University of British Columbia
Gisèle Bourgeois-Law MD, MEd, FRCSC, Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine
"CoachingOurselves is by far one of the most innovative and cost effective approaches to leadership development. Each of the 80 modules are unique and focused on a different management theme. All participants get really involved in each session, they all learn something from each other and look forward to the next session.
We highly recommend a CoachingOurselves peer-coaching program to other organizations."
Johanne Houle, Director Organizational Development
"CoachingOurselves is priced and structured in a way that allows large-scale deployment. One enterprise subscription license allows us to deploy a CoachingOurselves peer-coaching program for hundreds of managers.
This is less expensive than sending one manager to a typical executive MBA program!"
District Registrar, Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal
"It has been very good value in comparison with external training courses. Where someone in Perth cannot get access to training and has to travel to Sydney, it costs as much for a one day course as it does for an entire CoachingOurselves 6-month peer-coaching program."
Cirque Du Soleil
Bernard Petiot, VP Casting & Performance
"I participated with great interest in the CoachingOurselves peer-coaching session with my management team. We chose “Foresight” as our module. The approach included some reading and questions carefully constructed for managers.
No prior preparation is needed, and the only tool required is the CoachingOurselves peer-coaching module document written by internationally renowned thinkers. Working in groups of four to five, this method was thought-provoking and led to fruitful and lively discussion.
It enabled us to share our experience and savoir-faire, which in my opinion is one of the strengths of this approach—drawing from each person’s knowledge and sharing it against a backdrop of credible information from reputable authors. We are preparing for another peer-coaching session, targeting a theme in line with management expectations in Cirque’s current context. I foresee organizing such opportunities for development on a regular basis."
Chieko Kamiyama, Global Marketing and Sales Planning Department
"It has been the best training program I've experienced over the 30 years since I joined the company."
Rob Neill, Head of Global Marketing
“We structure the 90-minute CoachingOurselves peer-coaching sessions ahead of each regular management team meeting. They have consistently turned out to be one of the most valuable parts of the day. The team really enjoys the opportunity to step outside of the demands of the regular business, even if it’s only for 90 minutes.
There’s enough diversity in the modules that we can always find a subject that is relevant to what we’re doing in the real world. CoachingOurselves has also helped develop us a lot better as a team.”
Peter Neely, President
“Through the CoachingOurselves peer-coaching program, our team was able to work through a core cultural issue that was stalling our growth. The exercises forced our team members to dig down to the root cause quickly and effectively. CoachingOurselves is a must for any company working through change."
Diane Boulet, Former Director of Corporate Development
"CoachingOurselves ROI: Strong working relationships; managers becoming better people managers; better decision-makers; improved processes and efficiencies, and increased organizational well being."
Marlin Watling, HR Business Partner
"CoachingOurselves is the right solution at the right time. When we introduced their peer-coaching program to the managers, they said, ‘This is the best approach we have seen in a long time. It is close to what we do. We can use it right away. No fluff.’ It is very easy and flexible and puts the people topic on the agenda."
Alberta Health Services, Staff of 117,000 people
Dr. Chris Eagle, Former CEO
"You wonder, how can something this simple work. But it creates thinking points. The process promotes better leadership through engagement. It has given us a common language of management. It is a structured conversation but does not impose a structure. It draws out our experience, relates to our felt needs."
Cathay Pacific Airways
Graham Barkus, Head of Organization Development
"Our core organizational learning issue has always been how to make it 'real' and relevant to the specific individuals and specific organizational context of the participants... In CoachingOurselves we found it...”
Fujitsu Business Consulting, Japan
Mr. Kentaro Iijima, Senior Corporate Vice President
"The (CoachingOurselves) sessions have become a precious 'BA' where 'lonely' managers can reflect on their management style and talk with their colleagues frankly."