for managers, business leaders and entrepreneurs
Team or group coaching
for newly formed and existing teams
design and manage in house mentoring programmes
for managers and other professionals
I started my coaching practice in 1998 using a variety of coaching styles to suit the purpose of the coaching, the learning style of the client and the culture of the organisation. However, over the years I have found a Rational approach to be the most effective in work related situations.
Whatever the purpose of the coaching; whether that be achieving personal or business objectives, improving interpersonal effectiveness or achieving mastery in leadership, a Rational approach has proved to be amazingly effective. It involves a meaningful inquiry between coach and the individual, employing techniques like: Socratic irony, vicarious coaching, humour, props, and storytelling, plus coach input and skills rehearsal.
It gets results
whatever the aim of the coaching it always boils down to one thing; purposeful action. Action brings results and is the portal to self-knowledge.
Results are accelerated
because it cuts to the chase in identifying and eliminating obstacles to success, results occur surprisingly quickly.
Results are lasting
as you become practiced in coaching methods that build skill and create insight, you are able to apply these techniques to future scenarios. You thereby become ‘self-coaching’ and the results keep coming.
It builds confidence
confidence is a by-product of authenticity. When you are happy being who you really are; knowing what’s important to you; successfully playing to your strengths; and comfortably managing any shortcomings, you exude a grace and ease which elevates your stature in the eyes of others. We call this Authentic Leadership.