Bill enjoyed a long career in professional services as a partner and senior business advisor. Whilst at PwC, he was one of a handful of UK partners invited to be part of the 'Partner Coaching Partner' programme. This involved coaching partners and directors across the firm as a means of improving individual and business performance. Bill was the only UK partner in a team of six partners globally to act as a mentor for 'Genesis Park' a residential developmental programme for PwC's top global talent on the brink of partnership. Since retiring from the partnership in 2016, Bill has been working as an independent executive coach.
Given Bill's experience and background, he will use the session to explore how an individual coach can be commercially successful. While not promising to offer a blueprint for success, he will draw on his observations and experience of the coaching marketplace, looking at the route to market and potential coaching clients. For example, as coaches how do we differentiate ourselves? Are we making the most of tools and techniques available? How important is it to be accredited? Is a website a must? How do you get yourself 'out there'? What language to use when looking to commission coaching assignments? Bill will also touch on the topic of mentoring and where this fits in coaching.
A question for consideration in advance: If there is one thing you would like to improve in your coaching practice what would it be?