Bosideon Consulting can help you ...

I work with individuals, groups of like-minded individuals, existing teams and ones that are in the process of forming. I use a combination of pragmatic theories, well-proven models and, importantly, the knowledge and experience of my clients to identify individual strengths, what is working well and how to foster the teamwork that allows those strengths to be used to greatest effect.

The help I offer can take the form of:

  • Leadership development, either for individuals or for groups. A good organisation has leadership at every level.
  • Teambuilding. Whether you are setting up a new team or want to improve collaboration within an existing team, there are things you can do to help.
  • Strategy development, stress-testing your strategy to see if it is realistic.
  • Coaching. Rapport is essential for coaching to work, so the first coaching session is free while we discover whether we click.

What is Coaching?

There are many different definitions of coaching, none of them completely satisfactory. Here is mine:

"Coaching is a specific type of relationship that enables someone to achieve purposeful personal change."

Coaching includes a wide range of specialisations, mine is in the area of executive coaching. The change you want to make will be in the way you meet some of the challenges you face at work. These are likely to include teamworking as, within the context of work, most people will be part of a team. They may also include issues around leadership because, by the time you reach executive level, you will almost certainly lead a team. Every team is different and everyone's leadership style is different. Coaching can enable you to develop your innate leadership skills, adapt them to the dynamics of your team and prepare you for further challenges.

Format

Meetings can be face-to-face, Skype or by phone. Our first meeting will be to get to know each other and make sure we feel comfortable working together. This will be an opportunity for you to ask questions about the coaching process. You might have an idea of what you want to work on but this is not essential at this stage. We will spend some time in each subsequent session deciding what you want to get out of being coached; this will be essential but it might well change as we go along.

If you are arranging coaching as part of your personal development plan within a company then our second meeting might include someone from your organisation (eg your line manager or someone from your HR department). This will ensure that your expectations (as coachee), the organisation's expectations (as client) and my expectations (as coach) are aligned.

We will hold our coaching sessions somewhere we can talk without being disturbed. Your office is probably not the best place as there will be phone calls, emails and people will just pop in. Each session will normally be one hour, although I suggest that you allow 90 minutes in your schedule. You are welcome to take notes and, if I take any, I will be happy to share them with you.

My role is to enable you to change so you can fulfil your potential. Change can be difficult, especially if it is to be sustained. Being coached can therefore mean hard work and commitment.

Confidentiality

Our conversations will be confidential unless I think you are about to harm yourself, someone else, or do something illegal. If you wish I will keep confidential the fact that you are being coached.