Leadership Coaching

Leadership coaching offers people a space like no other – somewhere to press pause on the busyness of their day-to-day roles and lives, in order to reflect and think strategically about who they are, what they want and how to bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be. Our leadership coaching programmes are completely bespoke. So whether we’re working with business leaders, or executives within your business, we will apply the right methodology to deliver results.

If you are looking to hire a leadership coach then you will appreciate our unique and highly results-orientated approach to coaching leaders. Below are just some of the reasons why:

  • We only coach people we truly believe we can support. We’d rather turn down the work than work with someone who we didn’t feel we could help. Leadership development requires commitment to be effective.

  • We run a deep ‘diagnostic phase’ to see if individual coaching is what’s really needed (or whether team coaching or a systemic intervention would be more suited). We won’t agree to coaching one of your leaders if we feel the root of the issue is actually in the team or the wider system or culture. That’s what sets our leadership coaching service apart from our competitors.

  • We make it clear from the offset that one outcome of the coaching might be that people leave. Coaching is ultimately about change and transformation. That can mean internal shifts in how people perceive the challenges they’re facing. It can also mean decisions are made that change the course of their lives. If you send one of your leaders to us for coaching, you need to be prepared for both outcomes. Our business leadership development and leadership performance coaching programmes are tried, tested and deliver proven results, some of which might be unexpected. 

  • We work in a psychologically deep way. Many of the experts on our team are trained therapists as well as being Leadership Coaches. All of us support the people we work with to understand themselves in a deep way. Emotional intelligence is critical to the way we operate and is what makes us such successful leadership development consultants.

We consistently deliver great outcomes. 

Below are just some of the indicative results you can expect to see as a result of implementing an executive coaching or leadership development programme:

  1. Greater self awareness

  2. Greater understanding of impact on others 

  3. Understanding of building high performance teams

  4. Focus and clarity to continually build on strengths and development areas

  5. Coping strategies to deal with blind spots

  6. Supporting employees emotional wellbeing so they not only survive but positively flourish and thrive within the workplace

Career Coaching

“What’s next? How do I fulfil my potential? What should I do with my life?”

These are among the biggest and most existential powerful questions we face in our lives. They’re also the very questions that as leadership development consultants, we can help you answer. 

Our clients come from a diverse range of industries and organisations. We’ve proudly helped to coach some of the best and brightest existing (and future) talent the UK has to offer. From diverse companies including Channel 4, WeWork, Arcadia and Experian. 

With more options and career paths available to us than ever before, and with jobs that didn’t even exist a decade ago, the amount of choice can be overwhelming. There’s little wonder that so many companies are now turning to the professional services of a career coach london. Leadership consultancy services can help distill the  information overload that’s out there into a set of clear and actionable choices.

For those of us lucky enough to find a good enough answer, we then face the challenge of how to fulfil our potential in the role, or calling, we have chosen. 

Executive coaching and career coaching can help people answer these vital questions so that they and the organisations they work for – can thrive. As change culture consultants we ensure that our executive career coach service is tailored to the individuals needs and not a one size fits all piece of methodology. 

Why seek career coaching?

Career coaching can be a powerful intervention at any point in your career. For example:

Starting out

Many of us are woefully underprepared for a career. We leave school and are given outdated guidance that suited the way careers worked forty or fifty years ago, but which isn’t fit for purpose for the volatile, uncertain world we live in now. Girls in particular are taught how to excel at school – but what gets you to the top of the class will not get you to the Boardroom (if that’s where your ambitions lie). That’s where something like our team leader training programme can be used to develop a hugely complementary skill-set.

Mid-career

Some people are naturally strategic about what they’re doing, where they’re heading and what they need to focus on (and, by definition, let go of) in order to accomplish their goals. Even those people can derive significant benefit from leadership and management training. Other people either aren’t natural strategic thinkers, or are so immersed in the busyness of their lives that they have no headspace to zoom out and think through the next one, five or ten years. If your career feels stagnant, you’re bored, you’re not growing, or you have that feeling that you’re just not doing what you really want to be doing, maybe it’s time to consider hiring an executive career coach? Someone who can get you unstuck and help catapult you forward. 

Changing careers

The ‘job-for-life’ era is long gone; these days, we can have up to five different careers in our lifetime. Changing career can be a daunting prospect when you have a mortgage, family or other financial responsibilities. The weight of other people’s expectations – or your own – can be heavy, and fear of failure or reluctance to ‘start all over again’ has left countless people stuck in careers they no longer love. Our executive career coach service can help you show up as the leader you are in your own life so you make the decisions that will lead you to say in years to come, “I am so glad I did that.” 

We tell every HRD or Head of People that sending their people for coaching might mean they end up leaving. Ultimately, if someone isn’t fulfilling their potential in the organisation or the role, it’s not good for them and it’s not good for the business. But ultimately, we believe that’s a risk worth taking to create a highly productive and fulfilling workplace and workforce.

© The Work Psychologists Ltd. 2020