Coaching for Business

What do I do?

I understand the complexity of businesses being faced not only with the challenges experienced externally, but also those within their internal environments. Organizational culture, relationships, communication, group behaviour and many other dynamics can hold businesses back from success. 

Business coaching is a highly impactful solution for companies because it is effective across all levels of company structure. 

By coaching key individuals and teams in a business, personnel quickly learn to value accountability, responsibility, internal systems, creative problem solving, effective communication and relationships. Business coaching works by increasing the effectiveness of individuals and teams with the mass effect that the business as a whole benefits. 

By helping strategic decision-makers optimise their response to challenges and manage the business, coaching ensures peak leadership performance especially in difficult times.

Each business’ needs are unique. The most suitable coaching strategy is identified and planned by consulting with key personnel initially, then getting insight and buy-in from a company-wide exploration of relevant issues.

Business coaching is developmental, not remedial. This is not to say that coaching is not useful when specific challenges have been identified. More often than not businesses recognise that there is some form of challenge and wisely use coaching in response. In many cases businesses find themselves unable to resolve a challenge specifically because of the systems in place, what the organisational culture has developed into over time, or the nature of the challenge being something outside of the business’ experience. This does not necessarily mean that the business is at fault, but rather that there are developmental opportunities that can be realised through coaching. 

TYPICAL PROCESS FOR BUSINESS COACHING

There is no off the shelf coaching program suited to the needs of every business. A consulting process is crucial in formulating an adequate response to each business’s unique scenario and desired outcomes.

In order to map out the scenario for a coaching intervention, I consult with key personnel within the business. It is important that a wide enough scope of relevant personnel are part of this consultation, so as to leverage different perspectives, experiences and identify elements of the scenario.

Information which emerges from this mapping process is used in strategising on what interventions are carried out in which parts of the business. 

This strategy is then employed and measured over time in a finite and planned cyclical process until the business’ needs and outcomes have been satisfied. 

Some businesses like to afford personnel some insight into their personal and team effectiveness using a tool called TIFF (Temple Index of Functional Fluency). For more information on TIFF, click here.

GROUP WORK

I am trained in and provide organisational development tools that can be used with small (5) or large groups (whole company). I work with appreciative inquiry and transactional analysis. 

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative inquiry is a creative organisational development process which is designed to inspire teams to resolve challenges in a future- and outcome-focused way. The process simultaneously creates a collaborative spirit and the processes required for teams of any size to reach their goals. The process is also useful in creating collaboration between teams. Appreciative enquiry work, once complete, can be supported by follow-up coaching.

Transactional analysis workshops

Transactional analysis is a social psychology which helps people to understand communication and relationships in a simple and tangible way. It provides both an understanding and resolution of many of the challenges encountered wherever people are involved. Workshops are tailor-made to company strategy, the situations which personnel encounter and can be supported by follow-up coaching.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

My coaching fees are tiered as follows,

  • Non-executive corporate
  • Executive Corporate
  • NGO

I approach my service fees with the philosophy of “co-creating the coaching agreement”. Because of this the coaching fees I charge may differ from country to country and business to business based on their circumstances, desired outcomes and timelines. Please use the contact form on my home page to ask for a consultation to quote.