Coaching, Training & Consulting
What is Executive Coaching?
We offer tailored support to help you and/or your people to unpack and respond to challenges and/or opportunities - and in so doing generate options and paths forward which offer improved fulfilment and impact.
Identifying meaningful goals, implementing strategies to achieve these goals and leading balanced lives in today’s super-fast, super-connected world are not easy. While information and advice are plentiful, usually most helpful are the messages - and the messengers - that meet us in our world, based on where we are right now. Executive coaching is an intervention which we target to the specific needs of yourself and/or other individual(s) or groups.
Even the most outwardly successful people or teams may feel that 'there's more potential in here than I or we are using', or may feel/be stuck at some stage – perhaps without even consciously realising this. Here's where we can help.
What is the purpose of an Executive Coach?
We help you/your colleague(s), teams and organisations get to a place in which you/they begin to experience your/their work and life as being more fulfilled and more resourceful - in a better and faster way than you/they could have made such shifts on your/their own. Trust of, and rapport with, the coach is crucial.
We support people to mobilise around a vision and mission that you/they genuinely believe in, and help you/them to align so you/they can make greater use of and build your/their distinctive strengths - an approach which is proven to be much more effective than focusing on trying to correct individuals' weaknesses.
How coaching works
We assist you/your colleague(s) to see your/their patterns and where these might have stemmed from - in a neutral, non-judgemental way - to help you/them to decide which patterns to maintain, and which to work at replacing with new ones, so that you/they can make swifter progress towards what 'better' (for you/them/other stakeholders) looks and feels like.
Coaching often benefits your wider organisation as well as yourself/your colleague(s), because no-one is a 'closed system'. People and processes together influence behaviour and experience - therefore valuable opportunities for the development of the organisation as well as yourself/your colleague(s) may be identified as a result of coaching.
Coaching is 100% confidential and may be either a one off conversation, or an occasional discussion, or a series of interventions.
How our coaching and training services complement each other
We provide customised training to meet your people's requirements, including training in mediation skills and difficult conversations. Training has been proven to be 40% more effective when it is accompanied by coaching.
How our coaching and mediation services complement each other
Coaching and mediation closely complement each other, for example:
Before mediation - coaching can help you/colleague(s) to prepare to engage in and benefit from mediation
During mediation - coaching helps you/colleague(s) to identify and explore thoughts, feelings and ideas to guide you/ them in constructing options for moving forward (such options forming the agreed written outcomes of mediation)
After mediation - coaching may be a direct point of agreement arising from a mediation (eg. Person A agrees to undergo coaching in how to approach challenging conversations less confrontationally or less submissively), and/or coaching also supports you/your colleague(s) as mediation participants as you/they integrate the steps that you/they are accountable for as outcomes of mediation.
Our consulting services
We provide bespoke consulting services to meet your and your organisation's specific needs in areas such as those below:
1) Transforming to a mediation and/or coaching culture
2) Driving greater inclusion and diversity through your workforce and supply chain
More about Marianne Schoenig
Marianne Schoenig is an ICF-qualified coach (Advanced Diploma in Coaching - Distinction) and an NLP Practitioner, with extensive coaching and consulting experience within large and small organisations, including a global leadership role driving inclusion and diversity within Accenture.