Coaching and mentoring are processes used to unlock your potential and maximise your performance. It is about helping you to learn, particularly about yourself. Coaching and mentoring are essential for effective 21st century leadership.
Our Approach to Coaching
Coaching is task oriented, for a specified time usually short term and performance driven. It explores the problem with the coachee and create opportunities for the coachee to learn and apply new skills. The process jointly owned and is stated in a coaching agreement
“Coaching is part of human evolution, its part of self responsibility…. It is is a human way of learning in the wider political, economical and social context of society. We must embrace the bigger picture of our place in the world and coaching is the tool for making people responsible and helping then find their individual reality. Sir John Whitmore, Association For Coaching Annual Coaching Debate 2012
Our coaching practice has evolved organically from our values, education, experiential learning and professionalism As a member of the Association For Coaching our work is underpinned by the Code of Practice and Competency Framework. We and participate in continuous professional development including self evaluation to improve our practise.
We have developed a fluid, natural and creative coaching framework that puts, learning at the heart of our practice. We use a range of learning interventions that best suits the individual’s need and situation. By facilitating learning, and in some cases unlearning, we enable a fresh approach towards unlocking their potential.
We support individuals through a process of transformation and action, which is directed by them and jointly owned. We help in the creation and implementation of a personal and professional development plan so that they confidently achieve their individual and, in some cases, organisational goals.
We have built a reputation for inspiring individuals to think creatively, differently and positively about themselves and their future, by using what they already have (work experience, emotional intelligence and life experience) in an exciting and innovative way. We support individuals to increase their self awareness, build confidence and competence, take action, change their behaviours, improve performance, and transform their lives.
We offer a tailored package of personal coaching, based on an individual’s goals, and corporate coaching as an integrated package of team development and organisational culture change services.
We have experience of coaching individuals from a range of professions and industry sector backgrounds who are at all different stages of their careers: artist, entrepreneurs, educationalist, librarian, lawyer, social worker and HR specialist.Association For Coaching:
We offer two levels of coaching:-
Short-term challenges such as:
- Seeking clarity and focus on career direction
- Applying for a job
- Moving into a new role
- Managing a new team, project or restructure
Long term deeper issues such as:
- Building self image and personal brand
- Improving communication and influence
- Developing and improving self leadership
- Transforming a good manager to an extraordinary leader
- Transitioning from employee to entrepreneur
“At the heart of coaching lies the idea of empowering people by facilitating self-directed learning, personal growth and improved performance.”Bresser and Wilson, 2007
“The ability to learn and unlearn are amongst the most powerful evolutionary forces within each individual or group of individuals”Timothy Galway, 2010
The most important measure of our success is the client stories
Our Approach to Mentoring
Mentoring is relationship oriented, usually long term and is development driven. It provides personal and professional development based on the quality of the relationship with the mentee. The ownership and the direction the relationship takes is the responsibility of the mentee.
Our approach to mentoring is to act as a critical friend, listen and encourage. We have a rich sources of experience, knowledge, skills and relationships to share. Mentoring often begins where coaching ends. Our mentoring is based on shared values, mutual trust where mentor and mentee learn together.
Our mentoring work with young people is free
WoW Festival, Southbank Centre London
We have participated in the annual Women of the World Festival, mass speed mentoring which involved women from all fields, industries, and ages. It was about women supporting women while focused on a particularly professional challenge or issue.