Uninterrupted time for personal development
The Coach-Consulting sessions were very valuable. Uninterrupted time to discuss personal development and practical solutions to enable that development.
Challenge existing thinking
The Coach-Consulting sessions are informative and challenge existing thinking to realise where your strengths are and which areas require improvement.
My Coach-Consultant was extremely personable, allowing ideas to be explored which in turn enabled me to consider different thought processes and responses.
Self-reflection and bouncing ideas around
Helped me explore my weaknesses, self-reflect and remind me of what's important to me (principles not to change) but how to ensure these don't have a detrimental effect on others. Spending the time to reflect and to bounce ideas around in a safe environment was invaluable.
A more positive approach to change
I found the one on one sessions extremely useful in improving my confidence thereby ensuring I have a more positive approach to managing change.
Keeping me and the business on track
The sessions I had helped shape my thoughts when it came to people management, self-awareness and development, and business strategy.
My Coach-Consultant listened first to the key issues then unpicked parts of my brain with the right questions to ensure I had a wider perspective. Clear, measurable actions were then agreed to keep me and the business on track for improvement and success.
Reframed problems and developed realistic plans
My Coach-Consulting sessions helped me to focus on my key goals and develop realistic plans centred around my abilities and values. I picked up numerous tips and ways of reframing problems which have benefited me both in my professional and personal life.
Gained confidence in my own abilities
Working with my Coach-Consultant gave me the chance to explore and work out what aspects of my personality I needed to work on to become a better manager. They helped me to identify areas I could improve on and offered practical ways in which I could improve. It helped me to gain confidence in my own abilities and to identify my strengths.
Test ideas confidentially outside of the company
I wanted to get clarity on my thinking without <em>scaring the sheep, i</em>.e. test ideas confidentially outside of the company before developing the ideas internally.
My organisation was going through a merger, restructure and redundancies. The sessions were very beneficial in maintaining a perspective and enabled a good focus on my own role and strengths. This promoted a more positive approach and preparation for me to move forward within a newly evolving organisation.
A reduction in Crisis Management
I have seen a reduction in crisis management and a reduction in the cost associated with disputes. The senior leadership team has improved their capability to pitch and win new business.
The sessions helped me to address communication differences that can stem from diverse cultural, language and business backgrounds. My Coach-Consultant's ready to use techniques have proven easy to adopt with immediate results and their personable style made me enjoy every session with them.
Buy-in and contribution from my team
As part of the executive training programme at TfL, the Coach-Consultant was extremely useful and particularly prompted a refresh on our Agenda for Change Programme and helped me to move to clearer buy-in and contribution from my team.