered on CEOs website as founder members of the National Coaching Register and available for 1:1 coaching assignments..
The group is forming a marketing arm and is already in touch with leading venture capital houses and corporate financiers to provide coaches to VC backed MBI/O teams.
CEO is leading the initiative to build the National Coaching up to an initial membership of 100 coaches, so as to try to provide experts in every main business sector or type.
The next coach training course is being planned for early Spring 2003, with further courses expected later in 2003.
Reservations are now being taken for delegates for the next course. Attendance will be by invitation only.
2002 . First Training course delegates comments
“I am astonished just watching
myself influencing and motivating people since I completed the course.
Within a month I got my first commercial coaching assignment.
The Managing Director of an Australian business is flying into UK
for it! That’s how this
magical process breaks all traditional thinking.
I am still in a complete whirl but my God is it fun!”
Barrie Gardner, Portfolio Non Executive Chairman. Former MD of £60m
food processing business
“The CEO course doesn’t just
offer routes in a career in executive coaching or the world of VC back
companies. It also has clear
benefits for Chief Executives wanting to sharpen their leadership skills
in their current roles. The
NLP training – which is a crucial part of the course – has, in my
view, already made a noticeable difference to my effectiveness as it’s
given me more skill and flexibility in tough situations.”
James Scouller, CEO £40m international manufacturing business.
“Coaching is a new market
resource never before available. CEOs
training programme with Derby University is market leading and utterly
essential for anyone seriously wanting to coach at chairman level”. Peter Dickson. Portfolio Non Executive Chairman, former
Chairman, £150m Yates plc..
“CEO have created something
utterly remarkable. In ten
days our group got a toolbag of coaching techniques that are unbelievably
powerful. In one of my first
coaching sessions, my new client was so impressed that they offered me
non-executive chairmanship of the business!”
Tom Preston, CEO £100m turnover commodity trading business.
“I can’t believe how this
remarkable “brain technology”, has just quietly evolved without the
world hearing about it before. Knowledge
of how we think, and therefore how we can change our beliefs and
behaviours, is new to me and I think will be new to most MDs.
It can transform behaviour (and the profits of your business!)
really fast. It’s a marvellous way into a new part time career or
portfolio”. Jim Seligman.
Former CEO £250 Speedo leisurewear.
“To me this is a remarkably
simple and new route into the construction of a portfolio. As one of the first qualified coaches in the country, I am
already in touch with venture capitalists and they are keen on the idea of
us helping them improve some of their under-performing deals.
That will inevitably lead on to non-executive directorships or
chairmanship opportunities for me. Quite
apart from that, the ability to improve an MDs profit is really easy with
the checklists and structures that this programme provides”.
Mike McKenzie, Divisional Managing Director, £1bn turnover
Scottish & Newcastle.