The State of Play of Leadership Coaching Today

September 29th, 1 pm GMT+1

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One of the features of the global crisis in the last 6 months has been just how tough it has been for leaders to keep their teams performing when the context has been so uncertain, unpredictable, and fast-moving. How do leaders lead well when they themselves do not know the answer? How do they help their team to deal with stress when they themselves are subject to the same stresses?

Whether they like it or not, leaders and managers are having more challenging, more intimate, and more exposing personal conversations with their staff and direct reports. It is now clearer than ever that openness to everyone’s suggestions, feelings, and ideas is of crucial importance for making the right decisions.

Join this live webinar with Professor Erik de Haan, Head of the Ashridge Centre for Coaching, and Ann Knights, Accredited Ashridge Coach and Faculty Lead on the Ashridge Masters in Coaching to explore how leaders can themselves cultivate resilience and resourcefulness in their teams through coaching conversations.

This 45-minute live session will explore:

  • The lessons that are emerging from the last 6 months about what leaders need to learn, to support their teams’ well-being and performance in times of uncertainty
  • How leaders who coach make a difference in this context
  • Some example interventions for leaders to build their coaching skill and confidence in times of crisis

When? Recording from live webinar on September 29th, 1 pm GMT+1

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Speaker: Professor Erik de Haan

Erik de Haan is the Director of Ashridge's Centre for Coaching with over twenty-five years of experience in organizational and personal development. He aims to support individuals in their search for what is right and just for themselves and for others in their organizations. His expertise covers process consulting for organizational change, facilitating management teams, working conferences, executive and team coaching.

Erik has an MSc in Theoretical Physics and gained his PhD with his research into learning and decision-making processes in perception. He is a British Psychoanalytic Council registered psychodynamic psychotherapist with an MA in psychotherapy from the Tavistock Clinic; has (co-)authored more than 180 articles and 12 books; and sits on the editorial board of three journals including the Consulting Psychology Journal.


Speaker: Ann Knights

Ann is an Adjunct at Ashridge. Her particular focus is on working with clients to achieve high levels of personal and organizational performance. This has included the design and delivery of leadership and management development programs, group facilitation, executive coaching, and the design of processes and activities to catalyze and support improved performance.

Typically Ann has worked with organizations undergoing significant change to their businesses - changes in the workforce, organization structure, culture, ownership, or market position - working with leaders and influencers to develop their capacity to lead and support change. She has worked with a range of clients across the private and public sectors, including Rexam, Global Marine, Cable and Wireless, BHP Billiton, ACAS, the FSA, London Underground, the Department for Work and Pensions, and DEFRA.

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