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Richard Lowe

My experience over the past two decades is that coaching works best when you know something significant about the personality of the individual and how they actually operate as a leader. The key is that there are many different ways of leading. Finding out what will work best for each individual - and their particular situation - is the essential starting point for the coach. Without this you are essentially 'flying blind'. My own expertise as a qualified pschometrician tells me that coaching needs to be informed by objective inputs and have a structured approach.

Contemporary coaching is based on the same fundamentals: careful analysis; building of trust; a clear plan for personal growth. But the pace is quicker: short, focussed programmes are much more the norm. And, the international dimension - being able to work comfortably and effectively across and within different cultures - has become a pre-requisite for many senior positions.

My background in Economics and Statistics took me first into the CBI and then local government. Subsequently, I became a consultant, operating across financial services, information technology, utilities and off-shore construction. Much of my career has been about the development of managers and leaders, often within the context of major organisational change. I also helped set up Worldwork Ltd, a specialist in cross-cultural diagnostics, with clients across the Globe. In my home city of Bath I am active as a Justice of the Peace.