12 tips from a coaching and mentoring skills course (2015)

Posted on: December 10, 2015

A dozen directors and managers from professional service firms joined me on the PM Forum’s “Developing your coaching and mentoring skills” experiential training session this week. http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/  It was a great day – and we particularly enjoyed the role plays of coaching sessions with team members and fee-earners which provided both practice and insight. The […]

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Accountancy marketing case studies – Strategy and relationship management at BDO, Grant Thornton and RSM International

Posted on: February 4, 2015

I recently reviewed the book “Effective client management in professional services – how to build successful client relationships” by Jack Berkovi (see http://kimtasso.com/book-review-effective-client-management-professional-services-build-effective-client-relationships-jack-berkovi/ ) and have summarised below the key points of some of the Accountancy marketing case studies for ease of reference: BDO Allan Evans is on the global board to ensure consistency in […]

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Career coaching and counselling – with Kim Tasso

Posted on: December 3, 2014

Usually my coaching work focuses on high performance management, business development and the transition to leadership roles. However, I recently wrote about a couple of career counselling webinars that I had joined. Having qualified as a professional coach/mentor back in 2002, and with a number of psychology qualifications (including accreditation as a psychometrics assessor) as […]

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Career coaching and counselling – Recent webinars

Posted on: December 1, 2014

As a substantial part of my coaching work includes career coaching and counselling – both for those who are professions in the traditional sense (lawyers, accountants and surveyors) and modern professionals (marketers and business developers) I joined two recent webinars to hear others’ views on career development. Each webinar was good in its own way although they […]

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Coaching skills – the importance of active listening

Posted on: November 27, 2014

At the recent coaching skills course for Professional Marketing Forum http://www.pmforum.co.uk/training/ delegates studied and practised a variety of coaching skills including: contracting, process, exploring/questioning, providing feedback and perspective, reframing, problem solving, goal setting, action planning and motivation. But what generated the most interest amongst the mid and senior level managers was the session on active […]

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