Patrick Ballin

BALLIN Patrick profile

Patrick is in his third year of coaching for On Purpose. He is an executive coach, consultant and part-time lecturer. Clients range from large corporations – examples being the Singapore Economic Development Board, Carphone Warehouse, Gallo Wines and Rolls-Royce – to non-profit and social enterprise groups like Compassion in World Farming, Retail Trust and Sightsavers International.

During the 1980s, he was Technical Director for Apple Centre West London, helping lead a small business in its development from nine people to sixty over a nine year period.

Patrick spent the next fourteen years working at The Body Shop, where he led strategic supply chain projects all over the world and, as a Trustee of its charitable foundation, worked with founders Anita and Gordon Roddick.

He went on to complete Advanced Coaching training at Ashridge and to gain accreditation in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), MBTI, Profilor and Belbin Team Roles. He has led Belbin Team Roles workshops for On Purpose and represents 3Circle Partners (Belbin North America) in the UK.

Patrick holds an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the RSA.

This is what he has to say about coaching:

“I am curious about people and organisations and it’s a genuine privilege to be invited into their own unique worlds. As coaches we get to find out what makes people and organisations tick, learn about their needs and aspirations, appreciate their particular magic and help them on their chosen way. I know from my own experience that the break-though moments in coaching can generate the most valuable and long-standing changes in our careers.

My approach to coaching involves a lot of dialogue, testing and challenging and the use of some carefully selected tools. I also call on a wide base of knowledge and experience from working in and with organisations from so many different sectors.”

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