We’re great believers in coaching our people to reach great heights and fulfil their potential – which is why we’ve invested in five members of our team undertaking a coaching course with the Business Coaching Academy.
Highly respected, with a track record which is second to none, the Academy – a global partner of The Institute of Leadership & Management – equips managers with the critical skills, approach, behaviours and confidence to become exceptional coaches – enabling them to help their teams to be the best they can be.
Our fab five – Steven Kershaw, credit manager, Nicholle Anderson, account manager, Ros Shaw, sales manager, Nicholas Dodsworth, customer service team leader and Victoria Mawson, development trainer, passed their final assessment – which followed two days of classroom learning at the stunning Bowcliffe Hall – with flying colours.
Ros commented: “It was a hugely enjoyable course, namely because it provided a framework for the skills that we use every day as managers but without much thought to the psychology of human behaviours. These new strategies are already helping me to put coaching to much wider reaching effect.”
Our expansion and unprecedented growth is directly linked to our ethos of ‘looking after the people who look after the business’ via our dynamic and transparent people development programme.
This link between personal and business growth is a key driver in our continuing run of strong performance – and reinforced by us clinching a three star accreditation (the highest accolade a company can receive) in our fantastic listing for the Sunday Times Best 100 small Companies to Work For.
Our business director, Adam Walsh, champions our coaching ethos – encouraging everybody to think critically and come up with their own solutions when facing problems rather than just telling them what to do.
Our investment in our people and our leaders has seen three managers accredited as members of the Institute of Leadership and Management in 2015 – and, in the spirit of practicing what he preaches, Adam is currently studying for a MA in Organisational Behaviour at The University of Leeds.
Says Adam: “Our coaching formula is undoubtedly producing powerful results and we’re delighted that the Business Coaching Academy programme further enhanced our managers’ skills. We believe in lifelong learning and our substantial investment in our people is paying dividends because our staff value the support they receive from their managers – and from each other.”
We’re always recruiting great people to join us as we continue to go from strength to strength. For more information on job opportunities available with The Bayford Foundation and The Right Fuelcard Company, visit http://www.bayfordfoundation.co.uk or call 0113 202 5129.