We have ten years experience of providing one to one support for people in leadership,
Who can benefit?
and management roles. This has been variously called ‘consulting’, ‘support’,
‘external supervision’, ‘coaching’. We have chosen to use the term ‘coaching’,
which has become widely acceptable in
recent years, to cover these different activities.
What is coaching?
Coaching is one to one support for a client. It gives the person structured
time where they can
explore their issues, become more self-aware, gain insights
into their role, and develop their own
unique way of interacting with colleagues
and the workplace.
We take a holistic approach to coaching, which focuses both on the individual and the context in
which they work.
In this respect coaching can lead to organisational change and help achieve
business objectives as well as
promoting individual development and personal effectiveness.
- Anyone in a leadership or executive role, who may want a reflective space away from
to explore, be challenged, see things in a new light and be supported in experimenting with new ways of working.
- Small business entrepreneurs who need a space away from everyday work demands to
take a more objective look at
their business and how they are functioning at work.
- Consultants, trainers, coaches who want a fellow professional to act as a sounding board,
provide feedback on their work, and help them to develop best practice.
- Anyone in transition who would benefit from support in adapting to and finding meaning
in new roles, relationships and situations resulting from major life or work changes.
Our coaching service
We offer short term and long term coaching, usually face-to-face, sometimes supplemented by
telephone contact. Each coaching relationship will be unique and develop over time according to
the client's needs. However there are some common ingredients:
- An initial contract outlines what the client wants from coaching, how frequently they'd like
to meet and other practical details.
- Coaching sessions are usually confidential. If this is not the case both parties agree what
can and cannot be discussed with third parties.
- Each coaching session will vary, depending on clients' overall goals and what they bring to
- The coach uses his or her skills to help clients describe their issues, become aware of their biases, values, beliefs
and assumptions, explore their options, develop strategies for moving forward, and the confidence to put these into practice.
- Regular reviews ensure that clients are getting what they want from coaching, and we
respond flexibly to accommodate changing needs.