What is it? At its most basic level, coaching is the process of equipping people with the tools, knowledge and opportunities they need to be able to fully develop and to be more effective in their commitment to themselves, their colleagues and their company.
Often, coaching is deemed to be something that is available only to high performers and people who have been identified as ‘top talent.’ Hardly surprising since it is a term that was borrowed from the competitive world of sport and the military, where optimal performance is key. Whilst we acknowledge its roots, we also recognise that ‘talent’ can be identified and developed at every level, within every organisation. We all need to start somewhere.
As search consultants, coaches and business practitioners in the in-house legal sector, we have ‘walked in your shoes.’ We have experience in working for global corporates and boutique companies; of growing businesses from a handful of employees to exit and like you, we have experienced self-doubt. When you tell us about the challenges involved in leading and managing teams, we hear you. We also appreciate and recognise the difficulties involved in negotiating difficult business relationships, managing conflict or navigating our way through change.