"our work supports and challenges the individual or team as they develop choices and actions necessary for effective change"
Our approach to working with organisations is bespoke and systemic, recognising that interventions may be targeted and specific to individual leaders and executives, or that you may want to address the change and development involving broader groups and stakeholders.
Within that, our approach to coaching is co-active, involving the ‘active and collaborative participation of both client and coach’* in setting and working towards clear objectives and making change happen. This involves three critical factors:
- that coaching is a relationship of trust – confidential of course – essential to provide the conditions for change and success;
- learning and development is much more effective if the client understands on their own terms the requirements for change;
- coaching is a future-oriented process which needs clear objectives to be truly effective.
Thus, our work with clients supports and challenges the individual or team as they develop their own choices and identify actions necessary for effective change. We create the conditions for that and help develop resources to deal with resistence to change.
Through listening, reflecting, challenging and questioning in an impartial and exploratory way, we explore what’s important for the client, notice what works for them and what gets in the way, and what they can do to perform more effectively in business and life.
We are not counsellors but coaches working in a business context with commercial objectives. Thus, there may be times when we are invited to share skills, ideas and experience which is directly helpful to the client. However, this more mentor-like role is adopted only with specific permission from the client and also if it seems the most effective way to make progress towards the agreed objectives.
If you are interested in an outline of how the one-to-one coaching process works, please click here.
Our team provides an additional range of experience, focus and related personal learning and development, although we all share a common core base of learning and approach to our coaching work.