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Coaching for Sustainable Development

Good managers and leaders know how to coach their staff to develop their skills, and spend much of their time (some say 50%) focussed on growing their staff. This multi-phased program will help participants see coaching as a process to maximise business effectiveness by developing the skills of others. It will do this by helping managers and leaders motivate, develop, instruct individuals and teams to create a high performance culture, leading to enhanced business performance.



Please Contact 

Philip Merry at or + 65 9728 0419  



By the end of the program participants will be able to:

  1. Understand coaching and the role it plays in people and business development

  2. Be familiar with the company’s expectations of managers in the area of coaching

  3. Have a clear understanding of coaching qualities

  4. Assess themselves against these qualities and determine their own coaching strengths and development needs

  5. Establish a positive coaching relationship with members of their team

  6. Motivate their team to improved levels of performance individually and as a team

  7. Achieve a level of coaching skill to become PMCG Certified Coaches

The Coaching Journey

Phase One: Preparation and Self-Assessment

Phase Two: Face to Face Workshop

Phase Three: On-Going Support And Implementation



Phase One: Preparation and Self-Assessment


At the start of the program participants will:

1.     Clarify the skills needed to be a coach

2.     Assess themselves against those skills

3.     Clarify their strengths and development needs

4.     Audit their team members for levels of “coachability”

5.     Identify their focus for Phase Two


Method: Self Study, Webinar, Self-Assessment


Phase Two: Face to Face Workshop

All coaching programs are different according to the needs of the organisation. The focus of the face to face workshop will be practice of coaching skills, with theory added as appropriate. Participants will share their biggest challenges and learning needs and the workshop will be built around those needs. Topics to be covered:

  1. Coaching Skills Assessment

  2. Coaching Challenges Assessment

  3. Goals, Strategies, philosophy

  4. Coaching Models

  5. Coaching Qualities

  6. Career Self-Leadership

  7. Coaching across Cultures

  8. Performance challenges: Dealing with different types of performer

  9. Coaching, Counselling, Mentoring

  10. Motivation of others through coaching

  11. Coaching skills practice

  12. Setting a Performance Climate

  13. Engagement

  14. Building on Strengths: Appreciative Method

  15. Action plans to ensure coaching success

  16. Coach Profiling: Conflict, Learning Styles, Cultural Intelligence, Team Leader

  17. Team Coaching


Method: A combination of presentation, group discussion, group exercises, personal feedback, and self-assessment techniques will be used. The style will be interactive, relating the theory to day to day practical situations participants face while coaching at work.


Phase Three: On-Going Support And Implementation

When back at work participants will need to apply immediately what they have learned to their own practical work situations. To enable them to do this participants will:

1.     Complete an implementation log-book to record their on-going growth

2.     Webinars for updating of skills

3.     Support groups to share progress

4.     Access to trainer when needed

5.     Coaching Certification Assessment


Certificate awarded on successful completion of Phase Three


Qualifications & Accreditations


  • Certified HeartMath Facilitator

  • Certified Cultural Intelligence Coach/Consultant

  • Marshall Goldsmith Certified: Global Leader of the Future & Stakeholder Centered Coach

  • CSPGlobal designation from the Global Speakers Association (only 30 CSPGlobals worldwide)

  • Certified Master Trainer for Belbin Team Roles & Belbin Regional Representative

  • Certified in Appreciative Inquiry by David Cooperidder

  • Certified in Cultural Intelligene

  • Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Cross Cultural Licensee

  • Certified in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution by Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation



With 37 years coaching experience in 59 countries. Philip is coach and trainer of coaches for all levels of managers from global MNCs, United Nations and world Bank. He challenges global leaders and teams to “raise the bar” on their performance, think like business owners and strengthen the mindsets that build engagement in themselves and others, and which lead to success in an intercultural global and volatile world. Clients comment on his ability to create a coaching climate where leaders and teams are challenged to take a “long hard look in the mirror”, remove blocks to effectiveness and enhance strengths that produce results. He has been training managers and leaders as coaches since 1999, and a certified Family and Marriage counsellor since 1975.


Originally from the UK, Philip has lived in Asia for over 31 years, and is a formost thought leader in Synchronicity and Leadership, as well as being a leading cross-cultural global leadership and team expert. Integrating methodologies such as quantum mechanics, positive psychology, stakeholder centered coaching, appreciative inquiry, systems thinking, quantum physics and with a friendly, results oriented personality he helps leaders identify their authentic style, collaborate across cultures, and produce win-win climates of trust, respect and results.


Throughout his career Philip has had various roles in organizational learning and leadership development which helps him understand some of the pressures facing today’s leaders: he has been Head of Organizational Development for Reuters, where he created and managed the Asia Leadership Development Unit; Leadership Advisor to the Sri Lankan Education Ministry; Assistant Director of Management Studies at Roffey Park (UK) and Head of Leadership Development for London Local Government. Philip is a Visiting Fellow at Roffey Park (UK), faculty member at Duke University Global Learning Resource Network (USA), and consultant with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Singapore, and has been a lecturer on Global Leadership with well-regarded institutions such as Bristol University (UK), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia), East West Centre University of Hawaii (USA), Leicester University (UK).


Philip has a BA from Manchester University (UK), an MSc in Business Research Methods from Henley Business School (UK) and is about to finish his PhD in Leadership and Synchronicity at Tilburg University. He has post-graduate diplomas in Social Science, Self-Managed Learning, is a UK certified marital and family therapist and was once a London taxi driver.  Author of “Search for Singapore’s Happiest People,”, and “Global Literacy in Asia Pacific” (in “HR Strategies in Asia”). 

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