COACHING

Nancy Kline said:

“The Brilliant executive coach is the one who brings out the brilliance of the client.”

What you get when you engage me is a chance to work on your own role as a leader and to become not just better but brilliant. This is not a glib marketing offer as I genuinely believe that with work we can all be so much better than what we are now, I call it the best version of yourself.

Do you want to try brilliant?

Now that I have grabbed your attention how do you separate the authentic executive coach from those who say they are executive coaches? Most leaders consider some of these before they engage a coach; Do I like them? Can I open to them? Also, do I get a good sense of chemistry around them?

You might also ponder if you are personally motivated to change? As this will be needed if coaching is to work for you. These are good things to consider but I do not suggest you should start there.

Many people these days advertise themselves as executive coaches via their web sites or LinkedIn.  

Did you know that the professional title of coach is not protected in any way?

Professionally qualified coaches like us work with individual leaders and teams when they have mastered the technical skills of their role but need to improve organisational performance, lead a major transformation in business or recruit and build new teams.

It is also useful to offer coaching to your brightest and best new recruits who have the potential for the board room. Coaching is also helpful is support to those about to go to university or entering graduate careers. Psychometrics like the MBTi career report can really assist new leaders to develop and focus.

Or, it’s great for a leader starting a new company or a bigger role. Maybe they are joining the board room or taking on a big transformation project. Leaders also will need to manage the “soft skills” of interpersonal relationships. Growing self-confidence, presentation skills, resilience in self and team. Then going on to building trust, values & ethics, managing conflict, and thought diversity in their organisations.

Coaching is a big commitment for you and your organisation so please think carefully before you hire a coach.  

If you are interested in working with me or my associates here is what you get with BLEND.

  • We hold a coaching qualification
  • We are members of a professional body
  •  We work to a Code of Ethics and Competence Framework
  • We have regular professional coaching supervision with a coach qualified to offer coach supervision
  • I am an MBTI and Kleiman assessment certified practitioner
  • I have over 250 hours of coaching client experience
  • I have a business model that has been tested by competitive tender on quality and price
  • I can refer you to other equally skilled coaches

So, now you have an idea of what to look for in an Executive Coach why not give me a call or email? I would be delighted to speak with you about coaching or Board development and facilitation.

I am looking forward to connecting with you.

I am a member of EMCC and I subscribe to EMCC’s Code of Ethics (see www.emccouncil.org)