Coaching & Mentoring

"Blue hat thinking"
  • Asking the right questions
  • Defining the problem
  • Setting the thinking tasks
coaching mentoring

Coaching is a modern and rapidly growing method for helping others to improve, develop, learn new skills, find personal success, achieve aims and manage life change and personal challenges. Coaching draws out rather than puts in. It develops rather than imposes. It reflects rather than directs. Coaching is reactive, flexible and enabling, not prescriptive or instructional. Coaching is non-judgemental, not judgemental.

Coaching is about getting the very best out of someone and enabling them to make decisions that will improve their life. The profession is growing and coaching is becoming widely acknowledged because people realise just how effective coaching is. A coach's job is not to go over old ground, be past-orientated or to force-feed information, but to work with clients to help them find the answers themselves.

When a person experiences being coached, their motivation comes from working with a coach who is him/herself an upbeat, positive role model. In this way coaching is a unique way of developing people. Coaches agree that helping clients to reach their full potential through this approach produces great satisfaction.

More than 90% of organisations, according to a recent CIPD training and development survey report, now use coaching as a means of changing behaviours, accelerating learning and raising performance levels.

Our coaching team is qualified to use a range of profiling tools and a variety of methodologies. More importantly, we all have the desire to work with you to become the best that you can be. Whether you require personal or performance coaching, corporate or executive coaching or coach training for managers & supervisors, we can help & guide you. E-mail or call for more information on what we can provide and to arrange a free initial coaching session.

Having a mentor can be one of the most powerful developmental relationships you will ever experience. For example, four out of five chief executives say that having a mentor was one of the keys to their success. Yet you don't have to be an aspiring executive to benefit from mentoring. Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life and at all stages of their careers are able to point to deep personalised learning they have obtained from a developmental relationship with someone of greater experience, who has taken a direct interest in them.

Powerful, often transformational mentoring relationships have helped young graduates find their feet in an organisation, helped mothers of young children return to work, or enabled young offenders turn their lives around. People coming up to retirement have been eased through this difficult time, by tapping into the experience of others who have been through it already. In short, mentoring can help anybody who has a major transition to make in his or her life, whoever or wherever they are.

We specialise in working with organisations to establish developmental mentoring networks, either formally or informally. This includes guidance on the administration process, mentor & mentee training and on going maintenance of the network. E mail or call for more information and a free introductory session on establishing your mentoring network