Our coaches help teams of ambitious executives conquer workplace and group challenges to move their careers to the next level.
A high-performing team is efficient, collaborative, creative, and a force to be reckoned with. To achieve this, a sense of trust and mutual respect is essential, as well as focus, accountability and a clear line of sight to business goals.
Our coaches help to:
- create a unified and effective team culture, where everyone feels heard and respected
- develop a collaborative environment
- increase communication and problem-solving skills
- set clear expectations and objectives
Our coaches have long experience of working with teams and can pinpoint areas of improvement and development to increase productivity, motivation, problem-solving ability and morale.
What our bespoke team coaching program involves
The diversity, experience, and characters within every team creates a unique dynamic. Our support is bespoke based on the needs of the individuals and collective group and may involve a blend of group and individual coaching such as:
A session with the Executive Team to understand the team’s perspective
1:1 sessions with each member of the Executive team to understand their individual perspective and experience
Group Coaching to raise collective awareness and develop insight in team dynamics, structure and culture
Leadership Development And Facilitation
Our programmes are designed to equip leaders and future leaders with the knowledge, skills and confidence to excel in their current roles and step up into bigger roles.
Each programme is bespoke and delivered as stand-alone modules or integrated into wider development initiatives such as projects, team challenges and coaching.
An initial understanding of the group’s needs can be gathered through diagnostics such as psychometric assessments or our proprietary toolkit. Programmes range from ‘getting the basics right’ to more advanced programmes focusing on leadership excellence and can include:
- Developing leader as coach
- Managing emotions through Emotional Intelligence
- Creating an inclusive culture
- Executive presence
- Leading change
- Trust and psychological safety
- Strategic leadership
- Leading with impact
- Customer focus
- Leading virtual teams
- Building an engagement culture
- Influencing and stakeholder engagement
- Living the values
- Leading under pressure
What are the challenges in building a strong team?
To develop a team’s strengths, it’s important to examine its weaknesses. Our coaches have long experience working with teams and can help identify pressure points, such as:
- Self-Awareness – individuals in a team need a strong sense of self to understand their personal strengths and weaknesses, how they are seen by others, and their impact on the team dynamic.
- Support and Trust – successful collaboration can only come from a foundation of mutual trust, support and respect.
- Clear Strategy – along with managing day-to-day operations, a team needs a clear understanding of how their roles help to achieve business goals and a clear, agreed vision of the future.
How can team coaching help organisations achieve their goals?
Coping with the increasing demands of a senior role can be challenging. Your experienced coach will provide support and guidance to help you manage pressure, enhance resilience and safeguard your wellbeing. Together, you will identify and challenge unhelpful beliefs, distance yourself from self-criticism and learn to control your attitude and response.
Many successful leaders have at some point experienced crippling self-doubt and felt that their success was undeserved. Despite being the catalyst for your own success, e.g. landing a high-profile project or achieving a promotion, irrational thoughts can creep in and impact your confidence and motivation. Your coach will help you develop your authentic leadership brand, regain confidence and recognise your credibility.
Stakeholders often have high expectations of new leadership and want immediate results. Your coach will support and challenge you in the early days to make a good impression, assert your credibility and make some early wins. With a pragmatic approach, they will work with you on your First 90 Day plan and enable you to ‘land with impact’, navigate the corridors and deliver strategic wins to establish your authority.
Stepping up into a new role puts you in the spotlight for the better or the worse. Your coach will help you to shine, enabling you to take charge of the new situation, achieve early credibility and cope with the pressures of intense change. They will help to review your current environment and culture, assess the situation from your key stakeholders’ perspective, devise a First 90 Day plan and act as a valuable sounding board.
Stakeholder engagement and management is essential for any successful leader. It is a key part of corporate social responsibility and achieving the triple bottom line. Your coach will work with you to identify the needs and expectations of your most important stakeholders to enable you to collaborate with them effectively and assert your influence to achieve your goals.
Polishing your ability to influence raises the perception of your leadership brand, strengthening people, processes and performance outcomes. In modern matrix-style structures, you can no longer rely on positional power to achieve your desired outcomes. Your coach will motivate you to communicate with authority and authenticity, using practical tools to drive the ‘buy-in’ required to achieve your goals.
Whether returning from an extended break or after becoming a new parent, your specialist coach will connect with you before, during and after your leave from work. They can also prepare your line manager to support your return and manage expectations. Their support in redefining your priorities and achieving your professional goals will enable a smooth transition back into the workplace for you and your organisation.
Our specialist career coaches have had successful corporate careers and know what it takes to enable you to make your next move. They will steer you to achieve your full potential by identifying appropriate roles, positioning you for consideration, nailing your brand and preparing for interviews, for both executive and NED roles.
Strategic leaders need to be ‘comfortable with the uncomfortable’, dealing as they do with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). Your coach will help you develop a strong stance from which you can better influence others and fully inhabit your leadership role. They can also support your shift from technical expert to people leadership, where knowledge sometimes takes a back seat to building key relationships.
Creating an authentic leadership style that aligns with your personal values is key to becoming a successful leader. Once you know what your leadership style looks like, your confidence and performance level will grow and you will become noticed. Your coach will help you build your resilience and response mechanisms to become a stronger leader and more powerful agent of change.
Conflict in business, as in life, is inevitable. Whether it’s a conflict of facts, interests, resources, procedures or behaviour, achieving mutual clarity and understanding is the only way to make progress. Your coach can support you during times of conflict by providing practical tips and advice on responding to conflict more effectively.
Many senior executives are challenged to lead significant organisational change in response to, or in anticipation of, major changes in their environment or technology. For some, that may be across multiple locations, or even globally. As a change leader, your coach will provide helpful resources and encourage, support and challenge as you deliver lasting and positive change to your organisation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have any questions? We want you to be as sure as possible about choosing us.
Why work with a team coach?
Senior leadership teams need to agree what their combined strengths and development needs are and how they want to work together to achieve high performance. They need strong levels of psychological safety to enable rich debate and agree key actions. A team coach works with each individual in the team and then with the team as a whole to help them achieve this. The value added by working with a team coach strengthens revenue and drives better business for the future.
How is team coaching different from leadership team facilitation?
Team coaching takes place over a period of time to allow the team to develop and practise new behaviours and experience different dynamics. A team coach provides feedback individually and as a team to allow development to occur. Team facilitation can be an individual away day or a group of sessions and doesn’t involve both individual and team coaching. Facilitation is usually around a specific topic with specific outcomes.
How is a team coach different from an executive coach?
Team coaches and executive coaches are both professionals who help individuals and teams improve their performance. However, there are some key differences between the two roles. Team coaches focus on the dynamics of the entire team. They help team members understand each other's strengths and weaknesses, and they work to create a more cohesive and productive team environment. Executive coaches focus on the individual development of the executive. They help executives set goals, develop new skills, and overcome challenges.