EMCC Global Provider Summit

24-25th November 2020


EMCC Global Provider Summit

24-25th November 2020


Sam Isaacson & Ros Stephenson

Sam Isaacson & Ros Stephenson: Taking coaching global – challenges and opportunities in creating a global coaching culture

Session on 24 November 2020 15:30 UTC - View on timetable


EMCC Global was delighted for Grant Thornton International to start this year’s EMCC Global GPS – Global Provider Summit – with a keynote from Lucy Daykin, Global Head of the Exceptional Coach Programme, with colleagues Francesca Lagerberg, Kim Schmidt, Kamal Shah, and Olivia Gadd.

This session – one of three follow-on sessions following on from the keynote – takes the threads of the presentation and explores to a different depth, inviting and sharing individual perspectives on the challenge of taking coaching global. It is not necessary to have attended the keynote in order to contribute and engage in this session.

People, countries and organisations across the world share similarities but also show varied differences, political, economic and cultural – to name but a few. And differences within each apparently similar group also present different needs, challenges and solutions.

Join your hosts in an interative conversation, as they seek to continue the conversation to take in perspectives from around the globe.

Learning outcomes

Exploration and contribution to a global study.


Sam Isaacson is Head of Coaching Services, based in London UK. Sam has over ten years’ experience advising a range of organisations, from local charities and specialist insurers through to global FTSE100 and NASDAQ listed companies, central Government and the NHS. He advises organisations on good practice coaching governance, development, delivery and assurance, and help his clients increase and demonstrate the value of coaching in organisations. The people he coaches are typically senior people in large and complex organisations, including the NHS and several FTSE350 firms. This has included people up to CEO level as well as several eMBA students from a range of backgrounds, with a focus on developing inclusive leadership, enhancing executive presence and overcoming self-limiting assumptions.

Ros Stephenson is associate director, based in London UK. She is an experienced Global Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Programme and project management professional skilled in Human Capital Management, Change Management, and Organisational Development. Strong stakeholder management skills with a focus on strategic delivery.