It can be lonely at the top. Your Executive Coach will be a sounding board, a
thinking partner in complete confidence.
Executive Coaching – our Approach
Executive Coaching is for senior leaders and ambitious executives, giving you a powerful partner with complete confidentiality.
Working with an Executive Coach enables you to be even more effective:
- You gain a thinking partner who will challenge and support you
- You improve problem-solving and leadership
- It provides time for concentrated reflection
- It’s a safe confidential space to express uncertainty
- Your Coach listens and shows you blind spots.
Greater demands are placed on today’s executives and leaders than ever before – especially if you work internationally and across cultures. You must have the business and communication skills to transform and lead your organisation and people to sustainability and success.
You are expected to be confident, resilient and inspiring in all situations.
Do you make the time to develop these qualities – and yourself as an individual?
Who listens, supports and challenges you?
We have several options for coaching, three are described here. We agree with you the medium or combination to suit your preference, budget and the result you want.
Virtual – by Skype, Zoom or Telephone
We like to deliver coaching via Skype and/or telephone because it’s so convenient for our clients. And it’s more effective too. Our clients appreciate the extra focus this brings to the conversation and the time saved. It allows them to meet their coach easily, wherever they are. See the comments below about virtual coaching by phone.
Face to Face
If you prefer to have your Executive Coaching face to face, contact us to arrange the venue – in Oxford, London or another agreed venue.
We deliver Coaching at your company premises if preferred – coaching for individuals, for a group or for a team. It’s up to you.
Download our FAQ’s to Executive Coaching
When is Executive Coaching most helpful and more…
I have met many excellent coaches as a senior manager in Hewlett Packard but I particularly liked the type of question you ask because your questions made me go deeper. It has made a difference to how I think.
Even after the session I found I was still thinking about the questions. I believe I have made real sustainable change in how I connect with others and in better understanding of myself. This has greatly increased my confidence in what I do and how I manage my business. The business planning has been very valuable as well. I am confident that business growth will increase as a result of this coaching. I would say the value to my business in projected sales is about 20,000 euros – far more than the cost of the coaching.
Rachel Gojer, High Performance Coach
ACC ICF | NLP Master Practioner
I got very concrete advice about better personal communication skills – in presentation skills and a better command of business writing. I got further sharpening of my methods.
Even after decades of experience as a journalist and as a professional in the communications field, I got a lot of new hints and angles to communicate better.
The results saved us time: I gradually took less time in drafting to achieve a good end result. The workshop and then individual work was an excellent combination.
TA, Director of Corporate Communications, Aker Solutions
Most of all it’s the confidence for speaking and doing presentations that was the biggest benefit of working with you – and 10 years on I’m still living on that! Before your programme I was always very, very frightened about speaking in front of a group, even in speaking to my staff (in my own language) when I was General Manager of Telenor Expo. It was more than presentation technique that we got from you: we practised and practised – in front of an audience and in front of the video, all to do with the job.
Of course when you are forced, you get better – it stretched us but you supported us. The support and the relevance of all the tasks was excellent and made it always interesting. After the programme I did all my job better and more professionally and I could see it in all of us who you trained. I could see it and our clients saw it.
We had 50% more bookings as a result. Two years after I came to this new job I was asked to speak in front of 200 people in Stockholm – I did it and it was successful but I would never, never have had the smallest hope of doing it if I hadn’t done your programme.
Rita Adolfsen, General Manager, Dalakraft
Apart from getting some good techniques for use in meetings from my coach, the benefit (of Executive Coaching) was in spending time on tasks and decisions I had been putting off as too difficult or not urgent enough to deal with. With things where I wasn’t sure what to do next, after the conversation I left with nothing standing in the way. It gets clarity. I’m forced to think more deeply. Normally in a 1;1 we tend to leap to the first solution but that doesn’t happen because the coach probes more and challenges me – so I fully think through implications, consequences and options, and choose better solutions.
I could do this with my own reports and the benefit would be getting more out of them and giving fewer solutions myself, a wider range of ideas, new and different ideas, and they’d have more ownership of the solutions.
I’ve realised that assuming a conversation on a large topic needs a lot of time is wrong: I found that an hour of very focused time with the coach asking questions, challenging me to think more deeply, is enough to come up with some good solutions. On my own this could take much longer and I wouldn’t go so deep. This could be very valuable to do with my team. When I implement my actions as planned it will produce a real change.
We’re seeing lots of pressure and increased pace of change – the bar has been raised a lot higher. People can’t any longer perform at the level that was acceptable last year. We need to show we are improving. If we get more critical mass using these techniques and they are pervasive, it would lift performance – people would be more engaged, empowered.
I was sceptical about coaching over the phone but it was fine and shorter – knowing we had just an hour was an advantage because we were very focused.
Gavin Frost, Director of Finance, Coutts Ltd