In Touch, a global coaching and development network for elite business professionals, has today acquired RTC Leadership and Coaching, one of the country’s leading executive coaching providers.
The acquisition provides In Touch with its first presence in Scotland and another base in London, marking an exciting next stage in the technology firm’s expansion. RTC’s 51-strong team of employees and coaches will support In Touch’s drive to enhance their existing coaching proposition. It will also enable RTC to build a digital leadership proposition to create blended learning opportunities for their existing clients.
Part of the drive behind the buyout is to welcome onboard additional high calibre coaches to In Touch’s existing portfolio, pooling together some of the best coaching professionals in the country. RTC coaches all undergo an 18-month intensive training course to become internationally recognised and accredited as coaching professionals.
Matthew Roberts, CEO at In Touch, said of the acquisition: “We’ve got some incredibly bold ambitions for growth, and part of this is to grow an acclaimed, globally recognised executive education, coaching and mentoring offer. The purchase of RTC is the start of an exciting journey for all of us at In Touch and we’re delighted to welcome the team to the group.
“We want our growing network of professionals to be confident that all our executive coaches are regulated and accredited, unlike many other providers. It’s commonplace in the US for all coaches to be qualified and we want to replicate this in the UK and beyond.
“We’ve set out to revolutionise the executive education and recruitment marketplace through our leading technology platform, in the UK and across the world. It’s a journey that we know RTC will be able to support us on.”
Ros Taylor, CEO of RTC, said: “We’re delighted to become part of the In Touch Group and see this as an amazing opportunity to dramatically expand our first-class provision to other areas of the UK and abroad. Cultural synergy was important for us, so we’re delighted that In Touch’s focus and dedication to providing high-quality executive education to business professionals aligns so well with our company values.
“Our approach to coaching is based on bringing together a person’s goals with the goals of the organisation to create sustainable behaviour change, delivering tangible results and increasing productivity and profitability.
“As In Touch continue their global growth, this is an exciting time to become part of their team and we’re looking forward to the future together.”