Leadership coaching

As individuals at work, each person has a part to play in the success of their organisation. Whether it is the business of saving lives or the business of earning a profit, each person has a role in how well that organisation functions. Managers play a vital role in influencing and enhancing staff performance.

In reality, optimum performance or optimum productivity often does not occur. Staff can underperform for a variety of reasons and challenging behaviours can occur. Dysfunctional habits can develop and reactive, stress-induced incidents can lead to many unfortunate outcomes.
Coaching is a professional relationship designed to address these challenges by creating change.

Change is not all about being reactive and adaptive. Being able to create change as a leader by being proactive is as important, if not more so, than reacting or adapting accordingly. Coaches help managers to motivate, guide and develop staff performance. It is a collaborative, focused process to support leaders to create and deliver the change that is required.

Think well.

What our leadership coaching clints say

I've been really impressed that my company has invested in this coaching. It’s the first time they have invested in across-the-board formal coaching for First Level Leaders and Managers. For me, this has been an opportunity for personal and in-depth coaching in an area that I've not had covered in any training previously, and where I'm not as strong as I need to be. I'm learning and practising new styles of communication, and working through ways to communicate issues with my managers as they come up. As well as helping me communicate better with my managers, the skills I'm learning are helping me to better communicate with my staff. I'm better able to put myself in their position if they are themselves having issues communicating with me or others. What I'm learning in the coaching is very transferable.

Kathy Gannon – Project Manager

I think the main value I have gained so far from our coaching sessions has been the sounding board where I have been allowed the head space to work through some challenges with my teams. I gained verification, acknowledgement, and confidence in each instance which was both useful and powerful. Also tying these situations back to the T.A. (Transactional Analysis) principles helped me to better understand the underlying drivers and where my focus was or needed to be.

Prescott Jones – IT Operations Manager

I've found the coaching sessions to be extremely beneficial. I have found far more confidence in myself as a leader as a result of the sessions we have had. I don't think I would have been as successful in turning around my relationship with one team leader without the sessions. I think the sessions I've had have proved extremely valuable in the recent round of performance discussions with staff. I've been able to have open and honest discussions with each of my staff around their performance and my expectations of them.

Graeme Simpson – Publishing Manager

Probably the most valuable thing that I have got out of the sessions is that they are an excellent way to step outside the day-to-day detail of what I do, and to think strategically about where my team is heading, and how we get there, and what I can do to help this. As a coach you bring a lot of clarity to my thinking on my leadership, as being external you have the ability to view issues simply.

Mike Douba – Senior Management Accountant

I do not think I would be gaining anything like this depth of understanding and experience in any other forum than 1-1 with a skilled coach. It is also great to have the ongoing sessions as that really means growth and consolidation of new approaches is possible. It seems like having something poured in a meaningful way helps to change the nature and quality of what can be given out.

Sue Riddle – Project Manager

The sessions have been very practical, focusing on the issues at hand. This has been where the real value has come, because the issues are completely relevant. Everything we have discussed is geared towards me becoming a more effective leader. A key theme from the sessions has been setting boundaries, communicating clearly, and learning to negotiate properly. These are essential skills for any leader (and to be honest, anyone in life!).

Brendan Mai – Business, Infrastructure, and Performance Manager

Each person has a part to play in the success of their organisation – saving lives or of earning a profit, each has a role in how well that team functions.