OUR PHILOSOPHY AND AIMS
Our Philosophy and Aims
The Regent Coaching Programme believes in a very proactive and challenging approach. Central to our expertise is the ability to make an expert analysis of the coachee in terms of behavioural, attitudinal and emotional characteristics and commercial performance using the Lowe Personality Profiler©, unique to this Programme. This analysis sets the foundation for successful coaching whereby the coachee can build on an awareness of their strengths and weaknesses and how they have interfaced with and influenced their career progression to date.
The Lowe Personality Profiler© uses personality typology to describe and classify the 4 dominant types which can be readily identified and applied to the workplace. They are the Influencer, Supporter, Analyst and Creative. Each type is different and distinct in their behaviour, thinking perspective skills and career focus. This individualism is unique to the Regent Coaching Programme.
The outcome of the programme is always positive change. However, the starting point varies enormously.
The Regent Coaching Programme has assisted over 1,000 MBA students from leading universities to achieve successful career placement. It has assisted many executives and directors in the quest for career transitioning and it has supported many candidates to manage the many, at times seemingly insurmountable challenges which today’s fast forward work environment can unexpectedly present. The Programme has unique integrity in terms of its tried and tested research based on over 30,000 1-2-1 interviews.
The Regent Coaching Programme envelops the candidate as a person recognising the multi-faceted environment in which they work where problems are interlinked with people and situations. The flexibility of the programme and its capacity to deal with a variety of disparate challenges lies at the root of its success.
Each working environment has its own atmosphere, culture and dynamic. Each candidate will have an individual personality and set of aspirations, ambitions and skills. Candidates may need help in coping with aggressive colleagues, dealing with demanding policy changes, alleviating stress factors, creating a better work life balance or improving their performance levels and the coaching targets will normally embrace a combination of factors.
The Programme encourages the candidate to be reflective and to examine and review factors about themselves which they previously took for granted.
The Programme is graduated, encouraging the candidate to become involved in more and more challenging exercises in order to gain a clearer and more objective understanding of themselves. The exercises will include a review of their current situation, their career, obstacles to improvement and their future goals. The style of the Programme is engaging, dynamic and challenging. The tone is positive, rationale based, very motivational and influences and effects positive change and higher achievement.
Profiles Of Lead Coaches
John Lowe is the founding director of Regent Coaching Ltd. He began his career in head-hunting and selection and in 1975 was appointed general manager of the Chess Partnership, a multi-branch resourcing consultancy in London and the Home Counties. Whilst working for Chess, he developed a unique approach to career coaching and began to work with clients on the development of internal executives as well as recruitment projects. In 1978 he established his own career management and training consultancy, which was purchased by a PLC in 1985. Since then, he has focused almost exclusively on career coaching. Over the years he has coached over 20,000 individual candidates across all industries and services, ranging from graduates to chief executives on salaries of up to £2 million. The success of the programme today rests largely on this accumulation of frontline experience incorporating SMEs and international organisations such as BP, Bechtel, Walt Disney, Marubeni, Saint Gobain, Unilever, RTZ, Accenture and Schroders. He has been a guest speaker at national corporate Learning and Development events and a guest lecturer at prestigious university business schools. He also trains senior managers to coach their own teams. He was recently awarded an MA in Philosophy from the University of London with a primary focus on Ethics in the current commercial climate.
Jane is a Director and a Coaching Consultant with a special interest in retention and conflict management scenarios. She began her career as an HR Officer in the oil industry. She gained experience in various roles and departments and developed an interest in training and development. In the 1980s Jane relocated to Australia to take on a role as Training Manager for a high profile group of department stores. On her return to England she joined an HR consultancy and undertook executive coaching, selection and management consultancy assignments for companies ranging from SMEs and start ups to large corporations such as Cadbury Shweppes, Unilever, Walt Disney, Sea Containers, Rolls Royce, Mattel, Bain and Co., Payments UK, British Retail Consortium. She joined the Regent Careers Group in 1998 and has played a key role as Board Director in the establishment of Regent Coaching and is highly regarded today as a leading authority on new coaching techniques and methodologies.
Harriet Young is an Executive Coach and a professional leader with 20 years creative and marketing experience in retail and product sectors. A strategic and organised thinker with a keen eye for identifying talent and a proven track record of developing highly effective teams and leading major strategic initiatives. Harriet was formerly vice president, retail sales and marketing, heading up the franchise creative teams for Disney Consumer Products (DCP) Europe. This involved leading the marketing and creative strategies for all franchise priorities across the Toys, Apparel, Stationery, Home and Food Health & Beauty divisions. Young and her team created materials that provide catalysts for new product initiatives across the lines of business. She worked on projects to reinforce DCP’s intellectual properties both regionally and globally. Harriet also worked for leading design agency Coutts Retail Communications as group marketing director. She was responsible for driving the sales and creative teams within the business, fostering service excellence and driving category solutions for brands at key retailers across Europe.
She holds a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design from Brighton University.