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TrainingZONE Insider #31 – Doing the Business with Coaching


TrainingZONE Insider - Issue 31
Wednesday 11 August 2004
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1 How Did I Get Here? Paul Kays, Moathouse Hotels
2 Doing the Business with Coaching
3 Any answers:Team leader training, NVQs and professional bodies
4 Coaching for Top Performance
5 The Executive Coach Training 2004
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Editor's note
Are you happy to tell the TrainingZONE community about the
highlights of your Training career? This week, Paul Kay customer
sales training manager at Moathouse Hotels takes part in our 'How
Did I Get Here' (HDIGH) feature. Read on for further details on
how you too can contribute to this feature.

This week TrainingZONE also explores coaching, at present, it
seems that many organisations are over-reacting to coaching - a
definite case of 'Don't really know what it is, how it works,
what we'll get out of it, or why we need it - but you hear so
much about it we'd better have some!' Share your thoughts with the
community using the 'Post a Comment' button at the bottom of the


Dawn-Marie Dart
Acting Editor, TrainingZONE

Many training providers will willingly charge a day rate of
1,000 pounds and beyond, however easytrain, using the low cost
airlines as its influence, has set about providing a days
training for 275 pounds (plus VAT) per day, irrespective of
where the client is. A lower daily rate does not mean lower
quality; we currently have over 400 trainers registered with, we
can call on a local, highly skilled trainer anywhere in the UK,
please see:

Any Answers Answered
This week members have shared advice and best practice on:

Presents for training courses

Personal Development Plans

Bespoke online training for a CRM system

Communication style

How can you establish a sustainable & successful e-learning
strategy? Learn from those who have in 'Linking Learning to
Business'. Through an independent voice & thorough, pragmatic
research, Laura Overton has drawn out distilled wisdom,
concluding how best to plan, build & maintain a successful e-
learning strategy. Summer 2004 discount now available.

New questions posted on Any Answers include:

Emma Gower wants help finding NVQ courses relevant to minibus
drivers and escorts in the Telford area.

"What are the hot issues in Learning & Development at the
moment?" - asks Graham O'Connell.

Lucy Marchant wants help finding practical exercises/role plays
that can be incorporated into Team Leader training.

Jane Smith wants to know whether to join a professional body.

Malcolm Hornby would like life planning and job search tips.

Share your knowledge on any of the questions posted here or ask
your own question at:

Progressive Resources
Progressive Resources has been delivering cutting edge events
for 15 years. The company is based in the South of England but
works throughout the UK and Europe. Last year Progressive
Resources put the finishing touches on more than 500 events.
Events range from Treasure Hunts and Activity Days through to
innovative themes.

How Did I Get Here?
This week, Peter Kay, Customer sales training manager at
Moathouse Hotels, outlines his career path to the top.

Have you got any useful insights or cautionary tales that could
provide useful pointers to aspiring training managers? If you
would like to contribute to the 'How Did I Get Here' feature
please email, Dawn-Marie Dart

Take a look at what other TrainingZONE members have been saying

Coaching for Top Performance
Coaching for Top Performance is a clear and comprehensive guide
to essential coaching principles, concepts and practices that
supports your need to develop leaders at every level. The 53-page
resource includes a two-day modular workshop outline addressing:
why coach? the business case for coaching; coaching roles and
responsibilities; performance coaching principles; coaching
process model; coaching skills and techniques.

Trans4mation has achieved the IS0 9001 quality award, and is
rapidly expanding its base in leadership development, with
clients from retail, government, finance and research.
Trans4mation challenges leaders to develop new perspectives so
they can achieve more for themselves and their organisations in
a climate of increasing complexity and change.

New Members
This week TrainingZONE welcomes new members from organisations
including: Reed, BBC, Accenture, Barclays, Reed, Marie Curie
Cancer Care, NHS Direct, Peterborough City Council, University
Hospitals of Leicester and Oxfam.

Job Alert
If you would like to see your company's vacancy here call Nick
Lewis on 0117 915 8641.

Course / Event: The Executive Coach Training 2004
Vendor Name: Coaching & Communication Centre
Price: Self-financing - 2995 + VAT Corporate rate - 3995 + VAT
Type of Course: Open training course or seminar
Dates: 23rd October 2004 - 12th June 2005
Duration: 9 Months
Short Description: Train to be an executive coach in 2004

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