Articles by Jane Porter
Jane Porter MCC GAICD is a national and internationally recognised expert in organisational coaching. Jane holds the prestigious Master Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation, a level attained by only four percent of coaches globally. She is currently completing a doctorate on the impact of team coaching on board’s effectiveness at the Monarch School of Business in Switzerland. Jane has owned her own coaching practice since 2006. Previously, she held the roles of Head of Education and Head of Coaching at the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL).
Coaches in the Boardroom?
Leading a not-for-profit organisation can be a lonely pursuit but it need not be. Leadership experts say board chairs, non-executive directors and CEOs all need allies to help them monitor and navigate the shifting dynamics of a volunteer board. Increasingly, not-for-profit leaders are looking to organisational or executive coaches to be that thinking partner. And, with good reason. Organisational coaching is a practice that has been proven to increase effectiveness of decision-making, sharpen strategic focus, develop, and encourage constructive board leadership behaviours, and help navigate transitions.