Coaching is something I love to do, for two reasons:
- Building into someone's life. I find it to be a powerfully effective use of my limited time.
- I enjoy seeing my clients grow. I enjoy walking with them on a journey to becoming more effective, more powerful.
I have come to understand that it all starts with your own self-leadership.
I will work with you to help you see your choices and to choose powerfully.
Talking about your own need for development may not be something you can easily do where you work. There may be "development programs", but rarely do these provide you with a competent sounding board for your concerns.
Then there is the issue of objectivity. Sometimes it is difficult to trust the opinions of others around you because of their other agendas and motives. We can't always trust the counsel of those we work with. They may have other reasons for giving us certain advice.
"So, Patrick, what experience do you have?"
My career spans some 40 years and includes being:
- a company director - both executive and non-executive, both commercial and third sector
- a public sector senior manager
- a programme and portfolio manager
- a project manager
- a change leader
- an author & publisher.
Thoroughly enjoyed our session again and left with some new ideas and re-enthused.
"What makes you tick?"
I am particularly passionate about:
- people living to their best potential
- leading change well
- engaging and influencing the people around you in change.
"What is your approach to Coaching?"
Appreciative Inquiry. I am looking for the best in my clients. I look to draw this out by a better line of questioning. Sometimes I see the coaching dynamic as helping my clients "think about their thinking." It is important that the client creates their own solutions. They will own these solution much more than if another expert gives it to them.
I work in session blocks typically of about two hours, with between three and six sessions over a period of three to four months. This can be tailored to your needs, but a two-hour meeting is about the optimal length for a deep, purposeful conversation, that can yield positive outcomes for you.
I can coach face-to-face as well as by virtual meetings. So wherever you are on the globe, if you have broadband access, we can have a good quality confidential coaching relationship.
It was good to see you...and I found it very helpful. Plenty of ideas for me to work through.
Initially, I would want to offer you a no-obligation free, short session, so that we can assess together whether I am a good "fit" for you. I don't appeal to everyone, so I don't expect you will say "Yes" to a series of sessions without having met me or worked with me. Likewise, I don't want to take on clients whom I don't think I can help. My diary is limited, so I only want to take on suitably qualified clients.
If you would like to set up a complimentary provisional session, click the link below.
Whether we work together or not, I wish you every success.