Coaching Blog

first timer?

10th December 2008
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-minuteĀ  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…
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Coaching comes of age

9th December 2008
Reading the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development report (2007) on buying coaching services, "coaching has now come of age. Where it was once novel and innovative, it has become a routine intervention, with 71% of organisations using it as a method of developing people." (more…)
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Fun with technology

8th December 2008
I've learned an enormous amount just setting this up. I've rediscovered the joy of hands-on publishing and the excitement of creating work from a blank sheet, which I've always loved. The harder part is delivering content and facilitating conversations that are genuinely relevant and useful. Providing BBC business news, articles on coaching and tips for working life should help. I'll also share some of the…
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Why blog, why now?

8th December 2008
Because I want to reach out to new contacts who want to: develop themselves, their career or their people strengthen business performance deliver distance learning and training use social media for communications and marketing. It's important to keep up to date with technology.
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8th December 2008
I expect you'd like to know what career coaching is all about. I hope you'll find answers to your questions here, but if there's something you'd like to see on this blog, just let me know.
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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)