The content of LeaderFest this year is a Coaching Excellence programme similar to that delivered globally to senior managers from Twitter, Google and LinkedIn by Collaborative Equity, an innovative niche coaching and training firm set up with the purpose of promoting corporate cultures and sustainable business models of shared ownership, shared responsibility and shared reward.
Leading the practical learning and guiding you through exercises to develop your coaching skills at LeaderFest this year is Martyn Haworth.
Martyn blends experience as a hugely successful hands-on commercial operator with the skills and processes of the expert Coach and Facilitator. At 23, Martyn was managing a large out of town superstore for a FTSE 100 retailer, going on to become one of their youngest ever Regional Managers, with responsibility for £180m sales and more than 600 employees. His career progressed to Group operational roles including leading a team that delivered significant cultural change, and where he coached the Board and other senior managers. Martyn was then appointed to the Stores Executive Management Team.
Martyn’s peers describe him as ‘action focused’, ‘happy to challenge’, ‘structured and credible’ but also ‘hungry for others to succeed’. He clients call him ‘a trusted advisor’, their ‘unreasonable friend’ and a ‘true learning monster’. Martyn describes himself as an ‘avid reader’, an ‘average golfer’ and ‘the next amateur Masterchef’ Recently turned 40, he is a true role model of a healthy work/life balance. He enjoys playing squash, circuit training and doing Pilates. Running around after his two young children also helps to keep him fit!
Collaborative Equity’s clients who have experienced the Coaching Excellence approach include Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vodafone, Carlsberg, Travis Perkins Group, Dixons Retail, Kingfisher, Norbert Dentressangle and Produce World.