Coaching as a Leadership Style
Conference - The Kent Coaching and Mentoring Network, Oakwood House Conference Centre, Maidstone, Kent.
Ian Procter delivered a presentation about how he used coaching as a "Thank you for your presentation on "Coaching as a Leadership Style" and the authenticity that you brought to it. You successfully established the link between coaching and improved productivity, reinforcing the experience of our company. Your presentation was very powerful as it demonstrated how effective leadership can create the conditions for people to excel, when they choose to do so. Clearly this was a transformational factor in the performance of the high achieving team that you referred to."
leadership style and its role in transforming performance and productivity, he focused on:
- Creating a collective sense of purpose
- Improving team cohesion and effectiveness
- Recognising the value of individuals' roles and responsibilities
Developing this theme, Ian referred to the importance of "followership" by reflecting on his own leadership experience saying:
"When people choose to follow they also lead their own performance"
Conference - Transforming Services for Disabled Children, Ashford International Hotel, Ashford, Kent.
Ian Procter promoted the role of coaching in transforming services and in addressing the challenge of ensuring closer collaboration between agencies that support disabled children. Ian reflected on his experience in successful partnerships, he also used a powerful case study to emphasise that "we need to remember to be human in all that we do."
In his feedback Graham Smith, East Kent Area Manager, Disabled Children's Services, Kent County Council said:
Research as an Investment
Conference - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), Maple House Conference Centre, Birmingham.
RoSPA's 76th annual Road Safety event attracted an international audience of 85 delegates. Ian Procter was invited to address the theme of the conference - "Road Safety in a Time of Reduced Public Spending" by focusing on three key challenges:
- Using research findings to lead priorities, interventions and the evaluation of effectiveness.
- The role and value of research findings in influencing decision makers.
- The scope for fresh approaches to research in the development of future casualty reduction strategies.