Coaching is a dynamic activity, enabling learning, and leading to a difference of performance.
The fact that you want to be coached and supported suggests that you want to be the best. I want to help you be the best. Let me know how together we can work to make that happen for you. I have coached staff at the most senior level (Permanent Secretary in the public sector / Chief Executive in the private sector) as well as at middle management and junior management / support levels. Regardless of your current position, I would like to help you become more effective. Why not go to the 'e-mail me NOW!' page, state your request in the panel, and we can discuss the best approach? I look forward to hearing from you!
Perhaps you have a specific goal in mind where coaching might help... about to apply for a new job? taking on a new responsibility? finding yourself in an area of work where additional external support might be useful? On the other hand, you may not have a particular short-term focus in mind right now, but you would value some professional support as you consider your own personal development.
HOW COACHING WORKS...
In the first instance, I can meet you for an introductory session at no charge and with no obligation. It is essential that any coaching relationship must work, so a conducive rapport needs to be built between the coach and coachee. If we both feel that our relationship might help, then we can arrange a series of meetings as appropriate at a competitive cost. The coaching sessions can take place at mutually convenient times, and at a suitable location. At any one time, I deliberately limit the number of coachees, in order to focus on individual needs and requirements.
A STRUCTURED COACHING PROCESS...
There are a number of different coaching models available. The highly acclaimed GROW model might work for you...
But whatever coaching model you prefer, the main stages include:
1. Building rapport and trust to a point - gaining commitment from a coach, possibly through a contract;
2. Getting to know ourselves better - analysing our competences, strengths, weaknesses, and challenges aided by a coach;
3. Agreeing a series of objectives - agreed with a coach, these are intended to help move from the vulnerable to contented state;
4. Working through a series of relevant exercises and studies, and discussing what is preventing us from being more successful - usually over a period of agreed one-to-one sessions with the coach (either face-to-face or by telephone);
5. Action planning - aiming to ensure that the learning is applied and practised with support from a coach.
For more information, contact Stephen on 07720 433 392 or go to the 'e-mail me NOW!' page.