Executive and Life Coaching
It’s reasonable to want life – at work and elsewhere – to feel rich and rewarding.
But sometimes things can get a bit stale or stuck. You may feel you could be more effective in your current work role, or that you’re ready to progress to a new one. Perhaps you want to develop better relationships with others. Or maybe you want to handle the pressures of life at work or at home with more ease.
We can help you explore what might need to change and how – to ensure your work and life feels truly fulfilling.
We’ll support you to discover and fine-tune your true values and capacities; and to break through whatever’s stopping you from acting fully on them. Our distinctive coaching approach – incorporating mindfulness techniques to build greater awareness – ensures the full spectrum of your experience is included: your head and heart; and your mind and body. Where appropriate, the coaching can be structured around the book The ABC Guide to Mindfulness.
Our coaching process
Step 1. Exploring and scoping: a complimentary ‘chemistry and discovery’ session (often online). If we agree we’re a good coaching fit, we’ll agree number, duration and timescales for the coaching assignment (typically at least six sessions over 6 months or more). With executive coaching, we can also have a three-way scoping meeting with the coachee(s) and coaching sponsor to agree aims, feedback and reporting processes, and other existing ‘data’ to be used in the coaching - e.g. performance appraisals, psychometric assessments etc. We can also conduct 360° feedback interviews before the coaching begins.
Step 2 – Coaching for insight and change: Throughout the whole coaching process, we’ll focus totally on enabling you to get from where you are now to where you want to be. We’ll listen carefully, reflect back what we hear, and ask questions to go deeper. We’ll encourage and challenge you to overcome obstacles and take action.
Step 3 – Review: Throughout the coaching process, we’ll check in with you to see if the coaching sessions are working for you, and what changes to the process you might want to make. At the end of the coaching assignment, we will capture the key insights, progress achieved and next steps to implement further desired change. With Executive Coaching we will agree together exactly what is communicated with whom.
Executive Coaching – typical themes
When coaching happens in a workplace context – particularly in leadership and management roles – common themes and topics include:
Developing as a leader and finding one’s unique leadership strengths and style
Becoming more effective in one’s current role
Effective communication and teamwork
Preparing for a new role – especially when moving into senior management and leadership
Self-management and work-life balance – in the context of common workplace challenges
Workload management – time management, prioritising etc.
Contact us to arrange a free 30 min Zoom ‘chemistry’ session