Networking 6: Discussion
Facilitators: David Lane & Ivan Yong

David Lane is Director and co-founder of the Professional Development Foundation, which has for forty years pioneered work-based professional development. As well as contributing to research and the professional development of coaching Professor Lane has coached in a wide range of organisations including major consultancies, multinationals, and public sector and government bodies. He also pioneered the international development of work based masters and doctorate degrees for experienced coaches in South Africa, New York and London. He has published widely on coaching. He co-created the International Centre for the Study of Coaching at Middlesex. Publishing widely in coaching – education – counselling and management he has also developed the field of supervision within professional bodies.

Ivan Yong is an organizational psychologist, angel investor, sales coach and mentor. He is a frequent speaker on startup culture, disruptive innovation for corporate organization and sales strategy for growth. Ivan is passionate about social justice for his pro bono work, initiated various global social responsibility programs with the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and is an official mentor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for the past 10 years. Last but not least, he authored the book, “Department of Startup : Why Every Fortune 500 Should Have One’, a holistic approach to the inception of a culture of innovation within corporates.

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