Commercial, pragmatic and highly focused executive coaching

"I have worked with Debbie and the team at ECC both in this and my last organisation. They have provided executive coaching at both Director and Head of Departments levels and individuals value their support in helping them shape their vision and identify their personal strengths to enhance their own performance and effectiveness to drive personal and company performance. In addition, Debbie has worked with me to deliver an excellent Leadership Programme for our executive and management population where we have experienced a measurable change in leadership capability, helping our managers to develop strong and supportive personal leadership styles, and equipping them with the influencing and coaching skills to help their own teams to develop and deliver more. The ECC team has worked with us to deliver an excellent Leadership Programme for our executive and management population where we have experienced a measurable change in leadership capability, helping our managers to develop strong and supportive personal leadership styles and equipping them with the influencing and coaching skills to help their own teams to develop and deliver more. Managers who have attended the Leadership Programme have said the following: "The course opened my eyes to areas I was not aware of. I thought it was first class!", "Debbie’s great – she has a great command of the material, and kept things moving along", "Debbie was helpful and patient and made the programme really enjoyable. She gave useful advice and picked us up on our weaker areas. There was a lot of learning involved but Debbie achieved a good balance between a learning environment and a casual atmosphere."

Andrea Anderson, Head of Human Resources and Training, ASOS online.com

Press coverage

Here are a list of recent articles in sector specific publications as well as the national press.

It’s time to negotiate: are you ready?

It’s time to negotiate: are you ready?
Being able effectively to negotiate is a fundamental skill required to be able to get the new job, promotion or pay rise. Yet, because studies UK women earn on average 20% less than men, and occupy fewer leadership positions, immediately there may a perception that women are weaker negotiators than their male counterparts. Woman-On-Top.com spoke to three leading experts to see if women really are weak negotiators and what they can do to become better negotiators if this premise is correct.

Shared Parental Leave Positive Challenge

Shared Parental Leave Positive Challenge
Regulations that come into force next year for shared parental leave will be a positive move for equality but will present challenges for firms, argues Geraldine Gallacher.

Geraldine on Radio 2

Geraldine on Radio 2
Geraldine discusses the news of high tech companies freezing employees eggs. Skip to 1:37:30 to listen.

Should employers pay for women to freeze their eggs?

Should employers pay for women to freeze their eggs?
A recent story by NBC news revealed that Facebook helps their female employees in the US to pay for the cost of freezing their eggs, while Apple is planning to introduce the policy in January.

Unconscious Discrimination Holding Back Women

Unconscious Discrimination Holding Back Women
When David Cameron reshuffled his cabinet in July, the wave of new female ministers arriving at Number 10 became dubbed “the Downing Street Catwalk”. How different are the sexes really?

Wouldn’t want that job anyway

Wouldn’t want that job anyway
As Generation Y turn their backs on traditional career paths, London’s accountancy firms need to understand their motivations and find out what they do want.

Are Employers Waking Up to the Talent Time Bomb?

Are Employers Waking Up to the Talent Time Bomb?
Two central issues are at the heart of the talent time bomb that employers need to plan for. Geraldine Gallacher discusses the talent shortages and why they will be an issue for employers

Girls Get Ahead

Girls Get Ahead
With three generations of women now in the workplace, how do we define success? Geraldine Gallacher is quoted in this Sunday Times article

ICAEW - Mindfulness Moves Mainstream

ICAEW - Mindfulness Moves Mainstream
Mindfulness moves mainstream - ICAEW article in which Geraldine Gallacher looks at how a repackaged Buddhist technique can boost creativity and productivity.

Boardroom Mums

Boardroom Mums
Interview with Geraldine Gallacher about her career to date and how she has built a business alongside her family life. She also tells us about her charity work with the MicroLoan Foundation and her plans for the future.

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