Executive Coaching

I coach senior and up-and-coming executives and business owners. They have one common characteristic: they’re serious about growing themselves as leaders.

My clients’ typical problems

They face multiple challenges, like:

  • Leading change and shifting people’s mindsets
  • Motivating staff to raise their performance
  • Steering a group of opinionated direct reports
  • Asserting themselves with powerful peers
  • Having to handle stakeholders with multiple perspectives

The pressure doesn’t let up.

The trouble is, leadership roles expose our greatest fears about ourselves. We all have them. You might feel you lack leadership presence. Or carry a fear of failure. Or a nagging dread of conflict. For some these doubts show as anxiety. For others, as non-assertiveness or staleness.

How do you leave these feelings behind and perform under pressure while enjoying what you’re doing? Most people can’t and end up feeling stuck. That can affect your leadership … and your company or team. You may see worsening employee engagement, causing productivity and innovation to fall. Strategy execution and financial results may slide and talented people could start leaving. Then you’ll feel even more pressure.

Coaching results

Working with the ideas and tools from The Three Levels of Leadership, clients achieve measurable shifts in their presence, flexibility, resilience and behavioural skill even under pressure.

I start with your inner beliefs and then – and only then – focus on helping you change your behavioural habits. Yes, you’ll have to put effort in, but it works.

Client ratings based on 32 leadership qualities under pressure

You’ll see typical examples of clients’ results in these before-and-after-coaching graphs. As you can see, they removed their key weaknesses (negative scores) and boosted their strengths (positive scores). Huge gains like these benefit you and your company.

CASE STUDY Jack’s Story

Jack ran a manufacturing plant with 250 employees. He made things happen and always hit his targets. But he didn’t connect with people. Even worse, a 360° survey showed his best people were on the verge of rebelling or leaving the business. On reading the results, he was shocked. He said, “It was horrible. I couldn’t sleep properly for three days.”

He worked with me for 13 months. Then we repeated the 360° survey. It showed what his boss described as a “transformation”. People trusted him. They saw him as visible, approachable, inspiring and caring. Jack was now a genuine leader. He was soon promoted.

Interested in how Executive Coaching can help you reach your potential?