Big Job Ahead for All Executive Coaches

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Big Job Ahead for All Executive Coaches
Big Job Ahead for All Executive Coaches

Global leadership is under threat and understandably faces criticism, due to: a dearth of definitions of what leadership is or does; a struggle therefore to pass β€˜it’ on (i.e., a lack of trust in leadership training & development); a great many underwhelming leaders; and growing worries about the cost of leadership derailment, exacerbated by hubris and overdrive. This keynote will explore ways in which coaches can make important differences in these domains, presenting new research on coaching effectiveness backing this up.

Erik de Haan is the Director of Ashridge's Centre for Coaching with over twenty years of experience in organisational and personal development. He aims to support individuals in their search for what is right and just for themselves and for others in their organisations. His expertise covers process consulting for organisational change, facilitating management teams, working conferences, executive and team coaching.

Erik has an MSc in Theoretical Physics and gained his PhD with his research into learning and decision-making processes in perception. He is a British Psychoanalytic Council registered psychodynamic psychotherapist with an MA in psychotherapy from the Tavistock Clinic, has co-authored more than 150 articles and 10 books, and sits on the editorial board of three journals including the Consulting Psychology Journal.

Erik has worked with universities, hospitals and multinational companies. He is currently Professor of Organisation Development at the VU University Amsterdam. Erik is an Ashridge accredited coach and supervisor and is qualified to deliver a range of psychometric instruments.

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