Executive Coaching
Coaching is about helping people learn, improve, develop and change. It's also about helping individuals and teams fulfill their potential.

Because it's a tailored process, it is usually the best solution to support busy leaders in their personal and leadership development. It should be developmentally focused and not used for remedial purposes. It follows therefore that it works best when the executive client really has a genuine coaching agenda to work on. I pay particular attention to helping my clients identify the most powerful agenda they can bring to their coaching.

As a guideline I believe coaching's greatest value is when it's focused around the following:

  • The key behaviours that will make the biggest positive difference to your leadership effectiveness - these both include how you relate to and affect others and how you treat yourself
  • A supportive, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore important current and historical themes and issues
  • A challenging sounding board to raise awareness, promote clarity of thinking and turn this into effective decision-making and action
  • A place to explore your purpose and how it connects to your leadership

During coaching sessions it's not the job of the coach to provide solutions - that is the realm of 'consultant as expert'. Instead, the coach facilitates you to discover your own perspectives through heightened awareness and new insights.

Ultimately, the goal of coaching goes well beyond solving today's problems. It's about growing bigger people, capable of inspirational, resonant and sustainable leadership, who recognise the need to renew and sustain themselves whilst also nurturing, growing and inspiring others.