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  • 1. Coaches Connect Friday 29 June 9 -5pm Broadcasting Place Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9ENFollowing the success of last year‟s Coaches Connect and excellent feedback, this now yearlyevent is back to provide another stimulating learning environment for coaches where: Internal and external coaching and mentoring practitioners; OD, LD and HR professionals who have an interest in coaching, coach trainers, sponsors of coaching… come together to share good practice, gain new perspectives, connect with peers and movers and shakers of the coaching world, extend their professional networks… It wouldn‟t cost you the earth to attend (this is a not for profit event) and has all the hallmark of Edimo Coaching initiatives: bringing people together to engage in powerful conversations, thought provoking spaces, high-quality delivery, practical and inspiring…. With prominent speakers, keynote addresses, open space type discussions, case study, networking…it promises to be an event not to be missed Book your Place now at Eventbrite Don‟t miss out on this great opportunity to learn, share and connect
  • 2. Programme Time Session description Speaker0900 -0930 Registration, coffee, networking You0930 - 0940 Introductions, welcome Vera Woodhead0940 10-40 Keynote 1 Professor Bob Tracking the Discourses of Coaching and Mentoring Garvey1040-1140 Keynote 2 Lis Merrick Do your clients fall in love with you? Paul Stokes1140- 1200 Refreshments1200 -1300 Habits of World Class People and what you can learn Simon Hartley from them1300-1400 Lunch1400 -1500 Organisational Performance Improvement at Surrey Vincent Traynor County Council through Coaching Conversations: A Carmel Millar case study1500 -1600 Huddle: This is your opportunity to share your You and 2 expertise and passions with a small group on the day. others Powerful Interventions for Different Team Types Lynn Scott Lois Burton1600 - 1620 Refreshments1620 -1650 Learning and feedback from the day Helen Chapman1650 -1700 Closing remarks Vera Woodhead
  • 3. Session description Tracking the Discourses of Coaching and Mentoring Professor Bob Garvey The way we talk about things influences how we understand and how we practice. We all have a discourse or life narrative which guides us. Argyris(1974) put forward the notions of „theory in use and espoused theory‟. When applied tocoaching and mentoring literature versus practice, there seems to be an inconsistency ofwhat is said and what is done. There are many explanations for this: the complex history ofC&M; the variety of contexts and purposes for C&M and the rise of the notion of„professionalization‟ to mention a few. This keynote tracks the discourses of coaching andmentoring and asks „is the espoused theory the same as the used theory?‟ Some may notlike the results! Do your clients fall in love with you? What is intimacy? How does the forming of a more "intimate" relationship impact on the effectiveness of the coaching and mentoring relationship? Lis Merrick and Paul StokesThis interactive session will present a definition of intimacy and some dimensions ofintimacy in a coaching and mentoring relationship which have been informed both byliterature and research findings. These are presented as one framework forunderstanding the impact of different levels and forms of intimacy on the effectivenessof a developmental dialogue.This topic is new and exciting for the coaching and mentoring world as the concept of"intimacy" is so often tainted with sexual overtones and the profession tends to shundiscussion of it. What the research seeks to do is to take the lid off some of thissuppression and take a direct and fresh look at this fascinating topic of mentalcloseness within a learning relationship.Any practising coach and mentor will be interested in bringing their experiences ofintimacy with their clients into this stimulating debate and comparing and contrastingthese with the presented research and findings.
  • 4. Habits of World Class People and what you can learn from them Simon Hartley What differentiate world class people from their peers? What are the traits, habits and characteristics which are common to world class people who areat the pinnacle of their professions? How do world class people think, make decisions,approach challenges and setbacks?To find the answer Simon spent several years interviewing a wide range of people (chef,Olympic athlete, barista, adventure racer, mountaineer…) at the top of their profession toidentify those traits, habits and characteristics which are common to them all.During this session, Simon will share the 8 key characteristics that he discovered and explainhow we can apply them to our work, business and lives. Organisational Performance Improvement through Coaching Conversations Vincent Traynor and Carmel Millar Over the last 18 months, Surrey County Council has achieved significantperformance improvement through a development programme run by PB Coaching.The impact on people has been amazing - 95% would recommend it - and the impact on theorganisation is tangible, with key stakeholders noticing a demonstrable shift in performance.At its heart is an advanced coach training course which gives people the skills and confidenceto coach each other for performance improvement. We have built on this by embeddinghonest, coaching conversations into the fabric of the organisation - such as how to deal withkey projects and how key stakeholder groups relate to each other - to take performanceimprovement to the next level.In this presentation Vincent and Carmel will share their methods and evaluation data togetherwith the key lessons and emerging issues for both of their organisations.
