John Stopford was one of Meyler Campbell’s most esteemed community members. John was a dedicated teacher and a joyful learner right up until his untimely death in 2011. On that sad occasion one colleague said the learning and coaching community had lost its exemplar - the only one who mastered the complete range from full-power strategic advice, right through to “truly listening to the tiniest whisper of what the client wanted inside.” In offering this scholarship Meyler Campbell continues to honour John’s memory by offering a valuable learning opportunity to someone who might not otherwise have access to it. The aims of the scholarship programme are to develop great coaches and grow coaching capability in the charity sector while also building greater sector diversity and understanding within the Meyler Campbell community.
Meet our 2018-2019 John Stopford Scholarship winners, Tunde Banjoko and Chris Askew.