Coaching is a one to one process designed to see yourself, your situation and your choices from a different perspective. And to use this new perspective to guide and inform your next steps.
It’s effective because it’s entirely tailored according to your needs.
Often clients will want some support whilst they are going through a transition. Typically they are very senior and do not want to discuss matters with their boss, peers or family. It may be a career move, increasing their visibility in a company to ensure they’re in line for the next promotion, or to gain some clarity on what to next with their business or life in general.
I’m committed to help move you forward in the direction you want to go. I help to create the conditions for you to learn about yourself – so change can occur. My job is to hold you accountable to your ambition, goals and plan.
It’s your job to take our conversations and strategies and turn them into action. You’re the driver on this journey. I expect you meet your commitments and invite you to keep an open mind and have fun.
Melissa says: “Curious, warm and playful are some of the descriptions clients have used. Naturally I’m gentle but rigorous. My approach is to ask you questions which explore your thinking patterns, beliefs and habits. Then we find new ways of thinking that will help you get to where you want to go. Over time and with reinforcement those new thinking patterns will become natural and you’ll notice your beliefs, attitudes and behaviour changing.”
You set the agenda for each session. We explore the issue and you will generally leave the session with greater clarity and confidence about what to do next.
If, for example, you’d like to develop your emotional intelligence – one option is to complete an online questionnaire developed by JCA Global, the leaders in the field. The resulting insightful profile then provides a useful framework to explore your strengths and growth opportunities.
Many emotional intelligence profiles simply look at actions and emotions. This also assesses attitudes – and this is important – as very often our attitudes drive our feelings and behaviours.
“Melissa’s coaching style was effective and has contributed greatly to our productivity. Communication can be an issue for us and having personally taken the company from 2 to 50 people sometimes it’s difficult for me not to provide ‘the benefit of my expertise’. However I now recognise I have to consider my interventions very carefully to enable the team to solve the problem from their own resources. Since the coaching programme, I have noticed my team are communicating more effectively. Particular individuals are more integrated, assertive, and motivated. Furthermore, the group seems to have increased respect for each other. I am sure the benefits will continue to accrue.”
Adrian Palmer Greaves, Managing Director Knowledge Solutions