- About Us
We coach Business Owners, Chairs, MDs, Board Members, Directors and Managers. We don’t specialise in personal life coaching (e.g. weight loss, decluttering). However, we do work with the whole person (stress levels, work-life balance, personal goals, self-confidence) where important to do so. We have an individual approach for each person. The core structure is familiar:
This pattern repeats until you have made the changes you wish to make. Coaching programmes are built specifically for the coachee. We have a number of formal and less formal methods that include:
I have a particular process and set of questions which helps us get to know each other, so we can talk openly, without fear of judgment and, where necessary, where you explain patterns that are not working for you.
Goals focus us – increase our motivation and streamline our effort. A major part of coaching is setting goals. What are your unmet ambitions? What false or hollow goals have you been pursuing that no longer serve you? We use a variety of Neuro Linguistic processes to articulate goals in a way that makes it much more likely you will achieve them.
(self, family, board, boss, colleagues, employees, shareholders, customers). What do those whose lives you contribute to want and need of you? To what extent are we meeting their needs? What conflicts and dilemmas does this provoke or create? Where are you in all of this? Are you meeting your needs? It’s essential if you are going to maintain motivation and momentum.
If appropriate, we conduct some 360 degree feedback either by phone, face to face or electronically. We have a variety of tools for doing this.
What resources and capabilities do you need to achieve your goals? Which do you have and which not? What can you do to develop or find the skills you need?
A major part of coaching is about giving time to the things you want to achieve. A major reason people want coaching is because they are overloaded and they want to get clear about their priorities and their time allocation. We use two principal methods to achieve this with you. They range from tweaking to a complete reorganisation of working methods. Most importantly, we work on what it is that drives your allocation – the external and the internal factors – and how best to balance them.
Sometimes, to make big changes, difficult decisions need to be taken. I can help you weigh them up and decide what to do. Examples include succession planning, sale or purchase of a business, promotions, restructuring, new product introductions or product deletions.
I regularly work with individuals and teams to help them clarify business and performance objectives and then help them put in place a plan to meet them. For example, I recently worked with a small team whose commercial performance was lagging behind competitors. With my assistance, they developed a new marketing and sales plan, a visible monitoring system and set new weekly targets and start-the-week meetings to get people roused and ready for action.
To take action, your desire for the result must be greater than your fear of failure. Coaching helps you clarify your motivations – what’s really important to you. It helps you to connect to that source of power. In doing so, your goals will become much more achievable. I use a variety of NLP methods to work on this aspect.