A Journey of Self-Discovery and Achievement
The Nyasa Partnership Limited provides coaching, mentoring, or training to everyone wishing to make a change to their lives. As winner of the Influential Businesswomen of 2017 award, we profiled the remarkable work of the expert in coaching, mentoring and training, Barbara Cormack.
Coaching, mentoring or training – which one is right for you or the individual members of your leadership team and staff in your organisation? After over 25 years in the corporate world, Barbara founded The Nyasa Partnership Limited in 2000 to allow her to support people – individually or within an organisation – to succeed in their own personal, professional, and/or business development.
Born in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) during the Federation; at a young age her parents moved to Nyasaland (Malaŵi) where she grew up. Her career started in the more traditional role of auditing and accounting. After reaching her goal to work in the City of London (where she was a financial analyst), Barbara changed careers and spent many years working as a financial software specialist in the IT world, giving her the opportunity to travel extensively as part of her work.
At the beginning of this century, another career change saw Barbara qualifying as a coach. Starting her own company allows Barbara to use all her knowledge and personally gained experience – to support her clients using her coaching or mentoring – or to work with them to gain their own knowledge through one of her training courses.
Barbara’s passion in life is to ensure that her clients, colleagues, family, and friends become the best they can in all aspects of their lives. For this reason, The Nyasa Partnership Limited’s mission is to take each person through their own wonderful journey of selfdiscovery and achievement.
Coaching is not a therapy, counselling, psychotherapy or mentoring. A coach is a trained professional, who can help you draw out, learn and develop those abilities that have been dormant for too long. A coach will ask just the right questions, providing challenges and support, to assist each person in a variety of ways.
Coaching – is a wonderful journey of self-discovery and achievement! In 2005, a student Barbara was working with highlighted to her how much information she has and asked how she could share it with not only her, but also with others. It was enlightening and highlighted to Barbara how much information each person collects as they progress through their own lives and careers. This question highlighted to Barbara that she had reduced her support opportunities to her clients; she introduced mentoring and training as alternative support opportunities. Unlike coaching, mentoring allows the mentor to use their own knowledge and personally gained experience to help the clients.
Mentoring – is a wonderful journey of suggestion, guidance, self-discovery and achievement! Barbara also works with all her clients, students and colleagues to demonstrate to them the value of their past personally gained experiences. Barbara works with her knowledge of coaching and mentoring skills to help each person understand how they can communicate more productively in their personal, professional, and business lives.
Training – is a wonderful journey of learning, through shared information, guidance, self-discovery and achievement! Barbara’s passion in life is to ensure that her clients, colleagues, family, and friends become the best they can in all aspects of their lives. For this reason, The Nyasa Partnership Limited’s mission is to take each person through their own wonderful journey of selfdiscovery and achievement.
Moving forward, Barbara’s plan is to continue to provide the very highest possible quality of service to her clients in an ever-changing market. The Nyasa Partnership Limited is a business which works on an international basis.
Influential Businesswomen 2017 Awards For Barbara, to be selected as part of the Influential Businesswomen 2017 Awards, she believes that as someone who is passionate about influencing the professional and personal development of everyone, being chosen highlights the success of what the firm does. For Barbara, it is such a special and privileged place to be in everyone’s life, so to be recognised for the firm’s achievements is extremely rewarding.
Future challenges Everything the firm does is confidential, unless a client allows them to release such information, confidentiality is retained. The firm’s challenge is that sometimes clients come to coaching, because they have been told to and not because they want to. Barbara believes that change will only happen if the client has made that personal selection.
Barbara’s innovative work comes from listening to her clients, from their aspect of their world, allowing her intuition to guide her; and through this she often creates ground-breaking and newly designed strategies for her clients.
Barbara will continue to work with a select range of clients, by providing them with the right service and to help them achieve in every area of their life. Looking at the state of the world today, Barbara thinks it would be good to see positive appreciation for what each person can provide and be accepted. In her view, it’s easy to be exclusive rather than inclusive, a lot of the problems in the world would disappear if we could positively accept each person for who they are and what they are capable of, rather than being critical and disliking Barbara concludes.
Company: The Nyasa Partnership Limited
Name: Barbara Cormack CIAC, AFC, AFM
Email: [email protected]
Web Address: www.nyasa.biz
Address: PO Box 582 Chatham, ME4 9BY UK