The challenge facing leaders today are many and varied – complex and ever-changing contexts, navigating internal and external politics and delivering ever ambitious targets. In leadership coaching I focus on overcoming blocks and challenges by building emotional intelligence, capacity and confidence to exceed expectations when operating at the highest levels.
Primarily working with directors and heads of department, I get results for organisations working at all levels, from new managers to executive coaching for CEOs. I create bespoke coaching programmes which get results for your organisation by supporting clients to become even more effective, especially during times of challenge or change.
A programme of coaching will usually last for 6 sessions and will include:
- A three-way conversation with the sponsor (client’s line manager or HR business partner) to discuss and agree objectives and discuss how we will measure value back to the organisation
- Where existing feedback processes do not exist within the organisation, gathering stakeholder feedback to inform objectives for the coaching programme.
- 90 minute coaching sessions via Skype or face to face (a blend of the two is often practical)
- Ad hoc support throughout the programme, via email or phone, where needed.
- Evaluation at the end of the coaching programme, which may include gathering feedback on changes seen, examples of new ways of approaching challenge, decisions or other impact directly attributed to the coaching support and the client’s and sponsor’s own feedback on the impact that the coaching has had.
I am also an accredited facilitator of the EBW diagnostic. EBW stands for Emotions and Behaviours at Work and this is a very powerful tool which enables individuals to see how they are working in a range of key competencies known to be indicators of successful leaders. I have used this to great effect with clients new into a senior role where they are required to behave in a different way, and where they may need to build upon existing competencies. You can read more about the model here.
Please get in touch to discuss a leadership coaching package to suit your challenges, objectives and budget!
Coaching has helped me focus on key organisational challenges that I need to respond to, and how best to mobilise my resources and influence to support change. At the same time it has helped me to reflect on my own personal and professional journey, and the kind of role/s I should be playing both now and in the future. I’ve found it an invaluable source of insight, peer support, and reflection – and I know it has improved my performance as a leader and manager.Patrick Proctor
‘Jen’s coaching has particularly helped me understand my management and leadership style and have the confidence to stay true to it. She’s also supported me in making difficult decisions and her coaching enables me to come up with practical steps to overcome challenges.’Jude Sadler