Taking individuals from good to great
Whether you’re engaging with us as an individual client or as part of an organisation, the following information may be useful to help you understand a little more about the coaching process.
Our coaching clients engage us for a number of different reasons. Some examples include; a promotion or a change in role that requires a different way of thinking and being, sometimes they’ve received feedback on a particular development area where they really want to make progress, or perhaps they have a feeling of “stuckness” in their current role. At other times, we provide coaching as part of a wider leadership development programme. We’ve assisted previous clients with topics as diverse as executive presence, interpersonal relationships, self-doubt, career transitions and developing teams.
In all these instances, coaching is provided as a means of strengthening and focusing talent, or in other words, taking individuals from good to great.
Our coaching programmes are always tailored to your unique requirements, but will normally include 1:1 coaching sessions, formal or informal assessments (such as a psychometric assessment or a 360 degree feedback process), a mid-way review and a review at the end of the engagement. We always recommend a complimentary chemistry session before the engagement to ensure the correct “fit” between one of our coaches and the potential client.
To develop your own talent, or that of your employees, contact us to see how we can help. We take a truly collaborative approach with our clients and with our many years of experience across diverse industries, we’re confident that we will provide you with unbiased advice on the best solution for you.
At the People Development Specialists, we provide bespoke individual executive coaching in-person and online across the world.
For individual leaders, we draw on a range of psychological models from the ﬁelds of emotional intelligence, neuroscience and psychodynamics to assist leaders to better understand their own performance enablers and blockers and those of the people they lead. We sometimes uses psychometric tools and 360 degree feedback assessments within our coaching engagements. We are accredited in a number of different tools, including the Hogan Leadership Series, Strengthscope, Savills Assessment, the Emotional Intelligence Profile, and the MBTI.
However, we take a very tailored approach with our clients, recognising the uniqueness of their personalities and experience and the industries and organisational cultures within which they operate, and we adapt our coaching methodology accordingly.
We have a strong focus on building trust and rapport throughout our coaching engagements to create a safe space for clients to explore, learn and develop.
We can provide coaching face to face, or via video calls, if you prefer, at a time to suit you.
If you would like to have an initial chat to see whether our individual executive coaching would be right for you and your goals, please do get in touch via our Contact Form.
Big 4 Accounting firm
I’m so pleased to have chosen Helen as my coach; she built rapport quickly and I have already tangibly benefited from sessions in person, on video conference and by phone. Helen is an incredibly warm person, has bundles of empathy, but also is supportively challenging. She makes me think. She gives me the space to think. She helps me to order my thinking. Helen’s questioning style (the DNA of any good coach) is both intuitive and insightful. She has the ability in a conversation to ask what might be perceived as an off-the-wall question, which later we both realise has in fact “peeled the layers of the onion” further. It is clear that Helen’s years of coaching experience mean that she utilizes her unconscious abilities to ask the most enlightening question at the right time.
Partner, Big 4 accounting firm, based in the UK and Middle East
Vice Provost US University
I would recommend coaching with Helen to anyone who is taking on a new leadership role. Honestly, it has been transformative to my work and has opened up a new way of thinking about how institutions are run, what my values are and what I can contribute. This has been the single most valuable thing I have done in my own professional development.
Vice Provost, Leading US University
Working with Helen was my first coaching experience and I would highly recommend her. She immediately made me feel comfortable, which in turn, helped me to open-up from the first session. Helen has a great ability to truly listen and make a person feel validated. She encouraged me to explore the situation and come up with various scenarios which helped me develop an action plan to resolution. Helen’s patience and calm demeanor helped me work through several concerns that I was facing both professionally and personally. She provided various tools which allowed me to think and act out scenarios and eventually come to the right path forward.
Strategy Director, Leading Middle East airport
Head of Projects – Global Tourism Body
When I first started talking to Helen I was at a crucial point in my career and at a crossroads, I needed an impartial listener to talk through the possibilities I had to consider with. Helen was excellent in that she listened to my thoughts, dreams, concerns while asking pertinent questions to tease out what I really wanted and desired for my future. Before I spoke to Helen I was feeling conflicted and didn’t know where I was headed in my career then I worked with Helen and now I feel in control, I have a real plan on what I want to achieve and the building blocks on how to get there. If you are considering using Helen’s services I would say take the plunge, you will not regret it. You will find out who you are, what you want to achieve and come up with a plan on how to accomplish your career goals.
Head of Projects, Global Tourism Body