Helping them do things differently - Boo Coaching and Consulting share their Investors in People story
Boo Coaching & Consulting is a small business based in Bolton, providing executive coaching and leadership development services through a network of associates, specialists and executive coaches as well as outsourced professional business support.
From very early on, Boo knew they wanted to do things differently and felt Investors in People could help. As Becci Martin, Director of Coaching explains:
“We wanted to be a people-centric organisation - investing, encouraging and developing our staff and associates to help support the business.
“In a nutshell, we wanted Investors in People to help us achieve and recognise the best possible business practices and structure for our organisation, whilst appreciating our uniqueness and people-centred values.
“We felt that IIP was a great fit and the more we looked into the Standard, the clearer it was that it made great business sense.”
Since then, Boo have gone on to achieve Investors in People Gold and the Health and Wellbeing Award, finding their IIP journey a positive and fulfilling experience – offering insights that have supported further growth and improved performance.
“We have worked so hard on being a values based, people-centric organisation and knowing through IIP feedback that our people and associates are fully bought into those values is really rewarding” adds Becci.
“Achieving IIP Gold and the Health and Wellbeing Award is fantastic recognition of that and spurs us on. Overall the entire process has allowed us huge insight, helping us to better understand what makes Boo the organisation it is.”
Boo believe they now have the valuable opportunity to continually learn about their organisation and achieve best practice.
“Our experience has shown that Investors in People and the assessments are not a paper exercise – rather they are great way of assessing your business practices and it’s an ideal way to benchmark against others.”
To find out more about their story, visit the Investors in People website here to download Boo’s case study in full.
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