7 November 2018, 12pm - 1.30pm
Coaching in Three Dimensions
1.5 (Core competencies:1, Resource Development: 0.5)
Traditional approaches to coaching fail to account for the way organisations really work. Attempts to enhance leadership capability one person at a time, through private one-to-one coaching sessions, are unlikely to succeed by themselves. In this session Dr Paul Lawrence will outline a more connected, systemic approach, aligning coaching with the realities and challenges of organisations operating in an ever more complex world. The session will be practical and pragmatic, sharing some spec
f ic tools and approaches coaches can adopt immediately into their practice.
- Specific tools and approaches, consistent with a systemic approach to coaching
- An understanding of dialogue, and what a dialogic approach to coaching looks like
- New and practical on-going professional development
About the speaker:
Paul has more than 20 years experience in corporate. He worked for a multinational energy company for 14 years where he performed roles in marketing, operations, finance and strategy, culminating in the role of GM for a Tokyo-based retail business in the energy industry. During his time working for BP, the company more than doubled in size, engaging in multiple joint venture and acquisitions. This period of sweeping change, grounded Paul in change management, and formed his approach to helping leaders navigate the challenges of working in a complex and ambiguous environment.
Paul has been coaching leaders across different functions and industries since 2007 and has over 3,000 hours of coaching experience, working with individuals, groups and teams. He has coached in some of the biggest organisations in the world, ASX100 companies, smaller business, not-for-profits, health, education and government. Paul is also a qualified coach supervisor, trained at Oxford Brookes University. Paul specialises in the design and implementation of coaching skills programs, built according to contemporary change management theory.
Paul teaches coaching on the Masters of Business Coaching program at Sydney Business School (University of Wollongong). His first book, Leading Change: How successful leaders approach change management was published by Kogan Page in 2014, and his second book, Coaching in Three Dimensions, was published by Routledge in August 2018.
Paul has four children and in his spare time writes rather gory historical fiction.