Earlier this month I had the pleasure of sharing my programme with Jill Rayner from OX Magazine. The idea was to allow Jill to become immersed in the experience of what my programme entails, giving her greater insight for her upcoming article.
Jill soon discovered that my coaching techniques are far from traditional and are very much experiential. I believe in that old saying, “give a man a fish and he shall eat for a day, teach a man how to fish and you have fed him for life”, Confucius.
With the experiential approach in mind, the learning becomes holistic, founded in the genuine care of others and the desire to develop trust within a team of people, all working towards a common, values led goal.
Here’s what Jill says about her experience of walking in to the group for the first time:
“The man in question is Carlos Dean, and this charming character invited me along to experience one of his get-togethers held in the amazing surroundings of Blenheim Palace. The sight of hugs and kisses and genuinely warm greetings from one delegate to another was actually a little disconcerting, as I was used to name badges, competing footwear and a two minute précis of pomposity – Carlos’ unorthodox way of making you focus without distractions [of ‘comfort blankets’ in the form of pens, gadgets and notepads] was certainly less show, more sincerity.”
And I’m very proud and pleased to be able to say that since Jill visited me, I have been asked to begin work with the whole OX team…
“The man is Carlos Dean, the experience inspiring, but as for the results? Well, we’ll tell you soon…”
Jill Rayner’s article can be read in full here – http://www.oxhc.co.uk/magazine-download/114/OXJune16.pdf, or if you would like to learn more about the Carlos Dean Leadership Programme, visit the website: https://carlosdeanleadership.co.uk/leadership-courses/