Become a More Effective Leader

Provide direction and inspire others

The success of any organisation is significantly impacted by the ability of senior individuals to work collaboratively with others, make effective decisions, provide direction and inspire others to deliver their highest potential. Executive coaching helps maintain this level of performance during challenging or transitional periods.

It also provides an opportunity for senior leaders to reflect on their own performance, raise self-awareness, play to their strengths and address their weaker areas in a safe and supportive, yet challenging environment.

Often, life at senior levels of an organisation can be isolating – there may be little opportunity to discuss issues with others and senior leaders often find life at the top lonely. Executive coaching creates a safe and confidential space for senior leaders to discuss, learn and develop and an executive coach can challenge and support directors to help themselves and their business to excel.

As an experienced senior leader you may be looking to address particular workplace challenges, raise your personal game or lead improvements to maximise team performance. Whether there are specific issues to tackle, changes to implement, a new role to embrace, challenging projects to deliver – or whether your focus is on personal development and improved self-awareness – a coaching programme can assist you in reaching your goals.

Our approach to executive coaching starts with an initial chemistry meeting, to explore your goals and ensure that we can work effectively together. All 1 to 1 programmes are then designed and tailored to address individual requirements.

Online Assessment

Completed in about 15 minutes, the online questionnaire comprises adaptive testing to ensure precise insights into each individual. Based on over 40 years of research, the assessment is straightforward, easy to use and fast to complete. On completion of the questionnaire a personalised profile is produced for each individual.

Your Profile

Really deepens both your understanding of the DiSC model and your own self-awareness. It provides insights into other peoples’ behaviours and gives you strategies to improve interactions and performance in the workplace. In addition, 1 to 1 coaching can maximise its effectiveness for you.

Group Workshops

Bringing together all your team’s profiles within in-house workshops helps you explore working relations with colleagues and more fully understand team dynamics. Understanding each others’ needs, behaviours and values helps build a stronger, more connected team.

Follow Up

Building on your Workplace Profile, a full range of additional resources are available to dig deeper into your management and leadership approaches, drivers, values, organisational insights and culture.

What’s in it for you?

  • Improved self-awareness and insight
  • Enhanced leadership and management skills
  • More confident communication and better working relationships
  • Improved decision making and problem solving
  • Enhanced personal impact and performance

What’s in it for your organisation?

  • More effective and insightful people management
  • Emotionally intelligent leadership
  • Improved ownership and empowerment within the business
  • Better retention of key people who feel more valued
  • Enhanced relationships between departments and individuals

Day 1

  • Stepping into the role – from friend to team leader
  • Understanding the role in the work environment; bridging personal barriers
  • What are your responsibilities and what’s your team leader style – how do others see you?
  • Effective communication – how well do you communicate at all levels?
  • Your personal communication skills – assertiveness; handling conflict and disagreement
  • Personal effectiveness and leading by example – essential leadership skills for team leading

Day 2

  • Motivation – understanding what makes people tick
  • Planning and organisational skills; delegating effectively
  • Understanding teams and effective teamwork – setting objectives
  • Understanding teams and teamwork – what makes a successful team? Building team spirit and giving feedback

Day 1

  • Leadership – What do we expect from our leaders today?
  • Leading by developing your team’s potential, achieving objectives and keeping people on board
  • Planning, organising, and prioritising; Monitoring how the team is doing, their requirements and communicating progress upwards

Day 2

  • Getting the best out of people through communication and briefings, recognising contributions and gaining commitment.
  • Building positive relationships within the team – recognising everyone’s potential and input
  • Assertive thinking, understanding behaviours and body language; matching body language with behaviour.
  • Giving constructive feedback; disagreeing, making requests, and sharing opinions supportively and assertively.

Day 3

  • Leading a team – barriers to team working; how teams form and behave; what makes a high performing team.
  • Understanding motivation – and applying the techniques in the workplace.
  • Developing others – identifying training gaps; organising on the job training; tips for effective coaching.
  • Conclusions – review; action plans; moving ahead.

Essential Leadership Skills for Managers

Are you a leader or a manager? Have you ever considered whether there’s a difference? This workshop focuses on enhancing your management skills by broadening your leadership approach.

Self-awareness, emotional intelligence and the ability to adapt your style and build positive relationships at work are crucial to your effectiveness as a leader. This one day session will help managers explore and understand how to better inspire and lead their team, create a motivating environment and drive success at work.

