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Supporting Josepha and the Kinamba Community Project

Having supported Zambian student Izzac Nkhata for 4 years through university, Acorn are now sponsoring Josepha, a 7 year old girl from Kigali in Rwanda. We will be contributing to Josepha’s education through the Kinamba Community Project (www.kinambaproject.org.uk) and our sponsorship will cover teacher’s salaries, school uniform, materials and food, ensuring that she gets at…

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CoachingLeadership

Creating ‘Kinship’ in a Corporate Environment:

For the last three years, Acorn Coaching and Development has hosted an annual gathering of senior leaders from the UK division of an international corporate. There was a need for the company to leverage the expertise and latent leadership within its leadership team to increase the rate and impact of change to keep ahead of external changes and emerging markets.

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LeadershipNew Talent Acorn - Engaging Employees

How to Engage Employees in a Sustainable Way

Faster, better, more of it! Clients frequently tell us they are under increasing pressure to do more with less; to deliver increasing productivity with ever diminishing resources. In this article we share current key challenges and issues to consider and offer some practical steps you can take to enable your business to succeed through tough times.

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ResilienceWorkplace

Acorn’s Tips for Being More ‘Mindful’ at Work

In the current recession with downsizing, restructuring, global competition and technological advances we find ourselves busier than ever. We respond to increasing and changing work demands by multi-tasking and working longer hours. Over time this impacts adversely on our well-being: as we become more stressed we become less productive; our performance deteriorates and we may even burn-out.

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Insights Acorn - Teach Coaching Team Building

Team Coaching, not Team Building

Team building has been a lucrative offering for training companies for decades. Any product manager knows that as a product moves through its lifecycle maximising profit depends on adjusting the marketing mix; so does this mean that ‘team coaching’, a term that is being increasingly used, is merely team building in new clothes?

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Insights

Why Personal Coaching Pays

Over the past two decades, Acorn has provided coaching support internationally to wide-ranging industries and organisations, from construction to media, pharmaceutical to nuclear. Each industry and each individual organisation faces its own set of unique challenges, and coaches offer higher value to clients when they are aware of the impact of these challenges.

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