Coaches can help you to grow your self-awareness, build a detailed personal development plan and hold you accountable to this. They can also support you if and when you transition to a new role or assume new responsibilities. Coaching can also be invaluable when you find yourself under pressure, can help you to maintain your work-life balance and build your influence, leadership and management skills, all of which are important to your career progression in HE.
Developing your own coaching skills is also an essential part of your professional toolkit, especially in your strategic leadership of learning and teaching, for example in your relationships with colleagues and being able to give effective feedback to staff as well as helping them to become more adept at problem solving. It is often said that the best way to learn about the power of coaching can be to first experience it yourself.
“Coaching is a powerful and enabling tool for development and performance. It is one of the key arrows in the learning and talent development quiver and is well regarded by many people in organisations at all levels. Coaching helps to raise performance and align people and their goals to the organisation, cements learning and skills, and is a powerful agent for culture change and agility.” (CIPD, 2010)
The focus of your sessions is entirely driven by you and supported by your coach and is suitable for those who are:
- returning to senior leadership after a career break;
- working at board level and wanting to explore key questions in an open environment;
- developing their skills and relationships for a specific role;
- a senior leader who is new to an organisation;
- who are going through a period of transition / change.
The above represents a few examples of why people seek coaching at executive level, however we recognise everyone is different and would be happy to speak to you in person to discuss your specific needs.
The relationship between coach and coachee is one of mutual trust and respect, we will provide you with a shortlist of coaches we believe match your requirements and the final decison is ultimately yours. Our coaches will structure and guide your sessions so you get the most benefit out of them.