On the eve of our annual spring conference, we thought we would explain more about the Northern Coaching Network (NCN)
What is the Northern Coaching Network?
The NCN was established in by Suzanna Prout (MD of Xenonex) and Catherine Boddington (Executive Coach and Talent Consultant) in 2018. It is a membership network that helps internal coaches to meet, engage and collaborate with other coaches in order to share best practice.
All members are internal coaches, i.e. employed by an organisation to embed coaching cultures. They all work for employers in the North of England.
How does it work?
The NCN is an environment that is based on collaboration and conversation. We understand that being a coach can be a tough and sometimes lonely role. We encourage coaches to meet each other, and share experiences in order that everyone can improve.
We find that our members tend to form sub-groups with other like-minded coaches, where lively debate, challenge and support happens on an everyday basis.
Who are the members?
Current members come from the public and private sector. Employers include the Co-Op, BBC and Sky Betting and Gaming.
How do I join?
Membership is free. You can join by ringing or emailing Xenonex, or clicking on this link https://xenonex.co.uk/networks-events-for-coaches/northern-coaching-network/
What forthcoming events are there?
We host frequent practice sessions, where members have the opportunity to work with one another to practice coaching skills and take it in turns to be Coach, Coachee and Observer. See our website for further details.
Our annual conference takes place online on March 10th and 11th. It is £40 to attend, with part of the fee going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
The keynote speaker on the day is Jamie Peacock MBE, former Great Britain & England Captain and Professional Rugby League player, Wellbeing Champion and Motivational speaker. Find out more about Jamie and his passion for coaching herehttps://www.jamiepeacock.co.uk/
You can sign up by ringing or emailing Xenonex, or clinking on this link: https://xenonex.co.uk/product/ncn-spring-conference/