Coaching leaders, managers and employees

My Coaching Style

Perhaps my coaching style is best described by quoting the words my clients most often use to describe the way in which I coach:

‘Warm, engaging, supportive, establishes rapport and trust quickly and easily.’

Then clients will quickly add that I am also, ‘Direct, candid, forthright,  authentic and tell it like it is.’

Other words clients use to describe me as a coach are ‘understands business, a creative strategic thinker, professional with high integrity and able to create  rapid progress.’


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About the Coaching Process

Information gathering
  • Perusal of the company’s vision, mission, values and core strategies.
  • Understanding of the role and responsibilities, accountabilities of the person being coached.
  • Perusal of results of any existing assessment and/or performance reviews, talent reviews, completed by within last 18 months.
  • Identify strengths upon which to build.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Conduct a leadership assessment if the information provided is not adequate or is outdated.


Overall Coaching Objectives:
  • Align coaching goals with organizational intentions.
  • Agreement with person being coached about specific coaching objectives to be achieved and how this will be measured.
  • Maximize utilization of the person’s natural strengths for the achievement of the business goals.
  • Teach and strengthen:

–           Leadership

–           Behavior

–           Communication Skills … that are not part of their natural strengths.

  • Practice personalized skills to assist with any immediate real-world situations, thereby getting a sense of success and achievement.
A Blend of Individualized and Formalized

The coaching sessions are individualized to provide specific additional skills that will close the gap between the individual’s current leadership skills level and the leadership level required in order to move to the next level in their career.

At the same time, sessions  are also integrated with six distinctive leadership skills that will:

–          Energize employees

–          Move the company boldly through these challenging times

–          Build a foundation for sustainable growth.Who's in the Driver Seat? by Dr. Sandy Gluckman

These skills are based on Dr Gluckman’s extensive experience in organizational development and are drawn from her book, Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?

These leadership skills are:

  1. Leading from the Future Backwards – strategic thinking and strategic planning.
  2. Forming Collaborative Relationships – effectively handling difficult and important relationships.
  3. Leading with Strategic Alignment – inspiring others to pull in the one direction.
  4. Creating a Culture of Accountability – trusting and empowering others to deliver high performance.
  5. Acquiring the Behaviors and Language of Powerful Leaders – using role models of great leadership.
  6. Making and Executing Profitable Decisions – using the combined talent and expertise of others for conceiving and implementing innovative decisions.