News and Events

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CIMA Leadership Courses
Nov 20th 2020

Olwyn Merritt continues to be invited back to lead Leadership in Finance and Advanced Finance Partnering workshops for The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). In previous years these have been run as in-person events at CIMA Headquarters in London, but in 2020 these have switched to being delivered online.…

Coaching through Covid
Nov 20th 2020

Pure Potential is supporting senior frontline NHS leaders who are finding the challenges of the current Covid-19 crisis particularly demanding. Olwyn Merritt is providing coaching services to the NHS as part of the “Coaches On Call” scheme. A comment from an NHS Leader Olwyn recently suported: “I genuinely find these…

Nov 19th 2020

Technology businesses in the UK are losing out on potential revenue because there is a disconnect between their sales and marketing efforts according to Bridging the Gap, a new study by Champion Communications and Pure Potential in partnership with techUK. Sales and marketing departments continue to work in silos  Only 41%…

Portsmouth University Business School
Nov 18th 2020

This October, Neville Merritt was invited back for the third consecutive year to deliver his lecture and workshop “How to find your dream job” to the Final Year students at the Portsmouth University Business School. These workshops have become extremely popular because they show students the recruitment process from an…

Olwyn Merritt CoachSource
Nov 18th 2020

Olwyn Merritt received the prestigious $Million Coach Award at the CoachSource Global Forum in September 2019, presented by founding partner Steve Sass. This award recognises the revenue value of executive coaching services delivered by an individual coach, and this is the first time this award has been given to a…

IoD Meeting
Nov 18th 2020

On 1st February, IoD Hampshire & IoW launched the NEW Directors Breakfast Panel – How Can IoD the  Help Your Business Grow? This extended version introduced a panel of experts available for Q&A on topics all relating to the IoD focus on Business Growth. Speakers: 1. Nicky Rudd MCIPR FCIM: opening…

Systemic Team Coaching
Nov 18th 2020

Olwyn Merritt was awarded the Systemic Team Coaching Master Practitioner Diploma at the Awards Ceremony of the Academy of Executive Coaching in November 2019. The course was developed and supervised by Professor Peter Hawkins and is accredited with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Nov 18th 2020

Neville Merritt was panel guest for the conference session discussing “Education in the workforce” chaired by Matt Hatton, VP Research, Gartner at the IoTBuild Conference on 13th November at Olympia, London. The conference was examining the technology and potential impact of the evolution of the connected world – the Internet…

Richmond Events Directors Forum
Nov 18th 2020

2017 was the final year the annual Richmond Events Directors’ Forums were held aboard the cruise ship Arcadia sailing out of Southampton. Olwyn Merritt, founder and director of Pure Potential, was invited to join the Directors’ Forum to demonstrate the power of executive coaching to the delegates on board. It…