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“The Number One Magazine for Life and Business Coaching”
International Coaching News is an online magazine created by leading figures in the coaching world. It has been developed to aid everyone in all areas of coaching and personal development; provide essential information for any practising or future coach; and encourages visitors and subscribers to interact with us on general points of interest and suggestions.
International Coaching News is a quarterly online magazine which caters to a person’s need for self-development. ICN also delivers the latest news about the coaching world where coaches, future coaches and subscribers are always updated. With ICN, one will have the chances to read different perspectives in coaching, how and why coaching is disparate from counseling and therapy, and the profit one can gain with coaching not only as a way for personal development but also as a business advantage.
People behind International Coaching News
Gerard O'Donovan Biography
Gerard has been described by those he works with as a highly sought-after, dynamic, motivating, informing and amusing public speaker. Prior to life coaching Gerard was in the Royal Marines and had a career as a financial advisor. His entrepreneurial skills soon revealed themselves and he founded his own life coach training company, Noble Manhattan, which is still the only one in Britain to have gained an A* accreditation from the European Coaching Institute (ECI). Over the last seventeen years he has been instrumental in establishing several more companies and taking them from inception to extraordinary high levels of turnover.
Gerard’s ability to inspire his audience stems from the fact that he does not just teach textbook theories. He has been educated in psychology and business philosophies, but believes that it is real life experience which gives him his edge over the “never done it myself” trainer. His personal view is that only true experience combined with educational material can provide the all round approach that enables one to be able to truly relate to, and help, people and businesses solve their problems and improve their outlook. It remains the case that Gerard still runs two international organisations, managing over 4,000 people.
Gerard O”Donovan”s skills have also been recognised by the Princes Youth Business Trust, set up by Prince Charles. The PYBT approached Gerard offering him a post as a mentor. In this challenging role, Gerard helps young people to produce a business plan, seek funding and monitor progress, advising and steering each person in the right direction. Gerard particularly enjoys this role and takes pleasure in nurturing a new idea and watching it grow into a successful business.
Recognised by the Prince’s Youth Business Trust set up by Prince Charles, Gerard mentors and guides young people as they learn about business operations. Featured in the following books:
- Jacqui Harper, Voices of Experience, featuring “expert tips from high profile presenters.”
- Judy Barber, Good Questions!, co-authored by Gerard
- David Miskimin and Jack Stewart, The Coaching Parent, foreword written by Gerard
- Curly Martin, The Thirty Minute Life Coach, co-authored by Gerard
- Gerard O’Donovan is not sought-after simply because of speeches, books or other accolades, however Gerard O’Donovan is a master coach because his methods, training and strategies work, over and over again, for hundreds and thousands of executives who are willing to recognize their weaknesses, build upon their strengths, and change the way they manage their lives to achieve greater success and fulfilment.
Leeann Naidoo Biography
UK MBA qualified, with strong business acumen, Leeann Naidoo is a management consultant, author, lecturer, executive coach and key note speaker with more than 20-years of international experience, the last 17 of which have been with blue-chip consulting firms such as EY, Deloitte, Capgemini, PwC. Her recent client engagement experience spans major banking institutions, public and private sector organisations in the UK, Europe, the UAE & South Africa. Leeann has undertaken various private study courses through Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Leeann’s leadership development and learning design experience is significant. She has consulted for and delivered leadership development programmes for several large corporates in South Africa, such as FNB, the SARB, the Financial Intelligence Centre, Discovery and the Edcon group. Prior to this, she has worked with Capgemini’s University in Paris and global design teams to develop a new curriculum for consultants aligned to a new Global Competency Model which she led the implementation of. She has worked alongside the firm’s e-Learning team in India, to develop world class blended learning solutions using gamification, simulations, mobile learning, & implementing virtual classrooms. She has done similar work with the Deloitte University and war-gaming team in London, developing behavioural change solutions for major clients. She has designed a large number of management and leadership development programmes, incorporating behavioural psychology and neuroscience principles. Leeann is an expert communicator, facilitator and trainer. She has over 3,000 facilitation hours. She has designed, presented at, facilitated and hosted an ordinate number of international events, leadership and management and women in leadership programmes, including analysing and recommending solutions for the retention and advancement of women in leadership.
