Independent Coach, lecturer in Leadership Coaching University of Kansas

Q, Please provide a brief career history.

Full time senior internal coach to middle and upper management working in Europe within a large multinational corporation. Primary focus on projects and teams. I’m now retired, coaching independently, and teaching at the University of Kansas.

Q, Had you coached before attending the course?

Yes – Primarily working with Six Sigma process improvement teams and quality management practitioners. Also, focus on business and strategy issues.

Q, What were your motivations behind looking for a Coach Training programme?

I had already done various courses both in the US and in Europe and wanted to expand my understanding and skills. I was particularly interested in the NLP focus of the course. Also, I am completing the requirements for certification to Master Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and was looking to satisfy the training requirements.

Q, What criteria were important to you when looking for a Coach training programme?

Credibility and experience of the instructor(s) and instructor ability to diagnose and adjust to support attendees based on individual needs rather than follow an absolute strict curriculum.

Q, What was it that led you to choose the HumanTechnics programme in the end?

I did some research and reviewed several different offers. I thought HumanTechnics had a real understanding of what I was looking for.

Q, Could you briefly describe your experience of the course.

Very engaged, practical and useful. In addition to the tutor, I was really impressed with the quality of my fellow delegates. They were all experienced practitioners and I learned quite a bit from them.

Q, How does the HumanTechnics course differ from other coach training programmes you’ve attended?

One course was mostly theory which was helpful, but not grounded in practical application. Another was basic with lots of practical tools. The HumanTechnics course really has a focus on diagnostic approach to finding the player, where they are, and then seeking a way forward.

Q, Reflecting on the programme what would you say you got from the programme? What has it meant for you?

I have a better sense of recognizing that my capacity to interact successfully is based on being open to players and present for them.

Q, Very simply – would you recommend the course to someone like yourself?

Very simply — yes. More complex – absolutely.