Co=Gen Catalysts

-Personal and Leadership Development for Millennials+

Catalyst  “… an external agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.”

Coaching Power

“Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.”  Pete Carroll, American football coach

Sir Steve Hansen was a good rugby coach. He wasn’t an All Black. Beauden Barrett is a great rugby player. He isn’t a coach. The main difference is their age, their experience and their roles. The All Blacks have long benefitted from coaches with knowledge, experience and good people skills.

Soft skills such as strong social and collaborative attributes come with age and experience. These skills need to be developed earlier in younger generations, especially Millennials – our emerging leaders.

It takes hard practice to master soft skills such as team working, project leading, problem solving and handling conflict.  The on-going series of Co=Gen modules provides spaced learning opportunities with coaching input and feedback.

Harnessing the energy of those they coach is what all great sport coaches do, as exemplified by 2019 Netball World Cup winning coach Dame Noeline Taurua. This is also what Silververve coaches do working with Millennials on important stuff they didn’t learn in the education system. More on Programme

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Harnessing natural energy        Photo: Andy Lukey   

Keeping Millennials on board
Constant, gentle pressure is my preferred technique for leadership, guidance, and coaching. Danny Meyer 

On Board   Photo: Andy Lukey

If organizations don’t invest in them, valuable members of this age group will leave prematurely.

A recent LinkedIn study showed, however, that 94% of them would stay longer if  employers invested in their career development.

Harnessing their energy and skills is a win/win.

On Board   Photo: Andy Lukey

Natural Synergy
There is a natural synergy between Silvers and Millennials similar to that between grandparents and grandchildren.

The younger group brings fresh energy, familiarity with handling data and information and lots of challenging questions. The older group brings knowledge, matured by experience, plus an understanding of leadership and the power of soft skills.  They also have established networks and useful contacts.

Engaging positively with rising generations is vital – they are the future of our organizations and our country. The Co=Gen coaching programme offers timely opportunities for emerging leaders to contribute more value to organisations while enhancing their own lives.  Registration Options


Learning and Progressing

“Deloitte notes that amongst millennials, the ability to learn and progress is now the principal driver of a company’s employment brand. And we’re not walking the talk so well; Deloitte notes 42% of millennials say they’re likely to leave because they’re not learning fast enough.”    Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2017

Millennials are well established in the world of work, but their career expectations are challenging the norms.  Currently aged 21-39 they will make up 75% of the world’s working population by 2025.

In a world awash with digital data, coaches are more important than ever as knowledge navigators .

Millennials often have to go it alone. They don’t have some of the personal and leadership development opportunities such as service clubs and church youth groups, which provided older generations with personal and leadership development opportunities and community values.

The ability to engage with Millennial colleagues is critical to fostering an adaptive and innovative culture. In order to recruit, retrain and retain them, Millennials need to be offered timely support. More on integrated support

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Personalised Learning
“Employees want more control over what they learn, when and how…Personalised learning engages individuals beyond what can usually be achieved in conventional environments, such as classrooms or group training, and gives employees and companies the opportunity to target specific capability gaps.”   Katrina Watt

Without buy-in across all management levels companies will miss out on the productivity gains that personalised learning can provide.

1984 research by educational psychologist, Benjamin Bloom, found that students who received personalised instruction outperformed 98% of those who did not. Bloom challenged the academic community to replicate, at scale, the effectiveness of personalised learning. This call was unmet – until quite recently.

Personalised learning is now not only widespread in schools, but in organizations large and small. ATD Research says that today 83% of organizations globally offer some form of personalised learning.  Through technology, the opportunity to learn anywhere, anytime and at any speed has never been easier via advanced learning technologies.

Co=Gen provides a powerful mix of  on song online training and coaching, balancing reflection and action. Working on real-time new personal and work goals anchors the programme in the new realities of a fast changing world.  Registration Options