Leeann’s learning design and gamification experience is extensive. She has designed gamified learning interventions in subjects such as Finance, People Management, Cultural Intelligence, High Performing Teams, the Green Agenda, Change Management, Transformation Planning and Innovation. Clients who have benefited from gamified interventions include Eskom, INSETA, Flight Centre, Tongaat Hulett, and the Edcon Group, to mention but a few. These interventions have ranged from low-tech to sophisticated hi-tech options, working alongside developers and coders. Leeann has studied and incorporated the psychology and neuroscience of learning into design, making for impactful experiences. She links gamification with learning outcomes as well as business outcomes, enhancing performance excellence. She has incorporated simulations into learning designs making for real and impactful experiences which has enriched learning. Leeann draws on a variety of blended learning methods making for both memorable and impactful learning experiences.
An internationally accredited coach with the IIC&M, and over 6,000 coaching hours, Leeann specialises in neuroscience-based Executive Coaching. She has been coached by one of Tony Robbins’ Top 12 Master Coaches in the world in 2014. As one of the Programme Directors at Henley Business School and a faculty member, her focus areas include change leadership, developing high performance teams, resilience, managing resistance, coaching & mentoring, leveraging human capital, performance management, managing conflict, negotiating, influence & persuasion, and an array of similar subjects. She runs an International Coaching magazine www.international-coaching-news.net. Her book, The Mind Age™: Mastering your Infinite Mind for Success – for 2040 and beyond, is receiving positive interest internationally and has been featured on national radio and television in South Africa. The book is available in the UK, Europe, North America & SA. See www.themindage.com.
An expert in managing change & transformation on an international level, Leeann has designed and delivered large-scale, complex programmes. The largest deal constructed was £180m+; the largest project she was responsible for scoping and mobilising was £105m. She has worked with Capgemini’s Group Executive Committee in identifying their top 100 Senior Sales Executives globally (portfolios of $100m to $1bn) and managed a year-long strategic initiative to grow revenue. She also supported the set-up of the Middle-East practice in Dubai, which she later went on to deliver projects for. Leeann has worked on major restructures / redundancy programmes such as RBS, various organisational transformation programmes. Her client base included major defence organisations, oil and gas companies, global banks, the Department of Work & Pensions, Transport for London, Rolls Royce, Sony, the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace, and several public sector organisations.
On a personal level, Leeann is highly articulate, energetic and engaging. She works at a fast pace, is outcomes-focused, and is at her best when working in dynamic environments with forward-thinking teams and individuals. She is married with no children, and supports several environmental, animal and children-centred charities around the world. She works with educators in schools on how to engage learners differently and how to teach more than the curriculum, and with students on how to develop the mind-set to create a sustainable and successful future. She is passionate about developing women in business.
Lovelia A. Caracut's Biography
Lovelia graduated with a bachelor’s degree with a major in Political Science and minor in English in one of the prestigious Universities in the Philippines. After which she studied and graduated Bachelors of Law while balancing studies and working at the same time, which as a result, trained her to be great at multi-tasking.
Lovelia’s professional experiences are from a wide variety of companies. As a manager of a financial institution, a business development officer and human resource manager of business process outsourcing companies, paralegal in law firms, writer and executive editor of a magazine and publishing companies.
As editor of ICN, Lovelia is responsible for reviewing and approving articles that iCN subscribers read in the online magazine. She edits and refines the manuscript of each iCN magazine edition. She makes sure that everything in the publication is laid out in such a way that readers, subscribers, writers and advertisers are able to express and relate to one another.
Joyce Sy's Biography
Joyce graduated with a double degree, major in Advertising and Communication Arts. She specializes in illustration, graphics and layouts, and currently in charge of bringing the International Coaching News online magazines come to life with professional designs. She also works on other print and layout collaterals for Noble Manhattan and International Coaching News.
Mariz Papas' Biography
Mariz specializes in branding and identity, website design, user-interface quality, CSS, photo and digital composite, illustration, management and training, customer service, technical support and server management & database optimisation.
Ioana Roxana-Cozma Biography
Ioana’s experiences are implementing PR campaigns, managing events, making groups or online business. Working in Cluj Napoca, Salaj, Bucharest, Baia Mare, Madrid helped her in developing as a good practitioner. Her interest is in developing better life, work, and relations.
Malcolm Nicholson's Biography
Malcolm was one of the regular contributor’s for ICN. Malcolm is the owner and the Coaching Director for Aspecture. With over 15 years extensive experience of providing transformational coaching to leaders in the UK and internationally. He helps leaders cope with business pressures by generating high-level coaching interventions to enable them to develop cognitive complexity and agility, making them better at what they do. He brings an additional overlay of tools taken from three other disciplines:
Sports psychology, helping people to perform at their peak; dealing with the ‘outside world’.
Complexity Theory, building leaders’ cognitive capacity to deal with highly complex circumstances for ‘in the role’.
