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Every week, join hosts Gemma Towersey, Ross Dickie, Owen Ferguson and Ross Garner as we discuss all things work, performance and learning.

Episode 389 — Coaching for all


As a conversation approach and development tool, coaching is a highly effective option for everyone – not just the executive suite. Professional coaches are expensive, so how can large organisations give all of their employees the chance to be coached and for coaching conversations to be the norm?

In this episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Gemma is joined by Mina Papakonstantinou, Manager in the Leadership development team at Deloitte and team mate Claire Gibson to discuss upskilling internal coaches at scale.

We talked about:
• the benefits of creating a coaching culture
• designing and facilitating a coaching skills programme for thousands
• measuring and evaluating a coaching programme.
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