Session on 26 November 2019 14:45 UTC - View on timetable
Grant Thornton International is a network of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms, made up of 53,000+ people in 135 countries. For more than 100 years, we have helped dynamic organisations realise their strategic ambitions.
At Grant Thornton UK and International we have a strong partnership with EMCC for all our coaching, mentoring, supervision and leadership development. We believe in professionalising coaching in our global organisation which quality assures our firm in further developing a strong coaching culture, and to have question led conversations with colleagues, talent, clients and the communities we work in. Our partnership with EMCC has promoted an agile and business focused way of accrediting our internal coach development programme/s and seeking new ways of developing coaching throughout our people’s career journey. Being a reflective practitioner and having quality supervision is central to our people developing and growing as coaches, and EMCC aligns with our requirements in this space. We have partnered with EMCC to realise our global vision of professionalising coaching and creating a strong coaching culture that secures our place in tomorrow’s world.
We first developed our Grant Thornton Coach Development Programme in the UK and now have over 150 certified coaches in our UK internal coaching pool. This programme was also rolled out to Canada (English speaking) and we now have 150 certified coaches in Canada. The programme is now being rolled out across many other countries.
Triumphs – this year we have launched our Exceptional Coach Programme which is rolling out to our global network. We believe coaching is a diversity valuer and inclusion catalyst and aligns with our global strategic drivers. Opportunities – to develop coaching for our growth regions around the world and in-country development for our larger firms. This provides us with an amazing opportunity to enhance our business advisors with coaching skills and to build a diverse and inclusive coaching culture. Embedding EIA into our EQA programme has accelerated our journey to coach in a creative way and one that acknowledges our fast-paced business environment.
Karen Brice is a Director at Grant Thornton LLP. A passionate exponent, executive coach, and top team facilitator in the multi-skilled Governance and Board Advisory team at Grant Thornton, she supports chairs, CEOs and their teams improve their effectiveness. Her track record extends over 25 years working with boards and senior management teams across the corporate, public, and third sectors delivering executive leadership development that connects the dots between purpose, strategy, and culture in the organisation, and so drives results. Karen is passionate about balancing board accountability needed in regulated environments around organisational governance, compliance, and risk along with the tangible benefits of dialogue which creates versatile, modern-acting organisations. Her focus is on developing high performing team cultures which are generated by high performing boards and their ability to role-model best practice in all areas of their work. She is an EMCC Global Accredited Coach, Mentor, and Supervisor.