Existentialist Coaching, making sense of unpredictability; getting clarity for the ‘inner person’.
Nadia Themistokleous' Biography
Nadia specializes in Empowerment Coaching, support people to chase their dreams and achieve their goals. Founder and Managing Director of Meliselli Foundation a non-profit organization with scope in creating awareness to youth and helps less fortunate individuals which provide them with knowledge, information on how they can make their lives better, employment opportunities, activities, empowerment, self confidence and team building. Nadia is also an Empowerment Coach at Nadia Themis Coach
Shirley Wiggins' Biography
Shirley have fifteen years’ experience working within education and criminal justice, including private, public, statutory, voluntary and community-based organisations. She works in partnership with individuals and organisations.
She also has over twenty-five years’ experience working within the Travel & Tourism business. She focuses on training, coaching and teaching for entrepreneurship, education, social, cultural and empowerment; She particularly enjoys working with young people and families with multiple complex needs.
Robert Larcher's Biography
Robert helps people to develop their interpersonal skills, usually within a leadership or teamwork context. He has been doing this since 1986.
He designed numerous corporate, personal, team & leadership development programs for companies such as Rolls-Royce, British Airways, Airbus, Les Française de Jeux.
HE had helped (and still helps) everyone from apprentices to CEO’s in corporate giants, SME’s, charities, associations and the public sector. He prepared future & young managers for their upcoming challenges, to ease into their first post. Also coached middle managers for assessment centres and have advised senior management teams going through organisational transformations.
Rosen Rashkov's Biography
Rosen is a Professional Executive Coach & a Management Skills Trainer. He was a columnist for two years for the Bulgarian edition of “Human Resources” (2018-2019).
He helps organisations and their leaders develop and implement the most important social skills for both personal and company growth and success through trainings and coaching services.
As a coach, he blends his natural strengths of creativity and curiosity with the high standards of ICF coaching, as well as his own research work and a decade of experience in building and developing teams.
Ian Pilkington's Biography
Ian is an authentic & successful Operations Leader, with 35 years experience in several blue chip organisations, building lean operating systems that deliver sustainable growth, engaged employees and continually satisfied customers. A truly sustainable Organisational Excellence system.
An Operational Excellence specialist, supported by deep skills as an Executive Coach & Mentor; NLP Practitioner and an Emotional Intelligence specialist, enabling organisations to build capabilities to deliver strategic growth.
Rupinder Kaur's Biography
Rupinder is a military veteran, learning evangelist, women leadership coach with a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion proponent. Her domain expertise is building, aligning, integrating & sustaining leadership development initiatives at scale. She has deep experience in creating a culture via values translating values into behaviours, managing change initiatives, building an environment of diversity & inclusion, designing a roadmap for embedding digital in learning, and instilling a culture of curiosity in the firm.
She is a Doctoral fellow in Organisational Behaviour and Development with IILM, Gurgaon
Maddalena Fumagalli's Biography
Maddalena is a scientist and an individual with broad interests in biodiversity, conservation and sustainability. She believes that a sense of togetherness and connection are required to let discourses progress and new solutions emerge. She is driven by strong ethics and an imperative to use my personal and professional competences to solve conflicts and help make our lives fairer, more respectful and harmonious with each other and with nature. Madda is an experienced field researcher, scientist, project manager and educator. So far, her research and efforts have taken her to Italy, Tunisia, Egypt and New Zealand, where she focussed on assessing and interpreting wild population responses to anthropogenic disturbances, as well as on investigating social, economic and human perspectives in collaboration with local and international partners.
Anna Grechishkina' Biography
Since July 2013, Anna accomplished around-the-world trip on her motorcycle with the aim to break the Guinness Record on the longest solo female travel on a motorcycle. At the moment she has travelled 160 thousand km and 65 countries in total.
She is a motivational speaker for businesses and educational institutions with a wide range of topics, like how to set and achieve your goals and dreams, dealing with cultural differences in the modern world, Womanpower – making a big difference in a men’s world, Surviving depression and loneliness – can they be friends, to name a few.
Blanca Perez's Biography
As a Leadership Coach and Mentor Blanca is working towards her ILM level 7 Qualification. As a Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching council, she is proud to be bound by their code of ethics and conduct. She is fluent in three languages: English, Spanish and Italian.
Throughout her career, she has worked extensively with Leaders in different countries: Mexico, USA, China and Europe at different organisational levels, across a range of industry sectors including Automotive, Industrial, Aerospace and Electronics. Her passion as a Coach is to help business leaders and teams to transform their careers in a collaborative self-directed process that will lead them to the positive change in performance and improvement they desire.