Free International Coaching Support as Businesses Bounce Back

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International Coaching Week, the annual week-long celebration and promotion of the coaching profession, takes place Monday 17th to Friday 21st May and Coaching York has put together an impressive line-up for this free event.

The event is now in its eighth year with the aim of sharing the benefits of coaching to a wide audience, including those unfamiliar with coaching. This year’s date coincides with the proposed re-opening of many business sectors as Lockdown 3.0 continues to ease. Most of the sessions are online and free to attend for all businesses and organisations in York, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, and West Yorkshire.

Co-Chair of Coaching York, Geoff Ashton, said: “Coaching York is hosting a total of 14 free events as part of International Coaching Week. The aim is to support organisations in Yorkshire and beyond with their bounce back after Lockdown 3.0. Businesses, charities, and public sector bodies can access innovative tools and techniques so they can deliver their products and services in a recovering economy. Presenters include local, national, and international experts in motivation, coaching, wellbeing, team building and eco-leadership, delivering 12 online events and two outdoor events: Covid-safe Coaching With Horses and a Coaching Walk in the Museum Gardens.”

Mr Ashton continued: “There are no established experts navigating global pandemics. We needed new thinking to take us through the Lockdowns and we now need to develop new thinking to work in a post-lockdown world. The professional coaches in the Coaching York network have been supporting organisations to manage the uncertainties of the pandemic over the past year. The same skills in adapting to change and preparing for future shocks are just as vital as we move forward.”

“Mr Ashton concluded: Over the last eight years, Coaching York has consistently run more events over International Coaching Week than any other city in the world. We are pleased to be able to continue in that tradition of putting Yorkshire on the coaching map.”

The International Coaching Week itinerary is designed for employers, employees, and volunteers. All events are free, the programme is listed below, and more details are available at www/

Monday 17th May
10:30am to 11:45am
Steve Gorton: Re-igniting your team’s synergistic spark

1.00pm – 2.15pm
Margaret Inglesant: Does fear of being “found out” hold you back?

7.00pm – 8.00pm
Rob Cooper: Re-igniting Your Career

Tuesday 18th May
10.30am – 12.00pm
Bryony Rowntree: Mental Health in the Coaching Space

1.00pm – 2.00pm
Richard McCann: Speaking with Impact Masterclass

2.00pm – 4.00pm
Fiona Smith: Fresh Air – Fresh Perspective Outdoor session

Wednesday 19th May
10.30am – 11.30am
Tom Wright and Geoff Ashton: Return Reconnect Rebuild Future-proof your workplace.

1.00pm – 2.00pm
David Algeo: Are You Sweating the Right Sprouts? Positive Coping in Challenging Times

2.00pm – 5.00pm
Julia Felton: Re-Connect, Re-Engage and Re-Ignite Your Team – Outdoor session

Thursday 20th May
10.30am – 12.00pm
Jeremy Lewis: Developing Eco-Centric Leadership

1.00pm – 2.00pm
Rob Cooper: Re-igniting Your Career

7.00pm – 8.00pm
Debbie Connors and Phil Marsland: The importance of Staff Wellbeing

Friday 21st May
10.00am – 11.00am
Geoff Ashton: Business Round Table. An invitation only event

1.00pm – 2.00pm
Duncan Lewis: Speak Out! How to Make an Emotional Connection in Communication

Editor’s Notes:

Coaching York Ltd is a social enterprise and Company Limited by Guarantee. It has an extended network of over 60 members, comprising professional coaches, academics, HR specialists and people who use a coaching approach in work. Coaching York provides professional coaching services on a contracted and pro-bono basis, offers community-based coaching and contributes to professional and academic research on the wide benefits of coaching.
Coaching York is currently providing a range of pro-bono services to support recovery in the Independent Business Sector in York.

International Coaching Week is a global event promoted by the International Coach Federation.

Over the last eight years, Coaching York has consistently run more events over International Coaching Week than any other city in the world.

Speakers include national and international motivational speakers Richard McCann Duncan Lewis and Dave Algeo, Coaching York Directors Steve Gorton, Fiona Smith and Geoff Ashton, Mental Health First Aider Bryony Rowntree, Eco-centric leadership coach Jeremy J Lewis, HR consultants Debbie Connors and Phil Marsland, Career Coach Rob Cooper, Leadership and Management Coach Margaret Inglesant, Theatre Director and facilitator Tom Wright, Business HorsePower Coach Julia Felton.

For more information contact:
Phone: Geoff Ashton 07735 467598