Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Strawberries & Cream, Gin & Tonic… Some partnerships are totally amazing and we’d now like to add – Helen Tiffany and leading media agency Wavemaker UK, who have named our MD and founder a “Wavemaker Hero”.
As Emma Dibben, Head of Partner Engagement at Wavemaker explains: “Collaboration is a key pillar of our strategy at Wavemaker. We think that celebrating great work with our partners is always really important.”
Helen was nominated by Julia Humphreys, Head of Learning & Development at Wavemaker UK for “inspiring work” on the Brilliant Managers and Coaching Programmes delivered by Bec Development and its sister company, The Coach House, Coach Training.
“The training has received consistently great feedback from across the business, particularly the coaching programme, which has really been a highlight for many of our people in their career development at Wavemaker UK, “added Emma Dibben. “The learnings from coaching training will help to define and grow career trajectories at Wavemaker and will enable us to do our best work and overall, be the best people managers that we can be.”
The Leader as Coach
The Leader as Coach was developed and implemented by The Coach House. This internal coach training programme is accredited by the Association for Coaching and in November 2018 the first 30 coaches graduated from the programme. These coaches will now work within Wavemaker UK to help career and personal development amongst the agency’s 600+-strong staff.
Helen Tiffany described the ward as a team effort – “ours and theirs”. “Working with Wavemaker is always an energising and inspiring experience. Our ‘Leader as Coach’ programme exemplifies Wavemaker thinking and the way the best employers are evolving away from traditional models of leadership to ones which allow people to both coach and be coached and find the best in themselves and in others. It was important for Wavemaker to have an accredited programme from an experienced coaching provider. We are delighted to be associated with them on this project and wish this first wave of graduates every success.”