Coaching Provision in the Technology and Innovation Sector

Annovista has extensive experience in coaching within a wide range of organisations to support professional and personal development. We were delighted to be invited by 20 Degrees Consulting Ltd to get involved in a project commissioned by the British Council, in association with the South African Technology Innovation Agency.

A delegation of South African technology transfer and innovation interns were invited to participate in a study tour of Wales. Coaching formed a key part of this programme. Coaching sessions were provided prior to, during and upon returning to South Africa. The coaching sessions enabled the interns to identify, commit to and embed changes to the way technology transfer is undertaken in South Africa.

Miles Huckle, Director, Annovista Ltd, commented:

“It was a real privilege to work with such talented, interesting and very likable people. The coaching programme was really fulfilling for us, and the interns seemed to relish the opportunity to undertake what was, for some, a novel approach to personal and professional development”.

Dr Alun Hughes, Director, 20 Degrees Consulting Ltd, commented:

“We’ve been working with South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency to develop the innovation and commercial capabilities of a group of their interns. As part of this, we put together a programme of developmental visits to relevant organisations in Wales. Annovista was brought in to embed the learning through a series of coaching sessions with each of the interns. Feedback from the interns has been excellent. Not only did it help to embed learning, the sessions enabled people to think through wider issues in their professional lives and explore solutions.”