Coaching Skills for Line Managers

If you’re serious about maximising your people’s potential, then you need to know how to coach them. Coaching, as a management approach, focuses on personal development, to improve an individual’s performance and help them become more confident, competent and capable team members.

Managers who are skilled at coaching create an environment where their people can flourish, stretch their abilities, take the initiative more often and fulfil their potential.

An effective manager-as-coach asks questions rather than jumping in to provide answers. This doesn’t mean not imparting knowledge to your team – in fact, coaching helps create a learning culture in your organisation if it’s done well - it’s about achieving the balance between sharing information and encouraging others to discover it for themselves.

Understanding Yourself and Others – An Introduction to Everything DiSC

Ever wondered why you just ‘click’ with some people – even strangers, when you first meet them? Yet others, even those you’ve worked alongside for years, feel more distant and harder to connect wth?

Everything DiSC is an easy to use, personal learning tool that measures an individual’s preferences and tendencies based on the DiSC® model. This simple yet powerful model describes four basic styles: D, i, S, and C, and is the foundation of the Everything DiSC suite of profiles. It provides a system which can help shed light on why we get on well with some people, yet find others more tricky or awkward to connect with.

In joining this workshop, you'll receive your own individual profile with personalised insights that deepen understanding of both yourself and others, making workplace interactions more enjoyable and effective.

From Friend to Team Leader

This two day management training programme is full of practical learning, tips, techniques and guidance to equip you with the skills essential to step up into the role of team leader.

  • Understanding the role in the work environment; bridging personal barriers
  • Your team leader style – how do others see you?
  • Effective communication – how well do you communicate at all levels?
  • Leading by example – essential leadership skills for the workplace; delegation
  • Motivation – getting the best out of individuals and the team; understanding what makes people tick
  • What makes a successful team? Building team spirit and giving feedback

and more...

Powerful Presentations

Why oh why are so many work presentations so boring? Don’t fall into the vortex of mind-numbing business presenters…be brave, be bold!

Increasingly more and more professionals have to give formal presentations – to provide information, as part of the sales process, for management purposes, in meetings and even interviewing procedures.  

Isn’t it time you stopped to analyse and develop your presentation skills to give a more professional first impression to people that matter?

This two-day participative workshop will take you through all the steps necessary to give effective presentations – from planning, through design to delivery.

Handling Imposter Feelings

We’ve all been there. Hearing that niggling voice in your own head that you’re not up to the job, have fluked your success and are about to be found out!

This one day workshop will help you deal with, control and even embrace your imposter feelings.

  • What is it and when does it strike?
  • Thought patterns
  • What you can do about it
  • Managing your inner voice
  • Moving forwards

Let’s Talk… Effective 1 to 1s and Performance Reviews

Every manager can see the logic in having 1 to 1 reviews with their team members…but why do so many feel so awkward doing it that they just avoid them?

This one day workshop will help ensure you are confident and competent at handling 1 to 1s, addressing both positive and negative aspects of performance at work meaningfully, so you can connect with your team more successfully.

  • Overcoming awkwardness and concerns
  • The dos and don’ts of 1 to 1s
  • Praising meaningfully
  • Helping poor performance and building on successes
  • Thinking creatively about personal development
  • Identifying and agreeing next steps

Successful Supervisors

A three day programme focussing on team leadership and people management skills; this programme will help first line team leaders/supervisors to work with their teams to encourage flexibility, motivation and a positive attitude to work; it will enable them to enhance their interpersonal skills and improve teamwork.

The programme actively encourages our attendees to recognise their strengths and build on them, whilst also identifying areas for further development and establishing personal action points that can be put into practice in the workplace.

Developing Assertiveness at Work

A one day workshop to build confidence and develop a natural assertive communication style with all people across the workplace.

  • Understanding self-esteem
  • How and why does our behaviour change?
  • Maintaining a calm confidence even under pressure
  • Positive body language and verbal traits – looking and sounding assertive
  • Recognising and dealing with other peoples’ behaviours

Assertive behaviour is the key to increasing your personal power and developing assertiveness can be influential in making things happen for you. Your ability to behave assertively affects everything you do or don’t do – from dealing with everyday activities and individuals to making major life decisions.

Get Organised, Get Delegating!

A one day workshop to help you prioritise, organise, delegate, manage and maximise your effectiveness and efficiency at work.

  • Getting rid of to-do lists
  • Stop faffing!
  • Prioritising and delegating as a manager
  • Taking a more strategic approach
  • Thinking ahead – for your team’s sake
  • Identifying what you’ll do differently from tomorrow...

