More and more businesses are realising the value of Coaching, and for good reason; it is one of the most cost-effective and speediest ways to attain real behavioural change and get results.
Coaching in business has grown rapidly and research conducted in 2009 by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) highlighted that it is the most effective talent management activity used by organisations.
We love this sporting analogy …
"When looking to enhance knowledge and ability, even the most elite and talented athletes need a coach, someone who will help them analyse their performance and set goals for what they want to achieve in the future, and direction in achieving those goals. Business is no different."
(Rebecca Spicer, "The Coaching Drill", Dynamic Business, July 2007)
COACHING AIMS MAY INCLUDE:
Offer an objective and independent sounding board to senior leaders
Explore vision, values and purpose both on a professional and personal level
Build capacity and confidence and therefore enable inspirational, innovative and empowering leadership
Build resilience to manage emotions, stress, change, conflict and crisis
Stimulate creative, pro-active problem-solving
Enhance personal impact and performance
Accelerate the personal development of individuals defined as high potential
Develop self-awareness and reveal blind spots
Challenge thinking and assumptions
Provide tools and techniques for managing people and situations
Setting, measuring & outperforming strategic goals
We deliver coaching sessions either face to face, via telephone, skype or a mixture of all three. As with all of our services, coaching assignments are tailored to meet your needs and, so, the exact shape and flow of every coaching assignment is different but all are based on the following key principles:
Understand Basic Requirements
Initially we aim to get a high level understanding of your needs and objectives to ensure we match you with an appropriate coach.
A short introductory meeting
We offer a free 30 minute introductory meeting to ensure that there is a working chemistry between the individual and the coach and we also seek to understand the needs in more detail.
Defining the individual’s coaching objectives
At this initial ‘contracting session’ we help you to establish goals and success measures for the program and agree the duration and structure.
Bespoke support and structure
After the preliminary steps above, a robust programme of coaching sessions gets underway. If not completed at an earlier stage, psychometrics may be administered at the first session. Goals and actions for the interim periods are agreed.
Ongoing Support and Review
Each session reviews the progress that has been made since the last session. We devise realistic and effective strategies for action to ensure continued change. We also offer telephone and e-mail support between sessions
At the end of the Coaching Plan we undertake a ‘Programme Review’, where we measure and discuss the outcomes and personal achievements. An ROI report will be prepared for the client.
Types of Assessments
Our most widely-used assessments include:
High Performance Indicator
GIA (measures fluid intelligence)
Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument
Sales Capability Indicator
Leadership Judgement Indicator
The use of the most appropriate psychometric or assessment leads to valuable insights of the coachee and enables us to capture their strengths and development areas and build these into their coaching programme. This approach contributes to the success and impact of the coaching and,maximises the effectiveness of the investment.
Typically, we may use them to open up areas for discussion with the coachee and/or to provide structure to their coaching programme. We may also use them as a source of data on the coachee and it is often valuable as a data source for the coachee to take away with them and reflect on.
We offer an initial 30-minute session free of charge.
The aim of the free session is to give you a taste of coaching and a feel for how we can work with you and help you towards achieving your goals.
There is no obligation to commit to further sessions.
If you would like to make a free 30-minute coaching session appointment, please do get in touch.