Introducing Men for Inclusion’s Co-Founder Brian Ballantyne as E2W’s newest coaching partner
Katie.Dix / 22 Feb 2023
Brian Ballantyne is a Co-Founder of Men for Inclusion. He is on the Board of WIDE (Women in Digital Empowerment) Luxembourg, on the Advisory Board of the “Flexpo” flexible working UK conferences, and he is author of Confessions of a Working Father (all proceeds donated to Winston’s Wish, a charity for bereaved children), which encourages more men to lean in at home. Brian has delivered male allyship workshops in Madrid, Berlin and Virginia, as part of his Diversity role at Amazon, and he has also facilitated mental health and wellbeing workshops.
Brian Ballantyne – A Safe and Courageous Space
Brian is currently working towards his executive coaching qualification (ILM level 7) and certification (EMCC). Until Brian becomes certified, he is offering one-to-one coaching free of charge; all he asks in return is feedback on what worked well, and what could have been better, so he can improve. Brian is already coaching Directors and Managers on navigating a new corporate culture, onboarding successfully, moving to a new country, bouncing back after redundancy, and leading complex teams.
Having experienced coaching himself several times over the past decade, Brian deeply believes in the benefits of experiencing a safe (confidential and supportive) and courageous (challenging and exploratory) space, where you can speak your thoughts aloud with a thinking partner, who can share what they notice about your words, body language and energy, support you in exploring options, challenge any limiting beliefs, and hold you accountable on actions to learn and move forward.
Brian Ballantyne has over 20 years’ experience working in European and American tech corporations. He is a co-founder of Men for Inclusion, a UK social enterprise that provides male allyship consultancy and workshops for organisations, he is a board member of Women in Digital Empowerment, a Luxembourg social enterprise that provides coding and entrepreneurship training to women and girls, and he wrote a book Confessions of a Working Father, with stories about his family and childhood, with reflections on the modern workplace, to encourage more men to lean-in as engaged caregivers. Brian is now working towards EMCC certification as an executive coach, and he is already coaching Directors and Heads of Department across Europe and America on e.g. leading teams in an inclusive and flexible way.
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