Where is your business in 1 year’s time?
What challenges are you facing?
What resources do you need?
To help you achieve your goals we combine coaching, NLP, profiling and inspiring team building experiences with practical commercial experience.
Leading international teams, setting up companies in recession, managing unpopular but much needed change, developing careers, juggling work-life balance, resolving workplace conflicts, engaging staff through shared vision, motivating teams sailing race yachts around the world - we have done it ourselves, so we understand your world.
How can we help your business?
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"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality” – Warren G. Bennis
What makes a good leader?
What would help you to become a more effective leader?
Leading well is complex but hugely rewarding. Coaching helps you to lead more effectively. We develop your leadership style, giving you the knowhow and flexibility to adapt to changing needs and challenges. We identify the qualities, skills and strengths that support your leadership and work on obstacles that weaken it. You will acquire greater awareness of the impact of your leadership and will be able to control more closely what outcomes you achieve.
"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself" – Henry Ford
How effective is your team?
What could be improved?
In effective teams the output of the team is far greater than the sum of individuals. They share a common vision, constructively debate ideas and encourage each other to reach their maximum potential. There is minimum interference and conflict. Our coaching helps to develop the effectiveness of teams – by improving communication, aligning common vision and individual responsibilities, boosting focus and motivation and supporting resolution of conflicts. Ultimately raising team morale, employee engagement and productivity. Team coaching can take format of individual sessions, team workshops or presentations.
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein
What is keeping you up at night?
How else can you approach this obstacle?
Organisations and individuals grow and develop through overcoming challenges. Our coaching enables you to identify other approaches to clearing obstacles and puts to use all your available resources. We examine how you dealt with similar challenges in the past and adapt your methods to solve the current issue, asking at every stage: Does it need to be solved? How can I use this situation to my advantage? What can I learn going forward? We develop your resilience and adaptability.
"Where all think alike, no one thinks very much" – Walter Lippmann
How much is conflict costing you?
How effective is your communication?
Unresolved conflict can be very costly to individuals and organisations. Properly managed conflict can have positive outcomes, but prevention is better than cure. That is the aim of our coaching. Together, we identify the causes and impact of conflict; create a strategy for managing conflict by working with the differences; and move forward towards resolution. Misunderstanding and mistrust are often at the root of conflict. Coaching supports effective timely communication – helping to rebuild trust and minimise conflict. Conflict resolution coaching can take format of one-to-one sessions, team workshops or presentations.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, or the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change” – Charles Darwin
Who drives change – you or others?
How do you deal with change?
Successful organisations lead change. Our coaching helps you to make your organisation more flexible and adaptable to constantly fluctuating business and economic environment – to be proactive rather than reactive to change. That means having a clear vision backed with a solid plan, persistently and deliberately moving forward and communicating changes across the whole organisation. This enables everyone to be fully engaged in the growth and success of your organisation. Change management coaching can take format of one-to-one sessions, team workshops or presentations.
“If you want to move people, it has to be towards a vision which is positive for them” – Martin Luther King
What are the key values of your organisation?
How clear is your direction and vision?
Almost every organisation has a mission statement. But to what extent do its principles inform the day-to-day actions of its individuals? Our coaching helps you to align the vision and the common values across the organisation, transforming words into actions. Clear vision is crucial – you cannot hit an invisible target. We work together to clarify the desired outcomes – for the organisation as a whole, its teams and its individuals. Ensuring that those outcomes and intermediate steps are communicated and understood by all the stakeholders, so that you are all moving in the same direction.
“Brains – like hearts – go where they are appreciated” – Robert McNamara
How motivated and engaged are your employees?
Would they recommend your organisation to others?
Low employee engagement and morale cost in decreased productivity, higher absenteeism and poor retention rates.
Our coaching helps you to identify the underlying causes and create strategies for improving employee motivation and engagement – by strengthening communication, working relationships and interpersonal skills, and developing effective change and conflict management tactics. Valued individuals create value.
“Organisations are composed of people, and the more effective those people, the stronger the organisation” – Jim Collins
What are your most valuable resources?
What would make the biggest impact on the growth of your organisation?
I worked for an excellent Magic Circle Law Firm – everything was rented – except people and knowhow. Those were the most valuable and valued resources. That is why that firm was so successful. How do you use, maintain and replenish your resources? During coaching we identify what you need to grow and succeed; how you can make your resources go further and maintain progress without usurping capital.
“Life is like a bicycle – to keep your balance, you must keep moving” – Albert Einstein
How is career progression managed in your organisation?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
To be fully committed and engaged, individuals need to see their future within your organisation. Our career coaching helps you to formulate a clear strategy for career development and progression of individuals – from integrating new employees to succession planning. We identify strengths, skill-sets required and areas for development; set measurable, achievable goals and regularly evaluate progress. Coaching supports establishment of effective working relationships, clear and timely communication and functional feedback pathways. Career coaching can take format of one-to-one sessions, team workshops or presentations.
“We are what we repeatedly do – excellence then is not an act but a habit” – Aristotle
What does success mean to you?
Have you climbed your own mountain?
Effective Assertiveness, Rapport and Confidence (ARC) are essential skills for anyone who works with others. Leaders, managers and teams especially cannot succeed without well-developed ARC skills.
Our tailored coaching programmes support the development of advanced ARC skills within organisations through one-to-one coaching, team workshops and presentations.
For more information, see ARC Programme.