A training course isn’t always the right solution for every partner we work with. Whatever our partners need, we are flexible in our approach to ensure we support them to develop their people and achieve their goals. We do this by offering a range of one to one and team coaching services, either as a stand-alone service or alongside a training programme we are delivering for them.
Through coaching we help individuals and teams gain clarity and focus, enabling them to grow and maximise their performance.
We have a selection of trained coaches within our team, with experience of working in a wide variety of sectors. We see our coaches as ‘thinking partners’ for the individuals and teams they work with, empowering others to work on current challenges they are facing and enabling them to develop their skills and capabilities for the future.
Our focus is always on finding the ‘right fit’ for our one to one and team coaching programmes. Should we feel that we do not have the capacity or the right people in our coaching team to work with a specific individual or team, we always put the needs of our coachees first. This may sometimes mean recommending another provider/coach for our partner organisations and coachees to work with. We are not precious about keeping everyone to ourselves, and we like to think that this honest and open approach truly reflects our values and how we do business at Grow!
One to One Coaching
Firstly, we like to get to know every individual we will be working with and understand their ‘why’. This allows us to find out their motivations for engaging in coaching and their overall goals and desired outcomes.
Our one to one coaching programmes are personalised to meet the needs of each individual coachee. Whilst we do typically recommend a minimum of four or six sessions, we are always open and flexible regarding the length of each coaching programme. We will always hold a free of charge, initial chemistry meeting (between the coach and coachee) and we build review, feedback and evaluation into each coaching programme with every individual we work with.
We offer a range of tools allowing the individuals we coach to enhance their understanding of themselves and the relationships they have with others.
Our coaches each have their own unique style and approach, enabling us to offer different types of coaching, to meet the different needs of the individuals we work with. Where we feel that we don’t have the capacity within our team to meet someone’s needs, we will recommend another provider/coach for the coachee.
Often, the limiting beliefs and assumptions that we hold can get in the way of untangling our challenges and achieving our true potential. Through active listening and questioning, our coaches enable the individuals they work with to achieve greater levels of self-awareness. This allows them to open up about their assumptions and understand how they might be holding themselves back. Our coaches encourage their coachees to remain focused on what matters most to them, allowing them to fulfil their overall goals.
If you would like to learn more about our one to one, in-house coaching services and how our coaches can facilitate the growth and development of you or an individual in your organisation, please contact us to arrange an initial free chemistry meeting.
Our team coaching programmes are results driven. We adopt a bespoke and flexible approach, meaning that no two team coaching programmes are the same! There is no pre-set number of team coaching workshops we would recommend, as this depends on each teams’ needs. However, we always recommend an initial pre-meet session with the team. We also end every team coaching programme with a post-meet, involving a thorough evaluation, review and to ‘close the loop’.
Wherever possible and in-line with the needs and wants of the teams we work with, we adopt a ‘systemic’ approach to team coaching. Allowing the teams we coach to focus on their own internal influences and actions, whilst also looking at the broader external influences which impact their team.
During the team coaching workshops, our coaches facilitate the conversations that need to take place to help teams work better together and discover ways to achieve more as a collective whole. We place the emphasis on empowering teams to become ‘high-performing’, enabling them to develop their own direction and share good practice to achieve improved team and organisational performance.
We offer a range of tools to allow teams to enhance their understanding of each other and understand ways they can work more effectively together.
If you would like to learn more about how our coaches can support you and your teams to perform at their best together, please contact us to arrange your initial free chemistry meeting.
Getting to know each other – otherwise known as our ‘chemistry’ meeting
We want to know that we’re right for you and you’re right for us. This is the foundation of all of our successful partnerships and coaching programmes.
When matching you with one of our coaches, we provide a free of charge 30 minutes ‘chemistry’ meeting. This allows you to speak informally about your aims and expectations of the coaching and the style and approach that you feel you would gain the most benefit from. We use this initial meeting to provide you with an insight into what to expect from your coaching programme with us.
When deciding which members of our coaching team can best help your team achieve their goals through team coaching, one of our team will hold a free introductory meeting with a representative from your organisation to discuss the individuals who are going to be participating in the team coaching and the key aims and objectives to be achieved. We also provide an insight to the partner organisation into what to expect as part of the team coaching programme with us.
