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Leadership Coaching

The purpose of leadership coaching is to provide a powerful developmental experience for the leader that will generate clear benefits for the organisation.
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The Power of Leadership Coaching

At Myndful, our aim is to help leaders become more effective, confident and fulfilled in their roles and successful in meeting their objectives.

Leaders come to coaching for a range of reasons and through different routes. Senior leaders may be facing a particularly challenging period (e.g. make organisational change driven by digital or agile transformations) or strategic organisational task and feel that coaching will help them to perform at their best. Executives at all levels may have undergone a 360-degree feedback process or taken part in a leadership programme and identified areas of their performance that they feel are hindering the delivery of their business goals. Some are keen to use coaching to clarify career goals and accelerate their progress within their organisation. Others struggle with anxiety, overload and stress of various kinds at work and look to coaching to help them to learn to cope more effectively. CEOs and those near the top of the organisation who may have few peers in whom to confide may be seeking an external, confidential ‘thought partner’.

Coaching has seen massive growth of the last number of years. This growth has stemmed largely from an increased appreciation of the difference highly effective leadership makes to organisational performance. Often this is underpinned by a leader’s capacity to understand and manage emotion. When leaders fail to do this well, the impact can be destructive and far reaching for their staff and the organisation as well as for themselves. However, by virtue of their role, leaders experience a set of powerful emotional pressures which can make this particularly difficult. These pressures include:

High stakes and high expectation: Most leaders carry a strong sense of responsibility for their organisation and their people. They are acutely aware of being accountable for important decisions that have far reaching consequences. They often expect a great deal of themselves and suffer guilt and shame when they are unable to deliver to their own high standards.
Never being 'off stage': Leaders inevitably attract a high level of attention and commentary within their own organisations. Their behaviour, mood, body language and statement are scrutinised and speculated on by their staff. Leaders are subject to many perceptions and assumptions, positive and negative, yet must resist being too influenced by them. They must remain professional and in role - all day, every day. For those in the most senior positions, the media ensures that every aspect of their performance is watched and their anxiety is fuelled by the knowledge that any failures or mistakes will rapidly enter the public domain.
Presenting a controlled image: Leaders are expected by themselves and others, to be especially good at dealing with their emotions. Being effective and credible in role seems to mean controlling their feelings and hiding their doubts and vulnerabilities. This is rarely acknowledged, however, in the field of leadership education or within organisations, despite the ubiquity of the term emotional intelligence.
Leading in turbulent times: The unrelenting level of change and uncertainty that has become the norm for all organisations mean that these additional demands on leaders look set to remain in place.
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Other Coaching Services

01GROUP COACHING

Groups are powerful. They have great positive potential when we harness their power to achieve change.

02TEAM COACHING

Helping leaders to leverage their strengths and to address those underlying factors that prevent them from achieving their full potential.

03ONE-TO-ONE COACHING

Something needs to change or improve, or disorienting dilemma has bubbled through to your conscious that needs to be addressed. Thats where coaching comes in.

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Case Studies

Find real-world tools and ideas to support your agile transformation
January 11, 2018
Coaching to reduce anxiety in the workplace
Anxiety is all around us and very much a part of normal life. In the early days of human evolution, our fight, flight or freeze mechanisms were vital to protect us from the many predators that we shared our lives with. Today's world we are much safer generally, however these mechanisms are still important in terms or understanding the level of danger a situation may present and reacting with the necessary speed when necessary. It is also vital to motivate us into action e.g. studying for exams, preparing for important meetings etc. However the sheer power and strength of this prehistoric safety mechanism can be an overwhelming force in our lives.
January 10, 2018
Group coaching in Organisations
Every company is a group - sometimes a very large one - organised by being broken down into smaller groups. As coaches we may work with teams, or with specially created learning groups, in which learning is multiplied as people learn from each other's dilemmas as well as their own. Over time, these experiences can develop flexibility and interpersonal skills to a high degree. In this way groups can make a tangible contribution to business advantage, but equally importantly, influence the intangibles that underlie long term business health and prosperity.
January 10, 2018
Our thoughts and beliefs are both knowable and accessible
Between an external stimulus (e.g. being criticised) and an emotional response to it (e.g. anger) lie a person's thoughts about this event. Eliciting these thoughts helps the person to understand why they reacted to the evert in the way that they did. This is called 'tapping the internal communications' and states that people can be trained 'to focus on their introspections (examining one's thoughts) in various situations.
January 9, 2018
The Mindful Minute
None of us is so busy that we can't spare a minute from time to time. Literally, one minute. Just one. When you're waiting for the train in the morning, or waiting for the bus; when you arrive at your desk or you're waiting for your computer to boot...Just one single minute.
January 9, 2018
Letter to my 16-year-old self
Writing this letter to you, I imagine an extraordinary occurrence. Somehow our parallel universes have collided. For one hour only, I am coaching you through the fog towards a goal of your choosing. This letter is a playback of that golden hour.
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