Coaching takes many forms but essentially it is an accompanied exploration around an issue that is key to the work role of an individual or team. This can be a problem or a development opportunity, a project or an impasse, a decision or a relationship. There is some initial defined goal for the work, although the tightness of this definition can vary hugely and is not always held with equal conviction by all interested parties. Over time the exploration can unearth additional goals or levels to the inquiry which can influence the direction and approach to the work.
At the heart of the work is a highly personal and confidential relationship between the coachee and their coach and the nature of the evolving trust between them can determine the depth, direction and daring of the work.
Our approach to coaching at Leadenhall is shaped by our experience of seeing coaching in action and we believe that three factors make our approach distinctive:
- Our coaches have experience in business and while they are highly mindful of not imposing their solutions, they can draw on this experience to the benefit of our clients
- Our coaching is designed to be right for the individual in their business context and for the business itself and is results focussed. This is framed in a three way contract between the coachee, the business and Leadenhall.
- Our coaching is crafted to produce measurable results – for the individual and the business. We strive to understand what success will look like for both parties and we encourage them to capture these aspirations in agreed goals.
We strive to provide a clear and consistent framework that will define the aims, support the execution and evaluate the outcomes of the coaching. What this means in practice is addressed in the Frequently Asked Questions that can be accessed via the buttons on the left where you will also find more detail on our approach to individual and team coaching.