Arrival Education and GSK Celebrate Completion of 2018 Coaching Programme

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Towards the end of last year, Arrival Education and GSK were delighted to come together to celebrate the completion of their 2018 Developing Leaders Coaching Programme.

The programme has seen 12 young people from socially and ethnically diverse backgrounds paired with a coach from GSK.

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Developing Leaders 

The event, which took place at GSK House in west London, was an opportunity for coaches and coachees to come together, reflect on their progress and celebrate their development. For the coachees, participating in the Developing Leaders Coaching programme was an amazing opportunity to be coached by a professionals from GSK, who could provide advice and guidance informed by their own experiences as professionals with a successful career in business.

For the coaches, learning to coach the young people using the CAUSE coaching model provided an excellent way to develop their leadership skills. Moreover, working with young people from socially and ethnically diverse backgrounds allowed them to speak to talent that they would not typically have access to.

The Impact of Coaching  

A highlight of the celebration event was hearing the coachee’s talk about their experiences on the programme. Matt Cooper, Arrival Education’s Programmes Manager, noted how the coachees “gave extremely accomplished presentations and it was fantastic to hear how great an impact their coaching experience has had on them”. As well as hearing from the coachees, everyone who attended the event also had the pleasure of hearing from Benoit Alsteens who is the Senior Vice President (Finance) for Pharma Supply Chain at GSK.

Looking ahead 

Coachees were awarded certificates of completion to commemorate their time on the programme and coaches and coachees were encouraged to stay in touch following the programme. Looking ahead to the coming year, Arrival Education is excited to launch a new coaching programme with GSK, which we have no doubt will be as successful as this one!

Arrival Education works with leading companies to design and deliver experiences and programmes that help companies give back to the community and create inclusive business cultures and outlooks. If you would like more information about working with Arrival Education, whether you are a young person or a business, please get in touch by emailing

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