Coaching

Coaching

Sceptical about coaching and the benefit it can really deliver? So was I…

Then I stalked Carol Kauffman (Founder/Executive Director, Institute of Coaching Harvard Medical School McLean Hospital) which led to me meeting Anne Scoular (MD Meyler Campbell) and her great team. Now part of the Meyler Campbell alumni, I know exactly what it can do but also know the profession of coaching is broad and we aren’t all the same.

The right chemistry match is absolutely key to the success of a coaching experience. Without it, the trust required for optimal executive performance will not develop.

Coaching individuals

Individual

Coaching is something you can invest in yourself. No-one needs to know about it, it doesn’t have to be done in conjunction with your employer; in fact many people choose coaching sessions so they can find a new employer. You might just be at the stage where you need to change things for you; dealing with complex work situations, career prospects, a better chance at progression, as the annoying advert says; because you are worth it!

Coaching businesses

Business

Business coaching can be individual, pairs or groups, totally dependent on what you want to achieve and why. My areas of expertise include Change Management, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, PLM and Fan Culture. Coaching is a great co-creation method, it enables business to use the external eyes and expertise of a consultant with the brief of ensuring that the coachees own the agenda, change comes through experience and knowledge transfer happens. It is a balance of non-directive and directive coaching that delivers results with speed.

Coaching executives

Executive

Whether it’s developing high potentials, facilitating transition, acting as a sounding board or addressing derailing behaviour, my speciality is working with Executives that are highly motivated to change and young leaders working in the big developing economies. It’s a brilliant sign of commitment for the employer to invest in Executive Coaching; it underpins a continuous learning culture right from the top.

Coaching programmes

I want to inspire you with some creative coaching programmes, things you may not have thought about in a coaching context.

Your Time, Your Choice

Your Time, Your Choice

The most traditional coaching session, you have something you need to do or need to change and you think that if we work on it together your results will be better and faster. You will be right. Why? A fresh perspective is priceless and our combined experience and skills; probably amazing!

The Honest Moment

The Honest Moment

Bad habits, blind spots, not getting on with people, delivering below what you know you can do but don’t know why? Let’s have an honest moment, value your experience, and use pattern recognition wisely. Why? So you know the difference between fact and fantasy and can be more successful.

The Networked Age vs The Industrial Age

The Networked Age vs The Industrial Age

Many businesses are built on the same model that businesses in the industrial age flourished on, but 21st Century modifications and technology make things a bit harder to work with than they need to be. Why? Unpack it before it strangles you and your business.

Turning Workplaces Into Fanbases

Turning Workplaces Into Fanbases

The corporate world can learn a lot from fan psychology and it taps into some fundamental workplace processes (reward and recognition, communication strategy, induction programmes, general employee engagement). Why? A workforce of fans is surely a no-brainer.

PLM Made Simple

PLM Made Simple

PLM is one of the most frustrating and complex programmes to deliver. Coaching your leaders through PLM cuts through the noise; at an individual and group level coaching dissects what’s going on and challenges what is and isn’t working. Why? Integrated PLM isn’t simple.

Stories I’ve been telling

What happens when you aren’t in the majority?

June 24th 2016 will go down in history as the day when slightly over half the UK population voted to leave the European Union in a misguided attempt to take back what the Brexiters sold them as some sort of Holy Grail of Soverignty and Control. The other (almost) half, were not fooled. Europe will be divided, the UK already is. What can we do to work towards a more integrated world? 

Don’t whip up hatred or division

The recent murder of Jo Cox and the divisions that the Brexiters and the Remainers are creating are bringing about a nastiness I didn't think was possible in our society and it's making me very sad.

Victoria Turnbull, UpRising

For the last few years I have volunteered my time to help UpRising, (an organisation that gives young people free access to leadership courses), lending my expertise to inspire the next generation of leaders. Victoria Turnbull is UpRising's North Regional Programme Manager.

Try and be Forever Curious

How many times do we make a decision based on nothing but our better judgement? We assume we'll hate a certain place, film or that dish of squid in its ink as it looks so awful! And yet, when we let our curiousity win, we can be pleasantly surprised! 

“I feel that the coaching has allowed me to step up in my role and really make the difference.”
Annette Saunders – Head of HR, The Design Council

Annette Saunders – Head of HR, The Design Council

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There are a lot of psychological factors that come into play when delivering change; trust, confidence and the most basic but most important; can we work together? Does that chemistry exist between us to deliver what you need? There is only one way to find out.

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