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Karen Wright, Executive Coach and Managing Director at Parachute Executive Coaching, on What Makes a Good Coach
Episode 523rd May 2022 • The Leadership Tales Podcast with Colin Hunter • Colin Hunter
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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