A very pragmatic and balanced view looking at the complex world of managing an internal coaching pool. There is a lot of food for thought contained in this book, with practical points to ponder and some very thought-provoking questions. A very useful 'toolkit' for those of us who manage internal coaching within large organisations. --Leigh Naylor, Leadership and Talent Consultant, British Airways PLC
This book strikes that fine balance, providing thorough insight and plenty of stimulation and challenges, whilst also being concise. Invaluable for anyone setting up an internal coaching scheme or thinking about becoming an internal coach. --James Hutton, Head of Talent & Development, News UK
A thoughtful and thorough exposé of the reality of coaching inside organisations. The counsel of coaches and sponsors of coaching is all here: start-up tips, checklists, case studies, lessons learned, and, above all, a celebration of achieving great things through perseverance and business focus. --Trevor Elkin, Leadership Development, Home Office Capability & Change Team
About the Author
Katharine St John-Brooks is an executive coach and consultant specialising in the strategic use of internal coaches within organisations. She has an MSc in Organisational Behaviour and an MA in Professional Development (Coaching), is a fellow of the Institute of Consulting, and runs her own leadership consultancy, Working Solutions. In her coaching work, she focuses on Board level executives. Katharine has extensive experience of working in private, public, and non-profit sectors and regularly speaks at conferences and workshops about coaching. She chairs the EMCC's Public Sector Coaching & Mentoring Forum, co-chairs their Internal Coaching Special Interest Group and is Chair of a charity for isolated older people.