Executive, Professional, Leadership & Life Coaching

 

One to one Coaching for Senior Leaders

If you are looking for one to one coaching for yourself, for your whole leadership cohort or for one individual leader, we can help.  

Professional coaching is a powerful and effective tool in developing leaders and teams, and can be made absolutely bespoke for the aims and objective of the work.  We'd highly recommend an initial phone call for you to explore what you're aiming to cause with the coaching.  The aim, the style, the personalities, the geography will all impact our recommendation for the work. 

 

The calibre of the coaching matters

All coaches at Clearworks have delivered more than 750 hours of exec coaching; have regular, robust supervision & CPD, are fully qualified and insured to be working at the most senior level of any organisation.  This exceptional team of Exec Coaches has been curated, assessed and developed with care and integrity by Aly King-Smith over more than two decades in this sector.  If you ask for a Clearworks Coach, you can relax in knowing they are a top class Executive Coach at the top of their game. We know everyone in the the team as a trusted friend and each one matches our values and criteria of excellence and experience.  

Platforms for virtual coaching

Coaching programmes are delivered at a flexible pace depending on the requirement, and can take place face to face, on Zoom, Teams, Bluejeans, Webex, Skype or any of the many online platforms, and sometimes on the phone.  Using virtual platforms for leadership coaching has been a key part of Clearworks’ delivery strategy for many years. We’d highly recommend its benefits to you.

 

  • Virtual coaching for senior leaders is extremely cost effective, avoiding travel time and expenses, and means sessions can be booked exactly when they’re most helpful for clients.

  • We can match the absolute best-fit Coach to Client, regardless of geography or time-zone, which has led to some incredibly rich coaching sessions and outcomes.

  • Coaching programmes can be split into sessions of differing length, to be more agile and effective in supporting the needs of senior leaders in this accelerated world of 2020.  Sometimes a thirty-minute coaching session before “that big moment” is more important than a two-hour sit down. 

  • Senior leaders won’t stand still for long.. Coaching can continue whether the leader is working from home, on site, or travelling abroad. These programmes are also highly beneficial for returners, following parental, sick or study leave.

What does coaching offer leaders?

Outside objectivity:

​An Executive Coach works with curiosity, and without judgement, to help leaders gain honest perspective, think differently and to explore what is really true.  Often the coach is the only person in a leader’s life who can talk with ‘no skin in the game’, ask the big questions, enable deep, brave decision making and facilitate fresh thinking in leaders who haven’t previously had or made time to reflect. Setting and committing to accountability goals with a coach can leverage a big step up in performance.

Turning on the light:

​These judgement-free conversations are often the catalyst in raising self-awareness to a new level.  Working out our strengths and ‘watch-outs’ in a safe challenging environment with a great coach, can be one of the turn-key moments in a leadership journey.  Nearly every piece of feedback that we receive, when a leader is excited about their coaching outcome, refers to new insight gained by working in such trust. Sometimes we use psychometric tools to deepen the exploration and provide data – read more about these below.

Boosting the tool-kit:

​Purest versions of coaching should remain in the questions, rather than in the telling, the ‘input’ or the training.  At Clearworks, we carefully walk the fine line between pure coaching at times, and filling the gaps sometimes.  We realise that in the world of SME, in biotech, and often in scientific or technical areas, there can be some gaps in the leadership development journey. If a model or a book recommendation might help, we can add those in too, but only with care and never in the ‘tell’. 

Understanding systems:

​Coaching can really boost a leader’s ability to work out the idiosyncrasies of the system in which they work.  Becoming more career savvy, impactful or switched on to the ‘games’ at play in an organisation can be transformational.  Being external enables us to help leaders explore those systems and networks with clarity. Understanding the organisational perspective and history can unlock all sorts of powerful insights. Boosting communication skills and flex is one of the key benefits of coaching.

Feeling aligned in the world:

Working with a coach can be transformational in enabling a leader to ensure her or his values, purpose, mission are aligned and exploring why it matters. Your coach will be using appreciative enquiry techniques to help you hunt for your strengths and to work out what exactly you wish to focus on – both for high performance and for optimal life satisfaction and resilience.  How is the balance?  What is not serving you any more?

Holding the space

There is a part of the brain that fires up when we're being listened to, that doesn't fire up under any other circumstances.  It is rare indeed that a senior leader can think deeply without judgement, in the presence of a trusted ally. The role of the coach is not to be complicit in assumptions and limiting thinking, but there is a time for just allowing people to talk, to think and to exist uninterrupted. Only then can they reach their own thinking potential.

Email: aly@clearworkscoaching.co.uk

Telephone: 07921 640486

 

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