Whether coaching is successful really depends on the coachee and whether they are comfortable with coaching and how much work they want to put into it. The coach is only the catalyst and I have found in my 15+ years of coaching that the harder I work, the less committed the coachee is; so I will challenge when that happens. Yes, I am a challenging coach as I don’t want to waste the client’s money or my time.
I have never really talked about cases except where clients give me testimonials because confidentiality is so important. Thinking about it by giving examples of successes over so many years does not breach confidentiality and may give people who have never been coached, reasons why maybe they should be coached in the future.
Accountant who, in his 40s, only realised he was an accountant because his parents wanted him to be
Outcome, He retained all of his knowledge and went into acquisitions and mergers
PA who was well paid but didn’t have any sense of purpose in her existing job. This took a while!
Outcome Environment issues were very important to her and she is now fully engaged in this type of work for a major retailer
Manager made redundant who had put his heart and soul into his existing job, sometimes at the expense of his personal life
Outcome He now has a job closer to home, no more shift work, with a really good work life balance
Transition from one country to another including Australia and Bermuda.
Outcome Individuals have settled in really well and are extremely successful
Argentinian in Switzerland working in a Corporate who needed to make an impression with his boss in another country.
Outcome Real impressions made including a successful presentation to the Board with the backing of his boss
Team leaders, Managers, Directors Stepping up can be difficult including lack of confidence, time management and the art of delegation
Outcomes By being able to talk to a professional outside their own business makes an enormous difference and ensures that these future leaders develop their own skills together with their direct reports
Leaving the business, sometimes people don’t fit the culture of a company and leave to go elsewhere Outcome Although this is a rare occurrence, in the long run it works better for both parties
Mentor Acting as a sounding board for when a CEO or MD have a difficult issue to deal with and they need a different perspective. So many leaders have used me in this way and then they make their own decision