These programmes are designed to help improve results, solve problems quickly, and develop the ability, enthusiasm, drive and initiative of those in your team or organisation.
How is our approach different?
The answer: - Practicality, usability, speed and impact, in other words people like us because our methods focus on developing practical skills and we get immediate results.
All of our methods, tools and techniques have one purpose, to make the person, team or organisation get better at what they do no matter where they start from.
- To build the skills and behaviours needed to perform better. For example how to stay focussed and single-minded; how to be genuinely assertive yet gracious with others; how to challenge and still be constructive; how to compete and be able to contribute to a team.
- To develop the mental strengths of resilience, robustness, a sense of fun, vitality, graciousness, persistence, challenge and inspiration.
- To use feelings and emotions to support objectives and how to control negative emotions that inhibit performance and affect others.
- Our final goal is self mastery i.e. to help people and teams to become their own coach so they have the tools to constantly keep on improving.
Introduction to coaching
As with all our workshops these are built around the needs and experiences of the participants.
These workshops typically begin with an exploration of what coaching is and why and when it is appropriate. We also promote appropriate coaching models which form a sound foundation for new coaches. Although at this stage it is far too early to introduce the concepts of the psychological tools which we advocate for experienced coaches, we lay the foundations by identifying behaviours and exploring their influence.
The use of either Forum Theatre and or role play as skills practice enables the participants to learn through experience.
These workshops often include elements of the following:
- communication skills techniques
- listening skills
- dealing with anxiety
Coaching – psychological skills
A programme to enhance the effectiveness of experienced coaches
Through these programmes we help to maximise the effectiveness of experienced coaches and managers with the introduction of a series of psychological coaching skills.
Effective communication skills and the use of coaching models lead to effective coaching in ordinary circumstances. However there are many situations which coaches experience during which those skills alone prove ineffective. This is when these Psychological coaching skills can be used to achieve fast and effective results.
Here is a list of the type of coaching interaction which can be improved by using these skills:
- When the coachee has no goal
- When the coachee doesn’t want to be coached
- When the coachee has more knowledge than the coach
- In difficult circumstances
- When coaching difficult people