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CoachingOurselves was founded in 2007 by Henry Mintzberg, Philip LeNir, Sasha Sadilova, and Jonathan Gosling. CoachingOurselves brings Henry Mintzberg's approach to management development directly into the workplace at a price point suitable for any size organization.
In 2003, Phil LeNir was a senior director searching for a way to help his management team work through the difficult challenges resulting from the .dot com crash. Without time or money, he needed a solution with immediate business impact. With the support of Henry Mintzberg, Phil experimented with management development based on the learning philosophy pioneered by Henry and his colleagues in the International Masters Program in Practicing Management (IMPM).
The result is an approach based on 90 minute group discussions guided by a CoachingOurselves topic. Each topic is created by a management and business thinker to stimulate and guide discussion. This enables reflection, collaborative learning, team bonding, and management development.
The topics are the basic building blocks for a growing variety of L&OD programs and initiatives developed and deployed by hundreds of organizations around the world.
There are over 40 world renowned management and business thinkers to develop the topics. Topics are licensed to organizations for use in programs and initiatives aimed at all levels of management. The CoachingOurselves mission is to help as many managers as possible to improve their practice of management.