Individual (Leadership/Executive) Coaching

Information Sheets

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In a Nutshell

Coaching is a guided process that supports you create the results you want. It offers a framework for you to set stretching and challenging goals; plan strategies and actions to achieve your goals; be held accountable for taking action; and develop thoughts feelings and behaviours that will enable your success.

Primary Audience

  • Executive leaders
  • Senior leaders
  • People leaders
  • HR managers
  • Programme/Project/Change managers
  • Individuals interested in their personal development, clarity of purpose and vision, and improved performance

Coaching works well for:

  • Senior/executive leaders
  • Programme/project/change managers
  • Anyone preparing for or in transition
  • Anyone seeking or settling into new roles
  • Anyone wishing to develop new capabilities, sound out ideas or work through barriers, habits and issues
  • Anyone seeking greater meaning, purpose, passion or performance in their life and/or work

Benefits

For a Coachee
  • unlocking and maximising your performance and potential
  • strengthening your capacity to navigate and meet challenges, including change
For Sponsors of Coachees
  • increased individual and team performance
  • improved engagement and retention of high potential employees and leaders
  • improved success rate of programmes of change

A coaching engagement may be:

  • One off, for returned clients wanting to work through a specific and concise issue.
  • Short term, when a coachee has a specific, but significant matter to work through.
  • Longer term engagement when a coachee is seeking to bring about significant transformation over a period of time.

Stephen gained the  Associate Certified Coach (ACC) certification in 2017 through the  International Coach Federation (ICF), is committed to upholding the ICF Code of Conduct and his ongoing professional development; and was trained through the NeuroLeadership Group, an ICF-accredited training organisation.

Being a leader can be rewarding and challenging at the same time. With the rewards of more responsibility, power, influence and status come significant challenges. These include setting direction and expectations for your team; finding, engaging and developing your team; managing limited resources to deliver results that meet your stakeholders’ expectations; being focused producing results; and navigating a dynamically changing environment. As a leader you have to make sense of ambiguous situations; make tough decisions; take courageous action; and communicate complex information to people with diverse interests, influences and capabilities. On top of all this many in leadership also experience ‘imposter syndrome’, an internal critical voice repetitively announcing: “You’re a fraud! You are not really up to the task you have been entrusted with and very soon you will be found out.” Although surrounded by people all day, as a leader you are often alone, without support, in navigating your challenges.

Coaching is a guided process that supports you create the results you want. It offers a framework for you to set stretching and challenging goals; plan strategies and actions to achieve your goals; be held accountable for taking action; and develop thoughts feelings and behaviours that will enable your success.

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Is Coaching Right for You?

Being a coachee is hard work. You gain from your coaching programme based on what you put in. Coachees who get the most out of their coaching programmes understand that for things to be different, they will have to change. They have compelling reasons to change; are open and honest with themselves and their coach; give and receive affirmative and constructive feedback; are open to try out new ways of being; make time to reflect; and trust the process, even when the going gets tough. If this sounds like you, read on.

Coaching may be of value to you, if you want to:

Your Coach may support you by:

Your Coach will help you make sense of your current challenges as a leader, identify courses of action that will move you, your team and your organisation forward and help you take action and embrace change with power and purpose.

Benefits of Coaching

The benefits you reap from Coaching will be unique to you, but here are some of the common benefits coachee’s report:

Organisations that sponsor their people through Coaching identify benefits as improved:

99% of sponsors indicate they are somewhat or very satisfied with the coaching experience and outcomes with 96% indicating they would repeat the process (ICF Research Portal).

Another benefit is that coaching enhances the learning process by supporting and enabling learners to assimilate and apply new knowledge and skills. Stephen Harrison includes individual and/or Team Coaching in some learning programmes to optimise the real return of value to organisations.

Coaching may be conducted face-to-face, or virtually by phone or Skype.

Further Information on Coaching

The following brochures provide the full information on coaching and the various options offered by Stephen:

Stephen Harrison, Your Coach

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Refer to the Testimonials page to see what clients have said about Stephen as a coach.

Contact Stephen about your specific requirements. E-mail him or Book a Coaching Session with him now or read more about What Stephen offers.