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Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching is a profound experience enabling leaders to perform at their best

 Our executive coaches are leadership experts, adept at building open, trusting and confidential relationships. Our specialised coaching process develops resourcefulness and skills where they’re needed most, fast. Our London based coaches can help you achieve whatever success means to you, wherever you live or work.

Our Coaching Programmes

Whether dipping your toe in,  focussing on specific goals or needing powerful development and seeking concrete changes, we’ve coaching to best suit your needs
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Executive Coaching Benefits

  • Confidential sounding board
  • Trusted support between sessions
  • Focus on both passion and purpose
  • Proven methodologies to succeed
  • Flexible styles of working
  • Wellbeing-resilience checklist
Executive coaching based in London

Our Executive Coaches

You are unique. We match your needs and goals to the executive coach, approach and programme that will work best for you. Our coaches are based in London, UK with highly effective remote coaching available wherever you are. [More].

Philip Gimmack
Russ Ayres
Vicky Clifford
Leadership Coaching

Executive coaching is an incredibly powerful and efficient way of identifying and honing people’s talent.  We specialise in leadership coaching, which is executive coaching for leaders. Why? Because senior leaders have quite specific needs and leadership coaches need to understand and be comfortable with these.

Coaching C Suites (CEO’s FCO, COO’s etc. ) requires significant experience of not only what makes a great leader, their mindsets, the environments within which they work but also a solid methodology that leaders can use over time, and trust. Few coaches can do this, well.  Go to our leadership coaching page.

The more senior the role – the greater the potential for influencing

When senior executives are able to perform at high levels, they have the power to influence strongly. This has a multiplier effect on the overall performance of the whole organisation too. The more senior the role, the greater the potential impact of our leadership coaching; improving presence, strategy, stakeholder relationships, communications, career progression, relationship skills and much more.

And as up to 90% of success in leadership roles is based on emotional intelligence skills*, our unique brand of leadership coaching uses emotional intelligence coaching and testing. This is why we’re a natural choice for the most senior, C-Suite leadership coaching where performance improvements can literally transform a business and its fortunes.

Coaching cultures create high performance

Our leadership coaching conversations are powerful at bringing out people’s best & facilitating positive changes. So much so, we’re often asked to train managers and leaders on using the very coaching skills we coach them with. They then get to pass these skills on and create coaching conversations and cultures within their own teams and organisations. Coaching skills can then become entrenched as standards of good practice, something most organisations simply do not have.

* according to the Harvard Business Review research into EQ.

Executive Coaching FAQ

Q: How important is trust in the coaching process?

As executive coaches, we know that trust is the cornerstone of all relationships, including the coaching relationship. We take your needs and our coaching seriously. We work with you as your partner, one step at a time to make sure you’re clear and happy about your coaching process and agreed outcomes. We establish ways of working, best practice, from the beginning.

Q: What’s the ideal experience of an executive coach?

Our coaches have at least 15 years of professional executive coaching experience and are all certified with prominent, respected coaching bodies. They have significant corporate experience and are seasoned business people too.  Most of our coaches are based in London in the UK, though travel far and wide supporting clients.  We’ve been using online coaching for many years which works very well.  Please see our Covid-19 announcement in logistics below.

Q: Is executive coaching totally confidential?

Yes. 100%. Even if sponsored by your organisation, be it for stand-alone or group coaching, our coaching relationships with the coachee remain confidential.  Of course whatever coachee’s might be willing to share often helps colleagues and the wider organisation too, but it’s the coachee’s choice.

Q: Does an executive coach tell a coachee what to do?

Not often. Coaching works best when it brings out a coachee’s sense of purpose, greater awareness, and their ability to take more responsibility for their feelings and behaviours. This is the heart of great leadership.

Q: How does executive coaching work best?

Coaching relationships work best when based on openness, honesty, transparency and commitment on both sides.  Our executive coaches give 100% and expect the same from our clients. At all times, as our client, you should feel respected, supported and safe. We guide the process, though the focus and decisions are your choices.

Q: What’s the difference between coaching and therapy

Executive coaching focuses on achievement and growth. It’s future not past ‘issue-focused as in therapy. Although issues and blocks are commonly uncovered in the coaching process. A great coach knows the difference and is able to safely navigate situations where issues arise.  Good coaches are clear about this, giving guidance where necessary.

It’s in the focus – future Vs past

Q: How do I know if I need coaching or therapy?

Executive coaching sessions work on the premise that you’re committed and able to move forward in your development. If a client has difficulties doing this, the coach may refer them for additional support, such as to a therapist or counsellor.  This is always completely confidential and the coach works purely as an advisor in this matter. Our stringent coaching approach ensures we balance your growth, goals & wellbeing.  Our coaches have therapeutic as well as professional coaching qualifications, so they are able to tread this fine line and know the difference.

It’s a question of movement Vs healing

There are no daft questions, except the one you want to be answered, but don’t ask.
So get in touch.

 

Logistics - Timing and Location

Timing & Sessions

For optimal working & results we recommend coaching sessions from 90 to 120 minutes in length.  We try & balance not being too prescriptive with number of sessions required with being realistic about what you wish to achieve in a given time.

Optimal coaching

We recommend effective programmes start with a minimum of around 3 to 4 sessions over a 4-10 week period with intervals of 10 days to 2 weeks between sessions. This helps build & maintain the dynamic nature of building positive habits in a trusted process giving people the right balance of time to learn, try new things & have timely feedback & support.

Face-2-Face & Online Coaching

We operate executive coaching sessions face-to-face in venues around London, across the UK & further afield.  It’s important coaching is conducted in a neutral, relaxed, private & discreet location. We also coach online using remote platforms such as Skype, WebEx & Zoom.

Covid-19 pandemic update March 2020

Currently our executive coaches are only coaching online, which works brilliantly.  Professional coaching was in fact originally designed for the phone & is particularly effective now we can see each other & share documents easily too.

Ask how online coaching works

We understand that appointments can change, and whilst we do our best to offer flexibility, there is a minimum of 48 hours’ notice required to change or cancel sessions.

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