Coaching is the key developmental tool used for:
- raising awareness
- unlocking potential and
- enhancing performance in individuals and organisations
We offer a range of Coaching services from 1-2-1 interventions to Coaching Skills Development programmes, which embrace the latest research into neuroscience, positive psychology and Emotional Intelligence.
"Coaching is taken for granted in the world of sport where individuals and teams have a coach to provide motivation, enhance skills and refine performance. Ultimately coaching aims to bring out the best in an individual to enable the team to work better as a whole. The same can be said of business and it's leaders..." (IoD, 2013).
We create safe spaces for leaders and managers to explore issues, behaviours and competencies, within a personal or organisational context. All our Executive Coaches are EMCC, ICF or ILM qualified. They receive regular CPD and supervision and are bound by the ethical codes of practice of the relevant membership body. Not all Coaches are the same.
Topics for Coaching are many and varied. Here are just a few: Resilience, Well-being, Performance issues (sales targets, business metrics), Leadership (c-suite or business owner, letting go, transition, presence, authenticity), Strategy and Vision, Management (delegation, difficult conversations, preparing for a presentation), Emotional Intelligence and Confidence building.
We provide the following Coaching services, either as part of a leadership or management development programme, or as a stand alone Coaching intervention. A typical Coaching programme lasts between four and six sessions.
Our work with c-suite leaders and business owners addresses the full range of subjects that can impact upon leadership effectiveness. Executives often find that a Coach is the only person who will challenge and support them in a non-judgemental way. Our work with leaders covers areas such as: resilience and well-being; systems intelligence (and systems blindness); developing leadership presence and talent development and team working.
Did you know that 40% of leaders in transition underperform in the first 18 months of their role and direct reports of transitioning leaders underperform their peers by as much as 18%?
The first 100 days in a new role are vital. We work with people who are transitioning to new positions, companies or sectors, enabling them to ease into the transition by establishing clear boundaries, expectations and values. We focus on how the ‘system’ – the organisational context – will be changed by the new leader.
- What new behaviours and ways of working do the existing team need to embrace to ensure the transition is a success?
- What has to be let go of?
- What do the existing board need?
- What could get in the way, or sabotage the transition?
STRENGTH BASED COACHING
Working with strengths has been shown to bring many organisational and individual benefits. We use approaches from positive psychology and appreciative inquiry to increase energy levels and develop confidence by enabling the Coachee to discover and focus on their strengths. This produces a powerful mindset shift that can bring long lasting holistic benefits.
Team Coaching is a powerful method of facilitation that enables and empowers the team to question, challenge and set goals on a wide range of issues. With a Coaching approach, the team ‘owns’ the agenda and outcomes. Topics can include: strategy, vision, delegation, effective team work, succession planning and communication.
Emotional Intelligence Coaching
When it is appropriate, we use the EQi2.0 profiling tool with leaders, senior managers and teams, as a means of raising awareness, addressing deep issues and facilitating movement towards individual and shared goals. This can be a one-off debrief session, or a programme of behavioural development over six sessions. The EQi2.0 is a scientifically valid (reliable and verifiable) tool developed by Dr Reuven Bar-On, one of the early proponents of emotional intelligence. Participants answer 133 questions online, and a sophisticated and detailed report is produced allowing a qualified practitioner (often a Coach, but not always) to enter into a discussion with the individual.
Coastal and Countryside Coaching
For people who want a transformative outdoor experience to free their thinking, we offer fully immersive two hour, half-day and full-day sessions for individuals and teams utilising stunning outdoor settings. We find that the environmental context and the physicality of movement aids a shift in thinking and mindset that the Coachee can take with them back to more familiar surroundings.