Get coaching if you want to change something.
These are just some of the things I can help you with.
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Improve your business performance
Improving business performance is always the primary objective of coaching. But the route to achieving it can be complex and involves enquiry into many areas.
The definition of success is extremely subjective and personal. What would success look like for you and your business? Is it becoming more efficient? Finding new clients? Creating more harmony in your team?
It’s time to be honest. Reflecting upon and properly understanding yourself is incredibly important. Think about what really motivates you. What frustrates you. What drives you.
You’ll put much greater effort into goals that will deliver what is meaningful for you.
A reflective space to hear your own voice
The opportunity to genuinely talk through your own thinking can be hard to find.
Coaching sessions offer a “time out”, a reflective space to hear your own voice. For many people, this is the biggest benefit of coaching.
The cumulative effect of doing this inculcates long term changes, as you develop a new kind of objectivity about yourself.
I create structures for conversations.
These structures allow you to unpick your thoughts and find clear answers to your most pressing problems.
We can all get stuck in a rut. But, standing back to observe yourself objectively can allow you to identify helpful and unhelpful ways of behaving.
Using techniques from REBT* and CBT*, I’ll help you understand and critically, re-learn, how you act in important circumstances.
*Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
You’ll make best use of your time by concentrating on the few areas that really matter, rather than constantly chasing your tail.
I’ll help you to identify what these areas are.
Understand your anxiety
Anxiety is what drives us to change things from how they are now. Perhaps surprisingly, it can be positive as well as negative in how it affects us.
The point is not to avoid anxiety, but to harness it as a useful force that drives ambition, hope and excitement.
“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom” Søren Kierkegaard.
Bring out your own expertise
A key principle of coaching is that you are in a unique position of expertise about your own particular circumstances. I’ll help you to bring this out of yourself, rather than providing boilerplate solutions from my own experiences.
Become a better leader
A leader is someone who other people follow. But there are many different styles of leadership. Together, we’ll work to identify those that will be most effective for you, your personality and your team.
Plan, monitor and evaluate
Your coaching will involve making practical plans for improvement and implementing them.
We’ll work through these tasks methodically together, and I can keep on your shoulder to make sure that you get them done.
All coaching conversations are confidential. We’ll be able to talk freely and openly.
And you can expect a high level of trust and empathy.
Personality type assessment
Psychometric assessment is a transparent and simple way to help you understand your own personality, including the ways in which you’re different and similar to other people around you.
It’s particularly useful when colleagues or teams go through this process together.
I use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
I manage and facilitate strategy days or other times when a team needs to work their way through difficult problems to find a consensus.
I can also arrange a venue at discounted rates to help the day go smoothly and without the distraction of your normal working environment.