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Paula King & Dr Chandrika Deshpande

MASTERCLASS (TRANSFORM): Well-being and performance: Making the Case for a culture of wellbeing in organisations

Session on Wednesday, Apr 24, 09:00
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In partnership with leading economists, psychologists, and other acclaimed scientists, Gallup scientists have uncovered the common elements of well-being that transcends countries and cultures. This work shows evidence that the status of the organisation is largely defined by the sum total of the wellbeing of the individuals within it. For more than 50 years, Gallup scientists have been exploring the demands of a life well-lived. The concept of a living our best lives is a concept and question we, as coaches and mentors, have an equal hunger, curiosity and interest in exploring.

This MasterClass will build and expand on how this work can now be brought into organisations through the introduction of a well-being coaching culture. We will introduce you to cutting edge research into corporate well-being coaching and share with you the results of our International Survey which has been answered by respondents ranging from HR Professionals, Leaders, L & D, Consultants, Coaches, and Mentors based worldwide. On completion of our time together you will receive a copy of our International Survey and Corporate Well-being Coaching Resource Materials to assist you to advance your coaching practice in this important space. Our voyage together will contain four stops.


Paula King is an international speaker, executive coach, and psychologist. She is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including ‘Best Global Coaching Leaders’ Award which was presented to her in Mumbai in February 2017. She was the first Female Executive Coach in Europe to have received this international recognition. She also won the EMCC Coaching Award in 2017. This award was presented to her in Amsterdam at the EMCC International Conference where she was also a Keynote Speaker. Paula holds an MSc in Coaching and Organisational Development from Portsmouth University and is Past President of EMCC Ireland. She holds accreditation from the David L Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry and embraces absolutely the approach to strengths-inspired instead of problematising change.

Paula has over fifteen years’ experience in executive coaching, mentoring, and training and has worked with many of the leading companies internationally in this respect. She has experience, with a broad range of clients from Big 4 Accountancy to SME’s to multi-national organisations. Paula’s current clientele consists of leaders with influence, CEOs, politicians, and members of the media. She brings genuine warmth to her coaching interventions whilst consistently assisting her clients to achieve goals which may have seemed unachievable through an empathic and challenging approach.

Dr Chandrika Deshpande, Lead Researcher Kingstown College, is a Learning and Development professional specializing in Talent Management and Organizational Development. She has a PhD from the University of Mumbai and holds qualifications in the field of HR, Mass Media, Behavioural training, and Psychometric testing. She also has an Advanced Diploma in Personal, Executive and Leadership Coaching accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. For over 21 years, she has been a part of the HR and L&D teams of leading corporates and multi-national companies across varied sectors like Academia, Travel, Engineering, Realty, Knowledge Process Outsourcing. She has developed, designed and facilitated various training programs which have helped create sustainable cultures aligned to the business strategy of organisations. She is now actively engaged in Coaching and Research in the area of Corporate well-being for Kingstown College

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