Why we all need Coaching
Just as successful athletes move from group training to individual coaching as their abilities grow, so executives learn more quickly through individual attention that is designed around specific learning needs at key career points.
In addition many of the tools and techniques of professional coaching are scientifically proven to reduce stress. Improving resilience through coaching helps us to be more creative, manage change effectively and be more productive, all of which are critical right now.
Coaching is a lifelong investment in your teams, your colleagues and yourself all of which pay off in real terms and larger organisational gains.
It is more critical than ever to
- Support your people
- Lead with purpose and meaning
- Retain and develop top talent
Effective coaching continues to rise in demand, as part of development training initiatives as well as individual development. Coaching is not just limited to higher level executives as everyone wins when individuals can access higher levels of potential and performance. Coaching is recognised as one of the most effective professional development interventions for the individual. We can provide executive coaching on almost any business-related topic, including:
- Career progression and realising potential
- First 100 days in a new role
- Leading a team or project
- Dealing effectively with difficult decisions
- Improving confidence, “gravitas” and personal impact
- Presentation/public speaking/boardroom skills
- Managing business relationships
- Work-life balance.
Your coaching programme is designed around your specific needs but is based on key principles:
- Clear contracting on what the individual and organisation is wanting to achieve from a coaching assignment and agreeing measures of progress.
- An acceptance by the client that change requires persistence, as developing new habits that are hardwired into the brain needs repeated practice.
- That the coach is responsible for finding ways of addressing issues that work with the style of the individual and helps build their confidence in doing things differently.
- Regular progress review
- Sustaining change so that new habits continue when the coaching ends.
The coaching relationship can be face to face and is also highly effective using video. This virtual approach can support the needs of large and distributed organisations, especially those with international operations as well as being flexible and accessible to smaller clients.
Registered member of ‘The Institute of Leadership & Management’ and the ‘International Coach Federation’ and Mental Health First Aider (MHFA Aider)
Registered coach with the NHS Kent, Surrey and Sussex Leadership Academy Coaching Hub.