The journey I have experienced as a result of joining the coaching certificate programme has been truly transformative. The entire process has been a learning experience which I believe I’ll be able call upon and apply through my future working career. I started the course with an open mind but wasn’t entirely sure how coaching could help me improve collaboration and performance in my organisation. The course encouraged me to challenge many of the limiting beliefs I once held and gave me new perspectives with regards to the ways in which I now choose to engage with people. I intuitively knew there had to be a more productive and inclusive way of working with people in an organisation but I wasn’t clear on how. As the course evolved I began to trust the techniques and frameworks I had come to learn and could see the benefits of using them. I experienced some “growth pains” along the way, especially in relation to questioning my thoughts and feelings, but with the facilitators support I kept faith in the process and I’m extremely grateful that I did.

Certificate in Performance Development Coaching – Lewis Smales, Squire Clothing

I’ve worked with the Institute for Organisational Development since 2008. I have participated in the Performance Coaching programme. On an individual level the programmes are great for reflecting on my personal practice and have improved my conversations better with the clients. On an organisational level I’ve used them both within the police sector and a private sector organisation. It’s all been about building the performance of team members and making sure that services are improved and we get better outputs from them.

Dawn Cooper, Head of Learning & Development, G4S

I have found the coaching course infectious; it’s like dropping a pebble in a pond and watching the ripples naturally spread over the water, covering an area much wider that you could have ever imagined.

Dianne Jackson, Working Together Better Lincolnshire Initiative