Unusual times call for an extraordinary response. We Coaches are normally independent business owners but the recent crisis is deserving of a more collective effort.
We recognise that coaching through and immediately after this crisis is more in demand than ever. Recent research by Grant Thornton suggested that senior leaders were reporting that the value they had been getting from coaching now is 24% higher than pre-Covid.
In order to meet the diverse needs of organisations, four Greater Manchester based Executive Coaches have teamed up to offer a one-stop-shop service for clients looking to deploy coaching as part of their recovery plan. This coaching programme is designed for senior leaders, offering them the space to reflect and improve their decision making and well-being.
Coaching can take place either online, or, when lock down ends, face to face.
Why Coaching & why now?
The quality of decisions, wellbeing of colleagues and focus of attention at this pivotal moment offers an opportunity for change that effectively equips your organisation for what is to come.
Leaders are a critical barometer of an organisation, those that display positive emotional regulation have a calming influence which is often replicated deeper into the organisation
Uncertainty is stressful, processing in real time increases wellbeing and resilience
Challenges amplify limiting beliefs, addressing these provides a more open and responsive mindset
Responding effectively requires agility, attention and focus
Directing attention to what is controllable saves time, energy and money
Time away from the workplace can stimulate thinking about the future, there is an opportunity to develop and maintain talent, and deliver enhanced business performance.
Coaching will support managers and leaders in the above and enable them to more effectively face into the challenges that are being faced today, and into the future.
Meet the coaching team
These programmes have been designed to deliver coaching at an affordable rate to maximise the number of people who can be supported following Covid.
We have three coaching programmes, each with three pricing bands.
Our 1:1 Coaching Programme is designed for a specific member of the team and can be purchased in session blocks of 3, 6 or 12 sessions. The client will get to have a free 30 minute chemistry session with up to 3 of our coaching team before selecting the coach that feels right for them. All subsequent coaching sessions will be in partnership with the selected coach.
Our Flex Coaching Programme is designed to enable your organisation to block buy coaching sessions which you can then deploy flexibly across your leadership team. The sessions can be delivered by one of our coaches, or you can mix and match. To allow your team to get to know us, we're happy to host a group chemistry meeting to help them to get to know each of us in a bit more detail before making their selection.
Our Coaching Surgery Programme enables you to arrange a set number of days and your team can book in at a time that suits them for a coaching session. This product guarantees the time of a single coach for a whole day and you can therefore only select one coach per day (unless you’re running parallel surgeries). To make sure you get the most suitable coach(es) for your organisation, we will offer a chemistry session with the commissioning team member. Each coaching session is a stand alone experience unlike our 1:1 and Flex Coaching Programmes that are designed to lead on from the previous session for each individual involved.
If you’re keen to explore a blended model, just let us know and we can generate a quote.
Why Coaching is right for your business right now...
The thing that you can control right now is you
Whilst there is great uncertainty in the world right now, how people choose to respond to it is within their power. Supporting leaders to build a strong mindset and resilience provides them with the tools to manage this uncertainty more effectively. When they feel this inner control they are more able to focus on challenges faced and can feel a sense of control in what otherwise feels like an uncontrollable world
Coaching helps you to process what is happening around you
The world as we knew it has changed and making sense of it is difficult. However there is a need to try and process what is happening right now so that we are best able to deal with it. Not doing so runs the risk of causing ourselves additional stress and anxiety which can have longer term health impacts. Through coaching, leaders are able to tune into their real feelings and concerns and are better able to regulate their energy and response to situations, meaning they are more able to cope with the what is happening now and how to move forward.
A relatively small investment in coaching now will give a return on that investment and more.
Those individuals and companies who are able to get through this time will be those who are able to manage the impact of the stress, are flexible and agile in their approach, and can approach challenges in a different way. Coaching can support leaders to do this more quickly and effectively than they would be able to on their own. Those who are able to do this will be better positioned to survive and thrive during this crisis.
A fixed versus a growth mindset
Being able to respond with flexibility and creativity, but applying that with thought and logic to real issues during times of difficulty will be the difference between surviving and thriving. Coaching can help leaders to identify limiting beliefs which can be inhibitive and move into more open and responsive mindsets to resolve issues and challenges more effectively.
Coaching managers and leaders has a positive impact on more than just the recipients.
Leaders can be a critical barometer of an organisation. Those that display positive emotional regulation tend to have a calming effect on others. The behaviour they exhibit is likely to be replicated by those around them. By supporting leaders to develop this emotional resilience it will have impact beyond those receiving the coaching.
Developing and retaining Top Talent
There will be a reliance on leaders to deal with difficult and challenging situations, possibly beyond that they have had to face before. Additionally time away from the workplace has given people the opportunity to reflect what they want their lives to look like moving forward. The need to develop talent, both to deliver business performance but also as a way of demonstrating commitment to them as individual’s is likely to lead to higher retention rates and more committed colleagues.