Episode 5

Published on:

23rd May 2022

Karen Wright, Executive Coach and Managing Director at Parachute Executive Coaching, on What Makes a Good Coach

Today’s guest is someone you will have come across if you work in the sector of coaching or leadership. Karen Wright is a highly experienced executive coach and author of two books. She started her career in the FMCG industry and she founded her coaching company, Parachute Executive Coaching, more than 25 years ago. 

Karen has very clear and concise opinions when it comes to coaching. In this episode, we discuss coaching certifications, what makes a good coach, different types of coaching, and the concept of the accidental alpha, a phrase that Karen coined when she went through a period in life when she had suddenly become the main financial provider for her family.

Links mentioned:

International Coaching Federation

‘The Advice Trap’ by Michael Bungay Stanier

‘Manifesto for a Moral Revolution’ by Jacqueline Novogratz

‘How to Begin’ by Michael Bungay Stanier

‘Permission to Glow’ by Kristoffer Carter

‘The Complete Executive’ by Karen Wright

Michael Port’s company, Heroic Public Speaking

‘The Accidental Alpha Woman’ by Karen Wright

Karen’s company, Parachute Executive Coaching

Karen Wright on LinkedIn

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The Leadership Tales Podcast with Colin Hunter
The Leadership Tales Podcast is hosted by me, Colin Hunter. I am an author, coach, mentor and the CEO of PotentialSquared – a Leadership Development company based in the UK. My life-long passion is to amplify the “human” in Leadership.
I am fascinated by people and how they have used leadership in their journeys to success.
I have created the Leadership Tales Podcast so that we can indulge ourselves in learning how some amazing people have overcome challenges and failures to achieve in their roles through their leadership. They are leaders, thinkers, and experts who have tales that can help us thrive.

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