Every coaching client, their scenario, story and emerging needs are all entirely unique. This makes coaching a highly bespoke, dynamic process and one that varies hugely in content and scope.
To provide an insight into what the coaching process entails, the following are a few areas that we would typically explore.
Creative Problem Solving
Leadership and Management Skills and Behaviours
“My CDS coach has helped me understand many issues that were affecting my work and personal life to the point now where I am much happier and delivering results I didn’t think were possible. She is practical and resourceful as well as caring and inspiring and I would, without hesitation, recommend her to help anyone who was looking for coach.”
“My CDS coach provided me with the opportunity to bounce ideas around, acting as an off-the-wall sparring partner to generate ideas which led to “eureka moments” post the session. I valued the confidential, independent, non-judgemental nature of the conversations.”
“I enjoyed the whole coaching journey. From the initial meeting where I was asked to articulate where I thought I was in terms of my current working environment and the challenges I was facing – with too many plates spinning, right through to my current role and work life balance. The opportunity to share my experiences in an open and safe environment without judgement was hugely beneficial.”
“The opportunity to discuss work and performance with a truly independent person has been invaluable – I really cannot stress that enough. Operational pressures within the business mean that our internal focus is incredibly short-term – my coach was able to help me look outside this. I would certainly recommend CDS to anyone looking for professional coaching services”
“My CDS coach created a safe space to share challenges, frustrations and prompted me to think more broadly about my specific circumstances and how I could address my challenges with the relevant audience in mind.”Managing Director, Business Division – Finance Sector
“As a leader of the business, I have found it very useful to discuss thoughts and issues with my coach and obtain a different perspective from someone who has no knowledge of the organisation and a different business background. To be able to do this in an open and confidential way has been refreshing and enabled me to look at thinks differently and focus on some key issues.”
“My CDS coach provided independent challenge – asking questions that I would never ask myself – it was invaluable. It led to a better understanding of myself.”
“I have enjoyed being able to bring the real me to work. I have regained my confidence and I have the tools to deal with difficult situations I would have avoided in the past.”
If you are offered the time and support to be coached and to reflect on your style it ought to be a no brainer to accept. The biggest benefit is the encouragement to self-reflect. Everyone has blind spots so to get some independent feedback and some signposts to ways you might enhance your capabilities is very valuable.Senior Manager – Manufacturing Sector