Initial Coaching Programme Proposals – sharing our thoughts and suggestions with you
Nothing is set in stone at this point; this is an opportunity for you, as our partner to review our proposals and decide on what works for you and the individual/s or team who will be engaging in the coaching.
We always work with you to design the right coaching programme to meet the needs of the individuals and/or teams we will be working with.
Getting it all signed off – the ‘formal’ contracting stage
In-line with our professional standards, all our coaching programmes (one to one and team coaching) require a coaching contract agreement to be in place before we start the formal coaching sessions.
Our contracting agreements are bespoke, to meet the needs of those we are working with and clearly set out the coaching style and approach to be adopted and detailing the key aims and outcomes to be achieved.
Where we are providing one to one coaching services that are ‘sponsored’ by the organisation, we strongly advise and encourage a representative from our partner organisation to actively engage in the three-way contracting process, to help create transparency and clarity about the purpose of the coaching and its expected outcomes.
The Coaching Programme – where the ‘magic’ happens!
The format and structure of each coaching programme is unique and often evolves over time. However, we will always ensure that the programme is robust enough to meet your initial aims agreed at the outset.
Where relevant, we use a range of coaching and profiling tools to help increase your levels of self-awareness and uncover any ‘blind spots’ which might be holding you back.
With teams, and in agreement with our partners, we make use of a range of tools to help individuals in the team understand themselves and their peers better, enabling them to have more effective working relationships, leading to improved team and organisational performance.
In some of the team coaching programmes we make use of team building workshops, to help build trust and compassion within the team.
Feedback, evaluation and review – the important stuff!
When our partners invest time and money in one to one or team coaching, we want to know it has achieved the outcomes expected.
We work with our partners and the individuals who have participated in the coaching programme to assess the ‘impact’ they feel it has had on them (both professionally and personally) and what return on investment has been achieved.
And…it starts again – hopefully!
Just because the coaching has been successful, that doesn’t mean we stop doing it!
Most of the partners we have worked with will make use of our coaching services again, often for different individuals and teams, but occasionally for the same individuals and teams to help them work on something else.
For me, coaching was the last resort. I had tried many management training courses and read a lot of management theory books, none of which worked for me. When I had the opportunity to have coaching I was very excited – it sounded like exactly what I needed, and it was! I didn’t have theory and information about becoming a better manager poured into my head, instead Amie asked me a lot of questions, often very challenging and all of which related to developing me and my skills. Amie helped me find my own answers and put together a clear action plan at the end of each session. I found Amie very trusting, open and honest and this meant that during the coaching sessions I could equally be open and honest, which meant I gained a lot more from the sessions. Coaching has had a positive impact on my approach and communication style and I would wholeheartedly recommend Amie as a coach.
As a team, we found the leadership team coaching workshops to be a challenging and insightful experience. It was a good opportunity to come together as a team and
have our thoughts and ideas challenged in a way that helped us make better decisions for the future of our business.
I found my coaching sessions were a good opportunity to be listened to. I felt that the sessions were a safe space to reflect on my levels of confidence and the conversations really helped me to recognise and admit that sometimes I myself am the biggest barrier to doing well in my work. I put a lot of pressure on myself and being able to speak openly about this has helped me recognise that to move forward I need to feel more comfortable with not being perfect! There is still some way to go yet until I fully achieve where I want to be, but I am committed to continuing with the coaching until I reach my end goal. Thank you so much for everything you have helped me achieve so far!
After many months of issues with sales and performance across most areas of the business, we decided to invest in some team time with Amie to really unpick our problems and identify how we could move forward. We got all of the senior team onboard and it was easy initially to identify what needed to change, but it was more difficult being open with each other about our own behaviours and how these were having a negative impact on the performance of our operational sales teams. Amie was very good at asking questions and making us feel comfortable about the difficult things we were sharing. Looking back, there were some tough conversations had, but Amie was great at being positive and encouraging. It was definitely worth the time and investment and we are already seeing a shift in the right direction in the performance of our sales teams. I honestly was quite sceptical about this type of approach, wondering if it would be successful, but I have been very impressed with how well it all worked and I’d definitely recommend it to others.
Amie has been an incredibly positive influence in my professional development. She’s a great listener, always calm and centered, helping you pinpoint the right steps to achieve your professional goals. She has helped me unlock my potential for me to become the greatest leader I could be. I love working with Amie, and I would recommend her to anyone that is serious about having a professional coach.