EMCC Global Provider Summit

15-19th November 2021


EMCC Global Provider Summit

15-19th November 2021


Paul Crick

Paul Crick - The Elevate Partnership Limited: GRACE Under Pressure - A ‘How To’ Model for Leading In Crisis.

Session on 19 November 2021 12:00 UTC - View on timetable


The session introduces the GRACE Framework which is a framework that offers a circular and open path for leaders to embrace the ‘how to’ of leading themselves and working with others in interdependent leadership practice to achieve a common goal. If we ask people who claim to lead to describe exactly how they do their own version of leading, clear and meaningful answers are all too rare. Given the significant disconnect between the amount invested annually in leadership development and the results we see around us, there is a compelling and, arguably urgent, need to change. I am proposing the GRACE Framework as a way to close the gap and to improve the quality of the relationship we have with ourselves individually and collectively, the cornerstone of leading self and others within organisations. The GRACE Framework connects the dots from multiple scientific disciplines and employs a number of different lenses to provide a blended and non-directed approach to develop how we lead ourselves and practice leadership. The GRACE Framework looks at the inner processes that create outward expressions of behaviour and points to a variety of ways for leaders to cultivate and develop their inner capabilities to lead more effectively and at their next level. The goal of the session is to begin to gather feedback and solicit suggestions for developing evidence to support and underpin the framework as a reliable and valid approach and toolset to move leadership practice forwards. This work is the focus of developing a future case for accreditation at Master Coach level in the coming years.

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Paul Crick is the Founder and Managing Partner of his own leadership development consultancy, The Elevate Partnership. He is an EMCC Global accredited coach (senior practitioner) and serves in a voluntary capacity as Professional Development Director for EMCC, UK.

Paul has been a management consultant, coach, educator, facilitator and trainer for over 20 years working across the world with private, public and voluntary organisations for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, CapGemini and IBM.

Paul previously co-led IBM’s Global Coaching Community of Practice of 4,000 coaches across 80 countries and served as an Executive Coach in IBM’s Professional Coaching Service.

He has taught and coached leaders individually and in groups, both inside and outside IBM, across 22 countries up to and including C-Level Executives.

Paul lives happily in the middle of nowhere in the UK nestled in nature with his wife, Tina, their dogs (Jock and Maisie) and horse (Penny) indulging his passion for Aikido and writing music.