What do your managers need right now?
I am passionate about the role of managers in organisational life. A confident, skilled-up manager enables strong performance in their team, whereas an under-confident or ineffective manager leads to de-motivated, disengaged employees. Managers have a tough job balancing delivering on operational priorities, building a functional team and finding space within the email overload for strategic thinking.
I work with managers and leaders at all stages of their journey: with new managers to equip them with the tools to play that role effectively and confidently and with experienced managers wanting to develop their skill set or who are faced with new challenges, or promotion into more senior roles.
I help you develop highly functioning and engaged teams, through:
- Bespoke management development programmes, face-to-face, via webinar and/or including e-learning content.
- Powerful group coaching using an action learning model
- Practical and pragmatic team coaching for operational and management teams, helping them focus on the things that will help them pull together to get the job done.
Do read this case study of a management development programme for managers in over thirteen countries, facilitated entirely via Zoom.
What is team coaching? Team coaching explores exploring dynamics, priorities, values and commitments. It may involve an element of team-building, but will go much deeper into what is going on with your people right now. It works by building awareness of different working styles, priorities, values and beliefs so that teams can consciously build a positive team culture. We might focus on internal culture or external influencing. All sessions include clear, manageable next steps so your team goes away energised, motivated and focused on business improvements.
Working with Jen is a pleasure. She’s very responsive in the planning stages and confident and capable facilitating a room full of diverse colleagues. She recently ran a team coaching day for me globally dispersed team who had only just met, focusing on agreeing effective ways of working together. She got great results in a short space of time. Jen’s instantly likeable and great at what she does. Couldn’t recommend her highly enough!Michael Mapstone
I really enjoyed working with Jen, as we co-designed the programme from start through to delivery and evaluation. Jen used her coaching skills in a number of ways throughout: in the programme design stage, helping us define our needs, expected outcomes, while keeping ownership of the course and its success. Then, during the webinars, she effectively balanced between supportive and challenging, to create a safe environment for line managers to learn. It’s been a delight working with Jen, and I’ve been able to rely on her facilitator expertise, while keeping the work fun!Zsuzsanna Ujhelyi
Jennifer led and devised two workshop days on leadership coaching (in London and Sheffield) for Department for Education senior managers (Grade 6 civil servants). Jennifer devised an engaging session, which also included real life coaching session. Jennifer has a natural warmth to her and quickly put participates at ease. The session included high quality material and suited our brief exactly. The day was thought-provoking and gave participates the opportunity to reflect on where they are now and where they might want to be in the future. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Jennifer again for a similar session.Emily Simons