Coaching is a systematic process that facilitates the learning and development of an individual or team to assist them in achieving their goals and aspirations. It involves discovery, challenge, action and growth.
Coaching is about helping individuals to discover more about themselves, their work performance and their relationships with others in order for them to make their own decisions as to the best way forward.
It is about helping them to believe in their potential and providing them with the necessary stimulation, encouragement and support.
Through confidential discussion and reflection in a relaxed, safe atmosphere we help to:
We offer face-to-face and telephone coaching for private and corporate individuals. We also offer face-to-face coaching for organisational teams.
Most of our clients opt for a tailored programme but we are also able to offer one off sessions or coaching packages to suit all needs.
These programmes are tailored to meet individual or organisational needs. They include the stages of consultation, coaching delivery and review but session frequency, duration, additional support, programme length and mode of delivery are agreed to meet specific requirements.
This package could be spread over 4-6 months
All fees are quoted individually due to the bespoke nature of our service.
Discounted rates are negotiable for multiple bookings within the same organisation.
If you would like more information about our coaching service or would like to discuss what type of programme might meet your needs please contact us.
Coaching can play a major role in many different situations but can be particularly beneficial when you are new to an organisation or have just received promotion to a more senior role.
It can also help you to:
Our coaching programmes follow a process of raising awareness, setting goals, exploring options and planning actions.
This is achieved through informal dialogue, facilitative questioning, constructive and objective feedback, challenge and the building of an open, honest, trusting relationship.
Where appropriate, relevant models and tools are used to identify key factors such as learning style, management style, emotional intelligence, competencies, motivators and so on.
Working with a coach on areas of specific importance to you and your organisation can bring the following benefits:
At the initial session we will spend time on introductions, administration, scene setting and beginning the coaching process.
After that each coaching session is an individual experience, depending on your needs and the issues raised, rather than a set plan. However there will be aspects that are familiar to most sessions such as:
Clients usually come for coaching because they want to change some aspect of their behaviour, learn new skills, improve their performance, develop their leadership potential or improve their work/life balance.
Coaching can be used for individuals and teams who are willing to be coached and want to improve and learn.
It will be more successful if these parties are motivated to change, open to receiving feedback and have an intrinsic desire to grow and develop.
An ideal coach:
Face-to-face coaching is usually delivered at the client’s place of work as long as there is a suitable quiet room that we can use and not be disturbed. However, third party venues can be arranged.
Telephone coaching can take place when you are in the office, at home or at another suitable location. Calls can be made via landline or Skype.
Face-to-face sessions usually last for about two hours and telephone sessions for approximately one hour. However, timings are agreed to suit each individual’s circumstances and needs.
As a general rule monthly sessions help to keep progress on track without eating too much into work time itself, but sometimes it is beneficial to have more frequent sessions at the beginning of a programme. An appropriate schedule will be agreed during the first session to suit all parties and the issues involved.
The coaching period is negotiable depending on the topics being worked on and the progress being made. A coaching period of three to six months is average.
I can honestly recommend coaching to anyone who needs time to step back from the minutia of work and to reflect on their own specific objectives.
Anyone who enters a coaching programme thinking that the coach will provide the answers is plain wrong. However Liz enabled me to find the answers from within which turned out to be a much more satisfying achievement!
I have found the time spent with Liz incredibly useful. It has been invaluable to have time away from my normal working day to explore issues. I have changed the way I work and moved forward in my career as a result of these sessions.
Liz helped me see my full capability, giving me confidence to achieve appointment to the Board post
As the process was so open and personal, focused on me, the strategies that have been developed feel part of me. They started off as a conscious guide and have become part of my own reflexes, enabling me to achieve the personal and professional development that I aspire to.
"Liz is a really empowering and helpful supervisor. I like her flexibility, openness and transparency. She guides, challenges and supports me and most of all, empathises and stands alongside me. At the end of a session I've reached a point that in many ways I already knew but hadn't quite articulated or fully realised before. She helps me to tap into my own wisdom."
Could I just reiterate how much I enjoyed the time management workshop. I am already putting ideas into practice and with some success!
Liz had a great way of looking at things from a completely different perspective to mine which allowed me to contextualise problems and solve them far more easily than I had been able to before.
ďThe coaching has made a real difference to me in terms of my current role but also in being able to determine what direction I want my future career to take.Ē
From the very first session I was able to make changes to my day-to-day working practices that have been invaluable. Thank you Liz!
Liz has the ability to synthesise information and ask just the right questions that in turn encourage you to reflect upon your own practices and steadily begin to alter them.
Thank you for all your help - you've been brilliant in helping me to get my head together in preparation for interviews and I've enjoyed working with you. If anyone asks me where they can get help with interview coaching, I'll be recommending you!
I was somewhat sceptical about coaching but I found our time together to be one of my best investments in personal development. Lizís coaching helped me to unlock time, become more effective in my professional role and, more importantly, it enabled me to enjoy my life outside of work.
Liz helped me to gain focus and uncover different ways to resolve situations at work. I found coaching a supportive, motivating and cathartic experience - Thank you!
"I have gained greater focus in the tasks required to manage my team, and confidence to put plans into action."
Coaching has had a big impact on me. I think it is deep and will be long lasting. It has helped me to make some very big personal and career decisions.
Coaching helped me to understand the benefits of putting into words the feelings and thoughts that were in my mind.
These coaching sessions have served to identify several vital issues that have had a direct impact on my performance. They were skilfully conducted and appropriately assessed.
Iíve found the coaching a valuable and rewarding experience. The greatest value has been talking through some self-limiting beliefs and gaining more understanding of whatís holding me back. Thank-you!
The benefits I gained from my coaching sessions were enormous. They helped me to find focus and set goals as well as learning another valuable leadership skill.
The thing I valued most about these coaching sessions was the opportunity to reflect and discuss matters with a 3rd party who was independent from work, family and friends and able to provide both challenge and support.
Liz provides executive coaching for MBA students at Bradford University School of Management. Feedback suggests students find this to be a highly worthwhile and effective experience. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her.
Liz has undertaken several projects for us over the last four years including developing our corporate induction programme, delivering a variety of training programmes and assisting us with mapping our business processes. Her work is of a high standard; keenly undertaken and professionally presented.
Lizís work was always to a very high standard and delivered in a timely fashion. She consistently produced quality documentation following only an outline brief from myself. Above all, Liz was always pleasant, helpful and informative and I can wholeheartedly recommend her to prospective clients.
This coaching workshop should be compulsory for all managers. It is the most useful and high impact course I have ever been on. It has changed the way I manage work and personal relationships for the better.
Coaching enabled me to build my confidence and take a much more hands-on approach to my career development. Liz is a star and I would recommend her to anyone.
Coaching has been the single most empowering personal development I have ever done.
My coaching sessions with Liz gave me focus and direction. She unlocked the motivation and energy I needed to tackle issues I had been Ďparkingí and which had been holding me back. Thank you, Liz!
You have a gift for making dreams happen. You believe in me and that helps me believe in me too.
Liz was fantastic coaching me, simply the best coaching session Iíve ever had. Thank you so much. This has lifted something that has been around since I was 13 years old. I am indebted to you.