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Online OBCAMS Session - More social, less distanced: a coaching collaboration journey

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Online Zoom Event


Coaching can at times feel a little lonely, particularly in our post-Covid landscape.  Anyone who has recently swapped the hustle and bustle of an office (remember those?) and retrained as a coach may find themselves sitting at the kitchen table wishing they had a partner-in-crime to bounce ideas, thoughts and challenges around with. 

Hannah Saunders and Dan O’Driscoll will take you through their journey of collaboration while maintaining their own respective coaching and consultancy practices. 

Both qualified executive coaches, they met on a mental health first aid course during their CPD and came to realise that not only have they come on a similar professional and personal journey they also have a deep connection through their shared set of values and work experiences.  

In this webinar, they will cover a variety of topics about their collaboration as executive coaches. They will share:

  • How they came to develop their working partnership
  • How coaching and personal values underpins their relationship
  • The benefits of collaboration and working with another coach
  • The golden rules of collaboration
  • The value of communication in a coaching partnership

Key take-outs from the session:

While it is always interesting to hear ‘how others did it’, we want to help you find your own answers to the core question: ‘is a coaching collaboration right for me’?

We want you to come away feeling more informed and confident about collaborating with another coach. Specifically, we’d like to help you:

  • Explore why collaboration might work for you - and what that might look like
  • Pinpoint your own collaboration goals
  • Consider the role values and work ethic might play in your collaboration success
  • Come away with some practical tips on how to work effectively in a collaboration
  • Identify your potential collaboration partner! We’ll explore what to look for - and where to look

The webinar will be structured for audience interaction through Jamboard and there will be plenty of opportunity for participation and Q&A with Hannah and Dan.

Hannah Saunders – Bio   

Hannah is a coach and pitch specialist. She helps high potential individuals cultivate a ‘winner’s mindset’ so they’re set up for success. Her clients have usually sensed more is possible, or glimpsed a future they’d like to create, but need help to get from A to B (sometimes via C). Through structured exploration, Hannah enables her clients to identify and push past any barriers so they can move from good to great and beyond. 

As a former managing director of a content marketing agency, she has first-hand experience of many challenges executives face. And with her background as pitch lead for countless global brand wins, she knows what high performing teams look like and the impact team dynamics can have on commercial success. 

She has launched offices and built full-service agency teams from the ground up in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Cape Town to service new clients, post-pitch. She embraces cultural diversity and enjoys working with international clients, having lived and worked in Asia for several years. On her return to the UK on the birth of her son (now three), she formalised her on-the-job coaching skills with Barefoot’s world-leading coach training and has ACC accreditation from the ICF. She is currently completing her PG Certificate with the University of Chester, and undertakes regular CPD and supervision. She is an Associate Career Coach with Randstad RiseSmart; an Associate with Mindbeat; and offers 1-2-1 and group coaching on a range of topics


Dan O’Driscoll – Bio   

Dan O’Driscoll is the owner of Engagement Consultancy which specialises in Executive Coaching and Consultancy.

Dan has over 17 years’ experience working in the charity, commercial and higher education sectors in a variety of senior leadership roles. Dan has worked for organisations such as Oxfam GB, the University of Birmingham and The Royal Bank of Scotland.

As a consultant Dan works with organisations helping them to develop strategies, audience engagement plans and delivering learning and development interventions such as workshops and away days. Focusing on volunteering, staff and supporters in the not for profit and higher education sector.

Dan is a qualified Executive Coach through the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM Level 7), an associate member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council and a qualified Mental Health First Aider through MHFA England. Dan is also an Associate Executive Coach for a third-sector consultancy.

Some of Dan’s clients have included; Charity Retail Association, English Heritage, Bowel Cancer UK, Royal Horticultural Society, Imperial College London, Cambridge Judge Business School, Department for Education and Department of Health and Social Care.