What is Coaching?

leadership coaching developmentThe International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

John Whitmore, in Coaching for Performance, says, "Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them."

Coaching assists a client, often called a coachee, to bridge the gap between where they are now, to where they would like to be far more effectively than if they worked alone. It's an interactive process, a relationship between the coach and the client, that allows you, the client,  to discover your own solutions and plan of action.

Coaching is extremely valuable for executives, leaders and senior managers who wish to improve, stretch and grow their personal performance and through this the performance of their function, team or business.

Coaching will give you tools and techniques you can use for a lifetime in both your personal and business worlds.

There is a big gap between "knowing" and "taking action" that is "knowing something" and  "doing something" with that knowledge. We often know what we need to do but find we are prevented from taking action and moving forwards. These are known as blockers and come in many forms. A coach can help you identify your blockers, the things that are holding back your progress and help you overcome them to create action and traction towards your goals and aspirations.

The reason coaching works so well when you have a coach is because of the relationship between "process" and "content".

In a coaching conversation the coach will take care of the process, that is the structure of the conversation, the route map, the journey the questions, the observations. You, as coachee, can then purely focus on the content, that is the answers to the coaches questions, the solutions, the feelings and revelations. A trusted coach will hold you to account and ask those questions of you that you might otherwise avoid answering if you were to ask them of yourself.

When we coach ourselves it's really hard to effectively focus on process and content simultaneously, our minds aren't wired to do this well.

What we Offer

leadership coaching process skillsCoaching is normally carried out either face to face but can also be carried out over the telephone, or via Zoom or Teams with timescales to match the requirements of the individual or organisation sponsor.

Whilst it can absolutely be done as a one off, it is most effective when taken over a series of sessions.

The Coaching package consists of

  1. 1 hour - chemistry session - to explore your needs and agree if we are a good match for working together
  2. Harrison Assessments Paradox and Traits and Definitions reports to raise self awareness and assist in creating practical step by step action plans to reach your goals
  3. 6 x 2 hour coaching sessions (which can be extended as required ) utilising NLP, various development tools and techniques and Powerful questions

Leadership Coaching

leadership coaching process and benefitsChange the way you think = change the way you behave = change the outcome

Successful businesses have great leaders that inspire their teams to deliver outstanding performance, they never settle for second best seeking continuous improvement..... and that includes in their own performance.

Coaching is a great way to stretch and grow the performance of high performing Leaders and their teams.

Tony Robbins, leadership guru, says “the biggest strangle hold in business is the mindset of its owner”

Our mindsets and belief systems create our behaviours and ways of operating. Sometimes these are helpful to us and some times much less so.

Our outcomes and impacts are the results of our thinking and behaviours.

Leaders in business are extremely busy and often juggling many hats. This can sometimes lead to overwhelm, self-doubt, limiting beliefs and mental blockers that keep you stuck.

By acting as your sounding board and holding up the mirror for you, so to speak, a perspective that can sometimes be difficult to gain for yourself, I can help you to achieve those AHA moments that will establish the key measures of improvement and allow you to find new opportunities to help guide you through your challenges and periods of change by building on what is already there within you.

Coaching can help you to move forward with positive mindsets and changed behaviours.

Coaching can help you

to make the step up from being a manager to leader

to identify and address existing knowledge, strengths and skills gaps

to increase your own self awareness

to learn the people management skills and behaviours necessary to become a confident and inspiring leader of people

by utilising an external objective confidential sounding board and challenger

help one of your team improve an area that is holding them back – like self-confidence, self-esteem, work life balance or personal impact

to achieve your next career move

in times of transition such as starting in a new role or when facing challenges in a current role.

and much more!

Coaching for Individuals

individual leadership coachingWorking together we will address the topic that is most important to you. You might choose to focus on a current challenge or possibly a new opportunity for example a new job or promotion, wanting to be more healthy, a career move, a personal challenge.

We will never tell you what you should be choosing and if you are not sure then we have great tools to help you identify your priorities and goals.

