The Business Coaching Foundation (BCF) started life as a traditional training and development company back in 1996, all-be-it under a different name. The BCF quickly established itself within the 'blue chip' company market as a provider of high quality and innovative team building offerings; as well as all the other traditional training courses such as interpersonal skills, communication skills, leadership and management, delegation etc.
Whilst building relationships with its clients and conducting the various courses, the Business Coaching Foundation often had approaches from clients with requests to deal directly with a delegate about a specific issue or challenge. Over time, the BCF developed a formula to deal with a 1-to-1 situation in a positive way; with logical steps, leading to a required business outcome. In fact it was so successful that companies such as Tesco, Allen and Overy, Orange and Leaseplan started requesting stand-alone 1-to-1 coaching sessions whenever a 'situation' arose.
Dr Tony Clarke-Holland, author of 'Walking in a Coaching Wonderland' created and oversaw the birth and development of the current Business Coaching Foundation from its early days.
In 2001, demand became so high for business coaching that the Business Coaching Foundation was born; firstly as a department within the training company, and then as a stand-alone business. About this time, the idea was born to 'share' the principles of 'How to Coach' in a structured way. Dr Clarke-Holland was already conducting a number of high level coaching interventions with major companies, when the vision was born to bring a 'standard' to a relatively new industry, that of 'business coaching'; and with it, the idea to train people in the principles of business coaching. By this time, the Business Coaching Foundation was having massive successes within all areas of business coaching. Whether working on a promotion with someone, getting a board of directors to work in harmony, increasing productivity, increased sales, reducing attrition rates, or just getting someone's mojo back; the results were constant and measurable.