The Aspiring Manager

Ever fancied stepping onto the other side of the desk? Feel you’ve got potential to lead, manage and motivate a team? If your sights are set on leadership, this two day introduction to management is just for you.

This programme is designed to give aspiring people managers a real insight into the role and responsibilities of leading and managing a team; equip them with an understanding of the key skills and characteristics needed to be successful people managers and enable them to draft a personal development plan focussed on their next steps.

Including some of the parts of people leadership that new managers often find difficult, such as giving feedback, changing perspective from ‘me’ to ‘the team’ and getting the balance right between getting things done and keeping people engaged.

Train the Trainer

A one day whistle stop session for anyone whose role includes training and developing others; how to design, deliver and evaluate a training session at work.

  • What works and what doesn’t
  • Golden Rules of Training
  • Holding attention and keeping it alive
  • Adapting to other peoples’ learning styles
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone
  • Evaluating success – did it do what it says on the tin?

Let’s Talk… Difficult Conversations

A one day workshop to equip you with the mindset and skillset to handle conversations where either the topic may be sensitive or the individual personally challenging for you. This skills workshop focuses on assertive mindset and behaviours, taking a respectful approach to tough conversations, challenging individuals and awkward situations. It will help managers enter these interactions with a more confident, practical and mindful approach.

  • The right frame of mind and approach
  • Checking your emotions
  • Conversational techniques and tips
  • Influencing and rapport building
  • Relationship management and the way forward

Clear, Confident & Collaborative: Maximising Team Communication

This one day skills workshop will help managers review and refocus their communication approach, drawing on their strengths as communicators and developing a strategic communication plan for their team.

  • The role of the leader as communicator, influencer and listener
  • The communication process – simple, just not easy…
  • Overcoming barriers and focusing on your purpose
  • Organisational communication – keeping everyone informed – management, your team, individual team members and ensuring smooth flow lines
  • Creating an open, collaborative culture in your team’s workplace
  • Building rapport and dealing with different personality styles

Skilful leaders make sure they’re getting the right message across, at the right time, to the right people, in the right place, in the right way.

Client Feedback
Testimonials

Dr. Amanda Goodby,
Senior Scientific Research Manager

“I cannot rate Marie’s DISC workshop highly enough. Marie made the session fun, interactive and interesting, all of the team thoroughly enjoyed the day and was a talking point within the team weeks after the session. Everyone was provided with an extremely detailed DISC profile and Marie provided a full explanation of each section of the report, interspersed with interactive activities to help with the understanding and how it translates in real life situations. The session helped the team understand themselves and each other better, which has resulted in improving communication and team morale. I will definitely be using Marie again for other team development sessions.”

Dominic Hale,
Head of Sales

“I thoroughly enjoyed the DiSC workshop. I think the biggest shock is getting your results. The more you look into the findings the more you realise how close to reality it is. You have to be fully truthful when answering the questions to start and also be in the ‘correct’ frame of mind to make sure you answer everything as you would day to day.Marie makes the results finding session fun and interactive.”

David Hull,
UK Head of Health & Safety

"Attending the “Everything DISC workshop” was very beneficial to me and my team. A fun yet informative workshop that gave great insight into the various characteristics that make up our diverse team. We have often referred to our individual profiles and traits in meetings and scenarios and it has benefited me personally when working with new peer groups."

Steve Williams,
HR Manager

"I recently attended a DISC workshop hosted by Marie as part of our management development training which I have been running in order to understand our leaders’ styles.   The course was very interesting and revealed a range of styles; some of which were most surprising!   I would highly recommend Marie who delivers the training in a fun, inclusive and humorous way. All of the managers on the course got something from the day."

Rob Simons,
Head of UK & International Sales

"Marie delivered an Everything DiSC workshop to our UK Sales Team during the pandemic period. The workshop came at the perfect time during a challenging period and assisted us in strengthening our skills to face new challenges which could lie ahead. The material and delivery of the workshop was of high calibre and Marie put everyone at ease throughout. The workshop created a strong team unity as we developed an understanding of the different personality types, alongside a deep learning of our own behaviour. Individuals have built a level of self-awareness and accepted the positives of their DiSC type. These skills have enabled us to build positive relationships both internally and externally leading to higher performance. Everyone left the workshop enthused and have continued to use the new skills personally and professionally. Overall, we owe a lot to this workshop, and I would recommend it to all teams regardless of size."

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