Managing Change with Confidence – Health Service Journal Article May 2011

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You may be curious about trying coaching but not know where to start, you may have a sense that you’d benefit though you’re not sure how. You may be clear what you want from it, but unsure about the style of coach and coaching to select.

We’re just as keen as you to see if the chemistry is right and help you decide if our skills or approach might suit your needs. One good way to check that out is to email or phone for an informal chat …

What is coaching?

At its most basic, it’s a series of purposeful conversations that bring about change. A problem solving partnership where You set the agenda, We use our skills and ingenuity to lead you through three broad stages:

  • Exploring,
  • Understanding,
  • Action.

Whether you are in a senior leadership role in your organisation, or aspiring to such a role, you will be faced with issues and decisions which, by virtue of their complexity, will challenge and stretch you. Many leaders in such a position have valued the opportunity to seek out a coaching relationship. This does not mean someone who will make the decisions for you. It does mean that, through a series of structured and guided discussions, you will enhance your decision making and thereby your performance.

A programme of coaching can help you to develop and sustain enhanced decision-making and influencing skills, and can make a crucial difference at a time of major transition and change.

How can I work out what I need, and how best to address it? Is it possible to undertake group or team coaching?

We offer a range of coaching services including executive coaching, team based coaching and individual psychological coaching. The underlying principle of coaching, at its most basic, is a series of guided and semi-structured conversations, that are problem solving in orientation and which at all times take place with a sense of purpose.

The fundamental cornerstone of an effective coaching relationship is, quite simply, an effective relationship.

At an initial consultation we would seek to gain an understanding, in principle, of you as an individual (or team) and the themes and issues that you would like to address through coaching. Through that consultation we would test out, in partnership with you, the optimum approach to, and type of coaching that you would find most productive.

We always start from the principle that a detailed assessment and understanding of your requirements will help us to tailor our coaching approach precisely to address your needs.

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That daunting ‘initial consultation’…

October 22, 2010

For many people, an initial consultation can feel somewhat daunting. For the most part we will aim, at the first session, to gain an initial shared understanding of the main factors that have caused your difficulties, and the optimum way to address them. Our therapy is measured in approach, and tailored to your needs. We [...]

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Work-related stress. How big is the problem?

September 7, 2010

The Health and Safety Executive in 2007 concluded that work-related stress is a major cause of occupational ill health, poor productivity and human error, and that it can result in sickness absence, high staff turnover and poor performance. Around 1 in 7 people say that they find their work either very or extremely stressful, with [...]

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