You may find executive coaching is a perfect solution for you if you answer yes to any of the following:
  • Do you need to step up to a new level of leadership, requiring enhanced skills?
  • Are you struggling with specific situations at work?
  • Do you want to build your confidence as a leader?
  • Have you realised that you need to learn and change quickly, maybe to lead others through change?
  • Do you find your role is  lonely and you need an independent person to support you in thinking through how to achieve your goals?
If you said ‘yes’ to any of these questions, executive coaching is a great answer.  One-to-one learning may be perceived as expensive, but it is totally focussed on your specific situation and is results-oriented.  The return on investment can be spectacular as you put the strategies and techniques into practice and become an effective and confident leader.  How you lead and manage people determines the business success.

Executive coaching

Have you experienced executive  coaching before? If not let me briefly explain how it works.

When you are stuck and want the help of an independent specialist to help you work out how to move forward and achieve your goals, work with a coach.

As your coach, I provide a process of clarifying the issue, establishing what success looks like and working with you to overcome obstacles and develop clear actions that you are committed to implementing to get the results you want.

You and I work together as partners, both dedicated to achieving your goals.  We identify your own resourceful way of achieving success. I offer relevant tools and techniques you can use to enhance your skills and you choose what works best for you.

“Amanda provides something that is a rare find – executive coaching that is demanding but enjoyable. Coaching from Amanda really has made a difference, ensuring both personal and business benefits.” Stephen K, Director

Typical situations for executive coaching clients include:

  • Newly promoted or in a new job and need to step up to the demands of the more senior role
  • Seeking promotion or an enhanced role and need to demonstrate ability and initiative at the higher level
  • Feedback from an appraisal, a 360 or general comment shows specific limitations to address
  • Feeling stressed and needing new ways of working to cope with the role
  • Need to become more of a leader, rather than just a manager
  • Facing a particular challenge and need new skills to deal with such challenges
  • Feeling stuck or at a crossroads and want to identify new opportunities

Amanda says, “I love supporting people as their coach, it’s so interesting and fun to work with a client to develop their own ability to resolve their issues. A client may come to me feeling stuck in a difficult situation, or faced with a new challenge and not knowing how to go about it, and I get such pleasure from seeing them break through any obstacles and experience great results.”

How Executive Coaching works:

At a complimentary consultation we can see if we understand each other and confirm we would like to work together. You will talk through the challenge you wish to make progress on and from this I will identify how our coaching sessions can best be structured for you to achieve the results you want.

If you would like to book a complimentary consultation, please click here to send me a message.

Sessions can be face-to-face or by phone/skype/videoconference.

Frequency and duration is designed to meet your needs. If you need quick resolution we may start with an intensive and longer session and then follow that with weekly sessions of 45 – 60 minutes to support immediate and rapid change. If you wish to build your skills solidly over time, we may meet monthly for a longer session (1 ½ – 2 hours), or any combination to suit you.

Executive coaching is results-oriented so we start with defining success and then we can evaluate your progress against that goal and the coaching is done when you are confident you have what it takes to consistently achieve that goal. Coaching assignments usually last between 3 and 12 months, I often find that my clients have achieved their goals in about 6 sessions. They may want to start on another goal or agree to work together quarterly to keep on track.

To discuss your situation or find out more, please contact Amanda.  For more information on coaching see the Association for Coaching website, Amanda is accredited by this body.

Mentoring

Do you think you would benefit more from a Mentoring approach? Mentoring is when you choose the support of someone who has experience in the area you want to focus on and you want the benefit of that experience in helping you to decide on your own course of action.

The sessions use a coaching approach, but the responsibility of the mentor includes providing their own knowledge and experience to inform your problem-solving and decision-making.

Mentoring is particularly useful in career development or in gaining specific knowledge or skill by learning from an expert.

Amanda says, “Where an individual needs a lot more input because they lack the knowledge, we may agree to take a mentoring approach. I have also mentored new coaches, especially those who, like me, have a portfolio of learning services. ”