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Executive Leadership


The purpose of executive coaching is to provide an opportunity for individuals/groups to benefit from coaching outside of the normal work context.

Many individuals/groups take advantage of a coaching opportunity as a way to address areas of their life that they would not normally take the time to consider within a busy career and home life. Coaching enables the individual/group to reflect on their own personal effectiveness and how to improve this to enable sustained success in the workplace.

Coaching is different from counselling, in that the individual/group is encouraged to work towards goals and takes responsibility for the coaching relationship and outcomes that are agreed.

The coaching is provided in a confidential and secure environment off site, where the employee(s) receives individual attention to facilitate him or her/them towards goals and aspirations, addressing any potential blocks that may arise along the way.

Areas that may be addressed include:

  • Career development
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Enhanced Communication skills
  • Enhanced team functioning
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Health related issues
  • Performance issues
  • Redundancy and redeployment
  • Return to work after illness

Coaching Outline

Coaching sessions may last between 1 hour and 2 hours. Group sessions are more effective when offered for a minimum of 2 hours. Sessions are offered on a a monthly or bi-monthly basis.

During the session, you will work with your coach to identify key goals that you want to work towards. Following identification of goals, your coach may decide to understand more about you and how you operate as a person/group.
Between sessions, you are likely to be tasked on specific areas that may include integration and application of things that you have learnt as part of the coaching process, back into the workplace.


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