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What is Mentoring?

“Off line help by one person to another in making significant transitions in Knowledge, Work or Thinking.”

(Megginson and Clutterbuck, 1995)

What is Coaching?

“It is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential.”

(International Coach Federation)

Mentoring

Why do leaders approach us for mentoring?

  • We walk our talk!
  • We’ll bring a fresh perspective to the dilemmas of leadership development and career management.
  • Our approach is ‘you-shaped’…we don’t offer a ‘one size fits all’ solution.
  • We believe that for you to be successful in achieving the next step or level in your career, you must build your inner capacity to maximise your outer impact.
  • We’ll support you whether you’re increasing your span of control, transitioning to a new role, moving to the next level, making a complete change or just looking at the options.
  • We act as sponsors to our clients, becoming their ‘wise friends’ and sounding boards for decision making around the direction of their working life and career.
  • We share our wisdom, learning from hindsight experiences, resources and extensive networks.
  • We provide honest constructive feedback that will move you closer to wherever you want to be.
  • We’ll explore ‘What if’ scenarios and challenge you to imagine beyond your self-limiting perceptions.
  • Our involvement in your growth is more than a transaction, we partner with you so that you do more of what only you can do in the way that only you can do it!

What happens next?

The first step is an Enquiry call. This is a 15 to 30-minute phone conversation scheduled with a lead mentor who will assess your needs and situation. It is an opportunity for you to ask questions and clarify your needs. There is no charge for this call.

Should you choose to proceed, we offer a Programme: 6 mentoring sessions each lasting 1 to 2 hours over 6 to 12 months. This usually takes place face to face and over the phone. Text and email is used for updates and ‘just-in-time support’ in-between sessions.

We also offer small group sessions

These programmes are for groups of between 3-6 people and are particularly powerful when undertaken in the context of wider organisational development.

You can contact us here.

Coaching

What we offer

We offer two different approaches to coaching:

  • Firstly, coaching which focuses on the leader/coachee. This is practised by accredited coaches of varying backgrounds. We provide this service through our associate coaches, many of whom are ICF (International Coaching Federation) accredited.
  • Secondly, Stakeholder Centered Coaching (http://www.sccoaching.com/) which focuses on leadership and team growth through stakeholder feedback. This is practiced by Marshall Goldsmith (http://www.marshallgoldsmithlibrary.com) and the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching community, a premier network of more than 1000 certified coaches. We provide this service through our Stakeholder Centered Coaches.

This approach has been proven to enable successful people to lead more effectively through long-term change in leadership behaviour by using a methodology that is highly effective and time efficient.

“The major challenge of most executives is not understanding the practice of leadership – it is practising their understanding of leadership.”

Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall-Goldsmith

Why do clients hire us?

  • We practice what we preach!
  • Coachees say we create a confidential, deeply reflective and highly supportive coaching space.
  • Since 2003 we have achieved an average ‘added value’ satisfaction rating of 9 out of 10.
  • 100% of clients gain increased clarity about where they are, their aspirations and how to bridge the gap.
  • 90% of clients take on greater job responsibility or progress to the next level of leadership during or after coaching.
  • 60% of clients go on to start up a niche enterprise using their expertise, talents and skills.
  • We offer a discrete, high quality coaching service for leaders and are trusted by our clients.

What differentiates our coaches?

  • They have a proven track record of leading successfully at a senior-board level.
  • They are client centred, impact focused, outcome orientated, creative and pragmatic.
  • All have navigated the changing career landscape and continue to do so.
  • They are accredited coaches who have regular peer mentoring and/or supervision.
  • Each willingly commits to continuous learning towards mastery.
  • They bring an eclectic style and approach.

What topics are discussed?

  • Becoming more self-aware to leverage strengths.
  • Building inner resilience in a high profile role.
  • Decision making in a pressurized and political environment.
  • Self-management with a heavy workload.
  • Leading teams locally, nationally and globally.
  • Managing upwards with confidence and clear communication.
  • Preparing for and dealing with redundancy.
  • Returning to work after a break.
  • Unsure what path to take at a career crossroad.
  • How to achieve flexible work patterns and greater life balance.
  • Transitioning to and in a new role.

What happens next?

The first step is an Enquiry call. This is usually a 15 to 30-minute phone conversation scheduled with a lead coach, who will assess your needs and situation. It is an opportunity for you to ask questions and clarify your options. There is no charge for this call.

The second step, should you choose to proceed, is to book a programme:

Programme:

Coaching which focuses on the leader/coachee typically consists of 6 coaching sessions each lasting 1 to 2 hours over 6 to 12 months. This usually takes place face to face and over the phone. Do you need to take a deep review of your leadership effectiveness and career strategy before taking action? Then this is the best option for you. Text and email is used for updates and ‘just-in-time support’ between sessions.

Stakeholder Centered Coaching For further details, go to:

Marshall-Goldsmith

We also offer small group sessions

These programmes are for groups of between 3-6 people and are particularly powerful when undertaken in the context of wider organisational development.

You can contact us here.