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Managing a team, whether you’re a CEO or a first line manager, is a challenging role, there are decisions to make, colleagues to build relationships with, and work to deliver in a world that is constantly changing. It can be stressful to be stuck in the middle, your work life balance disappearing under all the emails, potentially leaving you low in confidence and full of self-doubt.
Would you like to develop the resources you need to deliver your best work in spite of all this? Would you like to ditch imposter syndrome and meet challenges with confidence and resilience? Build up your own bespoke leadership tool kit that you can call upon to think through strategies and approaches? In our coaching I focus on overcoming blocks and challenges through listening, powerful questions, and sharing incredibly practical tools and exercises which will build your self-awareness and your skills so you’re nailing your current role and are ready for the next one.
If you’ve just moved to a more senior role, gained a challenging new project or team, or are navigating a career change or transition such as returning to work after parental leave, leadership coaching can help you navigate all those challenges.
Coaching programmes usually include six 90-minute coaching sessions plus email access to me throughout. We’ll start by setting some goals and will regularly review them to check we’re on track. We’ll evaluate the programme fully at the end and a plan for ‘what next?’. Drop me an email today to discuss how you’re feeling about your work, and how coaching can help you create the work life you want.
If so, please get in touch for a chat. It is important that if you’re funding the coaching, you have input into its focus and how it will be evaluated. As standard I offer a 3-way conversation at the start of every coaching programme to include you, the line manager or HR Business partner. This ensures you have the opportunity to fully support your team member by inputting into the objectives we focus on during the programme. We also discuss organisational tools you may have, such as 360 feedback processes which can add value.
Whilst we’re here….
I am an accredited facilitator of the EBW (Emotions & Behaviours at Work) diagnostic. This is a powerful tool which enables individuals to see how they typically work within a range of key competencies known to be indicators of successful leaders. I have used this very effectively with clients new into senior roles, where they are required to behave in new & different ways in order to deliver, and where they may need to build upon existing competencies. You can read more about the model here
I’d never had any kind of coaching before, and am not someone who likes talking about myself. But Jen worked wonders just by helping me work through the things I knew or sort-of knew already, and working out solutions that suit me. I now have my own ways to help me prepare for work situations I would normally feel out-of-my-depth in, like senior meetings and public speaking at events. I know these will never be the easiest thing for me to do, or the bits I enjoy the most, but I know I can do them.
One of the areas I was struggling with was with my confidence and personal presence. My manager put me in touch with Jen and we agreed to undergo 6 coaching sessions. Jen helped me to take ownership of my own leadership style and we carried out a number of exercises to help me understand my motivators and drivers. I have come to understand my strengths and how to best use these to support my team, and Jen also helped me understand my weaknesses- meaning I can recognise what will require more of my energy and make sure I allocate my time better. I would recommend Jen to anyone who is looking for ways they can better understand themselves, improve their confidence and raise their profile at work. She is a fantastic coach.