How do we move from 'Survivor' to 'Thriver': Annual Coaching Conference 2018

Date: Wednesday 7 February 2018
Time: 09:30 - 16:00
Location: The Moller Centre, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DE
Event Fees:EELGA Coaching Pool Members - £95.00 (Ex VAT)
EMCC Members - £95.00 (Ex VAT)
EELGA Member Authorities - £125.00 (Ex VAT)
Regional Employers Organisations - £125.00 (Ex VAT)
Registered Charities - £135.00 (Ex VAT)
All other non-members - £145.00 (Ex VAT)

Join us in February 2018 for our annual Coaching Conference exploring coaching for performance - How do we move from 'Survivor' to 'Thriver'. For this popular event early booking is strongly advised.

In an environment where we are faced with a constant barrage of change and challenges, our public services are increasingly feeling the pressure to not only repeatedly do more for less, but to drastically rethink our delivery.

Coaching is such a powerful tool and by uniting as a community, we can help to meet the greater agenda. It is time to empower our coaches to get off the fence and be a part of the solution. Coaching challenges people to be open to possibilities break through limiting beliefs and take purposeful action. Asking questions about the effects of change in coaching conversations, talking through and exploring issues, can help others adapt to change, and increase the speed at which they are prepared to move forward.

Our conference will include tips from top coaches, real life case studies, opportunities for networking and more. It brings together a range of experts to thoroughly explore how to create and maintain a coaching culture, by empowering your employees to meet their full potential.

We are delighted to announce our key note speakers, Julie Starr, expert and thought-leader in the field of coaching, and Paul McVeigh, speaker, trainer and former Premiership and International footballer:

‘Thriving or Surviving? The Difference That Makes the Difference’ with Julie Starr
This lively, interactive session will help coaches to reflect upon their own behaviour and approach, with an emphasis on greater personal success and fulfilment. Using three core areas of focus for any successful coach, participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own coaching business and practice, and identify opportunities for growth and change. There will be a distinct focus on increasing self-awareness, through conversations, questions and gentle challenge.

‘High Performing Mind’ with Paul McVeigh
This session is on elite performance and what are the components that create it. No matter which field or industry you work, the one common factor that dictates elite performance is mindset. Mental performance is an area that has been hugely undervalued in most walk of life, especially football.  Utilising a ‘High Performing Mind’ will show you how we truly functions as humans and how we can use this to maximise our potential. You don’t need to be a professional sports person to employ the techniques of elite performance!

Download a copy of the agenda

Sessions will include:

  • The Psychology of Coaching the Abrasive Coachee - How do you deal with the coachee that no one else wants to coach?
  • What kind of Coaching Misfit are you?
  • The Irresistible Pull to Help - The Coachees Hook and the Coach's Curse
  • Creative Coaching - An aid to exploration, insight and learning
  • The Titanic, The Butterfly and U
  • Coaching to Retain you Millennial Talent

The East of England Local Government Association is committed to supporting the region in developing a coaching culture that helps organisations to build capacity and drive performance excellence. We are pleased to be hosting our fourth annual coaching conference, this year in partnership with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) - Europe’s foremost professional body for coaches and mentors whose focus is raising the profile of our profession and the quality of practice of our skills.

We promise to have an impressive line-up for this full day conference featuring a combination of keynote presentations as well as providing thought-provoking and participatory, practical workshop sessions that will explore coaching techniques you can use day to day in addition to specific coaching relationships.  You will take away from the event a range of valuable tools and resources to help support organisational change, and some new coaching skills to drive successful change within your organisation.

Whether you are a coach from beginner, day to day line manager or through to professionally qualified, we will have something for you to support you in your ongoing development and practice.

The Conference will be an ideal networking opportunity for coaches, leaders and managers in the East of England Coaching Pool and outside of the Pool to meet and share coaching experiences.

Who should attend:
This conference is designed for Local Government/ Public Sector Members and Officers, Coaches, HR OD and L&D professionals who are interested in using coaching to drive workforce excellence. This event is for local authorities and their partner organisations.

If you would be interested in speaking or facilitating a workshop at this conference, or if you have any queries please contact Emma Moore, Senior HR/OD Advisor, East of England LGA, email:

This event is being carried out in joint partnership with:

Event Downloads

Agenda agenda_07.02.18.pdf410KB
What’s New at EMCC UKliz_clothier_ppt.pdf1MB
KEYNOTE: Thriving or Surviving? The Difference That Makes the Difference - Julie Starr, Starr Consultingjulie_starr_ppt.pdf428KB
KEYNOTE: High Performing Mind - Paul McVeigh, Mindspan Global Ltdpaul_mcveigh_ppt.pdf639KB
MASTERCLASS A - Coaching For Positive Change Through (Commonsense Services) milee_brambleby_ppt.pdf556KB
MASTERCLASS C - What Kind of Coaching Misfit Are You? Greenfields Consultancymichelle_lucas_ppt.pdf1MB
MASTERCLASS D - Creative Coaching – An Aid to Exploration, Insight and Learning - Ford Consultingliz_ford_ppt.pdf2MB
WORKSHOP A - The Irresistible Pull to Help – The Coachees Hook and the Coach’s Curse - Spark Coaching and Trainingjulia_menaul_ppt.pdf552KB
WORKSHOP C - The Titanic, The Butterfly and U - UK Leadership Academybrett_sadler_ppt.pdf2MB
WORKSHOP D - Coaching to Retain Your Millennial Talent - Carole Davidson Coaching Limitedcarole_davidson_ppt.pdf1MB

Cancellations, substitutions and transfers

Cancellations made less than 1 week before the event date will be charged the full amount.

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