coached at work, millennials
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Research conducted for the Sky Betting and Gaming Workstyles 2019 report*, indicates that there has been gradual growth in millennials being coached at work

33% of Baby Boomers (age 54-72) say they’ve been coached during working hours, 37% of Generation X (38-53)and 38% of Millennials (18-37). Regionally, the North has a strong coaching agenda, with 35% of people across all generations living here having received some form of coaching, 3% more than London at 32%. The most coached area is the South, at 43%.

Catherine Boddington, Head of Talent and Organisational Development at Sky Betting and Gaming, co-founded the Northern Coaching Network earlier this year, alongside Suzanna Prout, MD of Xenonex and the BBC, Morrisons, Direct Line, Skipton Building Society, Yorkshire Building Society, Leeds Beckett University and Charter Communications.

Its aim is to further accelerate the coaching agenda in the North to unlock potential, drawing on leaders currently practising within some of the region’s top companies. The network is an opportunity to discuss, solve problems and share best practice in developing and embedding coaching cultures across diverse businesses with differing needs.

Catherine said: “‘I’ve seen the transformation coaching can have on people and the businesses they work in. We have a great opportunity in the North to develop the productivity of our region by coaching our people every day. We know that coaching helps people solve their own problems and feel ownership for the solution they have come up with. This active way of learning and working is increasingly important in an agile, fast-paced and competitive marketplace.”

The next full-day event from the Northern Coaching Network takes place on 31st January from 9 am at Sky Betting & Gaming in Leeds, with speakers including the BBC’s Output & Global Development Editor, Gary Keown and Marie Mohan, CEO of Common Purpose.

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