Your Leadership Is Our Business
Leadership coaching is a specialist form of executive coaching that brings out the skills, mindset and behaviours of great leadership. As emotional intelligence skills define self-leadership, it seems obvious, to us anyway, that your leadership coach should be both eq expert and seasoned coach.
Our leadership coaches will help you be more secure, aware, motivated, empowered, charismatic, focussed, and engaging. Our leadership coaching will help you build the skills leaders need but are rarely taught; people skills.
We help leaders be part of and run effective teams, departments and organisations of all sizes across a diverse range of industries. And though we’re based in London, UK we’re asked to coach face-to-face (Covid allowing) and remotely all over the world.
Leadership Coaching Testimonials
“Phil has made an enormous difference to how I work…you must give EQ leadership coaching a go, you won’t regret it. “
“I have benefited no end from my coaching sessions”
“I can hardly believe how massive the impact has been (of my leadership coaching), and it’s been repeatedly noted and commented on by colleagues.”
“You have no idea how much you have helped me…Thank you for all your help and coaching Philip”
“I’ve enjoyed being coached by Philip from the moment we met, his easy-going, practical teaching style has been brilliant. The progress I have made in the last few months has been tremendous.”
Leadership coaching builds …
- Personal Power
- Motivation & Achievement
- Communication & Relationships
- Resilience Skills
- Leadership Skills
- Effective Teams
- Raise emotional awareness
- Build self-confidence
- Improve decision-making
- Improve sense of purpose
- Build reputation & political acumen
- Enhance charisma & presentation skills
- Remove limiting beliefs
- Uncover your values
- Build self-motivation
- Work to strengths
- Remove blocks to success
- Prioritise & focus
- Rediscover purpose
- Get things done
- Support & collaborate
- Actively listen & feedback
- Read non-verbal communication
- Express & motivate
- Build rapport
- Manage conflict
- Persuade & negotiate
- Learn a resilience tool-kit
- Build caste-iron resilience
- Develop a sense of peace and calm
- Understand coping mechanisms
- Enhance positive beliefs
- Help others thrive
- Improve well-being and self-care
Perfect your leadership style
We’ll help you hone your optimum leadership style by bringing out the best of your EQ so it serves your personality, your role and your experience.
You may have read about leadership styles, with some experts saying there are basically three; Authoritarian, Participative & Delegative. But really these are just 3 labels of different variations of assertiveness and empathy. Finding what combination works best for you is our role as eq leadership coaches. This assertiveness: empathy balance is just one of many EQ dynamics we’ll help you uncover to optimise your leadership. We make sure you understand the territory of not just your work, but of the key factors at play that determine how you lead and work best.
Our leadership coaching is holistic – it starts and ends with what serves you.
Leadership coaching tools
Our coaching uses a wide range of methodologies, noted above, as well as tools dependent on the coaching situation and client. Emotional intelligence coaches not only facilitate change and success for clients directly through these techniques, but we also can teach the same coaching skills to clients for them to use to better lead, succeed and engage at work. Here are just a few examples of more detailed tools we use;
–EQ assessments – Revealing your detailed EQ scores and analysis are the powerful first step to change. Read more here.
–Emotional journaling – We show you how to nurture this daily practice & why it can make such a big difference during and after your coaching sessions.
–Remote-coaching – Though based in London in the United Kingdom, we utilise Zoom, Skype and WebEx to coach and collaborate with organisations & people all over the world which adds enormous flexibility to our work.
–Psycho-physiological activities – Mindfulness, meditation, yoga, TRE are just a few of the incredibly useful mind-body techniques we discerningly recommend and use. We take great care to match approaches and tools to fit each client, as is appropriate for them.
Caution: Be wary of one-size-fits-all approaches or panaceas. We carefully match how we work with our client’s needs. For instance due to certain client’s emotional make-up or strong preference they may find it difficult to even contemplate meditation practices, to begin with. This may simply be a bridge too far initially. Knowing this in those circumstances has proven vital for certain clients who would otherwise have struggled & potentially become disheartened with generically devised approaches. One size does not fit all.
Our coaching style
Directive vs Non-Directive
Emotional Intelligence coaching works to bring out your best by fitting the coaching style to your needs. Coaching relationships are personal and can differ depending on things like needs, context and favoured way of working. For instance, you may prefer a more directive approach depending on how much and in what way you wish to be supported and encouraged. Directive coaching can feel more dynamic and push you. If learning is the key focus, however, you may prefer a less directive approach where you are encouraged more to find your own way. This may help you take maximum responsibility for your choices and success, in the long run.
The coaching style may also affect the amount and type of contact between sessions. Generally, sessions every 7-12 days work well with some email contact, feedback in between. Don’t worry though, we’ll help you strike the right balance in the first few sessions.
Things that affect coaching style
Remember also that the optimal approach will be affected by many things including your role, needs, availability, workload, (project) time scales, work-life balance, the context of well-being, and your psychological make-up. Read more about the difference between coaching vs therapy here.
Coaching for women
We invite all ambitious women to explore EQ with us
We believe the quality of leadership within organisations, has some way to go to deliver anything like its true potential. A key factor here is, half the planet are being held back, to varying degrees, based purely on their gender. This may sound a bit strong for 2021, but one look at women’s numbers in the boardrooms of European and US organisations tells us all we need to know. And outside these geographical areas, things can be even worse. What’s interesting is there is perhaps one stereotype that appears accurate; women have higher empathy than men *, on the whole. And goodness knows this planet can do with more empathy right about now.
Coaching is about empowerment. We want more empowerment for women and would like to facilitate more representative senior leadership and boards. EQ is a fabulous facilitator of this raising awareness, personal branding, and importantly assertiveness. It’s been well documented that women too often have relied on ‘being noticed’ rather than setting their agenda. And many that do push harder, are seen quite differently than their male counterparts when exhibiting the same behaviours. Challenging gender stereotypes and entrenched beliefs is not simple. But being more emotionally equipped helps significantly.
* based on psychometric research such as using the EQ-i and EQ-i 2.0 comparative sampling of genders.
Coaching those who face prejudice
Similarly to women, the same is true for helping all people who may be labelled by archaic beliefs that fail to recognise equality and talent due to prejudice. Each set of prejudices bring their own unique challenges. We’ll help you navigate your challenges and reach your potential.
As our leadership coaching is powerful for finding one’s voice – it’s particularly well suited for those who feel they’re working against culture, the odds, prejudice, or a lack of inclusion. EQ can reveal both a path to explore and the tools to successfully navigate it.
More on diversity & inclusion here.
Coaching in London, UK or anywhere you wish
We work out of London in the UK. With the exception of a world pandemic, we travel widely to sit down with senior leaders and support them. Where this is not possible we connect on zoom or similar. Much of coaching was devised originally to work on the phone, so it’s well suited and works brilliantly either way.
We guide you every step of the way so your leadership coaching experience is comprehensive, empowering and focused on what serves you most
Initiate Coaching Programme
We structure your perfect programme & way of working
We assess, analyse your (team’s) EQ to baseline, strengthen & monitor
We coach you to model & build skills, positive habits, behaviours & outcomes
You develop, learn & grow in-line with goals & KPI’s (back to 1)
Explore leadership coaching
To explore the possibilities of leadership coaching either with UK based coaches or remote coaching, tell us a little about how we may help. Confidentiality is assured.