first timer?

10th December 2008

new to blogging? Yes.If you haven’t seen a blog before, don’t worry. To read an explanation, take a look at the Wikipedia page on blogs. More fun though is this 3-minute  explanatory video, made in the US, which tells you why people find blogs useful for sharing news and linking up with likeminded people.

If you simply want to look at some other blogs, you’ll find millions on anything from Chinese law & businesssustainability and innovation, the world’s highest ranking diabetes blog to local newsguides like Ventnor Blog.

So what’s this blog about? We want to share information and best practice on business coaching and encourage you to consider business coaching or mentoring for yourself ,or the people in your business. Why? Because business coaching and mentoring work. As one of our clients said, “Yes, it’s been very challenging, but in a good way. I think my clarity and direction were 2/10, but now I’d say they are 8/10.”

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University of Southampton

Coaching, teaching and employability projects to develop academic staff, students and researchers. I career coached MBA students each year and project managed the design of a massive open online course (MOOC) on Digital Marketing, attracting 17,000 learners.


Writing national guidelines to help staff manage internships and placements

St. George’s Hospital

Working on career development strategies with early career researchers

National Oceanography Centre

1-1 career coaching to develop awareness of careers outside academia

Elsevier Publishing

Working on the future of publishing with European Marketing Directors


Designing and producing online and video based learning for IBM (UK) Sales

Oxford Brookes University

Team coaching and 1-1 coaching for education professionals

Open University

Leading teams of writers and media developers to design and deliver flexible distance learning

CGI | Admiral plc | Logica plc

Working with clients to train their staff online and as Admiral’s Corporate Marketing Manager

Isle of Wight Council

Coaching and support for staff affected by change and redundancy

University College London

Designing online learning for university professionals

Land Registry

Writing and sub-editing online versions of the Land Registry Annual Report

University College of Estate Management

Consulting to other universities and working with tutors to produce online learning

Royal Agricultural University
Centre for Empowering Patients and Communities

Project management of an online course to empower patients with long term health conditions

Education consulting

“Madeline is always spot on, always reliable, great to work with.”

(Partner in a university online learning project)