17th October, 2019 at 9:00am
Coaching Cultures
Talk | YCN Rivington Rooms — For our members and programme participants

Thriving organisations are putting coaching conversations at the heart of their culture, using people-centred strategies to drive commercial growth. We'll explore these approaches, and examine their impact.

The coaching industry has boomed in recent years, with membership of the ICF (International Coach Federation) more than tripling. And within thriving, people-oriented organisations; coaching mindsets are being developed and embedded throughout teams, to enable continual and purposeful conversations that drive the performance of people.

Businesses serious about building high performing teams are taking people centric approaches to performance management; empowering their people-managers to have quality, frequent coaching conversations, and enabling them with the time, space and tools to do so.

On the morning of the 17th October we'll explore what this means in practice, pulling in the perspectives of those with evidence of effectiveness to share. We'll be joined by Anna Rasmussen, a coach with over 15 years' experience and, more recently, founder of Open Blend — a performance management platform that enables people-managers in businesses, ranging from Avios to Depop, to have more meaningful conversations with their direct reports. Also sharing her learning will be Liz Whitney. It was as a member of the leadership team at pioneering digital studio ustwo, that Liz felt first hand the transformational impact of coaching on people and teams. Having gone on to train as a leadership, team and business coach she now leads Cove — a collective of coaches, designers and strategists working with creative and people-led businesses to define their goals and empower people to deliver them. And bringing an organisational perspective will be Helen Verwoert, Global HR Director of Dr. Martens — the iconic British brand, born in Northamptonshire in 1960. Since joining the business in 2013, Helen has led remarkable cultural change initiatives, including a progressive approach to performance development, with coaching-led conversations at its heart.

We're looking forward to learning from these brilliant, complementary perspectives, and do drop us a line below if you'd like to come along.

Event Details
  • Location:
    58-60 Rivington Street,
    London, EC2A 3AU,
    United Kingdom View Map
  • Start:
    17th October, 2019 at 9:00am
  • End:
    17th October, 2019 at 11:00am
  • Cost:
    For our members and programme participants
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