On Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th November, eleven leaders from all walks of life and different areas of business gathered in Ston Easton Park to embark on a 9-month coaching programme. Accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management and led by Mark Kilgallon, the programme is the first offered by Footdown’s new School of Coaching. It aims to help participants develop their skills as a coach and help them understand how coaching and mentoring can benefit them and their organisations.
Footdown’s very own Debbie Richardson was one of the delegates and shares her experience, of being part of Cohort 1:
“I sat round a table with some quite remarkable people with varying degrees of coaching experience but all soaking up the information being imparted by the facilitators. An immediate rapport was established amongst the cohort which I have the sense will last well beyond this 9 month period…. I was particularly impressed with the authenticity of even that first coaching session, the support and then the honest and productive feedback.”
The group will start putting into practice some of the theory over the next few months and will meet in February for their next session. February will also be the month that the second programme begins, so if you think that you or a colleague would benefit, please get in touch with Sam Elly.
Please browse our Coaching pages for more information on the School of Coaching and Footdown’s coaching framework.