Leadership growth; better leadership; team coaching

Leadership & Executive Development

Develop your impact and effectiveness as a self-aware leader

I believe leadership is a complex mixture of skills and awareness, and that this plays out in the leader's inner world and in their external world. Too many models of leadership try to pigeon hole leaders into one category or another. In our every more complex and challenging world, it is time to embrace this complexity and develop leadership that can operate at higher levels of consciousness and challenge.

  • Does your organisation want you to step up to leadership?

  • Do you want to move from individual contributor to leader?

  • Do you want to become a better leader?

  • Are you clear what being a better leader means?

  • Do you know how to grow as a leader?

  • Do you want to get more from your teams?

  • Are you as effective as you could be in your executive role?

  • Would it be helpful to have outside support on your journey?

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Working with complexity and polarities

Leadership (and executive) roles require the ability to hold multiple truths, multiple stakeholders and many other aspects of life, work and organisations at the same time. Understanding how to work with systems, and what our place is within the systems is vitally important to effective leadership. Understanding the why, how and what is also a key part of modern leadership.

One of the ways that I work with my clients is to look at polarities (or tensions). These may be external polarities within their organisations, relationships etc. These may also be internal polarities, such as the ability to be focused on tasks and people at the same time, and being able to shift between these polarities depending on the needs of the situation. 

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Becoming aware of and being at choice with internal and external polarities is a powerful skill to develop for anyone. Senior leaders and executives are often in unique situations in their organisations. The stakes are high and the expectations are equally high, they are often always on stage and yet potentially isolated at the same time. 

360° Feedback


360° feedback is an incredibly valuable tool for any leader at any level in an organisation. It is a great tool for giving leaders clear feedback from their peers, employees and managers. It creates strong motivation and specific focus to improve skills, culture and performance. The purpose is to assist leaders to understand their strengths and weaknesses and to contribute insights into aspects that could benefit from professional development. The 360° feedback, when managed well, provides an excellent platform on which to build a development plan for leaders. 

Benefits of leadership and exec coaching

Leadership coaching is a great way to become more effective, trusted and successful. Coaching can focus on your overall role as a leader, or specific areas such as team engagement, motivation, feedback, strategy, communication, inspiring your team, creating change, developing culture or other areas that are specific to yourself, your business or your team. Key aspects of leadership development to focus on include: 

  • Better decision-making and strategic planning ability

  • Leading in times of change, complexity and crisis

  • Greater ability to motivate and communicate effectively

  • Managing stress, resilience and conflict

  • Improved work/life balance and wellbeing

  • Successful role transition and change management

  • Increased confidence, self-belief and enjoyment

  • Better understand your goals and hold yourself accountable

  • Gain self-awareness, ability to influence and executive presence

  • Achieve development objectives and think more strategically

  • Unlock potential and develop creativity

  • Give yourself time and space for your own growth and learning

What you can get from leadership coaching 

  • Evolve your own leadership style that is effective for you, your team and your organisation

  • Grow your self-awareness and self-confidence as a leader

  • Develop your personal vision, values and priorities for leadership and your time

  • Expand your ability to operate and think strategically in complex environments

  • Determine appropriate goals and action plans for yourself and your team

  • Enhance you day to day management and leadership skills

  • Explore and improve your ability to communicate effectively in challenging situations

  • Uncover and shift self-sabotaging habits, behaviours and beliefs that are holding you back

  • Improve your chances of further development in your organisation

  • Improve your ability to remain effective under high pressure and with difficult people

  • Accountability in your objectives and development as a leader, not just in your job role

  • A deeper, practical, hands-on understanding of leadership and communication styles

  • Support your personal mental and emotional wellbeing

When is leadership coaching not for you?

  • When what you really need is a consultant rather than a coach to help fix your issues for you

  • When the cost of coaching can't be justified for what you're looking to achieve

  • When you don't feel you need to change or receive feedback

  • When you feel that coaching isn't necessary for you

  • When you're not committed to the process of leadership coaching