My business coaching philosophy is that clients have the inner resources necessary to achieve their personal and leadership potential. Business coaching blends process and content to help them access and apply those resources. I am deeply qualified in both business and counselling.
During a twenty year career as an IT and strategy consultant, I worked at a senior level in many of the world’s largest and leading companies on issues of direction and performance. As a partner in The Boston Consulting Group I led the IT practice in the UK helping clients identify the contribution that IT could make to their business, define the appropriate strategy and organisation to deliver that contribution then mobilise for delivery. I have deep experience of the financial services, pharmaceuticals, retail and industrial goods industries.
Since leaving BCG in 2002 I have qualified as a Counsellor and worked part time for four years with alcoholics in south London. I have been coaching senior managers in household name companies since 2002 and have compelling references for my work; both from large clients and from smaller organisations.
Business coaching agendas are personal, being defined at the intersection of the individual with their business context. However, recurring themes are:
- Role transition, in particular from functional specialist to general manager
- Developing leadership style
- Delivering business transformation
- Personal and professional values alignment.
I monitor the impact of a business coaching programme on the individual and their organisation through 3 month and 6 month follow up meetings. Good examples of impact would be where my individual client has:
- Completed a business transformation over a multi-year period
- Made the transition to a new senior role
- Decided to confront their personal truth and managed their exit from the company
- Grown comfortable inhabiting the space conferred by their new, senior roles.