If you have thoughts like these, give me a call to see how Coaching can help

  • I’ll never be good enough?
  • This is as good as it gets?
  • I’ll never be a top performer.....
  • I feel so overwhelmed
  • “if only…..” or “I wish I could be more like…….”
  • I can't possibly do that.....

What Our Clients Think...

Our Online Coaching & Leadership Training Packages

Full personalised EI report and online Emotional Intelligence training course

Complete a 20 minute online SmartQuestionnaire™ and receive a full personalised 19 page report (overview and Individual Competency Reports providing a comprehensive understanding  of an indiividual’s attitudes and behaviours that impact his/her level of the competency against each of the four areas.

Online course This course will introduce the concept of emotional intelligence and look at how you can use it in effective and meaningful ways. It will examine the difference between emotional intelligence and IQ and dispel some of the myths surrounding emotional intelligence. It contains a section on the advantages and disadvantages of using emotional intelligence and considers the biological purpose  for emotions and how best to manage them.

it will highlight the role played by emotions in the workplace and provide practical advice including tips for using emotional intelligence to deal effectively with emotions in situations that  can arise in the workplace.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at supervisors and managers that want to develop more effective relationships with members of their teams. The course can be a great starting point for people new to their leadership role as well as more established managers that want to enhance their skills. This acts as a great introduction to the subject and covers the key concepts and theories relating to emotional  intelligence.

CPD points: 2


  • What is Emotional Intelligence?
  • Understanding and recognising emotions
  • Emotional Intelligence at work
  • Tips for dealing with emotions at work
  • Duration: 50 minutes

Price: £137 + VAT (164.40)

Leadership Competency Reports

Leaders often… • do not fully understand what leadership competencies actually mean • are not aware of how their behaviours impact others • believe their own strong characteristics are strengths, when in fact some are actually "de railers" • do not know how to adapt their behaviours in different situations to improve leadership effectiveness Leadership deficiencies do not show on your balance sheet, but dramatically impact it by… • creating disharmony and costly employee turnover • causing employee conflicts which hinder the organization’s ability to compete • damaging your company’s reputation, thus making talent acquisition more difficult • stifling innovation, creativity, and employee engagement • failing to establish internal talent pipelines by hoarding and suppressing talent

Leadership competency reports provide actionable roadmaps that enable leaders to deeply understand their own behaviours as related to best practice for either senior or emerging leaders. If your organization already has their own unique leadership competencies, our 175 Harrison traits can easily be incorporated into a custom formula that measures your individual leaders against your company's leadership competencies.

Price: £72.00 (£86.40 )

Paradoxical Executive Coaching Debrief Session

Complete the Harrison Assessment and receive a 45 minute debrief on your Paradox and Traits and Definitions reports.

All of the Harrison Paradoxes relate to leadership and have a great impact on the organisation which can either create a positive culture or a dysfunctional culture. For example, self-confidence can be a great strength for a leader but if it is not balanced with considering other ideas, self-confidence becomes dogmatism which stifles innovation and causes employee turnover. Conversely, leaders who are receptive to different ideas without having confidence in their own views will lack clarity and decisiveness which leads to confusion amongst the team.

Traits and Definitions

Shows all the traits and trait definitions in order of the applicant's score in to each category. Listed in order of the highest score (optionally highlights traits related to a job)

Paradox Graph and Paradox Narrative Reports

Shows the dynamic relationships between the two traits of each of the 12 main paradox pairs. Enables the analysis of paradoxical behaviours (optionally highlights traits related to a job).

Price: £99 + VAT (£118.80)

Further  coaching sessions will help you explore each of the Leadership paradoxes in more detail and identify strategies and techniques to improve personal performance and the address the mindset blockers that get in the way of success.

Emotional Intelligence Reports

See how you stack  up against the four key Emotional Intelligence areas of Knowing Self , Relationship Leadership, Self Motivation and Self Management  and Social Awareness and Service Orientation.

Price: £72.00 + VAT (£86.40)

Your Greatest Strengths Report

Describes your greatest strengths. Some of the strengths described are paradoxical pairs of traits where two strengths seem to be opposite or contradictory. but in fact are complementary or synergistic.

Price: £12.50 + VAT (£15.00)


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