Coaching & Learning

Leadership Coaching

Everybody needs a coach. Elite sports people and performers understand that. It would be unthinkable to try and be successful in those worlds without a coach by your side. But the truth is, there has often been a misplaced reluctance amongst business leaders to be open to Coaching. They have been successful after all, so why do they need to change? The good news is, that is changing.
The world’s highest performing organisations now see Leadership Coaching, and the culture of personal development that it helps create, as an essential tool for their continued success. Not just in elevating the performance of the Leadership, but also in attracting, engaging and retaining the talent that is critical to their success. They understand that in a world in a continuous state of change, leadership is always a work in progress. To transform and grow their organisations, they first need to transform and grow their leaders.

Our Executive Coaches ask the questions that provide the fresh perspectives that unlock positive change and open up opportunities for personal development and growth. They help leaders see themselves as others see them and develop the self-awareness and empathy that are a critical requirement and expectation of today’s leaders.

With our diverse pool of coaches we can provide tailored expertise to best fit your organisation and by offering flexibility of content, timing, location and outcomes, we can meet all the individual requirements of your Leaders. We will help them develop the skills to have better conversations with peers and team members and improve their personal and collective decision-making capability. They will develop their abilities to resolve conflict, steer through adversity and set direction and, importantly, they will learn how to Coach their teams to further amplify their impact.

FAQs

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Should I train my managers to have 'Coaching Conversations'?

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We are strong advocates of embedding a coaching culture across an organisation. Managers who are confident and capable of having regular coaching conversations with their teams drive progress, encourage internal mobility and promote an open and positive environment for the entire workforce.  Although it can take time to invest in, build and embed leadership coaching capability, the increase in trust and commercial benefits to the organisation can be dramatic and long-lasting.
 

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What is Workplace Coaching for leaders?

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Although there are many things that you can do to support your employees in the workplace, one of the most powerful and impactful options is to develop a coaching culture. 

To truly thrive, a strong culture of personal development supported by high-quality coaching helps to enhance performance, overcome barriers and accelerate skills development. This is what workplace coaching delivers. 

Workplace coaching programmes consist of practical solutions that deliver performance development and improvement, a change in behaviours, talent retention and is an excellent way to achieving tangible benefits and shows unquestionable commitment to your employees 
 
The most forward-thinking and progressive organisations recognise the value in embedding a coaching culture – offering workplace coaching support across all levels of a workforce, in a range of situations and developing the coaching and leadership skills of line managers is key to this. 

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What is Working Transitions' style of Coaching?

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Our approach to coaching is non-directive yet structured and focused on the development of individuals. Our 5-point methodology ensures the achievement of personal development goals aligned to business objectives:

Agreement of Individual's and Organisation's needs – To ensure maximum benefit and provide the basis for measuring success
Engagement - Diagnostic process to ensure that each individual is matched to the 'right' career coach for them
Contracting with stakeholders - To agree parameters, key activities and outcomes
Evaluation and Measurement - On-going review and feedback
Closure - Measurements of outcomes and agreement of next steps

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Why should we provide coaching to Individual leaders and senior leadership teams?

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Leadership coaching and senior team facilitation can help leaders to assess where they are and where they want to be as well as develop their cohesion as a team and their commitment to shared objectives. 

It can also raise the skills and competencies of leaders and help them to identify and address issues that are impacting their effectiveness. 

At the outset of the programme, we focus on establishing the key goals and improvements required and ensure that all activities are aligned to these objectives.  

Effective leadership coaching and senior team facilitation can deliver: 
 

  • Better conversations with peers and team members 

  • Improved personal and collective decision-making capability 

  • Strengths based leadership 

  • Enhanced innovation and creativity 

  • Accelerated achievement of business goals 

  • A shift in hearts and minds and acceptance of change 

  • Self-awareness and the power of positive impact 

  • A greater understanding of situational leadership 

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What experience do coaches have?

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On average, our coaches have at least 15 years industry experience. With a varied range of backgrounds, all have demonstrated personal commercial success, holding varied board and senior leadership positions across both public and private sector organisations including blue chip organisations, government departments, charities and SME's. 

Relevant qualifications and accreditations include:

ILM Level 5 or 7 in Coaching & Mentoring 
International Coaching Federation membership
Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development 
Advanced Coaching Diploma – The Academy of Executive Coaching 
Post graduate degrees in a range of disciplines from top universities internationally 

The coaching team are certified to use a range of psychometric tools including MBTI, Saville WAVE, Strengthscope, Risk Compass, Talent Q, SDI, PRISM and FIRO-B.? 

A number of our coaches are also certified across a range of specialisms and include chartered occupational psychologists and NLP Practitioners. 

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