CFTE partners with Gillian Cribbs to launch new Online Course

You asked, we answered! CFTE is partnering with Gillian Cribbs, an Executive Coach, to launch an online course on Coaching for Personal and Professional Development.

Just a few weeks ago, CFTE hosted a session in partnership with Gillian, which touched on the importance of personal development and leadership during crisis situations. After the event, we received some valuable feedback from our community members about the structural uncertainties that many of us are currently facing in our professional careers. 

Achieving your leadership potential

From the insights we received, one thing seems clear. In times like this, many people are looking to find their purpose, learn to develop themselves, and coach others. Undoubtedly, personal development is a lifelong process and it is even more important now than ever before. It is a way for individuals to assess their skills and qualities, consider their aims in life and set goals in order to realise and maximise their potential. 

In the midst of the COVID19 chaos as well as the subsequent large-scale social and economic uncertainties, there is a very real need for people to be able to manage their teams well. Further, this is a time that thoroughly tests our personal resilience and inner strength we need to be adequately prepared on how to weather through this. Not only is there a need for strong leaders, but people also need to be able to lead themselves, and you can only be a good coach when you are able to coach yourself.

At CFTE, we believe that great leaders are made, not born. Inspired by our mission to empower professionals, we have partnered with Gillian Cribbs to design ‘Coaching for Personal and Professional Growth’. This course has been curated for those who seek to improve their leadership skills and develop themselves holistically. This course will enable participants to learn how to leverage uncertainty to their advantage. In times of crisis, there are always opportunities to grow and develop. If you’re looking for opportunities but unsure about where to find them, this could be the moment you to step up and accelerate your career. 

Tram Anh Nguyen, Co-Founder of CFTE has said: “We are thrilled to launch this course e with Gillian to help people to develop their leadership skills. We are creating this course in line with CFTE’s mission to empower professionals and we hope that it will help them with dealing with the current challenges”.

Taught by a leading expert

With a Masters in Organisational Psychology from the University of London, Gillian Cribbs is a seasoned Executive Coach with 18 years of coaching experience in the banking, financial and professional services sectors. Her research focuses on leadership during crisis situations and how organisations respond to disruption. Her clients include The London Business School and Said Business School, University of Oxford. She also sits on the CFTE Academic Board.

Huy Nguyen Trieu, CFTE’s Co-Founder has said: ”It’s an amazing privilege to have Gillian on this course. When I was in banking, she was my coach, and that truly changed my life. This is thanks to her that I had the right mindset to be a Managing Director at Citi, an Associate Fellow at Oxford, a blog writer – all at the same time.

I hope that others can benefit from the same experience.”

“Having Gillian as a coach truly changed my life. I hope that others can benefit from the same experience.”

Huy Nguyen Trieu, Co-Founder of CFTE and a Former Managing Director at Citi

This is a weekly course with 4 online sessions which will include interactive peer coaching sessions. Through a practice-based approach, participants will learn about coaching from a holistic perspective, alongside up-to-date coaching methodologies and best practices. Through this, learners will be able to extend their management styles and build a personal roadmap to coach themselves, their team, and their peers. 

This course has been developed specifically for senior leaders and managers who want to increase their ability to coach their teams effectively. Alternatively, individuals considering career changes might also find this useful, as learners will develop a keen sense of how to empower themselves and the people around them. Course participants can expect to grow their leadership skills to embrace new career opportunities as well as become a trusted ally by honing interpersonal skills.


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