  • 5. Powerful Interventions for Different Team Types Lynn Scott and Lois BurtonThis interactive session outlines how coaches can support the development of high potentialand transformational teams through their coaching work – even when they are only workingwith one member of the team. It will also help coaches identify their own areas fordevelopment as team coaches.Our unique Transforming Teams model – find out about dysfunctional teams, resistantteams, high potential teams….. and their readiness (or not) for team coachingo Strategies for working with coachees whose teams may be at any one of these stageso Experience a short Transforming Teams exercise Scroll down for Speakers‟ Bio
  • 6. Speakers’ BioProfessor Bob Garvey is chair in Business Education at York St JohnBusiness School. He is one of Europe‟s leading academic practitioners ofmentoring and coaching. With extensive business experience across manysectors, Bob mentors a number of people from a variety of organisations.He has published many papers on the practice of coaching and mentoring ina variety of journals and is a member of the European Mentoring andCoaching Council. His latest book was published by Sage in November 2011. He regularlycontributes to „Coaching at Work‟ and currently, is collaborating on a new major text book forSage with Professors David Gray and David Lane.Lis Merrick is Managing Director of Coach Mentoring Ltd and a member ofthe Coaching and Mentoring Research Unit at Sheffield Business Schoolthrough which she lectures on the MSc in Coaching and Mentoring. She isalso a Senior Associate of Clutterbuck Associates and is an accreditedassessor and responsible for assessor development for the InternationalStandards for Mentoring Programmes in Employment (ISMPE).Lis‟s expertise is in the design and running of coaching and mentoring programmes,particularly for the development of global talent management and to support women throughthe glass ceiling. She specialises also in cross cultural coaching and mentoring, developingcoaching cultures and works globally as an Executive Coach. She has a regular column onmentoring in “Coaching at Work” and has recently contributed to several books and articles inthe field.Paul Stokes is the Acting Director of the Coaching and Mentoring ResearchUnit (C&MRU) at Sheffield Business School and is Course Director for theMSc in Coaching & Mentoring courses. He is an active member of theEuropean Mentoring & Coaching Council, serving on the EuropeanConference Committees and the UK Conference and Research Committees.As well as being an independent coach and consultant in his own right, Paul
  • 7. is an active researcher and academic, having co-written two books and several book chaptersand academic journal articles on mentoring and coaching. His current research interestsinclude "the skilled coachee" and the role of supervision within coaching and mentoringSimon Hartley is a sport psychologist and performance coach at BeWorld Class. He helps athletes and business people to get their mentalgame right. During the last 15 years, Simon has worked with goldmedallists, world record holders, Olympians and championship winningteams. He has worked at the highest level of sport, from Premiershipfootball and rugby union to Olympic sport, golf, tennis and even motor sport.Since 2005, Simon has also applied the principles of world class sport psychology to business,education, the charity sector and healthcare. His first book, Peak Performance Every Time(was published by Routledge in 2011) and his second, entitled Be World Class is due in 2012.Vincent Traynor, Head of Organisation Development at PB CoachingVincent is an experienced executive coach, systems consultant and trainerwho delivers ROI performance improvement in organisations facing change,turbulence or growth.This short video highlights the impact of his work -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzT8tzG8b50At PB Coaching Vincent is responsible for all aspects of our organisation programmesincluding: sales, design, delivery and ROI realisation.Carmel Millar, Director of Human Resources, Surrey County CouncilCarmel has played a huge part in the refocus of the Council; leading onshaping top leadership programmes and introducing organisation-wideworkforce and management development programmes. Carmel has been atthe forefront of driving strategic and organisational change, and has led asignificant organisation-wide culture change programme at Surrey. Thecouncil has been short-listed for „Most Improved Council 2012 and the shift in culture hasbeen pivotal in improving the organisations performance.Carmel has a proven track record of leading HR departments within local government andhealth services. Her career has included working for Nottingham City Council as AssistantChief Executive, Director of HR for The British Library, and she has also worked in seniorpositions at the London Borough of Hackney, CAFCASS, Department of Health and Brighton &
  • 8. Hove Council, including significant organisational change management experience withincentral and local governmentLynn Scott and Lois Burton completed the Advanced ProfessionalDiploma in Executive Coaching run by PB Coaching and accredited byLeeds Metropolitan University more than ten years ago and are two ofthe most experienced and successful coaches in the North West.In the early days of their coaching careers they realised that many of their 1-1 executiveclients experience challenges with their own teams that could not be entirely solved in the 1-1 coaching relationship. With this in mind they completed some in-depth Team Coachingtraining and have since worked with a variety of senior teams to improve their leadershipimpact, presence, results and working relationships.Helen Chapman is an accredited Leadership and Team Coach who has apassion for finding innovative ways to help business leaders and teams to bemore effective and resilient. Her clients say that she has a unique ability tosimplify complex issues and tease out what is important. She has publishedthree picture books that help her clients to explore the topics of Resilience,Effectiveness and Change.She trained as a NLP Coach, is a founder member of the Association for Coaching, and is alsoa member of the panel that assesses new Coaches for the Association.Vera Woodhead is a Leadership and Team coach, Business mentor andLecturer in Leadership who utilises powerful conversations and creativeinterventions to generate tangible business outcomes and transformativelearning. She is a programme tutor on the Goldman Sachs 10K High Growthprogramme with Leeds University Business School and a Leadership, Innovationand Enterprise facilitator at Leeds Medical School. Her research findings on coaching teamswere published last year.She has a passion for helping people create the lives they love, tapping into their talents andstrengths and putting them to use in a way that makes a difference to themselves, theirteams, organisations, community….

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