“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.”Sir John Whitmore, 1996
Executive performance coaching
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Knowledge alone (feedback, training, research, study) rarely changes behaviour. Coaching can be a powerful tool for any individual, team, or organisation seeking to improve performance and achieve personal and professional growth.
How does coaching work?
Coaching can provide insight into an individual's current performance, by increasing awareness of their beliefs, strengths, motivation, thoughts, and behaviours and how these impact and are impacted by others. This insight facilitates goal clarity, with the coach encouraging forward action and a commitment to clear, measurable, behavioural based outcomes. In turn, the individual identifies strategies to support the consistent and deliberate practice of those behaviours, leading to the desired performance improvement.
A skilled coach achieves this by asking the right questions and acting as a sounding board, rather than by providing answers or advice.
Why engage an external coach?
Coaching can build capability and improve performance and offers a significant return on investment. Engaging an external coach is not necessarily a reflection of in-house coaching capability. An external coach can add value to the work undertaken in-house, bringing additional expertise, impartiality, and objectivity. This can allow a more fulsome exploration of personal, professional, and organisational barriers to performance and opportunities for growth.
My experience and approach.
I am a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation with extensive experience coaching individuals and groups in the public, private, higher education and not-for-profit sectors.
I am skilled in building capability in emotional intelligence, resilience, and performance management, and am passionate about the role of these capabilities in building psychological safety and high performance.
I apply a strengths-based approach to personal and professional development, referencing positive psychology, neuroscience and principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to support behaviour change.
I have qualifications in Commerce, Psychological Sciences, Public Policy, Organisational Coaching and Counselling. I have certifications in the Hogan Assessment, Gallup Successful Strengths Coaching, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.