In 2010, Finnamore Ltd (now GE Healthcare Finnamore) introduced our coach training to its executives to support the company’s ambition to foster a coaching culture. In 2013 the company sent two of its executives, including the Managing Partner, John Deverill, on one of the programmes we deliver for charity – The Ministry of Entrepreneurship. Mr Deverill found the wider experience of working with people from very varied backgrounds to be invaluable and suggested that some MOE participants could join the next GE Healthcare Finnamore coach training programme.
Nine MOE participants joined twelve GE Healthcare Finnamore managers, with MOE supplying two additional trainers to assist our Head of Training, James Wright, in delivering the course. These trainers are on the MOE Trainers Pathway, having first qualified on the MOE coach training course themselves. The GE Healthcare Finnamore-MOE programme ran for 5 days spread over several months, with practice assignments in between.
Both the corporate and the MOE participants found it beneficial to work with people from a wider remit than usual and the two assistant trainers gained experience of delivering training in a corporate environment. The training, will be repeated by GE Healthcare Finnamore in 2014, to include MOE’s participation.
“Not only was this process extremely valuable for me and my colleagues, who attended, it was also of value in building organisational strength in the longer term. We are committed to building an inclusive culture of coaching and mentoring amongst our senior leaders, and this training helped us to progress towards this ambition in an inclusive way”, John Deverill, Managing Partner, GE Healthcare Finnamore”
“I very much look forward to the further few training days. I am sure I am going to come away with lots of knowledge”
“Really enjoyed the course. Well structured, engaging and thought provoking”
“Really good training. Good fun and feeling more confident about coaching”
“I have enjoyed this and got much more out of this than I was expecting”
“A great experience – I look forward to the next session”
“Excellent course. I am very excited about this journey and what I am learning”